I am a traveling photographer from the desert of west Texas with a love for storytelling & alphabetizing my Pinterest boards. I am obsessed with our newly renovated kitchen, re-watching 'Friends' on Netflix and throwing the football with my honey.  My heart is inspired by authentic connections & love-filled marriages. I can't wait to meet you!

fun facts

I'M MELANIE BUT MY FRIENDS CALL ME MEL!

01

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

love + football

02

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
The Rock's  pecks and homemade cookie dough.

homebody

03

Through the years, I have become quite the collector of half filled-in paper calendars. The first 3 months in my shiny new calendar always look so pretty before I forget about it & revert back to my iPhone calendar while on the go. 

calender collector

04

For as long as I can remember, blood, needles and all things medical have made me queazy. From sweaty palms to passing out when I've had my finger pricked, I've been self diagnosed  with white-coat syndrome and pray this will pass before we have children.

needles make me queazy

05

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would want to purchase some quiet Texas land, build an oversized Mid-Century Modern home, plant all the giant cactus out front  and invite all my friends over to sit by the pool. This dream also includes  all the animals - from dogs and cats, to horses and goats. I like to think that'd be my slice of Heaven on Earth.

desert dreamland

Brandon Rhyder sings it best when he says "it's moments like this that make me wish I could freeze frame time." If only that were true for all the everyday moments of life. But this is my hope for your big life events; that we can do just that - freeze time.  Life is all about relationships & the moments that bring us together. My process begins with the buildings of a beautiful relationship with a personal phone call getting to know you, to a collaborative and detailed wedding day timeline, to gracefully wrangling your rowdy groomsmen on the big day and everything in between. I believe that your wedding day is best documented when I know you on an intimate level. My style always includes natural light and authentic posing. My heart is to tell your story in such a way, that when times are tough, you can look back on your images and reflect on how much you love your spouse and how you will fight to honor your commitment.  Marriage is not for the faint of heart. I'm not in the business for only pretty pictures - I'm here to encourage you along the way. Every good thing is worth fighting for. 

freeze frame time

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I'm a small town, traveling photographer from west Texas with a love for storytelling & day dreaming. I have an obsession with our newly renovated kitchen, binge watching crime shows on Netflix & eating pints of rocky road ice cream, *year round*. My heart is inspired by authentic connections & love-filled marriages. I cannot wait to walk through life's special moments with you!

Welcome friend!

I'm Melanie, but my
friends call me Mel!

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There is nothing I love more than serving as a storyteller for my clients, creating tangible collections of turning points in their lives. 

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"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

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