I'm a believer in lifelong love who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.
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.
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.
Follow along for a glimpse of my latest work, wonderful clients, crazy life, photography tips, travels and the things that inspire me.