About the Photographer
Hi! I am Melissa and I am a San Francisco, California lifestyle adventure photographer! I am available to travel WORLDWIDE and would love to show you my favorite spots around the globe! 
I feel as if I have finally continued the journey that I started many years ago as a child. Growing up I was more at home outside, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and wandering around collecting nature's keepsakes. Born a natural creative, it was only fitting that my dad gifted me with his old Pentax K1000 35mm film camera to capture the beauty I saw outside. To this day, one of my favorite images I've captured was one I took at 12 years old. After developing that first roll, I was hooked. Many years and technology advances later, I'm still at it and couldn't be happier to share that love with others! 

Looking for something different and unique?

For every session, adventurous or simple, my aim is to capture natural beauty, real, raw, unposed, and intimate moments. I believe in less is more, except when it comes to dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views (come on, Yosemite at sunrise?! Godafoss in Iceland? who can resist!). Intimate ceremonies, adventurous elopements, wild mountaintop proposals, and frigidly cold yet beautiful destination weddings are my absolute passion and love. I'd love to share that with you and capture your love in the way it deserves to be. 

Although I'm thoroughly at home in the mountains, I'm also a bit obsessed with my San Francisco home. If you're looking for adventure a bit closer to the Bay, in the Marin Headlands, Palace of Fine Arts, Sutro Baths, or many of the other beautiful Golden Gate Bridge view locations, let's chat! I'd love to hear about your ideas!