Secretly, my favorite thing about photographing newborns is that I totally get my "newborn fix". Their smell, their tiny, wrinkly, peely fingers and toes, the way they snuggle into a tiny little ball as you place them on your chest...I could go on and on. But these are the things love about being around newborns and the things I hope to capture for you. The 1st 2 weeks after birth are often an overwhelming and chaotic time for new (and experienced) families. It's easy to get caught up in the lack of sleep, feeding, and just simply surviving, that cherishing and preserving those tiny details can be lost. Therein I come. I swoop in and peacefully capture every precious thing about your new baby. Each session is custom crafted to reflect your family's style.
A little more about me...A lot of people call me Mel. I was born and raised in Greenville, SC and I am so proud to call it home. It's an inspiring place to be a photographer and a wonderful place to raise a family. I can definitely say I have a deep love for the south. By placing his camera in my hands at an early age, my dad, a photographer himself, cultivated my love for the art form. I am very grateful for his unconditional support and uplifting words as we share in our love of photography. While I have done and loved all sorts of photography, I can say I am truly in my happy place when I'm photographing children, regardless of their age. I am an optimist and I trust people to a fault. I treasure my friendships. I really hate the dentist. I love cheese, dark chocolate, avocados and an oaky chardonnay. I traveled a lot with my mom and I dream of traveling far and wide one day. Having a little family of my own is so much more than I dreamed it would be. I feel most alive when I'm snuggling with my 2 girls. I'm in awe of my luck in finding my husband. He believes in my talent and has encouraged me to follow my dreams. I don't know what I would do without him. He makes me a better person. I strive every day to be more like my mother who passed away from cancer 8 in 2006. She is my hero. When I'm holding my camera, I'm home.