My name is Melissa and I live in Poughquag, NY with my husband Eric and our son Santino. When I was a little girl I always enjoyed watching my father photograph live music events. He would work so hard to get the settings just right and I loved seeing the final product! In 2009 I picked up my first DSLR and started working for a DJ company. I ran the photo booth and took zap shots to show on the TV screens at events and it was a lot of fun! I quickly realized that my passion was portrait photography and started small, taking photos of family and friends. My son was born in 2012 and that gave me an even bigger reason to learn and grow with my photography. It was at this time that I decided to take the leap and start photographing newborns (which is not an easy task!). Over the last few years I have done both in-person and online workshops as well as one-on-one mentorships with other established photographers in order to hone my craft. My business has grown over the last few years and I have recently switched from holding sessions in my home to a gorgeous studio in Carmel, NY. I am extremely privileged and honored to be able to capture such precious moments for so many families. A moment passes, but a photograph lasts a lifetime! I look forward to turning your moments into forever lasting memories!