Wedding, Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer

We age not by years, but by stories.

My philosophy


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Lifestyle photography is the art of the everyday.

Oh, hey! Thanks so much for stopping in. I am so grateful that you are here. Seriously. Feel free to peruse my site. Here you will find a snippet of my work, but more than anything, I hope you get a vibe for my personality and my style. The intent behind my photography is to tell stories. Stories about you and the most important people in your life. Let’s take photos in your kitchen. At your favorite dog park. Making s’mores around the campfire. At your wedding, where your personalities shine out of every detail. Let’s go back to the spot where you proposed or sit at your favorite cafe. Let’s do what you normally do. Let’s do you.

Trust me when I say these photos of the everyday are the photos that are going to be so important to you in the years to come. These photos are part of your family history. When I think back about what has inspired me to become a photographer, I think of an old black and white photo of my grandfather. Long before I was around, a photographer asked if he could take a photo of my grandfather in his coveralls, in his shop, where he worked as a mechanic for many, many years. He was a focal point in his community. He has since left this world, but I still look at that photo often. It speaks to me and reminds me of the kind, incredible man that he was. I want that for you. – Melissa Mae Bolton

From the journal

stories & pictures

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  • On the Pier

    August 19, 2017
    I love these people. I’m not just saying that. I’ve been friends with them for over 10 years and my husband has been friends with...
  • Promotion to Big Sister

    April 20, 2017
    Families at home. The love, the realness. Nothing beats it. I absolutely adore these cuties and was thrilled to be a part of these perfect...
  • Snow People

    April 6, 2017
    One of the best parts of being a photographer is getting let in on little secrets that are part of BIG announcements. I love it....
  • Thirty, Flirty & Thriving

    March 28, 2017
    This is my gorgeous and beyond brilliant friend, Heather. To celebrate a certain milestone birthday, we decided to do a special photoshoot. We had a...



Click here for a basic idea of my offerings. Feel free to ask any questions. If you'd rather, we can meet or even grab a bite together. I'd be happy to go over the different session types with you and show you image samples, albums, prints, frames, and set up a time for your session. I can't wait!