Melanie Elaine Photography

Meet Melanie




While no human heart can be summed up in five to seven sentences, here is just a glimpse at the one behind the lens. I am smitten with my home town, while four Great Lakes serve as my walls and welcome mat. I believe there are very few problems in life that can't be solved with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and a Pixar movie. My local zoo is my home away from home, and a scarf completes almost every outfit I own. 

I held my first camera at the ripe age of 16. What started as part-time job became the first steps in a journey. I fell in love with the families I captured and I fell in love with telling their stories. Preserving moments in time is one of the biggest joys of my life. It doesn't take an artist to see the beauty in the freckled covered face of a two-year-old, or in the first steps taken as husband and wife- but it takes an artist to capture it. The heart of my job is celebrating with you through all the love and laughter this life brings, and sharing your incredible story with the world. In celebrating these moments, my clients often become my dearest friends and family.

Looking forward to getting to you know you.