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based in california but a wanderer at heart, i became fascinated by freezing a moment in time with a camera at a young age. fast forward over 10 years later, i am still diving heart first + chasing after what i love to do; to evoke joy, love and nostalgia with photographs + video.  

+hey i'm melody! (she/her) 
+queer + lover of all LOVE

+firey red-head with lots of tattoos, very chill but love to live bold

+addicted to thrifting, coke zero, in n out + matcha 
+i try to go to 1 new country every year, got any recs?
+outside of brands + love stories, i make art. shop my mag
+forever chasing golden hour

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  • What's your style?
    My style is connection and comfort. My energy is very laid back + want my subjects to be the same. I am on the hunt for the big moments + everything in between, reminding you how you felt. In a few words; natural, nostalgic with a hint of editorial. I am here to guide you on your journey by being your hype woman + give you natural posing tips so you can do what you do best, being in love.
  • How many weddings have you shot?
    I shot my very first wedding when I was 16 years old, and have since been refining my style for over 11 years. In that time I have been blessed to capture over 400 love stories (and counting!)
  • Are you available for travel?
    100% yes! I love any excuse to travel + am often anywhere from Southern CA, up to the PNW. Open to going wherever you are, I'll meet ya there!
  • Do you have a vendor list?
    Oh yeah baby. With over 10 years in the industry, I can send you just about anyone you're looking for! Let's get you the perfect dream team.
  • What camera do you use?
    I have many camera babies, but my tried + true will always be Canon! You'll also see me whip out my Fuji Film, my old school VHS, and polaroid on most days. Consider me your personal paparazzi!
  • What is your turn-around time?
    For portrait sessions, 2 weeks + for weddings 6-8 weeks! I am just as excited as you are to share them, so expect to see lots of sneak peeks along the way!
  • What are the next steps?
    Head over to my contact form, and let me know a bit about what we will be capturing together. Typical response time is within 48 hours, where we will get all the details + set up a consultation call. When you're ready to lock in your date, I'll shoot you over a contract with your detailed investment plan + collect a retainer payment. And, the rest is history! Chat soon, lovers.
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