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  • Hello there!!

    I'm Melanie! To state the obvious, professional photographer :D

    For me food is a hobby (as long as it doesn't show up with eyes or legs of any kind)
    and coffee is a part of a complete/balanced diet.

    I LOVE smores...but really only eat the marshmallows

    There is never a bad time for breakfast...more specifically bacon haha

    I'm a total travel junkie! Love setting out on fun adventures.

    Whenever my family gets together, it usually ends in a Cribbage tournament! :D

    I like the idea of winter; oversized sweaters, good books and fire places, but the reality of summer; sunshine, flip flops and beach bumming.

    So now you know a little about me....tell me about you!
    Click that contact button and let's grab a coffee or some nom noms :D

Little Miss E turns 1!! : A Wyoming Cake Smash Session

Hey everyone! Say hello and Happy Birthday to little Miss E!!

She is so much fun and simply adorable. Miss Ellianna loves being in front of the camera and is such a little ham…although, she wasn’t too sure about this cake business.
In fact, after a bit, we had to hide raspberries in the cake to get her to eat it haha! How awesome is that!

Anyway, this little lady is just too cute for words…so scroll and enjoy the fun of her destroying a cake! 😀





Miss Ellianna : A Wyoming Newborn Session

It is with great delight that I share this newborn session with you, friends!
I love all the little ones that come through my “studio” but this little lady is especially dear to my heart 😀

Please say HI to Ellianna Harper!! My very first niece!

She came in to this world 7 pounds 6 ounces of pure joy!
Measuring up at 19 3/4 inches and the spitting image of her Mamma 😉

I was blessed with the opportunity to be there for her arrival and spend the first few weeks with her.
Elli is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met and was a doll to photograph.
Can’t wait to see this little one grow up (but she seems to be doing too much of that in between visits)

Send a warm congratulations to new parents Hailey and Matt!!


Hailey : A Wyoming Maternity Session

Alright! Soooo… year has already been pretty crazy.
After spending the first week of January in Hawaii for a gorgeous wedding, I then flew straight into Wyoming to be with my little sister as we awaited her first baby!

Long story short…after a 7 week hiatus from my home office and then a crazy move across town, I’m finally getting caught up on things 😉

So here is my gorgeous little sister, Hailey. Isn’t she the cutest little pregnant gal EVER!!!
Being my sis and all…she got nominated as my guinea pig 😉 and we split her session up into two parts.

The first focusing all on Mamma! We kept it clean and simple, letting Hailey’s natural beauty take center stage.
You may be wondering “Why is there fruit??” Well, simple explanation is, Hailey was ADDICTED to oranges during her pregnancy.
So, it just seemed natural to include them in her session.

Session part two! This is where we brought in proud Papa, Matt.
These two rocked it up in the snow capped, chilly Bighorn Mountains.
Hailey and Matt love the outdoors and the gorgeous mountains provided the perfect back drop…and the sunlight was amazing!!

A big thanks to Hailey and Matt for allowing me the chance to be a part of this beautiful time.
Also, to my Mom, she is my Wyo assistant and rocks it everytime, and to my Dad who was the perfect mountain chauffeur 😉

Enjoy!! (and stayed tuned for the most adorable newborn session ever!)

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I guess Matt wanted belly pictures too 😉
Had to include at least ONE of the outtakes during this session….never a dull moment.

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Kyle & Samantha {Hawaii Wedding Photographer}

Kyle & Samantha are some of the sweetest, most laid back people on earth!
Surrounded by family and friends, they exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at Shipwreck Beach, Hawaii.

Beautiful beach tones with a punch of vibrant, tropical flowers perfectly compliments these two.
Even though Kyle insisted on wearing a tux…on a beach…in Hawaii…I can not describe how laid back this guy is. 😉
His Bride, Samantha, no different. She just wanted everything to be beautiful and I think she nailed it!
Samantha definitely topped it off by being such a STUNNING bride! Natural beauty.

It was such a pleasure to witness their love for each other. I wish you two so many years of joy and happiness!

Enjoy this gorgeous couples wedding!!

Dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxedo: Audra’s Bridal
Rings & Jewelry: Riddle’s Jewelry
Samantha’s Hair & Make Up: Heidi Rodriguez at Epic Hair Boutique
Flowers: Flowers Forever

March 8, 2014 - 6:32 am

Deanna - These photos are very nice and done in great style! Congrats to the couple!!

Kyle + Samantha {A Wyoming Engagement Session}

She said NO! Wait…What?!?
Kyle & Samantha met at a street dance during WYO Rodeo and when he asked her to dance, her first answer was No! That didn’t stop him from getting that dance and sweeping her off her feet (haha yeah I know 😉 )

Wait…it gets better! Kyle proposed to her in Minnesota after she ran A MARATHON!! That’s right people, a freakin marathon!
Lucky for him, this time she said yes 😀

Kyle and Sam were a total blast to hang with for our shoot. I can’t wait to see them tie the knot!!
It’s easy to see that these two are CRAZY about each other ♥

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Isn’t that ring GORGEOUS!?! Well done Kyle!

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Back to where it all began 😉 A little dancing at the Mint

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We learned Kyle has some mad chalk drawing skills!

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We may or may not have been seriously startled some dogs inside this apartment…which equally startled us 😉

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When Kyle saw this tractor, it was like watching a kid at Christmas!

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OH NO! Driving with no hands!

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You can take the boy from the farm but….

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