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Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I am a wedding photographer based in Denver, Colorado who loves to travel and meet new people!. Grab a nice hot drink (or glass of wine!) cuddle up, and enjoy browsing my latest work and getting a peek into my life!

Hi! I'm Melissa

Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I am a wedding photographer based in Denver, Colorado who loves to travel and meet new people!. Grab a nice hot drink (or glass of wine!) cuddle up, and enjoy browsing my latest work and getting a peek into my life!

Hi! I'm Melissa

She turned around quickly, expecting to see her boyfriend smiling back at her. Instead, she saw her future husband down on one knee with a ring in his hand and a simple question on his lips. Will you marry me? Tears filled her eyes and the biggest smile lit up her face. She went straight […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Surprise Wedding Proposal – Kira & Eddie

I’m going to be an aunt!!! I’m so excited! Both my sister and sister-in-law are pregnant and due within a couple months of each other! I’m going to have so many nieces and nephews to spoil! I was so excited to do this Longmont maternity session for my gorgeous sister-in-law Kendall and her husband CJ. […]

Engagement, Personal

Longmont Maternity Session – Kendall & CJ

2 whole years. 2 years ago today, I walked down a beach of pebbles, taking deep breaths, trying not to cry.  As I rounded the corner it’s like I saw everything all at once. Our friends and family all smiling back at me, the gorgeous clouds covering the sun to give us the most perfect […]

Destination Weddings, Personal

A letter to my husband on our anniversary

Ok, let’s talk engagement photo outfits! This is probably the number one question I get around engagement photos and it’s a super important one! I know a lot of couples struggle with picking engagement photo outfits. It can be really challenging, especially if you don’t know what photographs well and what doesn’t. Don’t feel bad […]

Engagement, Wedding Planning Tips

Engagement Photo Outfits – What to Wear to Your Engagement Session

Della Terra Mountain Chateau is one of my favorite wedding venues! And it’s not hard to see why. Set just outside of Estes Park, the backdrop any way you look is stunning, not to mention the wild turkeys and elk wandering around. There were SO many elk on Jo Beth & Alex’s wedding day, we […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding – Jo Beth & Alex

I believe in cherishing each and every moment. A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with my husband about the big and little moments in our lives. We discussed how there might be 5, maybe 10 monumental moments in our relationship together, like getting engaged, our wedding, the potential birth of children (no, […]

Personal, Weddings

I Believe in Cherishing Each and Every Moment

This wedding might not be exactly what you think when you hear backyard wedding. Brian and Olivia’s elegant backyard wedding in Longmont, Colorado was so dreamy in every way! I was swooning over their details and how incredibly sweet Brian and Olivia were together. They got married at Olivia’s beautiful childhood home on a gorgeous […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Longmont Wedding Photographer – Olivia & Brian

Last week I got to travel to Washington for Erika & Ki’s Discovery Park Seattle engagement session! I was beyond excited to finally meet these two and to do a session outside of Colorado! I love love love photographing in new places, and Seattle didn’t disappoint! I was amazed at how huge the trees were […]

Destination Engagement Session, Engagement

Discovery Park Seattle Engagement Session – Erika & Ki

Sitting on those stone steps, Carli looked like something straight out of a fairy tale. Her ivory ball gown spread out all around her, she was just like Cinderella, waiting for her happily ever after. Except that Carli’s happily ever after was only a few hours away. Everything was all set. Her groom was looking […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Fall Fort Collins Wedding – Carli & Matt

That party bus was packed. Full to the brim with happy, laughing bridesmaids and groomsmen. Everywhere I looked I saw people celebrating Maura and Greg. And not just on that party bus, but all day long. At the hotel, at the church, to the party bus and The Falls Event Center, all of their family […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

The Falls Event Center Wedding – Maura & Greg