Hey, I'm Melissa

I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm a North Carolina-based portrait and lifestyle photographer who can rarely choose one favorite anything because I can get excited about so many things. A few of my loves include:

  • Jesus and His mission (fun fact: I work for my local church)
  • travel (I've got an extensive bucket list)
  • the Spanish language (I spent almost 9 years in Costa Rica)
  • coffee
  • cats
  • reading (with a slight audiobook obsession on the side)
  • ice cream and chocolate (together or apart)
  • deep conversations, but also laughing until I'm crying
  • every single beautiful flower, cute animal or baby, majestic mountain, or fascinating texture or pattern I see (every. single. one.)

I was recently married (joining that COVID-wedding club) and my husband is my favorite (if a bit begrudging) model when scoping out the perfect photo session location for your shoot. We do things he enjoys, too, and currently love working together to make our first house a sweet and welcoming home.

When you're happy, I'm happy


“I look at the pics often, and I am amazed at how you captured her! You will always be a part of this memory. Grateful!”

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