Mel Schroeder Photography

Denver based wedding & Portrait Photography

Behind the Lens

I'm a believer in lifelong love who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

Believer in lifelong love; passionate about morning golden hour, new places, and the emotions captured in organic photography. 

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 (Go Hawks!) and then moved to the gorgeous state of Colorado with my fiancé Rob back in 2014. A couple years ago, we adopted our border collie mix Wally, and my camera roll has never been the same.

When I’m not behind the camera, 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 with Rob and Wally. 

I'm Melissa!

Hello hello

Tough one! Anything pasta-related, chocolate-covered strawberries, nachos, sushi and mimosas all make the favorites list.


My fiancé, Robert. My forever support system. Avid snowboarder, passionate burrito eater and doting dog dad.



Spending time with my fiancé Rob and dog, Wally. Traveling, snowboarding, watching the Broncos or Rockies, and trying new restaurants!



Watching The Office from start to finish for probably the tenth time? But also Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream and buying way too many leggings! 

not-so-guilty pleasures


Switzerland for sure! But escaping from the hustle and bustle of Denver into the mountains of Colorado is a very, very close second.

places i've been



When my clients trust me to capture the moments in life that deserve to be treasured. It's really an honor!

part of my job


my favorite things

Here at Mel Schroeder Photography, my mission is twofold. First, as a human, my goal is to make you feel accepted, heard, loved and valued during our time together. I aim to provide a transparent and communicative process. Second, as a photographer, my mission is to provide memorable, natural and genuine images that you can proudly share with family and friends and hang on your wall. 




It is important to me as a small business owner to be forthright about my values. I believe: 

- Black Lives Matter
- Love Is Love 
- Science Is Real
- Women's Rights Are Human Rights

If our values don't align, then we are probably not a good fit to work together.




Now About you

Does this sound like you? let's Connect.

My clients are seekers of timeless and genuine imagery.Lovers of organic emotions and all things natural.


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