Hi! I'm Melanie.

I am a creative consultant and natural light, on-location photographer with a strong focus on photojournalistic family portraits, music documentary, and brand/lifestyle photography.

A shoot with me will be laid-back, easy and fun as I help tell your stories through my lens, capturing the sincere, real, silly, loving moments of your life that will be ever-cherished by you.

My non-photo time is spent playing music, creating art, cooking healthy gluten-free meals, decluttering space, building websites, coaching others, cultivating community, writing, dancing, taking care of babies and mothers, driving to the mountains to gaze at stars, and adventuring in nature.

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Professionally shooting since 2006. Based in Boulder, Colorado and often found in San Diego. I frequently book sessions in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City, Philadelphia and beyond.

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Photo by my sister in-law,    Stephanie Gatschet

Photo by my sister in-law, Stephanie Gatschet