I’ve been lucky enough to spend most of my life right here in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.
I’ve been taking pictures since I was a kid. I learned the fundamentals of photography back in the…ahem…film days, studying photography at the University of Arizona (Go Cats!) blacking out my apartment windows and using my bathroom as a make-shift darkroom. Years later I was happy to embrace digital photography - no more messy chemicals and my bathtub is back to living its best life as, well, a bathtub. I love learning the latest techniques and trying new things. What can I say? I’m a throwback who is also an early-adopter.
Opening my Prescott, Arizona photography studio has given me so much flexibility. It could be set up for a fine art maternity session one day and a jungle with dinosaurs for a milestone session the next. You might find cheerleaders and gymnasts jumping through the air or a soon-to-be graduate getting ready to make their mark on the world!
I believe in fun, relaxed photo sessions because they capture who you are in everyday life. Those are the moments that last a lifetime. I’ll use my 20+ years of experience to guide you every step of the way. Don’t worry, we’ll get the traditional images for your wall, too.
Whether it’s a custom studio session, or an outdoor session at any of our amazing Prescott locations, we’ll have fun as I capture who you are, not just what you look like!
Hi, I'm melissa
Absolutely amazing! So much fun and the photos turned out beyond my expectations! The possibilities are endless and Melissa makes it all so easy and comfortable and most importantly FUN! We have so many more ideas and can’t wait for our next session together! Many more memories to hang on the wall! Highly recommend! -Lindsay D.
Melissa is AMAZING! She was so patient with my girls and really let them relax and have fun in the pictures and captured some of those amazing “In the Moment” pictures, I am so happy with the results and can’t get enough of how amazing they look! Loved her studio set up with all the different options for our session, it was great working with her and I can’t wait until next time! -Ashley L.
Melissa was so accommodating with our schedule, but most importantly, she was so fun & creative to work with! She captured the true essence of the our happy couple: the future Mr & Mrs Johnson! Thank you Melissa, it is an absolute joy working with you! We love so many of the photos, it’s hard to choose from! -Dian T. Melissa is the best! Such a talented photographer and beyond kind! -Kendyll T.
We had an amazing experience. My girls had so much fun. They felt very comfortable. My oldest has autism and has a hard time with new places and new people. She was safe and at home at her studio and for the first time we got beautiful shots of her smiling and enjoying herself. Pictures came out amazing. We are so thankful. Thank you. We will cherish these photos for years. -Erica R.
Melissa took our family photos this summer and we were so pleased with how the pictures turned out! She photographed all 11 of us and took the time to do couples pictures as well as grandparent shots. She caught the real smiles of our children and captured the beauty of Granite Mountain as well! Her work is the perfect blend of professionalism and personality. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone! -Staci B.
Melissa is amazing! My daughter's session was so much fun, and the photographs are beautiful! Melissa did such a great job pulling out her personality and made it such an enjoyable experience! -Julie M.
We had family photos taken and Melissa was so wonderful to work with. She made the photo session comfortable and was great at engaging the kids to participate. Her themed photos are so fun with so many to choose from. -Jill P.
Absolutely amazed with my pictures. Melissa spent a lot of time with us working to get the best pictures with my two silly kids and captured a lot of gorgeous moments as well as hints of their personalities. -Janelle D.
Don't worry, photo sessions don't need to be stressful. I'll use my 20+ years of experience to make sure we get your dream images perfect for sharing with friends and family and for filling a wall of fame in your home.