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I'm Melissa! I'm the photographer behind Let's Find Joy Photography! I'm a mother to an adorable darlin' girl, and a brand new dapper baby boy, and have quite a hunky hubby! I started my photography journey shortly after the birth of my daughter when I started my mamahood+lifestyle blog. I like dr. pepper chapstick, chocolate, chocolate chip pizza, chocolate chip cookies, squishy newborns, winter days cuddled inside with hot chocolate, and puppies (yes, you're right, I love chocolate labs especially). And did I say I like chocolate already?

What makes my services unique? Let's Find Joy Photography is a custom, full-service, boutique-style photography business in Birmingham, Alabama specializing in newborn, maternity, and family portraiture. I do things a little differently and strive to offer each client a full and satisfying service from start to finish. I specialize in not only delivering a one of a kind photography experience, but also in providing unique, high-end, GORGEOUS products in addition to digital images. I strongly believe in the power and treasure of a tangible print and provide a carefully curated line of quality products for your images. I am passionate about preserving these memories for you for generations to come!

I aim to build lasting friendships with my clients and take the time to invest in you to ensure the success of each photo shoot. I have professional training in newborn photography + safe posing, so your newborn is in safe, lovable hands. Mamas, your stress stops here. From choosing your clothes to hanging up your portraits, I'm with you every step of the way. About two weeks after your photography session, we get together for a reveal and ordering session. We'll see a slideshow of all of your gorgeous images and munch on some chocolate (you should know I love chocolate by now). This is where you decide which images you want to display and how to display them. I take the stress out of trying to design it yourself and help you every step of the way! When we're done, you leave with tangible, heirloom quality products and beautiful images you'll cherish forever. I am committed do outstanding customer service. You will have access to the nation's best prints and products and you will have all of your items in hand in approximately 3 weeks or less!

Family is it. It's everything. I want to capture the love + warmth of your most joyous days. The soft + sweet wrinkly skin of a newborn, the budding bellies that are growing them, and their first hours after being born are the some of the sweetest things. I truly believe in finding joy in this journey called life. Let's find joy and capture it together!

Pop on over to my social media accounts and get to know me a little better. I would love to chat with you!


And be sure to head over to my original blog, Let's Find Joy, where I blog about motherhood, pregnancy, baby tips, baby + beauty product reviews and more!

I would love to be your photographer! Hit the contact tab and let's book your next session!