you can call me Mel.

friend, wife, momma, photographer

Some people spell my name wrong, so you can just call me Mel!


I’m laid-back and superrrrr passionate about love. 

I’m a wedding, elopement, AND portrait photographer as well as an illustrator based in Ohio! I was born in a small town in Illionis but then moved to Ohio where I grew up. I'm one of FOUR sisters.. so life was pretty fun/eventful growing up. 


I'm married to my best friend, Tyler, who I met at church (best way to find your soulmate.... am I right??!) and we have a precious daughter, Leilani.. but Lani for short, who's literally a split image of me. 


Hey there,

I'm Melyssa!


Life in community

Re-watching New Girl

Peanut butter sandwiches

Taking long walks through Target

Traveling to new places

Re-decorating our house with new finds from Hobby Lobby

1. I'm a Christian -- raised Baptist, but now more Non-Denominational -- and find such peace & joy in continually seeking to grow my relationship with Jesus. 

2. I love alllll things lavender. FAVORITE SCENT BY FAR!


3. I'm obsessed with romantic comedies & hallmark movies -- yes, I'm THAT girl. There ain't nothin but love can't fix <3 

4. Target runs are a necessity.. Even when I'm supposed to be getting just one thing like toilet paper or toothpaste I always leave the store with many things I might not really need.

5. I'm a lover of homemade tacos (or any kind of tacos, lets be real). I eat, breathe, sleep tacos.. haha JK! But really, let's go grab some margarita's and some tacos -- I'd LOVE to meet YOU! 

Now that we're friends, I'll let you in on five facts that make me, ME!


ready to adventure?

Whether you're ready to do a 3 plus mile hike in your wedding dress or have a 8 hour wedding day that includes all of your childhood best friends and family members, it's super important to remember this day is all about you and your person!!

You want to have a surprise dance for your bride/groom during your reception? GO FOR IT!!! 


You'd rather exchange your vows before the ceremony so its more intimate and you hate talking in front of people? I'M HERE FOR IT!!!


However you'd like to spend your day I'll be there from day ONE helping you create!!!!! I'm invested in BOTH OF YOU. I'm ready to help make your big day special and capture allllll the sweet moments!

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From the beginning Melyssa was so understanding and flexible. She made us feel comfortable while capturing every moment perfectly. She works quickly and gets your pictures back to you fast. I am so glad I chose her to be my photographer!

"absolutely amazing"

Charlee Williams