Hi, I'm Melanie. I'm the face behind the lens (and screen).
I fell in love with the art of photography in the dark room in high school. All of my free time was spent soaking up everything that I could learn about the medium.
Then in 2017, Melanie Soltz Photography was born. Five cities, 3 jobs, a dog, a wedding, 2 kids, and a whole lot more later... here I am. Reconnected with my first love and my true passion, photography. I feel blessed to have a job that I love so much, and honored to capture so many important moments for your family.
Becoming a mother has placed a deep-rooted need in me to preserve memories. The moments pass too fast. Children grow in milliseconds, and life changes before our very eyes. I know how important it is to preserve your family memories, and I'm driven to capture those authentic moments in a beautiful, stylized way.
I live in the Overland Park, Kansas area with my husband, 2 boys, and pup. A few facts about me: I've been a vegetarian for over 15 years, I am a huge coffee fan but only let myself drink 1 cup a day, I love dogs, and I'm embarrassingly terrified of bugs. When I'm not behind the camera, I enjoy exploring new shops and restaurants, traveling, tackling home design projects, and spending quality time with my family.
photo by Alissa Bird Photography