My heart is focused on fully serving my clients, from start to finish. Starting with styling outfits for the family from my client wardrobe and pampering mama with hair and makeup before the session, I believe your photos should be stress-free and fun. After your session, I am here to help design custom artwork for your family and install your new heirlooms in your home.
Hi, I'm Melanie! I am a Kansas City area photographer specializing in timeless maternity, newborn, and family portraits.
I am a wife and a mama of 2 sweet little boys (plus a pup). Becoming a mother has placed a deep-rooted need in me to preserve memories. I know how important it is to document your memories, and I'm driven to capture those authentic moments in a beautiful way.
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My husband and 2 boys are my world. They are my inspiration and the reason I feel so compelled to freeze time through the art of photography. They are my motivation and drive in my business and always my favorite subjects to photograph.
We live in the Overland Park, Kansas area with our 12 year old Italian Greyhound mix and love all of what Kansas City has to offer.
photo: Alissa Bird
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Exploring new places and experiencing other cultures is so important to me and to our family. We try to take one new "big adventure" each year in an effort to show our kiddos the world.
Where should we go next? Send me some recommendations or let's chat about it at your next session!
Melanie has a true talent for capturing family moments! We have done two newborn sessions, one maternity, and one family session with her and have been SO pleased. Her editing is absolutely gorgeous and she is so great with kiddos! She handled our toddler like a champ!
You also can't beat her client wardrobe- highly recommend. Even when you feel not so camera ready after having a baby she will make you feel beautiful! Love her work!
Melanie was a dream to work with! We booked a newborn shoot and could not be happier with our photos or the entire experience. Melanie is professional, kind and very responsive. From beginning to end, the process was thoughtfully laid out and stress-free. I loved having the option to get my hair and makeup professionally done and also to pick out a dress from her client closet.
The photoshoot day was a lot of fun and the images are absolutely beautiful. Melanie is incredibly talented and I can’t recommend her enough!
Melanie is a fantastic newborn and family photographer! She's very responsive and professional when it comes to scheduling and answering questions. Her client wardrobe/makeup services are such an awesome add-on and so helpful for a sleep deprived mom. We did newborn family pictures, which included my very active toddler, and Melanie used many tricks (and snacks) to get great shots of everyone!
She makes the whole experience laid back, fun, and EASY. Lastly, her photos are so beautiful. She selected photos and created a beautiful, keepsake album - the quality is amazing. I highly recommend Melanie for newborn and family photos!
Melanie was absolutely amazing to work with! She made us feel so comfortable and perfectly captured our growing family. Being postpartum is not the most glamorous time, but Melanie made me feel beautiful and comfortable throughout the shoot.
We love our images and will cherish them forever! Thank you Melanie!