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 i'M MEL. A BELIEVER IN JESUS AND LOVE. I'M A WIFE, A MOMMA, A CREATIVE AND PHOTOGRAPHER. I LOVE ADVENTURES, HIKING, WORKOUTS, TRAVEL, EXPLORING AND CAPTURING MEMORIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME! THE KIND YOU WANT TO HANG ON YOUR WALL FOR ALL THE SEE AND SHARE. THE CONVERSATION STARTERS FOR GUESTS IN YOUR HOME. AS AN INTROVERT, CONVERSATION STARTERS ARE MY BEST FRIEND, ;) LOL 
MY LITTLE FAMILY AND I ARE ALSO SLOWLY LEARNING MORE AND MORE HOW TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY OFF OUR LAND AND I AM DETERMINED TO LEARN HOW TO KEEP PLANTS ALIVE. ( I KILLED A CACTUS Y'ALL. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT?? ) SO THAT'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME, I CAN"T WAIT TO LEARN ABOUT YOU!!

Meet Mel


welcome y'all!
 i'm mel. a believer in jesus and love. i'm a wife, a momma, a creative and photographer. i love adventures, hiking, workouts, travel, exploring and capturing memories for generations to come! the kind you want to hang on your wall for all the see and share. the conversation starters for guests in your home. as an introvert, conversation starters are my best friend, ;) lol 

Grab your coffee and cozy up, because we’re about to dive into the heartwarming journey of K and L’s Wedding celebration at the Mountain Valley Retreat Center. From heartfelt vows to enchanting decor, this day was all about creating unforgettable memories with a touch of nature’s magic.

“K & L’s Mountain Valley Retreat Wedding Story”

Grab your coffee and cozy up, because we’re about to dive into the heartwarming journey of K and L’s Wedding celebration at the Mountain Valley Retreat Center. From heartfelt vows to enchanting decor, this day was all about creating unforgettable memories with a touch of nature’s magic.

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Engagement photo’s a sneak peak into my process AFTER you book your session with me. As just a fun little way of getting to know my clients MORE What’s your playlist? All genres! Have a little extra love for 90s country. (Could not love this response anymore! Literally my spotify 🫠)
What is something about you as couple that’s unique? We have traveled to the majority of US National Parks together. This is one of the coolest things!

K & L Engagement Photo’s – Wedding Month!

K + L cuddle in the Golden Hour on Skyline Drive

Engagement photo’s a sneak peak into my process AFTER you book your session with me. As just a fun little way of getting to know my clients MORE What’s your playlist? All genres! Have a little extra love for 90s country. (Could not love this response anymore! Literally my spotify 🫠)
What is something about you as couple that’s unique? We have traveled to the majority of US National Parks together. This is one of the coolest things!

An intimate Wedding in Southwest Virginia October 22nd, what a day to behold. The sun was beautiful and warm, the fall leaves in display. The white stable of Oakley Farm shinning. A wonderful day to have a Wedding! The best you could hope for in the Virginia Mountains during late October. Taylor Webb and Jacob […]

Lightner Wedding

An intimate Wedding in Southwest Virginia October 22nd, what a day to behold. The sun was beautiful and warm, the fall leaves in display. The white stable of Oakley Farm shinning. A wonderful day to have a Wedding! The best you could hope for in the Virginia Mountains during late October. Taylor Webb and Jacob […]

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In July, I had the pleasure of going to Virginia Creative Collective, an incredible studio for creatives and small business owners of all kinds. From the multiple Photography rooms, clothes closet, props and furniture for any style or need. To the Podcast and Videography spaces, and one of the delightful co-owners being around to assist, […]

Jewel Toned Styled Shoot

In July, I had the pleasure of going to Virginia Creative Collective, an incredible studio for creatives and small business owners of all kinds. From the multiple Photography rooms, clothes closet, props and furniture for any style or need. To the Podcast and Videography spaces, and one of the delightful co-owners being around to assist, […]

If you’ve ever been on my social media’s you may have noticed that we don’t post the faces of our girls. Why not? Why would a photographer not post her own children’s faces? Well the simple answer is, safety and privacy. The long answer is having a reason for both. But also just becoming more […]

Safe Sharing Family Photos.

If you’ve ever been on my social media’s you may have noticed that we don’t post the faces of our girls. Why not? Why would a photographer not post her own children’s faces? Well the simple answer is, safety and privacy. The long answer is having a reason for both. But also just becoming more […]

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Amber came to me wanting to capture the love between her and Michael. But she didn’t want just ANY traditional couples session. She wanted something that matched her personality a bit more. A bit of fire and sass and sexy. Photos that were… MORE than your average session. It was so fun pulling all of […]

A Steamy Outdoor Session

Amber came to me wanting to capture the love between her and Michael. But she didn’t want just ANY traditional couples session. She wanted something that matched her personality a bit more. A bit of fire and sass and sexy. Photos that were… MORE than your average session. It was so fun pulling all of […]

Sharing their vows in front of family and friends, many of whom they hadn’t seen in years, in the Field of the Home Cheyanne grew up in. Johnathan & Cheyanne joined in Marriage and Partnership for life.

Mr. & Mrs. Andrews!

Sharing their vows in front of family and friends, many of whom they hadn’t seen in years, in the Field of the Home Cheyanne grew up in. Johnathan & Cheyanne joined in Marriage and Partnership for life.

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Hi! I want to introduce my little family! My Husband, James Waylon and I ( MEL ) have two girls earth-side, and a beloved son in heaven. I talk often of him and will never stop doing that…..

Introducing the Matheney Family.

Hi! I want to introduce my little family! My Husband, James Waylon and I ( MEL ) have two girls earth-side, and a beloved son in heaven. I talk often of him and will never stop doing that…..

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