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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

Baby Avey {Wyoming Newborn Session}

Happy Monday!! I know, I know…no one was ready to head back to work this morning….well, except for me ๐Ÿ˜‰
You met this precious girl and her Mamma back in July, during Aerelle’s maternity session, and, after meeing her, I have been dying to show her off! So, without further ado, I unleashed the CUTENESS! ๐Ÿ˜€

Meet Baby Avey Maelynn!!
Born September 25, 2013
8 pounds – 9 ounces – 20 inches

As if her name isn’t adorable enough, this little lady is simply beautiful. From her full head of dark brown hair to her precious little toes, Avey is a perfect baby girl. She gave me a run for my money in the beginning but after a little snuggle time with Mom and big bro, Brayden, she finally closed those little eyes.

So take a few minutes to soak up all this adorableness and smile!


Precious fingers and toes โ™ฅ


Brayden is so sweet with his baby sister. He is definitely an awesome big bro!



There is nothing quite like the beauty of a Mamma with her baby…gorgeous!! โ™ฅ

February 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm

kirti - Hi Melanie

First of all I want to say is, I just loved your photography!!
Well my name is Kirti from sheridan wy, I am 20weeks pregnant(02/19/2014), and my due is 9th of july.. Me and my husband would love to get our newborn photography done,
Hence we would appreciate if you would let us know the charges for it..


February 19, 2014 - 1:25 pm

admin - Hi Kirti!

Thank you so much! You are so sweet! ๐Ÿ˜€

Congrats on your pregnancy, that is so exciting! I am honored you would consider me to capture your precious little.
I will email you with some details with the email you provided (please check your spam folder). Feel free to email me at with any questions you may have or if you don’t receive anything by the end of the week.

Again, congrats and can’t wait to start discussing your session ๐Ÿ˜€
Have a wonderful day!

โ™ฅ Melanie

Polished:Nails By Brittney {A Wyoming Small Business Shoot}

I recently had the privileged to hang out with a really awesome small business owner, Brittney of Nails by Brittney, & watch her in action as she did what she does best…NAILS! ๐Ÿ˜€

Brittney is an extremely talented nail tech in Casper, Wyoming, specializing in Angel Love Gel nails. She is so creative & fun with her designs, every set turns out amazing!!

It was such a blast hanging out with her for the afternoon, we spent most of our time joking around & laughing. Brittney genuinely loves what she does & it shows! Every minute you are in her chair, your having fun.

As if she wasn’t awesome enough ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย Brittney is now a distributor of Angel Love Gel products as well.

I love seeing other creatives in their field & am at awe at the inspiration & creativity in the final product. Thank you, Brittney, for allowing me to document your spectacular nail art! ๐Ÿ˜€

Get in touch with Brittney @ 307.251.6097 ย 
Or visitย ย to see more of her fabulous workย 

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Brittney is a total Star Wars junkie !! This little guy hangs out in her station & was just waiting for his close up ๐Ÿ˜‰
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And, of course, the beauty & brains behind the operation ๐Ÿ˜‰ Brittney, herself


Holt’s {A Wyoming Family Session}

Say hello to the Holt Family! Aren’t they a handsome bunch! And so much fun too.

I used to babysit these boys, back in my younger year ๐Ÿ˜‰ , and I can’t believe two of them are in college already! It is so crazy how fast time flies but it has been amazing to watch the journey.

We decided to go a little more fun & funky (maybe a little industrial) and headed off to the alleys of downtown Buffalo, Wy.

It was such a blast and the colors we found back there were awesome! A BIG yellow truck, a fabulous orange trailer…just fantastic.

Beautiful place, beautiful light, beautiful family ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

Dan + Brittney {Casper, Wyoming Couples Session}

A handsome couple, amazing pups, gorgeous spiral staircase and a dreamy sunlit park picnic made for a perfect, summer session with Dan & Brittney.

While we discussed the where’s and when’s and what’s of their session, lots of ideas were thrown around. I had never done a shoot in Casper, Wyoming before and was unfamiliar with specific locations. Then Britt mentioned that in an alley in downtown Casper, there was this gorgeous, spiral staircase and I knew I had to see it.ย I mean seriously, how cool is that (it took so much not to slide down the railing)!

As you can see the staircase was amazing and did not disappoint. Great pick!

Now that we had the serious family pics out of the way ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย it was time for a little fun in the park. The park was so open and beautiful, with the dreamiest light. So perfect! They are such a funny couple to hang with…I definitely got an ab workout from laughing so much. It’s possible that the idea of strawberries will make me giggle for years to come (just scroll and you’ll get it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

These two recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary and it is wonderful to see them as in love today, as the day they were married. Not too mention, their ADORABLE family additions! Mollie and Fogartie are some of the cutest furchildren ever! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had to wrangle them in a few times…but then they got to have all sorts of fun in the park ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spending time laughing and joking with Dan & Britt was such a pleasure and I am honored to capture such a wonderful milestone in their marriage.

This series of pictures makes me laugh every time!

Aerelle {Wyoming Maternity Session}

Aerelle and I go waaaay way back ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย and I can’t believe she is having Baby #2!! Miss Avey is due to arrive at the end of September and I am dying to meet her.

When she told me the news I was soo excited to start working on ideas for her maternity session (thank goodness she hired me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย lol) It’s always good to get back to the beauty of Wyoming and we used every ounce during Aerelle’s session.Uriah tagged along, as the awesome assistant, as we trekked from prairie, to wildflower fields, to mountain lakes. We battled the heat, the bugs and got completely drenched in the lake but it was all so much fun! ย This family is always up for anything and is such a blast to hang with ๐Ÿ™‚

Aerelle is the cutest pregnant girl ever! She truly is one of the sweetest people and best mommies I know.

Thank you Aerelle for letting me hang with you and take you for a dip in the lake ๐Ÿ˜‰


Are they not just one of the cutest couples! โ™ฅ I mean seriously

This one makes me giggle every time ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย “Mommy, please no….I don’t want a little sister”

Haha…the water was a little cold. This is how she braced herself ๐Ÿ˜‰