read my story

While I am fueled by Skinny Pop and quality time, my heart is never more alive than when I’m behind my camera.

Whether big or small, there are joys and magical moments worth capturing in every season. I am honored to have the opportunity to elevate those moments alongside you!

I'm Melanie.

HEY Y'ALL!

Growing up, I wanted to push pause on my favorite moments by photographing them. I found myself spending so much of my time taking terrible images with my point and shoot camera that I was never truly able to enjoy what I was experiencing — whether that was a concert or a night hanging out with friends.

I figured that if I invested in a nice camera, I could spend less time behind the lens and more time in the moment. As you can imagine, that investment only intensified the passion that I had developed for capturing those memories!

I put a lot of value in keeping things real and honest. I strive to capture moments that are natural, fresh, and full of confidence. I think we are our best selves when we are in our element, with our people, or in our "happy place." That's going to cultivate the truest photos of you.

In whatever season we are celebrating together, or whatever dreams you’re chasing, I hope that the moments we capture are ones that are delighted in, honored, and remembered for years to come.

...and the innate desire to do things differently. Go ahead and judge me for the boyband love — all I really wanted was to take better photos at their concerts! (And to marry Nick, but that's a story for another day!)

Jonas Brothers obsession.

MY STORY BEGINS with a

People, places, & things that I love!

OF MY HEART

Bits & Pieces

01.

Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..."

MY Purpose

Jesus

02.

My people keep me going!

MY HEART

Family & Friends

03.

I never knew how much I loved Oklahoma until I left! And then I came running back as fast as I could!

my alma mater

Oklahoma

04.

OU Baker is my favorite Baker. He told me my photos were badass and my life was never the same.

(insert heart eyes)

Baker Mayfield

05.

It took 12 mega-bags of Skinny Pop to make this photoshoot happen and I have no regrets.

MY SNACK OBSESSION

Popcorn

06.

It keeps me sane y'all.

MY GO-TO WORKOUT

Crossfit

07.

She is a princess and I'm pretty sure she thinks she's a human, but I don't blame her because she's perfect.

MY SWEET PUP

Addie

08.

Garden roses, hydrangeas, peonies, rananculus - if there is an arrangement in my home I'm a happy girl!

the simplest joy

Fresh Flowers

09.

I save my favorites on a ring & read them on bad days!

THE KINDEST GESTURE

Handwritten Notes

10.

5

HANDWRITTEN NOTES SENT PER WEEK

35

OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GAMES ATTENDED

4

BAGS OF SKINNY POP ON HAND

400+

CLIENTS SERVED

Communicating efficiently, exceeding expectations, & including a few surprises along the way!

Elevating your confidence and creating a comfortable atmosphere for you to feel and look your best.

Educating you with resources and information about your photo session, my style and process, and the experience you will have.

Caring about YOU, your interests, experiences, and vision for the photos.

With everything I do, I strive to bring glory to the Kingdom of God. Knowing that I fall short of this daily, I am grateful for God's grace and the eternal work done by Jesus Christ on the cross. I take my faith seriously -  it is my biggest priority & my mission to love and serve you by using the gifts He's given me.

SERVING YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

I believe in...

Breana & will

"I wish I could put into words how thankful we are for the incredible job she did. Not only did she make us feel so comfortable, but we seriously had FUN. I am convinced she could not be more perfect for this job."

She could not be more perfect for this.

alyssa

"We genuinely couldn't have picked a better person to capture the joy my friends bring to my life. She made each of us feel so comfortable and did an amazing job directing a massive group of girls. I am forever thankful for the pictures she captured."

I am forever thankful.

Matthew & Shelby

"Melanie went above and beyond throughout the entire process. She brought so much insight and knowledge that it allowed the proposal to flow perfectly. She truly cares and loves capturing the innocent moments, the moments that Shelby and I will be able to look back on forever."

Melanie went above and beyond.

Amanda

"Melanie is LITERALLY AN ICON! Showing everyone I know all of these sweet photos! Thank you for taking time to help us celebrate the best four years ever!! I want these blown up on billboards!"

Melanie is literally an icon.

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