About Melodee

picture taker | momma bear | lover of pretty things

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come. | PROVERBS 31:25

I grew up in Southern Illinois where my love for Jesus, family and everything pretty started.  In 2003, I moved to Arizona and have fallen head over heels for the beauty the desert possesses.  My husband and I married in 2011 and since then we've had two beautiful boys who are my little shadows. 

I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Elementary Education and taught second grade for three years before having my first son.  I started my business in 2013 primarily as a hobby and turned it into a full blown business in 2016.

When I first jumped all in at the beginning of 2016, new opportunities came my way that quite frankly, I didn't know existed.  Working with bloggers has allowed me to create things like I never have before.  Spaceships and Laser Beams, My Plant-Based Family, How Does She and The Garcia Diaries are only a few of the many blogs I've had the pleasure of working with.  Working with these ladies has fueled my desire to make and create while providing some wonderful opporunities for my family!

While I love, love working with bloggers, there is something wonderful and exciting about photographing people.

Working with seniors is like nothing else.  They're fun and so easy to work with.  Every single one has an incredible amount of beauty.  They are getting ready to embark on a new adventure and if I can just shed one bit of truth, one bit of hope and encouragement into their lives before they do, then I'll have done my job. 

Each time I walk away from a wedding day, or even a styled shoot, I walk away with such a joy and a bounce in my step.  Exhausted, you bet, but oh, so happy to have had the opportunity to love and serve a couple on their wedding day.