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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

Katie + Faith : Young Family {Wyoming Family Photographer}

SUMMER TIME! Ah, how I love summer time! The longer days, warmer weather, afternoons sitting poolside and beautiful photo shoots down by the creek ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Which is exactly where my first session from Wyoming ended up!

Say hello to Katie and Faith! The ultimate mother-daughter duo ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย These two are simply adorable and soooo much fun to hang out with. Katie has been a friend for…well as long as I can remember and it has been a complete joy watchig little Faith grow up. ย I can hardly believe she is almost 3!

Faith loves to read! She was telling us all about this wonderful storybook…in fact, she is such a good reader that she doesn’t need to turn pages ๐Ÿ˜‰

There’s nothing better than a lazy Sunday afternoon tea party down by the creek!!

These two girls are so sweet together โ™ฅ ย The bond they share is simply beautiful and inspiring.

After a refreshing dip in the creek, it was time for a new outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย We might have had A LOT of fun!

During wardrobe change, Katie turns to me to ask if I will take some shots of her buttoning up the dress, to match the future picture of her doing the same on her daughter’s wedding day. Such a sweet idea โ™ฅ Totally wish I would have thought of it myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

It is still shocking to me that this little lady is turning 3! My how the years have flown.

I just LOVE this face! The great thing about toddlers….you don’t have to ask for silly, they just show you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Father’s Day {A Small Tribute To Man-Kind}


A big shout out to all those amazing Dad’s out there!!

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful and caring Father. He has taught me so many things and blessed me with such fond memories.

His wit and sense of humor are one of a kind and I’m sad I don’t get to hang with him more often.

My Dad isn’t the only dad I think is pretty awesome! Here are a couple pretty cool gents that have been through MCP

and I want to send a big HAPPY FATHER’S DAY out to these special guys!

Have a wonderful day full of family and love!

Mr. Grant {Portland Baby Photographer}

I am proud to present a VERY adorable little man. Meet Baby Grant everybody!

Hanging out with this little guy and his family was so much fun. It’s always incredible to see the love every person in the room gives to newest additions. I love that vibe and it’s one of the many reasons why my job is pretty awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ What a trooper, smiley from the get go…but hey, who doesn’t love rolling around on a soft fuzzy blanket ๐Ÿ˜‰ and by rolling, I mean ROLLING. This kid is a rolling machine!! He will be non-stop go go go when he gets those feet under him.

I just love this first one! Too cute

I mean, come on! What a face ๐Ÿ˜‰It never gets old seeing little baby feet$0.50…not too shabby! Looks like Mom took him up on that offer ๐Ÿ˜‰
Too many kisses!! AHHHHย 

Baby Isabella {Portland Newborn Photographer}

Being a photographer you meet a lot of great people. This wonderful little family is absolutely no exception.

Meet Brandon, Kelcie and adorable Baby Isabella! Such a gorgeous family and I was honored to capture these moments for them. Little Isabella rocked her session and is a complete natural in front of the camera! ๐Ÿ™‚ Mom and Dad are going to be in TRUUUUUH BULL as this little one gets older ๐Ÿ˜‰

Take a look and show this wonderful family some love!

Proud Mama!ย Daddy’s little girl…so sweet!ย I mean seriously!! Look at those gorgeous eyes!!ย Baby fingers and toes! Never gets old!

Sappington Family {Portland Family Photographer}

One favorite families is HERE!!! Bryan, Jessica, Levi, Ezra and Emma have arrived.

I am so excited to share this session, it was so fun hanging out with the Sappington crew. Even though we had some misdirection to our shoot location (GPS can’t always be trusted) when we got there it was nothing but AWESOMENESS! The colors were wonderful, lighting was great and the family was gorgeous. ๐Ÿ˜€
I just loved this mirror concept and so happy that it turned out so beautifully! ๐Ÿ™‚You can’t have a session in the middle of fall without playing in the leaves!
Everyone with the most adorable doggie, Chetco! Isn’t he cute!I love this little puppy face!No stronger bond than that between a man and his dog….right?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰Such an ADORABLE couple!!ย Emma is such a little ย ham! LOVE IT!!ย I mean seriously….so sweet together!