Meet Melissa - M3GPhotography

My love for photography stems back to my childhood. I was always happy with a camera in my hand, capturing memories of places I’d go, or moments with my family & friends that I didn’t want to miss. When I became a Mom, that love of photography changed into a passion. After the birth of my third Daughter, I knew I wanted to take my photography to another level. I invested in a DSLR and eventually enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography. As I took portraits of my children, my family, my friend’s children (and even my day care children!), I was encouraged to start a photography business. I was hesitant, as I was just beginning, but at the time, there were no boutique children’s photographers in the area. I hosted my very first completely booked up Holiday Portrait Mini Session out of my home in 2012, and the rest is history.


I have taken my experience as a Mom for the past 20 years (yes, I am THAT old!) and as a child care provider for 9 years and I use it to work with children of all ages. I love a wedding, but my absolute favorite photo shoots are with children & families. I GET kids. I GET they don’t want to sit for a picture. I love the challenge of an active toddler and capturing those mischievous smiles. THE best portrait is the NATURAL portrait, where your child is not forcing a smile, but wearing a natural one. I have been known to sing ‘Itsy, Bitsy Spider’, Dance around like a clown, get grumpy Dad to laugh (when Mom told him 5 minutes before a shoot they were having pictures taken!) and pretty much anything that will get you the images your family SO deserves. Our children are only going to be small for a short period of time. I have literally blinked and my oldest baby is out on her own, making a life for herself. Don’t wait, let me capture those memories now (and often! ;) so they will have them to look back on years from now.


What does M3G Photography stand for? MY THREE GIRLS, of course. They are the reason I started this business, and they are what drives me to keep doing it, so that each and every family that comes to me has those beautiful images to hold forever. Contact me today, so I can start capturing your special moments. :) 

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