A Distinct Difference

Branding and High School Senior Sessions.

—captivating photos to show the world just how remarkable you truly are—

Serving Richmond, Ashland, Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Short Pump, Goochland, Midlothian, and Chesterfield, VA

Dozens of 5-Star Reviews

Serving Clients for Over 8 Years

100% Satisfaction Guarantee



"There's No Time Like the Present"

My dad had a favorite phrase when I was growing up, usually bestowed upon me when I was procrastinating about cleaning my room: "No time like the present." And as much as I hated to hear it, I knew he was right.

Hey, there! I'm Melissa—

And I have to tell you: now is the perfect time to do photos. Not because the sun is shining, you've lost a few pounds, or all the stars have aligned and things are going well.

Nope, that's not it at all.

Life moves too quickly to wait for the ideal. Now is the perfect time for photos because yesterday is gone, and we never know what tomorrow will bring. Or, as my dad says, "there's no time like the present!"

I promise to walk with you every step of the way: the timing of your session, what to wear, location choices, and posing to make you look and feel your best. Your session—whether it's a branding shoot, senior session or family portrait—will be a great experience... one you'd wish you'd done sooner!

Professional images are more important than ever in our time and space—and everyone deserves to see how remarkable they truly are!

What my clients are saying...

"Working with Melissa was an amazing experience from start to finish. We absolutely love the artistic photos she captured for us—

-Kelli L.

Working with me, you'll get:

  • Professional results
  • High-quality, stunning images
  • Capturing the moment
  • Improved confidence
  • Peace of mind
  • Personalized representation

Professional results

With years of experience and professional gear in my camera bag, your images will be stunning! Thoughtfully strategized sessions allow more room for creativity and the pursuit of excellence.

High-quality, stunning images

There's something to be said for composition, depth of field, and posing. These photographic tools work together to bring you striking, unforgettable images.

Capturing the moment

Capturing a moment on camera is pure magic. You can't go back and recreate that smirk in a family portrait, the anticipation in the eyes of a high school senior, or the progress of small business.

Improved confidence

Few people are really, really comfortable in front of the camera. And that's ok! Making you feel comfortable and more confident in front of the camera is one of my specialties—

Peace of mind

Working with a professional allows you to focus on the essentials, like coordinating schedules and outfits! It also guarantees that your images will be keepsakes for years to come.

Personalized representation

Photos should show your best side—and convey your personality! We'll work together to create shots that meet your vision for your session.

branding image of woman in window reflection

What my clients are saying...

"I couldn’t have imagined the shoot being more perfect! I am beyond thrilled with whole experience and look forward to working with Melissa again!"

-Anne B.

Choose your session...

family portrait in the fall, with mom, dad, son & daugther

What my clients are saying...

"The pictures are beautiful! We use her skills again and again to capture our family through the years. Thank you for all your hard work!!"

-Suzie P.

What's next?

Want to know more? Ready to get started? Reach out to me—I'd love to talk to you, and answer any questions you have. Feel free to call, text or email.

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