Melanie took our family photos when our twins were six months old. The photos are beautiful and even turned out even better than we could have imagined - they truly capture our boys' very different personalities and the love we have for each other. She was so great to work with and incredibly patient, which came in handy when dealing with two six month olds who weren't all that excited about taking pictures!  Anna P.


"Melanie is so easy to work with during her photo sessions.  Not only is she professional but she is also patient & knowledgeable about photography.  She is especially great with children!!  I always love her photographs as they are gorgeous and she captures the special moments perfectly."  Merry R.


"Melanie took family photos when my oldest son was 1 ½ and did a newborn photo shoot with us when my second son was born.  My oldest son was full of energy and not that into taking pictures during the family shoot and somehow Melanie was able to capture amazing pictures that I will treasure forever!  During the newborn shoot, Melanie was extremely patient, calm, and relaxed while taking our photos.  In both experiences, I have been amazed at how she is able to capture beautiful family moments.  Her photos are full of love.  I will definitely ask Melanie to photograph my family again as we grow."  Kristen G.


"Working with Melanie was wonderful. Her creative eye for what would work in our family pictures was perfect.  She was patient and willing to try several locations and various combinations of family members. The pictures turned out terrifically and we are thrilled with the fabulous memories created that day." Susan W.


"We had so much fun with Melanie in the Bishop's garden at the National Cathedral. It was our first family photo shoot so we had no idea what to expect, or how to communicate what we wanted. She immediately made us feel super comfortable, and provided us with just enough direction to get a good mix of candid, artistic, and posed family pictures. The results were fabulous! Her use of light is beautiful, and she captured so many adorable shots of my children that I had a really hard time narrowing down which pictures I wanted to keep. I'm so happy we found her!"  Carrie C.


"Melanie has been my family's photographer for the last few years.  She is so pleasant to work with and makes our shy toddlers feel incredibly comfortable and sometimes even downright eager to have their photos taken.  Melanie is a great listener and understands how to create gorgeous family memories to last a lifetime.  If I had to characterize her work in one word, I would say joy.  Her photos express joy and bring joy to those who view them.  Her work is hanging all over the walls of my home and I have received countless compliments on them.  I highly recommend hiring her for your next family photo session!"  Meg B.


"Melanie took my twins 6 month and family photos.  We had so much fun with her taking our pictures. She is not only a great photographer who comes prepared with props and fun ideas for some great shots, but is extremely patient and easy to work with.  She has a way of capturing the moment.  We love her so much, she'll be taking the boys year shots in a few days! The pictures she takes will be treasured forever!" Julie S.


"We had the pleasure of having Melanie take newborn photos for our two daughters. During the photo session for our second daughter, not only did she capture beautiful images of our newborn, but she also captured gorgeous photos of our toddler, and of us as a family. Melanie made us feel completely comfortable, was extremely patient, and we never felt rushed. In other words, she was a complete joy to work with! Melanie went above and beyond to make sure she captured the precious moments perfectly, which we will cherish for years to come. We can't wait to work with her again in the future for our family photos." Su D.


"We had a great time taking photos with Melanie at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.  She was very patient with our daughters (ages 2 and 4), and made them feel like we were just taking a trip to the park, rather than posing for photos.  She took so many amazing family photos and photos of our girls, and we can't wait to work with her again!" Katie P.


"Melanie recently took my twin boys 5 month family photos and we couldn't be happier with the photos. This was our first photo session with the boys and we had no idea what to expect but were so pleasantly surprised with the results. She somehow got the boys (repeatedly!) to look at the camera and captured their smiles and eyes beautifully. She was patient and efficient with us which are two pluses when dealing with two babies! We look forward to having her photograph the boys as they grow."  Gretchen K.


"My family loves working with Melanie to capture our special moments in time.  She is warm and friendly, and  her low key approach puts everyone at ease.  Even with active children, she somehow manages to get great shots!"  Sarah B.


"Melanie has photographed our family twice now.  Once when it was just our rambunctious toddler twins and then again when we added a newborn to the chaos.  Through it all, she was so calm and patient that it made the whole experience *almost* easy!  I love seeing the smiles and sweet moments she captures between my kids.  She always manages to find their personality through all commotion going on around us."  Kara K.