Pure Whimsy Photography | Iron Mountain Newborn and Baby Photographer

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. 

You can also find my listing on the Michigan Photographer Directory and as a top Iron Mountain photographer for