FRIEND, WIFE, MOMMA, TEACHER & PHOTOGRAPHER
CALL ME MEL
HEY FRIEND, I'M MELYSSA
Some people tend to spell my name wrong (thanks auto-correct), so you can just call me Mel :-) I’m laid-back and superrrrr passionate about love.
I’m a part-time wedding, elopement, AND portrait photographer as well as an illustrator based in Ohio! During the school year I spend my week days as an EA helping assist middle school students with some awesome teachers. My goal is to pursue being an art teacher in the next few years, so I can share + teach students about my passion for art!
I was born in a small town in Illinois 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, who's literally a split image of me.
I'M ALL ABOUT
Life in community
Re-watching New Girl
Coloring with my daughter
Peanut butter sandwiches
Taking long walks through Target
Traveling to new places
Re-decorating our house with new finds from Hobby Lobby
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!