What can I say? I’m a people pleaser…

Read what these happy folks have to say!

Melissa is great! I’ve worked with other photographers but what makes her different is that she really cares about telling my story through image. While I’m not always comfortable in front of the camera, she made me feel really at ease and I had so much fun during my photo shoot.
Melissa has a great eye and she shows a great deal of compassion to her clients. Will be recommending her to my family, friends and business associates. I will be using her for future shoots and special events!

– Heather Bischoff, TEDx Speaker, and Dragonfly Direction

I am absolutely blown away by the outstanding talent of Melissa. Her skills are second to none. She truly knows how to work with the lighting and location. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease knowing it can be a little awkward to have a camera following you around. She’s great at giving direction when there are certain shots she wants to get, but is amazing at capturing the best candid moments. Melissa gets right down on the ground and isn’t afraid to get dirty to ensure you get the best pictures possible. Her editing skills are phenomenal. I just want to print all of the pictures! I would use Melissa’s services again and again and again.

– Jen Reva (with Dundee, the Aussie Shepherd)

Melissa was fabulous to work with and made my first time having business shots done, an absolute blast. I kind of knew what I wanted my pictures to look like, and Melissa was really patient in helping to create that vision. She has an excellent eye for detail and really captured the natural smiles and moments of me just being me, which is such a relief because I don’t really feel natural in front of the camera. Her passion shows through her work and I’d recommend Mel’s work to anyone who wants a comfortable shoot and high quality results!

– Kate Clarke, Empowered Health Coaching with Kate

I was at a very difficult state of adjusting to a new look post cancer treatment and needing to address this with my business and my blog as well. I can’t praise Melissa enough when people see the photos I have been able to use and the directions we were able to capture without me feeling too self-conscious.

Melissa was able to gently guide me into some poses and utilize lighting and impromptu locations that ultimately captured very candid shots and professional ones. I would say that if anyone needed someone who is professional, funny, talented and reasonable in costs then she is your girl! Her edits for my own shots and many others make me wish that I could make her my personal paparazzi all the time!

– Deborah Penuik, AYA Life

Not only is Melissa an amazing photographer, she’s also a consummate professional! We hired her for event photography for a retreat and are super happy with the results! What’s more, her dedication to her work and her overall mission to capture people at their best in a truly authentic way sets her apart from so many others. Would highly recommend her to anyone I know!

– Jacqueline Boone, TEDx speaker, Boone Consulting, and  Master Your Mission

I wouldn’t hesitate a second to recommend Melissa – she is an extremely talented & professional photographer. Melissa captured some of the most important moments from my son’s first birthday.

She has an excellent eye for photography, and produced stunning photographs that I will cherish forever.

– Victor & Selen M. (with little Leo)


Why isn’t there a 6 star?! Melissa has an amazing eye and such talent for making you feel at ease and natural. This brave woman will redefine what “image” means and is such an amazing role model for aspiring young women photographers everywhere. Can’t wait to hire her again!!

Elisabeth Cardiello, 2-time TEDx Speaker, Caffe Unimatic, Inc., and Legacy Out Loud

newborn sleepingMelissa took newborn photos of my son and our growing family when he was a couple weeks old. The pictures she took were amazing, they were exactly what I wanted and we couldn’t be happier with them! Melissa is extremely professional, personable and delivers high quality!!

Can’t wait to use Melissa again in the future!!

– Dan and Sarah M. (with baby Harrison)

My experience working with Melissa was fabulous! She was professional yet made the photoshoot experience fun and relaxing. I was nervous at first with how Darcier (my horse in the shoot) would react, but Melissa was so patient and calm with both him and I (especially when he would rather be eating grass then looking “pretty”). I think the final results speak for themselves, absolutely stunning. I am so excited and proud to have these prints proudly featured in my home!
Thank you Melissa!

– Suhaila Agnew (with Darcier)

Melissa was a pleasure to work with! From trying to choose our location (and her offering to drive around when we couldn’t come up with a place!) to the final product, my husband and I were so impressed. She was professional, easy to get along with, and very patient with the multiple outfit changes we had for our daughter. The quality of the images was amazing! We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer and would absolutely use her again!

– Matt & Kate F. (with little Charlotte)

Melissa was an absolute professional and joy to work with. She really captured my little girl and made it a really smooth and fun experience for all of us. Madeline had a blast!

Thanks Melissa. We love the pictures!

– Adam & Kate M. (with little Madeline)