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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

Finding a wedding venue can be so tough. There are literally hundreds of venues just around Denver, and even more when you start looking up the front range and into the mountains! The sheer number of options can make your search exhausting from the start. Throughout my career as a Colorado Wedding Photographer, I’ve shot […]

Arrowhead Golf Course, Brookside Gardens, Colorado Weddings, The Manor House, Wedding Planning Tips, Weddings

Best Colorado Wedding Venues

Fall is  my favorite!! I love that chill in the air and the changing leaves. I love wearing my sweaters, scarves, and boots! And mostly, I love a good fall engagement session. And Kayla and Adam’s fall engagement session was no exception. We had just the perfect amount of fall color and Kayla’s blue dress […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Fall Engagement Session – Kayla & Adam

It’s no secret that I love to travel. I always have, for as long as I can remember. I don’t know what sparked that, I can’t remember if there was an event in my life that triggered my desire to see the world. I just know that I’ve always dreamed of seeing those far off […]

Destination Engagement Session, Destination Weddings, Engagement, Personal

Destination Engagement Sessions – Plus, No Travel Fees

My heart is so full looking over these photos from this day. This day, when two of my very best friends became husband and wife, was so stunning. And it went off without a hitch. I’ve been to so many weddings, and seen so many things go wrong, but on this day, this beautiful day, […]

Brookside Gardens, Colorado Weddings, Personal, Weddings

Brookside Gardens Wedding – Mallory + Aaron

Engagement sessions like this one remind me why fall is my favorite season!! Cooler weather, gorgeous sunsets, changing leaves – all things that make for perfect engagement sessions! Heather and Brandon’s Chatfield State Park engagement session was all these things and more! First off, Heather and Brandon were so much fun to work with! Whether […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Chatfield State Park Engagement Session – Heather & Brandon

So many amazing things here!! First off, I got this wedding up on the blog FIVE days after the wedding! That NEVER happens and is cause for celebration right there! But, more even more amazing was Kimberly and Brian’s elegant country wedding. It was something out of a fairy tale, for certain. Kimberly planned the […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Elegant Country Wedding – Kimberly + Brian

These two lovebirds are getting married in just 8 short days, and considering that they are some of my very best friends, I felt we needed to do yet another engagement session to celebrate! I wanted to play around with a new location, and they happily obliged me! And it was worth it! This Boulder […]

Engagement

Boulder Engagement Session – Mallory & Aaron

As a photographer, detail photographs are one of my favorite parts of a wedding day! I know there are some people out there who just don’t see the point in taking so many photos of shoes, jewelry, and flowers, but I think they’re an important part of your day. You spent a lot of time […]

Wedding Planning Tips

How to get Amazing Detail Photographs

It’s hard to narrow down what my favorite part of my wedding day was. It was the best day of my life, and as such, is full of a million wonderful, amazing moments. Seeing my dad cry when he opened the gift I got him. Seeing my soon-to-be husband’s face as he saw me for […]

Personal

My Favorite Part of My Wedding Day

 7 years ago in July, I photographed my first wedding. And I had NO clue what I was doing. Literally none. I borrowed my dad’s camera and 2 of his lenses. I could not tell the difference between the 2 at all, and I remember switching them out and not even knowing what the difference […]

Personal, Weddings

A Big Announcement – Photography Mentoring