portrait photographer 

When I think about how I can make a difference in the world, a bunch of things come to mind but one in particular, photography. 

Over the years, I have come to understand just how important it is to freeze time when you can for the simple fact of not knowing if we'll be here tomorrow. Being a photographer has allowed me to connect with people in a very special way. To be the one to literally freeze time, transforming it into a beautiful tangible memory, gives me remarkable inner peace. After shooting professionally for 4+ years and allowing photography to help me become my best self, it's clear that this is the reason I get up in the morning. There is truly nothing else I'd rather be doing.

There is something so powerful about allowing yourself to be present and there is so much joy to be had when you can focus on love. This is what I aim to capture on wedding day and throughout my portrait sessions; the infinite amount of love you have for each other. These are the moments you'll want to hold onto forever. This is what I'm so passionate about and what I've poured my heart and soul into being able to do. 

Meet Melissa

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Born and raised in the Hudson Valley🏡


Anything earth related, true crime or history🤓

Spicy Marg🍹

years as a photog

11 with 4 years of full time experience wooohooo🥳

Favorite Trips

Athens ➡️ Milina➡️ Santorini, Greece
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico



Alejandro 💞

Melissa studied at UCCC and graduated in 2013 with an associates degree in Fine Arts. She has been shooting portraits & weddings professionally for the last 4 years. She has a small, natural light portrait studio for maternity & newborn portraits in Bloomingburg, NY but shoots mostly outside on location.


Continuing education

Member of The Professional Photographer's Association of America
Completion of Katelyn James's Posing Evolution & Lighting and Location Courses


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