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Hey there! So glad to have you here. Welcome to Meadow 23 Photography. I take family portraits in the Seattle area, and the Eastside. Gather around, and let’s enjoy the good times, the silly times, the times when families are growing, kids are playing and the sounds of happiness and wonder fill the air.

Thank you in advance for trusting me to see the beauty and fun in your family, and for giving it a permanence in photos to be shared and treasured for years to come.

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It is an absolute joy to take photographs! I love meeting new people and learning what makes each person unique. Here are some awesome testimonials from some awesome people!


I would highly recommend Melissa, photographer at Meadow 23. She was so patient and kind with my four year old. She made the photo shoot really fun and was able to capture my sassy, lovable four year old’s personality. The pictures were beautiful and will definitely be appreciated by the grandparents (Christmas gifts!). Check out her website and book her before she gets too busy. You won’t regret it! — Yuka M.

Melissa!  These are SO wonderful!! THANK YOU!!! We are so happy with the pictures and are having a hard time picking just one for the yearbook. I think you’re amazing, you’re a delightful, personable, thoughtful, and entirely likable photographer. My sincerest thanks! — Julie J.

Thanks to God, everything went ok (at your charity photo shoot). I’m really blessed to have met your family! Especially for the best gifts that I received yesterday, the photos. Most of the families said, “We never had a family picture, thank you for doing that.”  What a true blessing you and your family are. As I sat playing with kids, watching families go back to get their photos taken, they returned just GLOWING! Thank you so very much for sharing your gifts in such a profound way. The photos are beautiful and precious! I can’t imagine what a gift these are to their families. So, infinitely thank you very much! — Chelsea M., Jennie C. and Oscar A.

Working with Melissa was such a pleasure! She is so friendly and knowledgeable and was able to get my initially grumpy 3-year-old to start smiling and posing. The pictures turned out beautifully and really captured my kids’ personalities. The pictures of my newborn are so precious! Melissa knew just how to get the right lighting and she has such a good eye for composition. I will definitely look to Meadow 23 for our future family pictures! — Rayana J.

Melissa took photos for my daughter’s 10th birthday party. They are absolutely stunning with a mix of posed and spontaneous shots, she captured the fun and joy of the event without intruding. Her open, warm demeanor and flexible attitude make her a natural with kids. Her photos are among the best we have ever had taken. Highly recommend! — Sue R.

Thank you SO much! They turned out great, and I love them! Would like to highly recommend Melissa of Meadow 23 — she does beautiful work, is so professional and kind, and even did a rush job for me since I’m moving this weekend. Check out her website! — Rochelle P.


Photos are stories. And I love telling stories. I’m a former TV news reporter and anchor, and have had a camera in my hands since I was a little girl.

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Barely old enough to write, I once scrawled on an envelope, “bad and ruined pictures.” They were the ones too dark, too blurry or with double exposures that had landed in the discard pile.

But to me, they spoke volumes. Whether it was seeing the blue of my grandmother’s housedress in an otherwise shadowed picture, or two overlapping faces of my younger sister, I felt something special had been captured. And it was to be treasured. So into the envelope these castoffs went!

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That started my focus on finding the good. The light. The sweet moments some might overlook. To see my portfolio, click here. And if you’d like to book your own photo session, hooray! Contact me here.

Your photographer and friend,
Melissa

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(Yep, that’s me. My daughter posed me and took the photo!)