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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

I don’t use the word windy as a negative here. Cody and Alyssa’s windy mountain engagement session was one for the books, and it was all thanks to that wind! Alyssa’s red dress was perfect. Literally perfect. It looked amazing on her, and that full skirt flowed beautifully in the wind. We had so much fun tossing […]

Engagement

Windy Mountain Engagement Session – Cody and Alyssa

This day! Where do I even start?! Mercy and Nick’s Jamaica Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort Wedding was one for the books, for sure! Personally, it was a pretty huge milestone for me. Not only was the wedding on my birthday, but it was also the 100th wedding I’ve photographed. Needless to say, I was […]

Destination Weddings, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort wedding, Weddings

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort Wedding – Mercy + Nick

Carli and Matt’s mountain engagement session was so much fun! It was coooooold, but they rocked it out anyway! I’ve known Carli for years and it was so incredible to see her so happy with Matt! They were laughing the whole session long, in between the shivers! And Carli looked so stunning in that black […]

Engagement

Mountain Engagement Session – Carli & Matt

This sweet couple! I met Keilah through my full time job, and she is such a joy! When I found out she was getting married I jumped at the chance to photograph her wedding! She pulled together all these details herself, and it looked stunning. Her beautiful red lace bridesmaid dresses were perfect for a […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Colorado Winter Wedding – Keilah and Luke

This day!! It was windy, rainy and cold, none of the things you think of when you think of a San Diego temple wedding, but goodness, was this wedding beautiful!! I am just in love with these photos! I think what I love most about them is the beautiful people in them! I have a […]

Destination Weddings, LDS Weddings, Weddings

San Diego Temple Wedding – Carrie & William

What a year!! I feel like I say that every year, but man was 2016 a good year for my photography! I had AMAZING couples, per usual, shot in incredible locations, had four destination weddings, and sooo many beautiful engagement sessions. My photography took me to Louisiana, Georgia, Nebraska, and California twice. I got to […]

Colorado Weddings, Denver Engagement Session, Destination Weddings, Engagement, LDS Weddings, Personal, Weddings

2016 Year in Review

I met this super sweet, super adorable couple at Shaina & Kevin’s wedding back in 2015. Kayla was a bridesmaid and was an absolute delight to be around! So I was more than thrilled when she contacted me shortly after her and Adam got engaged to be her photographer! We got together for a beautiful […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Winter Wedding – Kayla + Adam

When I first heard from Nicole about photographing her Wilson Creek Winery wedding in Temecula, California, I was thrilled! I had photographed her brother’s wedding a couple years ago, and I just love being able to photograph another wedding in the same family! I’ve done it many times, and it’s so amazing getting to see […]

Destination Weddings, Weddings

Wilson Creek Winery Wedding – Nicole + Jack

Choosing to do a first look was an easy decision for me. Pretty much as soon as Dillon and I were engaged I knew that I wanted to do a first look. Luckily, Dillon felt the same way (once I explained what a first look was) and we checked that item off our to-do list! […]

Personal, Wedding Planning Tips

Why I Chose to do a First Look

Ever since I became a photographer, and I learned what a styled shoot was, I’ve been obsessed with them. I dream all the time of the different themes I could put together, all the beautiful, romantic details I could photograph. I could pick out the perfect couple, pick out just the right dress, and just […]

Colorado Weddings, Personal, Weddings

Romantic Styled Shoot – A Dream Come True