California & Destination Photograher

Stunning Photos

that fill your walls and remind you of life’s sweetest memories? That’s my specialty. 

Close those fifteen open browser tabs, you've found your photographer. 


she was sweet and made us feel comfortable. Overall great experience and would definitely work with her again

I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images at the age of 17 when I discovered my love for landscape photography. Shooting from my iphone and then my parents bought me a canon t7i  I learned to love different forms of photography. I am currently exploring film photography and hope to be a hybrid shooter by 2022.  It's always been about capturing the moments and memories in a way that will bring me back to how I felt in that exact moment.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!


I'm Melaney

I was born and raised in heart of Los Angeles. Ive had the pleasure of traveling to Mexico, Las Vegas and other parts of California. Since I can remember, I've traveled to any location I could whether it was a new city an hour away or a three day road trip around the world documenting love stories for couples and families. 

My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern California to the mountains but my heart desires to capture love and joy all over the world. But regardless of where I travel, the warm Southern California beaches will always be home to me.

I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles California but I am meant to travel the world and experience all the beautiful cultures and food there is out there

If you're looking for images that are beautiful and emotive and a photo experience that is as easy as checking into a five star hotel, you're in the right place.

I value taking the time to get to know each couple and family that I work with so that I can best tell their stories and love. Get ready to fill your walls with images that make you smile for years to come.



Malibu, california

She made it so easy and made the experience stress free and comfortable.


koreatown, california

We laughed a lot, had fun, and she made us feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera pretty quickly.

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Nothing brings me more joy than a road trip with my family or friends. Whether its a new destination or one I've been to it always boosts my energy to get away for a bit

get in we're leaving


Life is worth living and celebrating, whether small or big achievements nothing beats celebrating your wins with the ones you love. Grab some bubbly and celebrate your hard work!

pop the bubbly


New isn't always better. I am a big fans of spending the afternoon sifting through antique shops and secondhand stores for timeless pieces with secret stories. My favorite find? Vintage handheld mirrors and trays!

something vintage


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are you ready to capture your story?

When I got sick with an ear tumor my view on life changed completely. I was only 14 years old and afraid I was going to die (I know dramatic but I didn't know any better). I started seeing life differently. Enjoying the in between moments, the unexpected. I love photography because one picture holds the power of a thousand words. Everyone can interpret something different and feel a different emotion. Pictures hold life within them and bring us back to beautiful moments some once in a lifetime. 

it started with a story. 

the heart

behind the photos


mami to mommy





Whether you're a newly engaged couple looking for a photographer, a mama longing for beautiful images of treasured moments or a photographer looking to grow your business, we have something for you!