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  • WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

    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!

THE GOEBEL FAMILY

I adored photographing this family at their home in Annapolis, Maryland. Little Miss Meyer was just shy of 15 weeks in these photos. She had the best expressions and the biggest, most beautiful eyes! I also loved her red hair and gorgeous nursery. Congrats to the proud and happy parents! : )

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I wish I could say I caught this moment by accident but no….no, their pup STRETCHES ON CUE. How amazing is she?!

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How amazing is this nursery?!
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We walked down to the water for a couple of snaps outside — it was a beautiful day.

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November 18, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Photo fan - I was there and yet… these are even prettier than I remember! Beautiful, beautiful.

KATE + MATT – Providence Country Club Wedding

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I’ve known Kate since college (well, really, since high school — she went to the school in the town right next to mine), and she is one of the most sweet, laid back and funny people that I know (she’s always cracking jokes and lightening the mood). I was so, SO happy when she asked me to shoot her and Matt’s wedding; I knew it was going to be beautiful and full of fun and emotion. And I was right. : )

Some of my favorite parts of the day included: Matt seeing his bride for the first time (I’m a sucker for emotional grooms), the purple flower she had in her bouquet in memory of her dad (his favorite color) and the toasts during the reception.

Bride’s dress: Legends by Romona Keveza
Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Groom and groomsmen attire: Black by Vera Wang
Bride’s hair and makeup: Jenny Le
Bridesmaids’ hair: Hair in the City
Florals: Vickie Sieber Floral Design Group
Cake: SPLAT! cakes ‘n such
Band: Too Much Sylvia Band
Caterer: Providence Country Club
Invitations: Olive Paper
Programs: First Presbyterian Church
Transportation: Rose Chauffeured Transportation
Reception centerpieces & bride’s veil: bride’s mother, Kathy Carmichael

Kate and Matt got married in late September. The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church and the amazing party was thrown at Providence Country Club. Enjoy the photos! Kate and Matt, thanks for being so sweet and chill throughout the day. I’m so happy for y’all!

Special thanks to Carolyn Marie Photography for helping me shoot! You rock!

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Kate is so gorgeous!

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Their beautiful niece!

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They met Brooklyn and got a photo with her. : )

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Kate is hysterical. Big props to this pregnant lady who danced in stilettos!

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Love this shot of Matt and his dad.

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THE OBLINSKY FAMILY

While I was in North Carolina to photograph a wedding in late October, I stopped by our good friends in Asheville to photograph their growing family. Baby Miles arrived mid-September and he was around six weeks during this mini session. Big sister Ella was SO precious and loving to him. I adore the sibling shots we got. I’m so happy for Allie and Matt and their gorgeous family of four! Love y’all! : )

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November 6, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Alexandria - LOVE them all. You are so talented! Thank you, friend <3

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Karen - Precious!

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annmarie potter - beautiful photos, job well done again Melissa.

OUR LITTLE PUMPKIN

I just got back (late last night!) from a two-week vacation in North Carolina with the family. It. Was. Glorious. I have a million things to do (you know, when you have so much to do that you just sit and do the blank stare because you don’t know where to start), but I wanted to share this photo of Brooklyn before we bid October farewell. Because of all the traveling we did this month, we didn’t have time to take her to a real pumpkin patch, but we did get some photos of her when we visited the State Farmers Market last September. I have SO many photos of our little pumpkin to edit and post…sigh. I guess I have to start somewhere. ; )

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November 5, 2014 - 4:11 pm

TRISH - SHE’S DARLING!

NICHOLAS: BABY

While I was in North Carolina a few weekends ago, I stopped at UNC-Chapel Hill (my Alma mater!) for a quick mini session of six-month-old Nicholas. He is ONE CUTE BABY. I seriously wanted to squish his cheeks the entire time. I loved his hair and his expressions cracked me up. See what I mean in my favorite photos!

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October 9, 2014 - 10:37 pm

Kathleen Caggiano - He is adorable. Your pictures are fantastic!

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