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I'm melanie, but my friends call me

an athlete turned artist, from the dry desert of West Texas, with a love for traveling & documenting life's most joy-filled moments.

love-filled
    marriages

MY HEART IS INSPIRED BY 

authentic         connections

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mel.


 i'm melanie,
  but my friends call me

an athlete turned artist
FROM THE DRY DESERT OF WEST TeXAS,
WITH A LOVE FOR TRAVELING & DOCUMENTING
LIFE'S MOST JOY-FILLED MOMENTS.

love-filled
    marriages

MY HEART IS INSPIRED BY 

authentic         connections

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authentic connections & love-filled marriages

I BELIEVE LIFE IS WORTH CELEBRATING & YOUR FLEETING MOMENTS CAN BE RELIVED THROUGH THE TANGIBLE TOUCH OF A PHOTOGRAPH

with 10+ years of experience photographing weddings, families, and business owners – you can trust me to naturally pose & direct you; I have experience in managing large groups while creating authentic interactions & document your most joy-filled moments.

My style is effortless, empowering & authentic.

This photography journey began when I decided to follow a family legacy by becoming a Red Raider instead of playing college basketball.

My aim is to seamlessly capture those candid, joy-filled moments as well as giving 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. 

y journey with photography began when I decided to follow a family legacy by becoming a Texas Tech Red Raider, instead of playing college basketball.

My aim is to seamlessly capture those candid, joy-filled moments as well as giving 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. 

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called to serve

my style is authentic, empowering & effortless

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he magic of the golden-hour glow: when that last bit of soft golden-light delicately hits you as you dance with your beloved. There is a beautiful energy and deep-rooted joy we all feel in these moments, that continue to be the driving force that inspires me on this journey I get to call my life's work. 

With a style that's part editorial and part photo-journalistic, I'll walk you through poses while capturing moments as they organically unfold. My goal is to help you feel empowered, confident and seen.

There’s something magical about that golden-hour glow, as you dance together in the soft light. It's that time of the shoot, where it's nearing the end. When everyone is comfortable, feeling the love and the light is just the right shade of golden. There's a certain energy, a deep joy I feel and it's one of the driving forces that keeps me inspired.

It's my goal to leave you feeling seen and empowered. With a style that's part editorial and part photo-journalistic, I'll walk you through poses while capturing moments as they organically unfold. 

My perfectionistic tendencies emerge when I sit down to edit your session. This is when I joyfully and meticulously choose your the best images and turn them into works of art. I take pride in making sure every image I deliver is print-ready and my detail-orientation certifies that nothing in the frame distracts from the moment.

y perfectionistic tendencies emerge when I sit down to edit your session. This is when I joyfully and meticulously choose your the best images and turn them into works of art. I take pride in making sure every image I deliver is print-ready and my detail-orientation certifies that nothing in the frame distracts from the moment.

I'm enraptured by the beautiful timelessness of black & white photos. They simply stand the test of time.

get to know me beyond photography

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Here for the HOMEMADE COOKIE DOUGH, sweatpants & any crime show thriller

A True Homebody

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A true type 9 on the enneagram

The Peacemaker

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City-scapes or mountain views; i'm here for it all
"see the world; come home for love"

Globe - Trotter

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My husband, wes, "recruited" me to be his co-ed QB. Our first date was throwing routes!
it's been love & football ever since :)

Love & Football

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"Let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds & praise your Father in heaven." | Matthew 5:16

Follower of Jesus

fun fact: my husband & i lived with these cute humans for 18months during a transitional season in our lives. we are so thankful for their legacy of love!

Legacy of Love

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nothing makes me feel more loved than words of affirmation

My Love Language

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read some of the kindest words from my people here!

It is so important to me that you feel comfortable with both me and my process; that you feel encouraged, connected and seen during our time together. 

wedding experience

portrait experience

Choose your session type above to learn more or inquire below if you're ready to capture your story with joy.

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The most important thing to me is that you feel comfortable with me and my process. That you feel encouraged, connected and seen during our time together. 

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The most important thing to me is that you feel comfortable with both
me & my process.
That you feel encouraged, connected and seen during our time together. 

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wedding experience

portrait experience

Photography for kind souls and those cultivating deep & authentic relationships.

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