I'm Melissa, and I've always been a storyteller at heart. On my way to becoming a photographer, I earned two degrees in creative writing; I also have a background in documentary filmmaking.
Academia wasn't right for my career, but I happily discovered a passion for photography while in grad school. Today, I'm a DC area-based portrait and wedding photographer on a mission to create unique images that inspire joy, no matter the occasion.
The chance to work with people who are down-to-earth, fun-loving, and a little quirky is something I cherish.
My goal is to always deliver photographs that capture authentic moments both large and small. Portraits are wonderful, but so is what happens when you forget about the camera.
I'm grateful to live in a time where marriage equality is a reality in the country I call home. Working with people of all genders, orientations, and backgrounds is a privilege and a priority.
I love to shoot weddings, elopements, engagements, and family sessions that are creative and focused on what really matters; I value working with those who are open to a twist on the traditional. If you appreciate a fun and authentic take on photography, I'd love to hear from you—please feel free to get in touch!
Want to know more?
A sample of my food photography can be found in the cookbook Sticky Fingers' Sweets, published by Penguin.
My work has twice been featured in the DCist Exposed Annual Photography Contest (2010 & 2012).
My husband, Adam, has a BFA in photography and is my associate photographer and assistant extraordinaire.
I'm allergic to gold.
I love a good Netflix binge.
I was pretty excited when scientists reinstated the Brontosauras.