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Cheers! Let’s take some rad photos!



I am a Southern California Wedding + Portrait + Commercial Photographer. I do love to travel so I am totally open for destination shoots! I am originally from Peru and bilingual in Spanish. I love the outdoors, whether it’s hanging at the beach or getting in tune with nature 🙂

Ever since I was little, I always had a camera in my hand. You could always find me looking through our family photo albums. I loved the feeling of looking at each photo and reliving the moment, remembering who we were at that time.

I love documenting raw + real expressions and editing them into moody moments that will last forever. Feel free to reach out and let’s chat about how I can capture your memories!

PS – I promise to make you laugh 😉

“Melissa did our engagement and wedding photos and she captured the feel and who we are beautifully. Every time I look at our wedding photographs I feel like I’m living in a dream. Melissa has a great eye for getting the shots others wouldn’t think of, and those are the ones that people always admire most and that we cherish. She made me feel and look like a movie star. Our wedding photos are romantic, artistic, unexpected, extraordinarily beautiful and perfect in every way. Melissa was extremely personable and easy to work with – everyone at our wedding loved her! We also hired her to do our baby shots and will continue to use her to photograph our family for all our special occasions.”

– Anissa M.



Anissa + Daniel

“Mel is phenomenal! I had seen her take photos of my friend for her maternity shoot so I knew we would be in good hands. My hubby and I hate anything too contrived where we feel like we are posing too much and Mel handled what we were worried about like an absolute pro. We got exactly what we were looking for. She is sweet, fun and gets the job done to your liking. We have her photos framed all over our house and I can’t recommend her enough. I’m pregnant now so we plan on taking our maternity shoot with her as well. It’s awesome to be able to stick with the same person throughout these milestones.” – Kat L.

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Kat + Max