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    Hi there! I'm Melissa, and I am a visual storyteller who specializes in documentary wedding photography and fresh, stylized portraiture. I'm based in the Washington, DC area, but I love to travel!

    I am passionate about telling people's stories fully and authentically from a unique perspective. I love what I do, and I'm excited to share my life and work.

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    So happy you stopped by for a visit. Look forward to hearing from you!

CHRISTIN + CAREY — SNEAK PEEK

I know, I know… It’s been awhile since I blogged. BUT I have a gem of a preview today. : ) Christin and Carey got married in Lewes, Delaware last month, and I hope to share photos from that wonderful day soon. In the mean time, check out their awesome reactions to seeing guests during their beach portrait session. I love their enthusiasm (they were both like this the whole day!). Such a treat to photograph these folks.

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BIRCH: BABY

First of all — how awesome is the name Birch?! I LOVE her name, and I loved photographing this family. My friend Jenna, who lives in North Carolina, gifted a mini session to her dear friends Kat, Kurt and Birch (who live in DC), so I was lucky enough to photograph them in their beautiful home earlier this week! I really enjoyed hanging out with (almost) 12-week-old Birch and her parents. They are so laid back and fun (and funny!). Not to mention Birch is the CHILLEST BABY ALIVE. And so gosh darn cute! Enjoy some snaps of this crew. And happy, happy SPRING! : )

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Chillin’ out and rockin’ out. Love this frame!

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LOVE this photo. Big brother Hank was so pumped to be a part of the shoot. : )

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Sooo pretty!

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I was dying over these maps in their living room. Kat and Kurt framed the cities where they’ve lived together.

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And this is what it’s like trying to photograph a baby and a puppy together. Haha — love!

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SO SWEET!

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April 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Angela Liscio Scott - Great work! Love all of these!!!

April 20, 2015 - 9:46 pm

Helen Liscio Dietz - Creative photography! Very sweet poses of parents with Baby Birch!
Will extended family members be able to order prints?

SYDNEY: NEWBORN

I am so delighted to share with y’all Sydney, who was just 14 days new during her newborn session. I had THE best time photographing her and her awesome parents. We laughed so much! I loved all of the natural light that they get in their house, and Sydney’s nursery was THE cutest and most stylish. Enjoy this sweet little bundle. And scroll to the bottom to see her proud big sis! ; )

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I LOVED this blanket that Megan made for Sydney! So special.

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Absolute fave!

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Featured: United With Love – Chris + Sara’s Wedding

So delighted to share that Chris + Sara’s gorgeous summer wedding at Oxon Hill Manor has been featured on the awesome blog United With Love! You can see photos and words from Sara on the ceremony HERE and the reception HERE. Thanks for highlighting this D.C. wedding, UWL!

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March 16, 2015 - 5:53 pm

Ryan Ibrahim - Such a pleasure working with you, Melissa! What a beautiful representation of Chris and Sara’s day!

MARGOT: NEWBORN

I got to meet and photograph this scrumptious little sweetheart at eight days old. Margot (LOVE her name!) was born early — just THREE days after I took her parent’s maternity photos! Crazy timing, I’m telling ya. She was perfectly sleepy during the session — a dream to photograph. I am so incredibly happy for her awesome parents! Enjoy some of my favorites of this precious little lady. : )

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I am in LOVE with her little nose. And I have to give major props to Matt, Margot’s dad, for helping me hold the blanket during these solo shots. Sometimes the space in city apartments can be tricky but with willing parents…!

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How adorable and stylish is her nursery?!

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Margot’s grandmother (Kat’s mom) was in town helping them out after her birth, so we grabbed some shots!

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Matt’s mom sent these sweaters all the way from Ireland. It’ll take a bit for Margot to grow into her’s, but I loved that they wanted to get some shots in them!

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February 4, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Photo fan - If “ecstatic parent” were a dictionary term, we’d have the photos to include with it! Beautiful. In every way.

February 15, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Catherine Downs - I was there when these were taken. You do such a beautiful job. Thank you again fir some winderful memories ( mellisa did the wedding and maternity pictures too)

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