My name is Melissa and I am a boutique wedding photographer. I specialize in
"Fine Art Wedding Photography" in Southern California, and Seattle, WA. I have owned my company for eight years, and have been shooting for over ten now.
Although I've shot just about everything, weddings are my absolute favorite! What can I say, I'm a sucker for love! There is something so special about capturing the biggest day of someones entire life, and
saving those precious moments to last forever.
Throughout my career I have shot over 300
incredible weddings in Washington, California, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Hawaii. Over the past couple years though I have limited taking on only a select 10-12 weddings per year to give each couple the adequate amount of attention they deserve. I would love to work together with you to
make your dream wedding come true!
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MY LOVE STORY
Andrew and I met 5 years ago volunteering at a canned food drive in Beverly Hills. I was 19, and he had just turned 20. Being a Northwest girl, I had made a promise to myself never to date an LA boy, but fate would have it a different way. He asked me out shortly after via social media, which I blew off. I didn’t think a guy as attractive as him could possibly be a genuinely good guy. (I’ve never been so happy to be wrong though!) Fast forward 5 years and I was living in Tijuana Mexico volunteering at an orphanage. I would come up to my dad’s lake house in SoCal on the weekends where his cousin ironically had a lake house as well that he would visit on the weekends. Through social media again we reconnected and realized we were consistently within a few miles from each other. He once more asked if we could “hangout”, and I finally agreed.
One time was all it took! I had this insane feeling in the pit of my stomach that he might be the one! I told a girlfriend of mine that night “I think going to marry him”, and she told me I was crazy. He asked me on an “official” date a week later. Our first date he brought his guitar, and we sang worship songs together on the beach. I knew for sure that I had found my missing puzzle piece. Nothing in my life had ever felt more right. Three months later Andrew proposed to me at Laguna Beach, and four months later we had our big fat Egyptian wedding!! Marriage so far has been the greatest adventure of my life!
I am beyond thrilled to now be offering mentorship opportunities! I offer one-on-one skype, phone, or in person mentorship sessions for photographers. If you are interested in receiving more information, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you asap!