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athlete turned artist

It all started when I decided I wanted to follow a family legacy by becoming a full-time student, joining a sorority and pursuing a degree in photography at texas tech
instead of play college basketball. 




JOY-FILLED MOMENTS • cultivated relationships • globe-trotting ADVENTURES

After finishing my degree at Texas Tech, I decided I wanted to pursue photography full time. Five years & 100 weddings later I have honed my skills of capturing those candid, joy-filled moments, as well as give individual attention to each intricate detail you planned for your special day. I promise to make your grandmother feel loved during family photos & your bridesmaids laugh throughout the day, while serving you & your new husband with love & respect. I can't wait to be friends!

call me mel

photographer & friend

i'm melanie BUT MY FRIENDS 

My husband, Wes, and I met  when he recruited me to be his co-ed quarterback for his college flag football team, the fall semester of my senior year.  Our first date involved running routes and cooking pasta together. It's been love + learning to call the right plays ever since!

love + football

If given the choice between a night out on the town or stay in to watch movies,
nine times out of ten it will be the later. This is especially true when the movie stars
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and homemade cookie dough.

homebody

"Devoted to the quest for internal and external peace for themselves and others. [We] are typically “spiritual seekers” who have a great yearning for connection with the cosmos, as well as with other people. [We] work to maintain their peace of mind just as they work to establish peace and harmony in their world. "
- Enneagram Institue

enneagram 9 | the peacemaker

This job given me a serious case of the travel bug.  It's been *the best* 
Clients have taken me to Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma,, Utah, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington State,Washington D.C.
and allllllll the way to Malaysia. I really want to hit up the north-central states this year!

travel bug

The crisp summer breeze on a long hike in July, in the Colorado mountains.
Yep, that's my happy place. 

the mountains, baby

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WEDDING LADY

athlete turned artist

It all started when I decided I wanted to follow a family legacy, become a full-time student, join a sorority and pursue a degree in photography, at Texas Tech,
instead of play college basketball. 




After finishing my degree at Texas Tech, I decided I wanted to pursue photography full time. Five years & 100 weddings later I have honed my skills of capturing those candid, joy-filled moments, as well as give individual attention to each intricate detail you planned for your special day. I promise to make your grandmother feel loved during family photos & your bridesmaids laugh throughout the day, while serving you & your new husband with love & respect.
I can't wait to be friends!

i'm melanie, but my friends

call me mel

Whether you are reflecting on your last months as a student, celebrating your engagement, marrying the love of your life, or gathering with your growing family, you can trust me to capture these events as beautifully as you see them in your memory!

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bucket list STATES: kentucky • Montana • oregon • Wyoming 

Melanie is amazing! From the second you have your first meeting until far after your wedding is over she will be your number one fan, cheering you on throughout the entire planning process. She takes the most beautiful photos!! She will make you laugh, cry happy tears and help you get to your big day with ease. You will not go wrong if you choose Melanie as your photographer.

- maddie + colton

"Melanie is absolutely amazing and so very talented!
I can’t put into words how wonderful she is - She puts her heart into everything she does and we feel so blessed to have met this sweet lady, that we now call our friend!"

- stephanie + jarrett

"I can't brag about Melanie enough! Her pictures are amazing, and she was so much fun to be around. Her vibe is great, which really helps when you're not super comfortable in front of a camera. She has a great eye, and you'll be obsessed with her shots."

- kelly h.

I seriously cannot say enough amazing things about Melanie! She's gorgeous inside and out, the sweetest soul, and incredibly talented! Her eye for capturing stunning and timeless images is impeccable. She makes everyone feel so at ease in her presence which is crucial on your wedding day. I recommend Melanie so highly! Do not think twice about choosing her to be your photographer!!

- elizabeth ise