“Melissa did a series of personal photos for my husband and I and did an amazing job. She has a knack for selecting the right pose, lighting and backdrop to successfully make us look our best. I absolutely recommend her!”

-Mary P.

Mary P.

“Melissa was so awesome! She made me feel so comfortable and coached me through the session. Im not very photogenic, but she made me look like a pro! The photos came out AMAZING and the turn around was super fast! I HIGHLY recommend Melissa! The boring stuff: Her communication before and after the shoot was flawless, she showed up on time, ready to go. We had a great time, thanks Melissa!”

-Ken M.

Ken M.

“I absolutely LOVE the pictures that Melissa took for our family. She is so easy to work with and responsable. I have worked with many photographers in the past and always struggled in finding the perfect picture of our family. I was so happy when I received the pictures from Melissa there were so many nice pictures to choose from. I look forward to work with Melissa for many years to come. “

-Isabel R.

Isabel R.

“Did my senior portraits with Mel in Balboa Park and now having a hard time choosing just one for my yearbook. If your looking for for quality photography with no distractions- You’re in the right place! 🙂 “

-Kamila D.

Kamila D.

“The best photographer I’ve ever met. Can’t wait to use you for our wedding. You are so friendly and funny.”

-Rob V. 

Rob V.

“Melissa is AMAZING!! We are beyond happy with our Engagement Photos and can’t wait to have her shoot our wedding. Melissa was very punctual, professional, and so personable-she directed the shoot seamlessly. And we got our pictures back the next day!!! She was so sweet she even included our little one in our session. We can’t stop looking at our photos! We would definitely reccomend Melissa for your engagement (or any other photo) session!”

-Brianna C.

Brianna C.

“Melissa was great to work with! She walked us through the entire photo process and went out of her way to get the best shots. We went up to the mountains in the morning and by 9 PM that evening we had all of our pictures. She sent us soooo many more pictures than what was stated in our contract. We look forward to working with her for our wedding pictures too!”

-Ximena O.

Ximena O.

“I highly recommend shooting with Melissa! She is absolutely amazing! She was such a sweetheart and made the whole process super comfortable and fun. She knew all the best shooting spots and was extremely knowledge about angles and lighting. I love my headshots!”



“The photos Melissa took of my husband and I during a maternity shoot are absolutely incredible! This woman is amazing! She was so fun to work with, she had me laughing and smiling the entire time. The way she captured the light in my photos is incredible. She really is an artist. Her personality is so cute and fun and she made me feel so confident as she took my pictures. I could not have been happier with the maternity photos she took of me. I knew they would turn out great, but I was truly blown away when I saw the finished product! Melissa is a pro!! As our baby gets older, I cannot wait to book family shoots with her. I swear this woman’s camera is just an extension of her arm! I am so proud of the images Melissa captured of my growing family and me. Thank you so much, Melissa!”

-Chelsea L.


“We are so happy with Melissa 😀 she was one of the highlight of our day. She has a bubbly, fun personality which made us super comfortable posing in front of the camera. She was very intuitive & great with giving out instructions, has great eyes in finding good spots to take pictures — we are very happy with the result. Everything was handled professionally and pictures was uploaded within 36 hours! Melissa, you are the best and you have a gained a lifetime customer here 🙂 “


“Working with Melissa is a very fun and pleasant experience. This is our first time working with a photographer, and everything from the first contact to the delivery went very smoothly. My wife and I contacted Melissa a couple of weeks ago after we decided to hire a photographer for our simple courthouse wedding. We came across her Instagram page and really loved her style, and that’s when we decided to go with her. Melissa is very energetic and really knows how to direct and shoot from various angles and perspectives, and she really made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She gave us a lot of recommendations and really knows her way around San Diego Courthouse. We even managed to squeeze a quick session around Shelter Island within the 2 hour window. We got our pictures delivered within 2 days and we really love her edits! I highly recommend Melissa and would love to have her again for our future events! Thanks Melissa! “


WEDDING photos: San Diego County Courthouse wedding

Clarissa + Josh