I’m Melisa, a family portrait photographer based in Northern Virginia. I love to capture the beauty of families from every culture and background. I’m also a mom who is inspired every day by my two energetic sons.
Photography, for me, is a passion that I discovered when I needed it most. Capturing candid moments, both in my own family as well as for others, lead me to fall in love with the art form, and the magic capabilities it holds to preserve authentic moments with such creative beauty that lasts a lifetime.
My love of photography stems from a passion for celebrating family traditions and cultures - whatever they may be for each family. I believe photography is such an important part of family culture – it allows us to celebrate who we are and create memories we can treasure forever - and pass on to future generations!
Spending quality time with my family, and preserving our values and traditions through photographic storytelling are part of my life. It’s so important to preserve those special moments, which can feel like they pass by at such a fast pace. Nothing brings me more joy than being able to capture special moments and unique bonds between humans that love each other!
We will have tons of fun during our shoot together! I’m flexible, understanding, playful and sincere. I’m experienced in working with family members of all ages and I understand how important it is to get it right so you can walk away with a collection that authentically and beautifully represents who you really are. There’s nothing more precious than a moment in time with your loved ones, preserved for you to enjoy for years to come.
Whether it’s a special event you’re looking to capture, or a series of portraits to represent this unique moment in time for you and your family, I’m here to capture you and your family with authenticity, creativity and beauty, so you can treasure the memories forever.
A foreign girl with a love for chocolates, music and precious moments