Hi! I'm Melanie.

Photo by my lovely friend Sara, who captures my soul essence naturally.

Photo by my lovely friend Sara, who captures my soul essence naturally.

I am a natural light, on-location photographer, with a strong focus on family photojournalism and lifestyle photography -- connecting through the camera and seeing the soul essence of  a human.

A shoot with me will be laid-back, comfortable and fun as I tell stories through my lens, capturing the intimate, sincere and loving times that will be ever-cherished by you.  Most shoots, it is simply me and my camera, while I balance the role of acting merely as an observer while connecting to the personalities, spirit and atmosphere of your real-life.

My non-photo time is spent cultivating community, building websites, copywriting, making art & music, taking care of babies, supporting women through self-care practices, in yoga, cooking delicious, healthy gluten-free meals, driving to the mountains to gaze at stars and sharing magical adventures in nature with friends. 

Professionally shooting since 2007. Now rooting down in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. I book sessions bi-yearly in San Diego and Los Angeles, and yearly in New York City and Philadelphia.

Available for travel to any destination around the globe. 

I'm excited to hear from you! 

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