Picture Perfect

every kiss is the perfect kiss.. when it’s with the one you love

A dip is good for the soul

hold me & keep me warm forever

i see you

this ship has sailed

Ethan can’t believe you are going to be 10. Such an amazing blur of 10 years it has been. So proud to have a son that is sensitive, caring, and loves to laugh.



what do you see

what do you see when you close your eyes

van dusen mansion

Lindsay & Ross your day was filled with so much joy & happiness. I loved capturing all your wishes coming true! The Van Dusen Mansion is a splendid magical place to be married & celebrate love with  Organic rich history & elegant details. Congratulations to the happy couple! xo melissa

These boots

don’t you love a great pair of boots!

a magical place

no matter where a wedding is.. it’s magical

wrinkled noses & missing teeth


i love watching the twins growing right before my eyes! And although they are not to excited about me taking photo’s of them, i have to capture the times of ever changing…and of course the wrinkled noses come along with the missing teeth.

pillows & fun

we are thrilled to announce a very special event at the studio for you. please let us know if you have any questions, we are looking forward to your pillow session.

red lips

don’t you just love a gorgeous pair of lips, especially with red lipstick is even more beautiful.

lay your head down


lay your head down somewhere comfortable tonight, take your hat off and relax. these shots are from a beautiful wedding nestled in the rolling hills of wisconsin. i have been drawn to the color red more and more, it is so much more beautiful when captured with film.


i don’t know about you, but we love being barefoot at our house. a lot of our time is spent barefoot, and trying to find shoes when we have somewhere to go! all of these toes are growing toes, the soft baby feet are disappearing… enjoy your baby toes

simply beautiful

sometimes the most simple things are the most beautiful.

enchanted barn

days of summer

my boys are loving the warm weather and many pool days. these shots were with the new kodak portra film, the colors are vivid & so true to life. enjoy your days of summer

erin & tim

erin & tim were married on July 7th, their wedding was gorgeous and the weather was amazing for getting outdoor photo’s at Tim’s grandmothers home. The setting made my heart melt, with an old car & a gorgeous bride made a perfect backdrop for memories. Congrats you two!!

just married!