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HELLO I'M MELISSA


Founder of Blackbird Photography

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ABOUT ME 

Hopeless romantic, creative, warm and personable, lover of London Fogs, lover of true crime podcasts, sucker for great architecture and beautiful feminine dresses. Independent woman who happens to be married and have two beautiful girls.

MY JOURNEY AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

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When I received my first film camera, a 35mm Nikon during high school, the love of photography was born. I went from documenting my high school day to day, getting formal education in photography, then to photographing weddings.
Now, over a decade later, I have gone back to my film roots. I've never been more excited to see what is created. 
When I'm not photographing, you can find me planning our next trip, as our family loves to travel. Doing lots of crafts with our two girls, and hiking with my husband and girls.

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AMY & SCOTT

From our very first meeting with Melissa,
my husband and I could tell we were in good hands.

She was personable, made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and was such a joy to work with on the day of the wedding. Having received our wedding photos a few weeks back, my husband and I were able to re-live our magical day through Melissa's photos, which captured each piece perfectly. We are so happy to have hired Melissa to shoot our engagement and wedding photos; we were not disappointed, and I promise, you won’t be either! 

THE EXPERIENCE

My images don't follow editing trends, as they are photographed on film. This gives the images an inherit timeless quality. Have you looked through your grandparents' wedding albums? They're classic, you can see the love, see your family, even generations later.


That's what I want for you. Photograph for you today, but also for the next generation to come.


During your time with Blackbird, you will be at ease.  I will help set up your scene during portraits and let you be, exist with each other. Family portraits will be a breeze. Your moments are important now more than ever. Capturing those in between moments are equally as important to me, as they are to you. Let me capture those cherished moments for you.

When you reserve your date with me, you will get an engagement session guide, a timeline template, and a day of guide to help you along as you are planning your dream wedding. I'm only an email or phone call away if there are any questions along the way.

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SAVE YOUR DATE