I am so SO glad you've made it here.

I can't even tell you how much it means to me to have you navigate to this page! Even if we don't get the chance to work together, just knowing you've considered my work means the world to me! (Honestly!)

As of September 2021, I'm a momma to a third sweet girl, and it's been laid on my heart, as many of my amazing couples know, to make some major changes to my business. This means I will no longer be taking on big events. As a photographer who adores having her hands on all aspects of her work from first hello to shooting to editing to the final delivery of an album and sessions beyond, I put my heart and soul into my work!

But, the Lord and my family come first, always.

As of June 2022, I will only be taking on a limited number of elopements and intimate weddings with under 30 guests. Yes, this means I'm still shooting! (Yay! I'm not retiring quite yet!)

So, whether it's an elopement with your closest family and friends in our gorgeous mountains, a private ceremony for two on a rocky coast, or an intimate al fresco dinner on your family's land, I would LOVE to help document and preserve those memories! 

How do you know you're an O.A.R. couple? If your style is "true, organic color", because sometimes that means bold, earthy hues and sometimes it means a glowing, pearly sunset. If you love dishing all the details from the very start. If you're not here just for the perfect Insta photos, but for an experience and candid moments. But really, it's about THIS

Intimate Wedding Collections start at $3200. Elopement Collections start at $1500.
Sessions start at $400.

Once you become an Ocean + Ridge couple, there are lots of surprise ways I show my love in the future! Pssst...that means discounts. ;)

As of July 1st, I'm Booking Fall + Winter 2022 through 2023 Elopements + Intimate Weddings!

Praises from my people

For me, that first email says so much about you, and because I'm taking a limited number of couples now, it's incredibly important to me that you take the time to share details! When a couple is excited to gush over each other and share all those details, it's the first sign that we'll mesh. My couples know what they want in their photography and photographer, and they put each other first. Before the event, before the details, and before the trends. So, if you've found yourself connecting to me, my why, and my work, hit that submit button and expect to receive an excited email in return.

oh how I love some mail!

As of September 2021, I will no longer be taking on *new* clients for family sessions!

(must be 40 guests or fewer)

— Melissa

Thank you so much for filling out my form! I  will get back to you two love birds with some great info!

I knew I'd like you!