Madison | Evergreen, CO


 

Breanne | Branding | Nederland, CO

Melissa was such a blast to work with! Her laughter is contagious and that is exactly what was needed for the shoot. Not only did she have a great vision based on the creative brief I sent her, but she also provided my entire wardrobe for the shoot, which was beautiful and absolutely perfect for the feel we needed. I am so glad I trusted her. We ended up with some really great images!


 

Heather | Shrewsbury, NJ

Dearest Melissa,
I wanted to write and thank you. Thank you for so many things it is hard to know where to start. I have known you since you were 6 years old. The idea that 24 years later we would be on the shores of NJ, me barely dressed, you behind the lens of a wicked camera with magical powers would boggle the mind back in the 90’s! I love that the universe has kept us connected all of these years that have passed. I am beyond proud of you and so impressed with the woman you have become. Thank you for being part of my life and allowing me to stay part of yours.
The day of our shoot I will never forget. You took me fresh from a housewife stay at home mom life – literally I was parenting until we finally drove away on a secret mission! You instantly put me at ease, made me feel beautiful and pulled out the youthful sex kitten that roamed the beaches of Maui in the late 90’s single and free, untouched by the heavy responsibilities that come with being a mother of three and wife. For four hours you gave me my groove back! I don’t know how you do it, but you pull confidence and elegant beauty out of your subjects, and I was no exception. For that, I thank you!!!
When I received the photos to review I immediately wanted to break myself down. That is what we woman have been trained to do, is it? Well, not in your world. No way! You build women up, you don’t allow women to self deprecate or not see the gorgeousness of curves and unique body types and all that God gave us as a gift. You wouldn’t just allow me to wallow in my disapproval of weight I have gained, you would NOT allow it. Immediately we spoke on the phone and the seven year old I babysat was now very maturely and warmly coaching me on how to love myself more and to be proud of my body and my beauty. For THAT, I thank you.
I love them all. I love you. I thank you. And we might have to do this again at 50 so I can once again escape and relive all that is beautiful in aging.
With love, respect and admiration,
Heather


 

Katie | Evergreen, CO

I had the honor of working with Melissa. I was so excited to do this shoot with her. I had no idea what was going to happened and I couldn’t wait to see the day unfold.
The minute we started I knew that we were going to have fun.  She really pushed my comfort zone, with the locations and poses. Something magical happened in the process.  I felt this fiery goddess within myself begin to rise to the occasion.  It felt incredibly natural to take Melissa’s guidance.  She made me feel as if I knew what I was doing.  My body was so comfortable and I felt so beautiful. Thank you Melissa for introducing me to my inner goddess within. I am forever grateful.  Love and light to you beautiful woman!

Alyson | Evergreen, CO

I had the pleasure of getting to work with Melissa and it was nothing short of wonderful. I was a bit shy and nervous at first but her complete confidence in me and the beyond helpful direction she provided put me at ease. From that space I was able to tap into a place of confidence and joy that I do not typically experience. It was a true gift! Getting a “good” shot is not Melissas only focus, she is always working on showing you that you are beautiful and strong beyond belief; her help allows her clients to experience those feelings which is what makes her photos shine. There is no doubt that she is a great photographer and I feel blessed to have had the chance to work with her. I will cherish my experience for years to come.


Amelie | Lafayette, LA

I recently had the pleasure of having a photo shoot with Melissa and while at first I was a little nervous and apprehensive, by the end if it I was feeling beautiful, strong, and free! We spent half the day photographing with different outfits, which were all fabulous. Melissa really knew how to direct the whole thing. She did my hair & makeup, chose the outfits, told me how to pose and directed me on not only where to look with my eyes but what type of feeling I should be showing to really capture my emotions through the camera; she helped me really get into it. It was an unbelievable experience and I really could not be happier with the results!


Margaret | Boulder, CO | Salt Flats, UT | Sayulita, Mexico

Melissa is truly amazing at what she does. I have had the chance to work with her three times and every time has been SO wonderful. She is professional, incredibly talented, and most importantly- a blast to work with! I usually am very self-conscious in front of a camera, but Melissa’s encouragement and direction made me feel so comfortable and confident the entire time! She was able to really capture who I am in my power. Her vision, combined with an incredible knack for helping people feel comfortable in their own skin always produces breathtakingly beautiful photos. I LOVED working with her and would do it again in a heartbeat!