hello friend! 
    I'm Melissa! 

Your 110% goofy, laid back, 
here for you every step of the way
photographer & friend!!! 

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I'm plant + flower obsessed, always ready for an oat milk latte, and most weekends you can catch me boppin around some thrift stores & going for a run! Chicago is home & it’s a crazy beautiful life that I’m deeply grateful to live here with my husband, Jason, & lil girl, Mila! 

There are hard things in this life, of course, but there’s so many beautiful in-between & mountain-top moments. 

One of my own mountain moments was my wedding day. It rained buckets but we didn’t care. We had our first look in the rain, complete with smiles and giddy joy. Then we celebrated with friends & family over breakfast for dinner. It was a glimpse of heaven on earth!

And it’s because of that day, and many others, that I do what I do. I love your story and fleeting/in-between moments. But I don’t just love them - I believe in them.

Your intentional & laid back, Chicago based wedding photographer!

I believe in... 

Your moments, big & small.

Giving you time to be present & soak in your moments! 

Your marriage, beyond your wedding.

Capturing your moments as true to color & genuine to you as possible!

Wherever you are in your story, I am here. Ready to step into your day like a dear friend. Ready to serve & celebrate you! Ready to capture it all unfold! 

If you're saying yaaasssss to all this & wanna tell me more about your boo - fill out a contact form (I'll do a happy dance) and then be in touch! :)

Can't wait to meet you!!! 

the experience

I like it like that!

favorite foods:

Breakfast, tacos, big salads, coffee anytime, and ben & jerry's!

if I could:

I'd have fresh flower in every room (peonies especially)!

 my photography style:

Clean, colorful, 
true to you & laid back!

bucket list places to travel:

California, Greece, Italy, Colorado, & any beach with you! ;) 

fav part of wedding day:

Those just married moments of you & your boo!!! AND when everyone hits the dance floor! 

favorite movie/tv:

Remember the Titans (basically anything with Denzel!) 
& F.R.I.E.N.D.S ! 

wanna laugh a lot &

take some pictures in the process?

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