Hello, I’m Melissa, and welcome to my little corner of the web. I love Jesus and people…period. I aim to live this life like it’s one big adventure. Coffee is a necessity. Laundry is my enemy. My family rocks. Real is my favorite.
My educational background is in nursing, and I am also a certified birth doula.
I’m located in Evansdale, IA, and I specialize in birth photography and storytelling (or documentary) portraits, and I serve the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities.
As a photographer, I am a professional story teller and documenter of everyday life. I am not a “look at the camera and smile” photographer, and I love to document interactions, moments, and relationships, instead of posing people and directing them. My goal is for my clients to see their images for the first time and think “that is so us.” When I look at my own walls, the pictures that make me smile the most are the ones that depict unscripted life. Real life is the best life, even when it isn’t pretty.
I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and have a look around. If you’re ready to book a birth or storytelling session, or a birth doula, I would enjoy talking with you some more.