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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

These two! My camera loves Amanda and Richard, and so do I! Not only are they gorgeous, which makes them easy to photograph, but they are SO much fun to be around! We were laughing together the whole night! They did a great job of remembering their pointers from our last session together (close your eyes, […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Elegant Denver Engagement Session – Amanda & Richard

Man, it is engagement session palooza over here! 4 engagement session posts in a row, and I’m not even sorry! I’ve been having so much fun with each of these sessions, and don’t worry, there’s still more to come! Megan & Zach’s mountain engagement session is one for the books! We took a drove up […]

Engagement

Mountain Engagement Session – Megan & Zach

Ooooo this session!! The light, this park, this couple! It was the perfect day for a Cheesman Park engagement session! First off, Nicole’s outfits were on point! I loved her dresses!! She rocked the crap out of both of them and they were so much fun to photograph! Wait til you see! Cheesman Park was […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Cheesman Park Engagement Session – Nicole & Josh

Civic Center Park in Denver is my new favorite location! I “discovered” when I did Rachelle and Matt’s session a couple months ago, and I fell in love. The capital building and the courthouse buildings are so stunning, and make a gorgeous background for photos. I love the old doors on the courthouse! So ornate and beautiful! […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Denver Civic Center Park Engagement Session – Marie & Peter

Talk about a photogenic couple!! Normally I hate the word photogenic. I don’t really believe that some people are photogenic and some people aren’t. I really do feel that it all comes down to who is behind the camera and if they’re taking the photo at the right angle to best compliment your features, and […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement

Denver Couples Session – Andrea & Tim

I’m sure more than once over your wedding planning experience, whether you’re newly engaged or have been planning for months already you have heard the phrase “You have to.” You have to invite this person, you have to do this, you have to have that. And so on and so on. There are so many wedding […]

Wedding Planning Tips, Weddings

7 Wedding Traditions That are OK to Skip

I am SO excited to share this day!! This Shupe Homestead wedding was so completely beautiful, from top to bottom, start to finish. Sarah and Ryan are a gorgeous couple, who are so sweet and such a joy to be around. We were laughing all day long! Their joy in finally reaching this day was apparent […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Shupe Homestead Wedding – Sarah + Ryan

 Lone Hawk Farm was the perfect setting for Beth & Eric’s wedding! It’s such a beautiful little farm, set just on the edge of the Colorado foothills and it has a little bit of everything! Sweeping views of rolling countryside, a beautiful ceremony spot, and chickens, horses, and goats! What more do you need? The […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Lone Hawk Farm Wedding – Beth & Eric

See how specific that is? This isn’t just a post telling you to have an engagement session, but to do one with the photographer you’ve hired for your wedding. Everyone has a camera these days, and everyone considers themselves an amateur photographer. I’m sure your friend from work or your uncle will take beautiful engagement photos for you. […]

Engagement, Wedding Planning Tips

4 Reasons to do an Engagement Session with your Wedding Photographer

I just love being a Summer LDS Wedding Photographer! Jenna & Jake were sealed at the Denver LDS temple on a simply gorgeous summer day. They exited the temple to the cheers and smiles of their closest friends and family. We had beautiful weather while we had some fun taking portraits around the temple. I […]

Colorado Weddings, LDS Weddings, Weddings

Summer LDS Wedding Photographer – Jenna + Jake