meet

Melissa

Photographer - Travel Enthusiast - Wine Lover
Wife - Mother of Cats

a few facts

- I married the love of my life on a beach in Mexico in 2015. Best day ever.
- We have two fluffy cats who love us but hate each other
- I think glitter goes with everything
- My favorite thing to do is travel. I want to go everywhere.
- I'm a hopeless romantic, I tear up at almost every wedding I go to.
- I love curling up with a good book and a nice glass of wine to relax
- I'm a huge fan of hockey
- The quickest way to my heart is tacos
- I believe that life is an adventure we get to go on with the people we love

about me

I am a keeper of memories, a wanderlust heart, inspired and revived by romance. My soul longs for it and my heart is awakened by it. My husband loves to date me and I insist on taking photos with him on each date so we won’t forget anything.

I imagine us growing old together, still laughing as we pull out the jar where we’ve kept messages to our older selves. We’ll relive the memories in that jar, and laugh together still. We will snuggle on the couch, flip through albums and tell stories of our lives back to each other. This is how our memories will refresh our love.

Romance colors so much of my life and my story, from being 10 years old sitting with my parents wedding album across my lap as I touched the delicate images of my parents when they began their love story. I was never satisfied with the details on those pages and I'm still not. I wanted to know every moment of their day. Maybe that hunger for romance is why my guilty pleasure is The Bachelor, and why long walks on the beach feel like home to me.

This is what images do in my heart. They retell the stories of love and history and bring the next generation back to feel the emotions of the ones who dance along those album pages. Memories are moments that we can share with the next generation of souls who were birthed from the love stories of our wedding albums.

I am a Destination and Colorado Wedding Photographer and I'd love to tell your story. Contact me today!

meet Melissa

my why

My parents have an album from their wedding that I was obsessed with as a child. It has about 60 photos in it, covering their day. But simply because of what wedding photography was in the 70’s, I was left wanting more. There are only a few quick glimpses into how my parents actually felt about each other on their wedding day. And it was never enough for me.

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I wanted to see more than stiff photos of them looking uncomfortably at the camera. I wanted to know how they felt. Were they nervous before the ceremony? Did my dad cry when he saw my mom walking down the aisle? Which one of my uncles gave a funny toast during the reception? I wanted to see every moment of the day that is the reason I exist. 

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I’ll never have that. I'll never be able to see the joy I know they felt when they got married. And it’s no one’s fault, just a product of what wedding photography was in the 1970’s. But it makes me sad, and my parents only remember so many details. After all, it’s just one day in a lifetime, and it goes by in the blink of an eye. 

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I want to give you what I never had. I want you to be able to relive every moment of your wedding day when you look back through your photos. I want your kids to know how much you loved each and know exactly how you felt because they can see it right in front of them. 

I want to give you, your children, and your grandchildren memories that will last throughout generations.

see   the  locations

wander

not all those who

are lost

Where I've worked

Jamaica
Costa Rica
Riviera Maya, Mexico
san diego
temecula
toccoa falls
new orleans
Seattle


Dream locations

Paris, France
hawaii
Kyoto, Japan
Venice, Italy
Big Sur, California
Bali
Belize