Hi, I 'm Melissa or 'Mel'....
I am an award winning and published photographer from Southern California. Born and raised in California, I am truly a California girl at heart. My passion and my heart is my family. They inspire everything I do. I have two daughters and a husband/best friend. We enjoy being outside whenever we can. Both my daughters are competitive horse back riders. We spend lots of time with our horse babies...and our dogs, our goats and cats. You could say I (we) have a thing for animals. If I'm not at the barn, I'm in the water, surfing, or sometimes swimming with my camera taking pictures. The ocean is my absolute favorite place to shoot. (Maybe one day I'll get to photography horses swimming in warm tropical water, can we say DREAM SHOOT?) I'm most at home in the water or with animals. I absolutly love my job and the thought that I'm helping you create lasting memories of your passions makes my heart truly happy. Photographs are so important to me. They always have been. I grew up scrap booking and was the girl at the 1 hour photo at 45 minutes waiting for her printed pictures. Kids grow so fast, life changes and time passes but photographs can bring us back to those moments in an instant. Make them beautiful, make them special and make them YOU. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. Lets create something special.
“Melissa is truly an amazing photographer. She captures the most beautiful, perfect moments while making you feel so at ease. The times I have had my photos taken by her, she makes me feel so beautiful and comfortable. Having your photo taken can be uncomfortable but Melissa makes the shoot so fun and easy. All of my favorite photos have been taken by Melissa. If I could give her a million star review I would.”