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I visited my favorite tulip tree this year and the blooms were brown from all the back and forth temperatures we've been having, so I thought I would reminisce with last year's blooms.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
Gerard De Nerval

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One of the biggest times in life is when you find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. This sweet couple was so fun to photograph. I could just feel their excitement and love for each other the entire session. You wouldn’t believe it from these photos but …

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This lady travelled all the way from Canada to see me! I’m …

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I know so many families that have three boys. There’s something about …

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This Momma is having her baby girl today and I am so excited for her! I have a boy and a girl in the same order as her and it’s so fun. One of the biggest fear I had when I was pregnant with my second baby was …

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I truly believe people cross paths for a reason. This little family is moving soon and wanted to get photos taken at the beach before they left. It was like closing a chapter in their life to start a new exciting chapter. But what seemed super exciting to me felt scary and unstable to the […]

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It’s a big weekend for these two cuties! From the moment I met them their excitement was contagious! I was answering a few emails in the car before our session started and without having met them before, they came straight to my car with big smiles and a bounce in their step, I ….

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Every time I photograph a maternity session for a couple having their first baby, it always takes me back to having my first baby. There is something about it that you can’t quite describe. There are so many emotions that revolve around the first, the two loudest emotions ….

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One thing I love when photographing families is photographing how y’all are. I love the in between moments when we are walking or when you forget the camera is there and just be yourselves. One picture in this set that I love is of the two boys playing in the sand. I turned around midway through taking photos of mom and dad and saw that cute scene so ….

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I don’t even know where to begin. I felt so honored + excited to be able to take photos for this sweet couple. It took 10 years to get to this point and I couldn’t help but have all the feels right along with them. I may have even teared up behind ….

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One of my very favorite places to take photos is at the beach. The beautiful simplicity of sand, sea, and gorgeous sunsets speaks to my heart. And when you get that little bit of wind, blowing your hair and dress so whimsically, it’s magic! I find beauty in ….

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After years of photographing families, I've learned some things you can do to invite the calm and love that is needed to showcase the essence of your family.

5 Ways to Get Beautiful Photos With Your Kiddos During Your Session

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I believe in real moments. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

As a natural light photographer, I study light. The way the light shines through the photo and highlights sweet moments, and the affect light has on the final product.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images using the light to tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

Meet melissa

After years of photographing families, I've learned some things you can do to invite the calm and love that is needed to showcase the essence of your family.

5 Ways to Capture Beautiful Moments With Your Children During Your Session