"My children were running all over the place and being completely unruly, yet Melissa captured gorgeous photos. I don't know how she did it, but I'm pretty sure she's a magician". - Samantha
As a wife and mother myself, I recognize the desire to capture not just family portraits, but real life, real joy and real love. Let me capture your memories whether outside at the beach, a beautiful park, field of flowers, graffiti walls or a special place that your family enjoys. Since I am a mom of 3 and have done hundreds of these shoots, I've mastered the art of making photo shoots both fun for kids and stress free for parents. I'm here every step of the way from choosing the perfect location to the perfect wardrobe and making all your visions come to life.
As with all of my photography, my photos tend to be photojournalistic in style meaning that I capture families as they interact, instead of forcing you into unnatural poses (you will never have to say "cheese", I promise). I found as a parent myself that this will give you beautiful and natural photos that you will enjoy for years to come and help tell the story of your family.
During the first year of your babies life, there are so many little milestones that are perfect for a mini session either in the studio or outdoors; sitting up on their own, taking their first steps, or celebrating the first birthday with a cake smash.
Do you want the ultimate family photo shoot? Photos that tell a story so unique to you family? Let me be your private documentary photographer with a day in the life/lifestyle session. The absolute best no stress photo shoot. No location to choose, no weather to worry about, simply allow me to capture your real life, in your home, as it unfolds. I unobtrusively will take documentary style photos of your real life; cooking breakfast, playing in the pool, bath time, stories, cuddles, laughter and tickles.... you want to remember it all!