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I’m a people person with a creative streak and I love that photography is the perfect balance of those two things. I grew up in Illinois, attended the University of Iowa and then moved to the gorgeous state of Colorado back in 2014.

When I’m not serving my amazing clients, you can find me traveling, binging the latest true crime documentary on Netflix, scoping out a new brunch spot, playing PacMan, cheering on the Rockies or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home.

ABOUT MELISSA

Believer in lifelong love; passionate about morning golden hour, exploring new places, and the emotions forever frozen through photography.

From perfume to love notes, shoes to cufflinks, I love capturing all the items that make your day yours and yours alone.  

Lover of the fine & Memorable details

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If you follow me after your session, you'll probably end up at Hapa Sushi, as I grab my favorite roll for dinner.

100% Powered by Caffeine & Sushi 

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My clients having an exceptional, comfortable and memorable photography experience is on the top of my to-do list.

client experience before everything

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Sony, Sigma & Tamron

Camera Setup

Wordle

Secret talent

Madewell & Apple

TAKE MY MONEY

Birdcall

GUILTY PLEASURE

Jack & Coke

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Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

THE QUIZ

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Photos don't belong only on your phone.
They belong in albums, on desks and in wallets so your memories stay top of heart forever.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Your wedding day will fly by. My job is to capture the moments so you can relive the day and emotions for the rest of your life.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Ditch the traditions you don't love and start new ones that you do. It's your wedding day, let's make sure it resembles you as a couple.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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the portfolio

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@melschroederphoto

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