When I See You Again…


I still talk to you
Whenever I’m alone
I hear you in my prayers
Feel you in the wind that blows

I wonder how you are
What you’re doing way up there
Are you laughing or are you crying
Cause you miss us all down here

Only god knows when
You’ll smile and take my hand
When I see you again
When I see you again

I wish I had the chance
To hold you one last time
It hurts me to know you never got to say goodbye

You’re never really gone
Your memory remains
I miss you more than words could ever help me to explain

Only god knows when
This road I’m on will end
When I see you again

I’ll see you when the set runs out
When the song is over and the curtain falls down
I’ll see you on the other side
You can show me what it’s like

Only god knows when
You’ll smile and take my hand
I’ll say how you been
When I see you again
I’ll see you again


Roosevelt High School Senior: RayQuan

Look out world! RayQuan is graduating Summer 2018! I had the privilege of photographing his senior photos at Cathedral Park in St. Johns! Along with shots of this handsome young man, I also got some pretty shots of him with his car and also the family dog, Wesley (drool and all!). Enjoy the sneak peeks below from his senior shoot!


And of course…the adorable Wesley!

Thank you so much Deborah for letting me photograph your SENIOR! Can’t wait to photograph the rest of the family!

Winter Mini Sessions – Now Booking!


NOW BOOKING! Did you forget to an updated family photo for your holiday cards? Don’t sweat it! Contact me today to book your spot! Only 9 spots are available. Payment is due at the time of booking and can be paid via PayPal or Square.

Friday December 8th

Saturday December 9th

Sunday December 10th

*Times will be removed as they are booked*

Canby High School Senior Photos: Shawn

I had the privilege of photographing Shawn’s senior photos for Canby High School. When Shawn graduated from 8th grade, I was there to snap a few graduation photos of him then – and now…HE’S A SENIOR! Where did the time go? We shot his photos at Molalla River State Park on one of the last sunny days we have had for the month of October and the weather held out! (Thank you weather God’s!) His girlfriend joined us for the shoot as well, and I was able to snag a couple of photos of the two of them together. The thing I love about photographing Shawn is how funny he is. We could be trying to take the most serious photo ever, and he will be there to crack a joke and make everybody just say…”Oh Shawn…”

Thank you Christie for picking me to take his senior photos. Now, here are a few sneak peeks from the shoot! Enjoy!

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Daniel & Taylor

“Melissa, would you be interested in photographing a wedding?” I remember the question like it was yesterday. Joe, a friend of mine, asked me if I would be interested in photographing his nephew’s wedding. I remember sitting there in shock for the most part. “Me? A wedding? What?! I just photograph animals at the zoo and my kid…not weddings!” After playing with the idea of it – I knew I couldn’t become a professional photographer unless I started somewhere, so I agreed to it. My very first wedding ever booked was Daniel & Taylor’s beautiful wedding. I knew it was the perfect match when I got to meet Taylor for the first time. We clicked right of the get go!

The wedding, group shots, and reception were all so easy to shoot because I felt like I was already part of the family. Everybody welcomed myself and Chris in as if we were their own.

Thank you so much to the Kanten’s and the Wygal’s for allowing me into their lives for the day to capture this amazing day. Enjoy these photos!

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Amanda & Brody

Amanda and I have been friends for as long as I could remember. In high school we spent endless nights eating pizza while watching a never ending supply of movies. We went to the football games together, got snowed in at my grandparents, and so many other memories. It was so fun to get together with her to photograph her and her son, Brody. I remember the day Brody was born as I was able to be there. It sure has been a crazy ride for Amanda & Brody – but she has handled everything life has given her like a champ! Enjoy your photos Amanda!

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The Metz’!

I met Amanda through work. She is a member at the clubhouse that I work at. Amanda did our family photos last year for us – so I of course had to return the favor! I love her kiddos so much, they are a riot! Thank you so much Amanda for letting me capture photos of you and your beautiful children!

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