About me

Hi! I’m Melissa, the face behind the camera! I am so glad you are here, and I want to tell you a little bit about me and my business! I started my photography journey in 2001, photographing weddings, family and children. I quickly realised that my heart is in portraits. I am obsessed with cute babies, and nothing brings me more joy than delivering heart-stopping images of children and priceless moments between families to my clients. So with that, I made the decision to stop photographing weddings, and concentrate my passion on maternity, newborns, children and families. I am a strong believer that in this profession, you must never stop learning. I have taken many workshops with some of the leaders in the industry, both in person and online.

I put all of this knowledge and practice into delivering images that will make your heart smile for years to come. I understand how overwhelming preparing for a session can be. Just remember, I am here to help! Whether it be clothing suggestions for a family session, or a referral to be pampered by getting your makeup and hair done, I will help you every step of the way. It is also my job to make you feel beautiful in your first portraits with your new baby. I know that many new mamas feel less than beautiful running on no sleep and, well, having just had a baby. I promise that not only will you look beautiful, you will feel beautiful and will cherish the images for a lifetime. And, if you are thinking of coming to me for a family session, have I mentioned that we have fun? No boring family session here! We play games, have tickle tests and, of course, a treat at the end. My goal is to get you images of your family that capture personalities and let your love shine through.

Besides getting amazing images that you LOVE, my priority during any session is safety. Why? Because I am responsible for your most precious little loves whether it is your brand new newborn, your wobbly toddler or your rambunctious kiddo! Before anything, I am a mother to Landon and Chloe. My oldest, Landon, decided to make his grand entrance to this world a bit early, and spent 3 weeks in the NICU. His health issues continued throughout his first year. So when I say “I get it,” I really do. The worry, the stress, the unconditional love. I am here as your biggest supporter in this crazy ride called parenthood. It is not uncommon for me to give new parents tips about feeding, car seats and all things baby! I love being a support for mamas (and daddies) during those first weeks and beyond. With two kids of my own, and all my clients from newborn up, I am a body of information (and one that has been pooped and peed on too many times to count)! And because I get it, I care about the safety of your family.

In 2016, our family moved to Temecula and purchased our very first home! This was a big lifetime milestone for us and we couldn’t be happier. To finally own our own home in beautiful Temecula (hello Wine Country!!) is a dream come true!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and I hope to see you soon!

I promise to deliver heart stopping images of you and your loved ones together that you will treasure for a lifetime. Images that you will look back on years from now that will put a smile on your face, bring tears to your eyes and fill your heart with joy remembering that special milestone we captured together. I hope I get the opportunity to create this for you! xo

-Melissa Lyn

The Studio