Hello! I am Melissa and I own Pure Whimsy Photography, located in Iron Mountain, Michigan. My name means honeybee, which I like to think explains my obsession with the color yellow. I hate coffee. I love the rain. I only eat dark chocolate. My husband and children are everything to me. I am a perpetual student. I love color.
I started my company in 2007 when a friend told me that I had a good eye and asked me to photograph her wedding. At the time, I was teaching kindergarten and thought that I was very happy. Turns out I wasn't happy at all. God had other plans for my life but I needed to be ready to accept them. I have been doing photography full-time now for two years and am having the time of my life! I love working with children, families, and many different people. My favorite part is seeing you see your photos for the first time. I have been told, "I can hear my child's giggle in this portrait!" and I never tire of hearing, "That is SO her! You captured her perfectly."
I am a photographer for the joy it brings me and for the joy the photos to bring you. I want to capture your memories so you may hold onto them forever.
Photo of me credited to Joys of Life Photography.