Hi! I’m Melissa, your Temecula maternity and newborn and family portrait photographer! I’m a total night owl who lives in leggings 99.9% of the time, loves wine, making all things sourdough, cooking and surrounding myself with family and good friends. I am married to the most amazing man on the planet (for almost 18 years!) who is my rock and we are blessed with two pretty awesome kiddos who keep us insanely busy and I’m obsessed with our adorable golden retreiver pup named Bear (my third child). 

I started my photography journey over 20 years ago (yes, that’s correct. I did just age myself pretty good!) photographing weddings, family and children. About halfway into my career, I realized that my heart was in portraits and I wanted to focus on capturing a brand new life and the connections that came along with it.

As a mom of two teenagers, I know just how fast the years go by. The newborn stage goes by PAINFULLY fast. You don’t get a second chance to capture this fleeting stage of when your new baby is at their tiniest.  There is nothing more precious than a new baby and the joy it brings to a family. I’d love to be the one to capture all of the important milestones for your family from pregnancy to your baby’s very first portraits and beyond so you don’t miss out on documenting life’s most precious milestones. Because one day, a memory is all you will have left.

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“a photograph is a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”

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