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About Melissa

I really hate having to write an About Me section. I don’t take myself very seriously. I am a World-Class-Klutz (but fully insured!) and all-around weirdo. Despite my casual nature, I believe in hard work and making a commitment to my clients. Your photographs are heirlooms, and as such I treat them with the utmost care, creativity, and attention to detail. I am obsessed with light. I love the way that photographs immortalize us, the way they stand as proof that we were here: we lived and we loved, and we were loved in return.

Happiness is:
good light
chewy chocolate chip cookies
loyal dogs
dystopian novels
dry wine

I live and work in the Philly metro area, but am happy to travel to any shoot location.


Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award – 2013, 2014, 2015
UPAA – Honorable Mention Campus Environment 2014, Honorable Mention Magazine Cover 2014
CUPRAP – Bronze Feature Photo 2014, Bronze Other Photo 2014

AIGA: American Institute for Graphic Arts | AMA: American Marketing Association
PPA: Professional Photographers of America | UPAA: University Photographers’ Association of America
WPPI: Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

Saint Joseph’s University, M.A. Writing ’13 | Temple University, B.A. Photojournalism ’06


“Find what you love and let it kill you.”
– Bukowski