I ask all my families to let me into their story, so here is a little bit of mine.

Of all the names I’m called, Mom is the one that is most important to me. I love the absolute chaos of being a boy mom. I had three children in less than three years, which is possible when you end up with - surprise!- twins. Their wild hearts keep me on my toes every day and I love them more than I ever thought I could love anyone. They are mine.

I walk through this life with this man here. We’ve stood next to one another for 21 years and said yes to a life together 16 years ago. We make a pretty great team.

meet melissa

I’m a sometimes half-marathon runner and a lover of mexican food. I’m sarcastic and a straight shooter. I believe that there’s few things that can’t be solved with a long drive with the windows down and the music up. I’m fiercely loyal. 

I understand the power of memories and preserving them. How a photograph can pull you in two directions at once. How it has the power to make you smile and break your heart all at once.

I’m scared to forget, so I use my camera to make sure I can always remember. How I capture my own family is how I capture everyone I work with. What’s real. The authentic. All the emotion. That’s what I focus on. It’s what matters.

I believe in authenticity over perfection.

I have a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education and I spent over 10 years working in Higher Education (residence life and student conduct) before deciding five years go to leave my career to stay at home with my boys and pursue my dream of becoming a full-time photographer.

I believe that it’s never too late to decide who you want to become.

Why do I share that?

Because it’s indicative of who I am as a person and what you will get if you decide to hire me.

I have been proudly (and amazingly) living my dream job for the past three years. 

I work hard.

I'm focused.

I do whatever it takes.

I follow through.

I bring that same passion and worth ethic to every family, every session I’m invited in to photograph.

I have a natural ability to make people feel comfortable, relax and laugh.

I’m adept at handling kids and all the different emotions they carry with them. I’ll have you and your partner laughing, I promise. I’m great at capturing the moments as they are happening, anticipating what’s going to come next, grabbing all the unique personalities of your family.

Most importantly, I will help you focus on each other so you can be in the moment, together, and enjoy your session.

I care. About you. About your family. About you being present in the moment. About creating memories for you to hold onto. Your kids grow so fast. it’s my job to capture your memories, it’s your job to enjoy them as they’re happening.

It boils down to this.

let's do this thing together.

Based in Central Massachusetts, serving the greater New England area and available for travel worldwide.

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