newbron baby toes peeking from a floral swaddle blanket


Authenticity. That’s what I walk into a home hoping to photograph and deliver in a final gallery. The real you, in this incredible chapter of a book called: your life. True personalities, actual fun being had, tender hugs, loud laughter, and in this families case… new love.

They welcomed a second, beautiful, baby girl and invited me over to document a slice of their new normal. I know, I know… you’re thinking no family with a toddler and a newborn looks that put together ~10 days after coming home from the hospital. And you’re right, it most cases. But if a photo session is a reason for a mama to jump in a shower for the first time in day or so and throw on a little make so that she feels a little more like herself… I’m here for it! If a photo session allows your oldest to wear a pretty new dress so that she feels really special while daddy twirls her around a room… I’m here for it. You may be a little more dressed up, or “photo ready” but the emotion is par for everyday life with the people you love most in this crazy world. That’s always incredibly beautiful to witness and relive in a collection of images.

I hope that these parents lean on their images when they need a reminder of how lucky they are to have two little (exhausting) blessings.

I hope that these sisters look back 15, 25, 40 years down the road to see what their bond looked like when it was brand new.

I could not be happier for this beautiful family.

natural and realistic childhood portrait at home
Older sibling photos during family newborn session
natural and realistic photos of father and daughter at home
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casual family photos at home with newborn
casual family photos at home with newborn
casual family photos at home with newborn
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newborn baby sleeping in crib with arms above head
photos of a big sister excited to hold her new baby sister
photos of a big sister hold and looking at her new baby sister
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natural and adorable photos of a mother and toddler girl at home
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newborn baby sleeping in a floral swaddle
newbron baby toes peeking from a floral swaddle blanket

No added to-dos, just added memories to your life.

You’re busier than you ever thought you’d be. Between chasing toddlers around, work commitments, mastering the art of diaper changes, herding kids to practice, and trying to get some me time, it’s hard to imagine adding anything to your plate.

As a mama of two, I get it!

I'm here to simplify the photography process for you so you can keep focusing on what you need to.

If you want no-stress & natural maternity, newborn, and family photography — I'm your girl.

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Hi, I'm Melissa!

Say goodbye to unnatural and inauthentic photoshoots. I use a child-led approach to guarantee a fun, stress-free family photography session!

Maternity sessions, for me, are a celebration of your incredible journey, and the overflowing love you already feel for the little human you're about to meet.

The early days with your newborn are like nothing else. We’ll capture all the precious moments that make the sleepless nights and diaper changes all worth it.


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