At home on the road. A passionate artist inspired by stories, guided by wanderlust and driven by the art of photography. Ever an adventurer, seeking new lands and unique places that inspire a love of travel.  Living for takeoffs & landings, always looking for beautiful light, forever chasing sunsets, hunting for the best gelato and soaking up all of the beauty in this world. 


I am a photographer specializing in Destination Weddings & Portraiture, a storyteller that captures your journey; Journeys to unseen worlds.  Photography that goes beyond the surface to show the people, places, inspiration & emotions behind your story.

With the background of an interior designer, the soul of an artist and the eye of a photographer, I bring together your story with environmental photographs that are created with the highest sense of detail to light, colors & textures.

I use both old and new methods to create my imagery, utilizing the latest digital technology along with photographic analog film. These tools allow me to create photographs that evoke my signature style of romantic images with soft color and a feeling of nostalgia.

Ever at home on the road, I have an insatiable wanderlust that has led me on many adventures in both my career and personal life. These adventures almost always include a camera, plane tickets and journeying to unseen worlds. I am inspired by new places and always feel more creative out of my comfort zone. Incorporating the environment around you into my images create a sense of place and allowing you to transport yourself back to the moments that matter.

for adventure


signature style


As a creative and artistic photographer, my style is fueled by the magic of natural light. I am passionate about weaving together a blend of analog film and digital photography to create a visual narrative that captures the essence of your story. My ultimate goal is authenticity, making you feel comfortable, so your true self shines through every photo. I believe in natural posing, allowing for a lifestyle look that accentuates your inherent beauty. The colors and light in my work are vibrant and vivid, yet I edit each image to have a timeless and classic feel. As an artist, I find inspiration in the environment around us, utilizing it to create stunning backdrops that help tell your story. Whether it's portraits, candid moments, details, or scene-setting imagery, I combine these elements to craft a unique and emotional love story that will be treasured for years to come.

Inspired by panoramic vistas, colors of the earth, light in the sky down to textures and patterns.



Just about every food group has my heart, but chocolate "takes the cake".



Always fascinated by the historic, lesser-known, mysterious & hauntingly abandoned places.



The more strange, and crazy ingredients in unusual drinkware, the better! Cheers!



There's nothing like the roar of the engines & smell of jetfuel to get me excited.



I hold a degree in Architecture & Interior Design which inspires my photography to this day.



Che bella la mia Italia! My favorite place on earth, one that just feels like home.



My daily ritual, which can only taste better if I'm sipping a cappuccino in Italia.



There is nothing like stepping on to a plane and being transported to new & inspiring places.



My Must Haves

My Love Affair with Italy

Don't tell all the other destinations, but Italy has my heart. But I also love traveling to the locations that my clients hold dear.  Learn more about travel for your event.

My work and personal lives are both intertwined with travel, so much so that adventure is my middle name. I am enamored with exploring old worlds and foreign cultures.

in my spare time

My first career was in Architecture and Interior Design, and still informs my shooting style, my approach to composition, and my eye for colors, light, textures and environments.

in my spare time

When I'm not traveling or photographing, I can be found cooking up a storm and shaking up new cocktail recipes with friends and family, all between dreaming of my next adventure.

in my spare time

Melissa's work has been published in national & worldwide publications such as Conde Nast, Food & Wine Magazine and Martha Stewart as well as various online publications.  See more publications as well as read reviews from her clients.

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.