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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!

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Do you remember when we wandering around the resort, scoping out the places we wanted to take our wedding photos in just a few short days? Do you remember finding this little wooden walkway, surrounded by trees and greenery on all sides. We both fell in love with it instantly. But then wait, what is […]


Do You Remember?

Three important things you need to know about me if we’re going to be best friends: 1. I love tacos. Tacos are the best food there ever was. I could eat them every day and not get tired of them. If you want to know the quickest way to my heart, it is most definitely […]


Three things to know about me

My Tribe Part 2 – Carli & Matt What I loved most about Carli and Matt was their laid back approach to their wedding day and that they just wanted to have a good time together. And they definitely pulled it off! Their Fort Collins wedding was so fun, from start to finish. Literally every […]

Colorado Weddings, Personal, Weddings

My Tribe – Carli and Matt

Whenever I tell someone I’m a wedding photographer, I almost always get asked, “What’s the craziest wedding you’ve ever been to?” I know it sounds lame, but I have such a hard time answering this question! I’m like…uh…none? I’ve been super lucky with my clients because I’ve never had a crazy bridezilla or seen super […]

Colorado Weddings, Personal, Weddings

My Tribe – Margaret and Josh

Every year since I started photographing weddings I have photographed at least one wedding for free. Sometimes it’s for a couple who maybe couldn’t afford a photographer otherwise. Sometimes it’s a couple in need. Sometimes I do a giveaway for weddings in new destinations I want to photograph in. Maybe you’re asking yourself, why on […]

Engagement, Personal, Weddings

2019 Wedding and Portrait Giveaway!

It’s no secret that I loooooove taking ring shots. Ever since I started photography I knew I wanted to be able to take killer ring shots, so I set out early on learning how to take the perfect ring shot. Back then I couldn’t justify buying an expensive macro lens that I would only use […]

For Photographers, Personal

How to take the Perfect Ring Shot

I’m so excited to share this Highlands Ranch Mansion styled shoot! It turned out so much more amazing than I could’ve ever dreamed. I wanted to do this shoot specifically at Highlands Ranch Mansion because I really love the classic elegant style that the mansion exudes. It was my inspiration for the whole shoot. I […]

Colorado Weddings, Personal, Weddings

Highlands Ranch Mansion Styled Shoot

Man, has the time flown by!! I really can’t believe I’ve been doing this for over 7 years!! It feels like it’s been forever and only 2 seconds all at once. I’ve photographed 127 weddings and over 400 portrait sessions. (yes I went back and counted) When I was thinking about what I wanted to […]

Engagement, Personal, Weddings

Melissa Sue Photography is 7 years old!!

Yesterday was my 29th birthday! This time last year I was photographing Mercy and Nicholas’ wedding in Jamaica. They have the added Melissa Sue Photography benefit of me never forgetting their anniversary! This year, my wonderful, amazing, so so thoughtful husband planned a surprise trip for us up to Steamboat Springs. He thought of everything! […]


Steamboat Springs for My Birthday!

“You must see some crazy stuff!!” I hear this alll the time when people find out I’m a wedding photographer! Honestly, I haven’t really seen very many truly “scandalous” moments that most people think I have. I’m 100% sure that is due to how incredible my clients are, and what good people they are! What […]

Colorado Weddings, Destination Weddings, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort wedding, Personal, The Manor House, The Pines at Genesee, Weddings

My Favorite Moments of 2017