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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

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

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 ┬ámy 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