Life’s most precious moments can’t be relived, but they can be captured and enjoyed forever. I’m Melanie, and I’m here to document your experiences exactly as you live them, flyaway hairs and all. Whether it’s 10 of your loved ones gathered in your backyard, exchanging vows on top of a mountain, or running into the waves in your wedding dress—


Now is YOUR moment...

I’m down for it all. I view every shoot as an adventure, and I’m honored to be invited along on yours.

Lets Do This

Your wedding is about more than throwing a Pinterest-worthy party or meeting others expectations. It’s about stepping into the ultimate adventure together as husband and wife! My job is to help curate and document an elopement experience that feels true-to-you as a couple (and looks pretty dang beautiful, too).

Which memories can I capture for you?

Your big day should be captured exactly as it unfolded; every look, color, and texture. I love shooting large, boisterous weddings with hundreds of guests, as well as smaller, intimate weddings with 30 guests or less.

Ways to Work Together

Family + Lifestyle
Every chapter of your story is important. I don’t just want to photograph your wedding—I want to photograph each unique season of your life. I offer family, maternity, and newborn shoots to do just that.

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... Though I haven't worked with many photographers, I can tell you, DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE. THIS IS YOUR GIRL. She was sooo attentive to my husband and I, in both our engagement session and during our wedding. I really appreciated on how she focused on what my husband and I wanted, not our parents, guests, or the billion others who had their own agendas. She put us first and let us enjoy our day. She was the best!! ...


Hey there, I’m Melanie!

Adventure-loving photographer, avid storyteller, life-long beach bum.

About Melanie 

hey beautiful

I’m a California girl with a camera in one hand and a travel thermos in the other. I live for people, relationships, and sharing stories through photography. Oh, and maybe most importantly, I’ll be the craziest one on the dance floor, the first one to hand you a tissue, and the last one to leave.

- laura

Wow where do I start. Melanie is not only insanely talented but so personable. If you are looking for a low-pressure photographer who captures the moment in a natural, genuine, heartfelt way, Melanie is your person.
We loved our engagement shoot so much we booked Melanie as our wedding photographer. Her prices are so reasonable and to say you'll be pleased with the outcome is a complete understatement.

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- Lorraine + Josh 

We hired her for an Elopement in Lake Tahoe. During all the Covid uncertainty she was always available for communication, she got there on time and even researched for the perfect place to take the photos. They went better than I expected. During the session we had fun, she made us feel so good about ourselves and her vision was perfect. I totally trust her. We hired her again to capture our legal marriage in February. 

- Kelly

This is my 3rd time working with Melanie and all I can say is she just gets better and better! I'm so in love with our Valentine's photoshoot. I just printed them out in every shape and size to frame them around the house and also made Valentine's Day postcards! She definitely knows what she's doing with poses and editing!

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Think of me as your witting third wheel, main point person, and #1 hype woman. I offer as much or as little guidance as you need, from wardrobe ideas to props to vendor referrals. I’m also an expert at providing photo prompts that look natural, but I’m equally down to sit back and let you do your thing. Whatever your style, you’re in good hands. 

- client love 

Wow, where do I start. Melanie is not only insanely talented but so personable. If you are looking for a low-pressure photographer who captures the moment in a natural, genuine, heartfelt way. Melanie is your person....

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