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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!

BENJAMIN: BABY

First off, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! This will be my last post on this blog. I am switching companies and moving all of my content (portfolio & blog) to one space next week. The kinks and minor details haven’t quite been worked out yet, so it’ll definitely be a work in progress, but I am excited about the transition to a more simple and clean format. I look forward to sharing my new site with y’all soon!

Now… Benjamin! Last month I got to photograph this handsome little dude just shy of five weeks! Benjamin came into the world fast and furiously (and ~seven weeks early to the surprise of his parents!). Even though it wasn’t a true newborn session — within the 6-10 days after birth — he was still picture-perfect. And I LOVED the details in his nursery! Enjoy this sweet, sweet baby boy.

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June 22, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Eula Dorsey - Benjamin is my great grandson and all the pictures are beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I can’t quit looking at them.

THE BORK FAMILY

Last April while we were on vacation at Sunset Beach, I asked a photographer friend who is based in Wilmington, NC to do a mini shoot swap. Y’all. She took some AMAZING family photos for us (check them out on her blog HERE)! Katie is an incredibly sweet person with such a kind heart, and we’ll treasure the photos she took for us for a very long time. If you need a family lifestyle photographer on the North Carolina coast, book Katie Bork. Period.

Along with gushing about the photos she took for us, I wanted to also post some of my favorites of her beautiful family. Her girls are the sweetest! Enjoy. : )

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All of Katie’s children are beautiful but how stunning is her oldest? I want her hair!

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My favorites. : )

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June 19, 2015 - 9:07 am

Beth Wilson - Wanted to share this photographer. This family belongs to Rhonda and Randy Till that I grew up with in Charlotte.

HAPPY FOUR YEARS, HUBS!

Today is our fourth wedding anniversary. To celebrate on the interwebz, I wanted to post pictures from a time in our lives when it was just the two of us (plus the dogs of course!): our honeymoon in Europe. More specifically, I chose to post all of our selfies from the trip because now that we have our beautiful one-year-old, it’s a little harder to find time to celebrate ourselves. : )

To my dear husband: you work so hard on a daily basis to keep me (and Brooklyn) happy and healthy, and even though this period in our lives is more hectic, you still take the time to kiss me and tell me how much I mean to you. For these things and so much more, I am so grateful to call you my partner. I love you and appreciate ALL you do! Have fun reminiscing over all the selfies I made you take with me. Let’s take another trip soon, mmmmkay? ; )

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June 4, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Ryan - See how cool, and young!, your parents were, Brooklyn! I mean, are! Thanks for the happy tears, my love. No one with whom I’d rather spend every day… (Furry) children or solo!!

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TRISH - Very loving and tasteful! Two sweethearts! Proud and happy Mother!

THE GARDNER FAMILY

Today I get to share images from a special family’s mini session. I photographed Kelly and Bob’s wedding almost five years ago now (!!!!). Since then, they’ve added a couple of precious kiddos: Claire and Weston. : ) Weston is only about a month old in these photos, and Claire is such a sweet big sister to him! Both of the kids stole my heart. I love watching families grow, and I’m so thankful that I get to continue to capture special milestones.

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June 3, 2015 - 8:56 pm

Brenda B Parker - As always, Melissa, your photography skills are the best. We wish you lived closer so we could have gotten you to do our son’s wedding. So very pleased with these. You captured my sweet daughter & her family in a way that we’ll cherish forever. Absolutely wonderful.

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