Beside receiving beautiful images, I feel that having your photograph taken is also about the experience. I love bringing out confidence in clients who might otherwise feel self-conscious. I thrive on making it fun and easy for people to be in front of my camera.
- I absolutely love travelling with my friends and/or husband. If I have any free time, I enjoy painting and playing the piano. I hate working out, but love basketball and skiing.
- One thing I can't live without is Instagram and my phone. I go through withdrawals if I haven't checked it all day!
- While I don't have any tattoos or piercings, I express myself through different, fun, vibrant hair colours. I'm not sure what it is, but I feel like I should have been born with purple hair, as I feel more comfortable with it than my natural brown!
Favourite Place to Shoot in Palm Springs
I love photographing at La Quinta Resort, as they have many different green backdrops, or up Highway 74 where there are plenty of desert landscapes (mountains and palm trees).
English & Spanish
Melissa has a minimum booking length of 60 minutes in Palm Springs.
Melissa requires a minimum booking of 60 minutes.
Pricing starts at $350 USD for a 60-minute vacation shoot
Customer Love for Melissa
"Melissa was amazing to work with! She was patient with our 2.5 year old who wasn't so into the family photos that evening and she had great tips for getting him to participate so that we got great shots of him and our family. Melissa's photos are stunning and she was able to pick the best location that fit in perfectly for what we were looking for. Would and will definitely use Melissa again when we're back in the desert!" - Ali
"Melissa was great to work with! She was super friendly, made us feel comfortable and our photos turned out amazing! We couldn’t have had a better experience! Thank you!!" - Eleanor
"Melissa was awesome to work with! She made our anniversary shoot easy and fun. We loved the end result. Thanks, Melissa!" - Lauren
"Melissa was a dream photographer! I had several preferred shots, poses and even outfit changes and she rolled with them! She made my husband and I immediately comfortable and it was a great experience!" - Shannon
"Melissa was amazing. She selected a perfect location for us and captured our family beautifully. The photos were just as lovely as the shoot itself. We couldn’t be happier. And she couldn’t be more talented!" - Amanda
"Melissa was so friendly, helpful, easy-going and accommodating. I felt like I was in such good hands right from the beginning. Our photos are gorgeous and we couldn’t be happier. What an amazing keepsake for our family!" - Kristy
"Melissa was so lovely and great to work with! She made it super fun and relaxing for us and made us all look great." - Stephanie
"I really liked Melissa - very nice and easy to work with." - Helen