Most days you can find me working on the couch in leggings, a sweatshirt, and the crooked smile my boyfriend loves much more than I do! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer and a compassionate listener! Striving for positivity in love, friendship, and self image is something I try to achieve every day. All while pursuing health and wellness on the daily and being a story teller, who knows all there is to know about coffee, chocolate, wine, and naps.
Just a small town girl.
I want nothing but the best for you.
I want every bride and groom that hires me to be able to relive their wedding day through my eyes; which will not miss any of the moments that matter on their big day. The moments that they might not even notice are happening.
Every family who I do photos with and every couple who celebrates some sort of anniversary should have photos of the memories that are happening in their life at that moment. Those are the moments that are going to matter for years to come.
This is why I am a photographer.
If you're dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me:
- I love the TV shows Friends and The Big Bang Theory
- I have square feet. All of my toes are pretty much the exact same length
- I helped my crazy Beagle, Roscoe, lose 20+lbs in under a year with only a strict diet plan
- I used to work full time at a Veterinary Clinic, so I know lots of little facts about small animal medicine
- I cry at every wedding I attend as a guest and every wedding I photograph. I love romance and people's love stories
From the moment you send that first inquiry about your amazing wedding day I get so excited to learn everything about you and your fiance and your love story. I already start imagining what YOUR wedding day will be like and how special and unique it will be to who you are as a couple. Serving couples is my passion. I do this in every step of the booking and planning process leading up to and throughout your entire wedding day. By photographing the moments that mean the most you, I will capture every last detail of your day, even the moments that you might not even know happened, so that you will have cherished memories that last forever. I want you to be present in your wedding and the planning process and that is why goal with every couple is for the experience to be as fun, joyful, warm and seamless as possible every step of the way.
I am here to capture your love story just as it's meant to look, be your wedding bestie, and create warm memories that will you and I both will cherish forever.
Your engagement session is a chance for you and your significant other to become more comfortable in front of the camera. It also gives you the chance to document your love story as it's unfolding leading up to your wedding day. I want you and I to familiar with working with one another before your big day arrives. Also having this chance to document your love story gives you photos to look back on and remember the moments that lead up to your big day.
I believe in celebrating the love a family has for each other. Some days those celebrations are small, some days they are bigger than you can even dream. Whether it's just celebrating another year together as the 3 of you or whether baby #5 is here and your ever growing family's love needs to be captured. Every moment between family members is one to be treasured.
Some days the struggles are harder than you can imagine. Other days you can't believe you get to live this life this way and share it all with the amazing humans you call family!
So, if you're just glad you have another day to spend with your family, let's celebrate! If you've hit huge milestones together or you've added a new member to the fun, let's celebrate it too (maybe with confetti)!
Your maternity session is an opportunity for you to showcase that beauty and strength that your body has for caring that bundle of joy that is growing inside you. The memories that will come from looking back at this session will remind of all the little things that you went through in those 9 months of pregnancy.
I believe in documenting the love you and your significant other have for each other while preparing for that little baby to make it's appearance into this world.
I believe that celebrating your love, at any stage in your relationship is so fun and very important. Through all life's up's and down's, the moments you celebrate are what you will remember best. So, whether it's celebrating 5 years dating or 5 years married, both are so special and meant to be showcased. I enjoy watching a new couples love story begin and capturing the beauty of their first few months or years together. Seeing the stories of my couples days, months or years into their marriage is also such a blessing to see unfold. Capturing these amazing days in your unique love story is such a joy for me. Giving you the chance to celebrate your relationship and how far you have come together is something so meaningful to me.
What do you say? Let's celebrate your relationship!
Melissa was awesome! She was very easy to work with! Melissa took both our engagement and wedding pictures. She was fun and had great ideas. Melissa listened to our ideas and what we looking for. She helped us find the perfect location that matched exactly what we were looking for. Melissa made the experience fun and personal. Her photographs were beautiful and everything we hoped for. Her pictures made us feel as if we were back on that day, and made me cry all over again. We would recommend Melissa to anyone!
We loved working with Melissa for our engagement and wedding pictures. She took the time to listen to what we had for ideas and was willing to try them. The day of our wedding went smoothly and she was wonderful. We absolutely love our pictures and will cherish them forever. She also got all the pictures we wanted after the wedding ceremony and of the dance girls performing their surprise dance at the reception. We would highly recommend Melissa for pictures and can't wait to work with her in the future.
Melissa Lee Photography captured our engagement session and wedding day. The photos that she took of our wedding day and engagement are priceless! She caught moments that made me smile, cry and laugh. She was very professional and listened to what we wanted our pictures to look like. I highly recommend Melissa Lee Photography!
All sessions include 2 hours of continuous coverage, 2 outfit changes, digital images for download.
All sessions include 1.5 hours of continuous coverage, 2 outfit changes, digital images for download.
All collections include 6-8 hours of continuous coverage with 1-2 photographers, digital images for download and a complimentary engagement session.