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Bright, genuine, &

beautiful portraits

est. 2021

Specializing in newborn, maternity, & family photography for families who want to preserve their love & connection. My goal is to create lasting memories that you will cherish forever by keeping the experience fun, authentic, & maybe just a little chaotic (because kids, right?). 

Serving Philadelphia & Greater Philadelphia Area.

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Hi, I'm Melissa

I am so glad you are here! As a busy mom of two littles, I understand firsthand all the joys and challenges that come with taking photos with your little ones. I am here to guide you along the way and make this process as easy and enjoyable as possible, because I believe that taking family portraits should be a fun & memorable experience.


I simply adore children and truly admire their authenticity and innocence. My clients regularly thank me for my patience when working with their kids, and I truly love nothing more than being silly & getting smiles from your kiddos.

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Interested in booking? Use the form below to start the process.

I am based in Philadelphia, PA, &  my packages start at $600.

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