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Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were born out of my desire to capture my first daughter on something better than my cell phone too. 

I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the minivan floor is covered in cereal, the laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders, and you and your spouse are in a permanent state of exhaustion, your love and your story are beautiful and so worth documenting.

As you peek through these photos, remember: not a single one of the families represented here are models. They represent totally "normal" families, just like yours. I promise your family is photo worthy in all the most amazing ways too. So let's pick a day, find a beautiful  backdrop, and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames on your walls for years to come.

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the watford family

We did a family session with Melissa and had an amazing time! She helped us find a perfect location and was easy to work with throughout the process. She was also great with our kids, especially helping them be comfortable and relaxed. We ended up with a lot of the best photos of our family we've ever had taken. We couldn't recommend her more highly!

"We ended up with the best photos of our family we've ever had."

Melissa is a true artist! She is amazing at taking an seemingly ordinary looking location and making it look spectacular in photos. Her attention to detail in posing, lighting and everything in between is incredible. She is also extremely communicative, easy to talk to and down to earth. Photo sessions can be nerve wracking but she has a way of making everything feel easy. We are so happy we chose her to capture our special family moments and will treasure our photos that she took forever.

The motto family

"Melissa is a true artist!"

the hines family

Melissa was wonderful to work with and gifted us with gorgeous memories that beautifully captured our time in VA. She was flexible, had an easy demeanor with our kids, and got a great variety of shots. She also turned around the images amazingly fast. Highly recommend!

"Melissa was wonderful to work with!"

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I'd be honored to capture something beautiful for your family! Use the link below to view portrait collections. Hour long portrait sessions for couples and immediate families with access to digital files begins at $450.

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