ABOUT MELISSA: ROANOKE & SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VIRGINIA WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER
For me, photography is never just about a simple photograph. Photography is story telling. The story of your life. As a photographer, I feel honored to admire the love, happiness, family, and joy in your memories. From the first days of a beautiful, new, miraculous life, to the milestones and little moments shared between family members, to the unfolding of a day where two families become one, as a photographer, my breath is taken away on a daily basis. My days are spent daydreaming, on the hunt for new inspiration, and finding the beauty in everything around us.
I'm Melissa. I'm a momma to two beautiful, bright little ladies and the wife and sidekick to an insanely awesome man. My family is my world. I'm a transplanted city girl in love with country life. My roots are now firmly planted here in the Blue Ridge Mountains but were sprouted in the Florida Keys and spread out all over the Eastern shoreline. I'm a military brat with ocean water in her blood, city lights in her eyes, and the mountain skyline in her soul. I'm an '04 UCONN Husky. I'm slightly obsessed with calligraphy and anything that keeps my creative mind going strong. My heart beats for the arts...and for science. I'm a former zookeeper with scars-of-love from big cats. I am a '15 Master of Nutrition in the making, runner, and yogi-wannabe. And thanks to this wonderful life that's been handed to me by the good Lord above, I'm a hopelessly romantic sap who cries over every little joy in life.
PS: Don't mind me - I cry behind the camera. ;)
WORKING WITH MELISSA
I work on location, which guarantees that your sessions are just as unique as you! I dedicate myself to superior customer service, strive to create genuine friendships with my clients (because what's more personal than photography?), and assure you that I will work with you every step of the way. My job is to tell your story and incorporate elements that highlight what means the most to you. From props to family heirlooms, or simply you in your element, I love creating images that reflect who you are and what makes your life truly wonderful.
After your session is finished, I spend time choosing the best images, edit them, and provide you with an online gallery of your photos. Having your photos professionally printed and canvassed is truly important! Prints can be ordered through your gallery or directly through me for albums and more artistic prints. Because we live in such a digital world, photographs are often left unprinted, diminishing the physical evidence of our most precious memories.
A glimpse into my life through Instagram.