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

An athlete turned artist, from the dry desert of west Texas with a love for traveling & documenting life's most joyous moments!

My heart is inspired by authentic connections & love-filled marriages. I believe life is worth celebrating & your  fleeting moments can be relived through the tangible touch of a photograph.

call me mel

i'm melanie BUT MY FRIENDS 

photographer | storyteller | friend

An athlete turned artist, from the dry desert of west Texas with a love for traveling & documenting life's most joyous moments!

My heart is inspired by authentic connections & love-filled marriages. I believe life is worth celebrating & your fleeting moments can be relived through the tangible touch of a photograph.

i'm melanie BUT MY FRIENDS 

call me mel

photographer | storyteller | friend

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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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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

"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.

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