photographer / sun-chaser / storyteller / memory-maker

I'm Melanie!

I'm a city girl that was whisked away into small-town living. I'm obsessed with the beach and dream of owning a home on a beach someday!

Most days you can find me balancing between running my business and chasing after my toddler. My daily uniform consists of yoga pants and a messy bun on the top of my head.  

I'm here to serve mamas who yearn to have memories that transport you back in time so that you can remember the real, raw moments from beginning to end.

I'm here for the mamas who crave beautiful images to remember just how tiny their little one was within the first few days of life. To remember their fresh flaky skin, tiny little toes, and those pouty little lips.  
With my families, my hope is to capture the quirky, fun, silly, true, genuine and real you. I appreciate simplicity and genuine interaction over forced smiles.

I am a firm believer in not only capturing every moment in life, but having those memories to share with others. I want to capture every detail that you'd like to remember when you're 80!  ​



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Manny and I started dating when we were 15 years old. He joined the Air Force at 19 and I was off at college. We got married at 22 and had our first kid at 25. 

I'm married to my
high school sweetheart


Image by Carol Nicole Moments

I love watching my sweet boy learn and experience the world. I adore the way the lights up any room he walks into. He is my motivation in all I do and makes me a better person.

I'm a mama to a wild, free-spirited, adventurous boy, Noah.


I got my Bachelor's in Kinesiology and then went back to get my Master's in Public Health. Turns out, I'd rather live my passion on a daily basis than be locked up in a corporate office. 

I have a degree, but it's not photography related!


Image by Jenna Reinke Photography

I live for rules and punctuality.
I thrive in organized and minimalist environments.
 And I can be extremely impatient.
Being a perfectionist has its positives and negatives but the one thing that I work so hard to overcome is not trying new things for the fear of failure. 

I'm a type-a


If you invite me out and I say "no", I'm seriously not being rude, I just hate social gatherings. I much rather hang out in the comfort of my own home with some good company and a few pina coladas! 

I'm a introvert


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