Melissa is a natural light photographer, wife, and mother to a silly, sassy, red-headed little girl. She graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a BFA in Printmaking, but her heart was always with photography. Her journey to making this dream job a reality began when a friend asked her to photograph her upcoming wedding, and Melissa Hayes Photography was officially born in the fall of 2013. Her style is bright, colorful, clean, and fun. Melissa loves working with children and is not afraid to embarrass herself to get an authentic laugh for the camera. One of her favorite parts of this job is getting to know her client families and showcasing their personalities through her work. It’s her goal for you to feel comfortable and have fun during your session so that she is able to give you something beautiful for your family to cherish for generations to come.
Melissa and her family live in the Vinings area of Atlanta, GA, and when she’s not working, she loves finding new places to explore around Atlanta, trying new restaurants, traveling, enjoying a good glass of red wine, and soaking up as much family and friend time as possible. Being a parent herself, she now truly understands the saying that the days are long, but the years are all too short. Time passes too quickly when you’re watching your children grow, and she is honored to have the opportunity to capture those precious faces and memories for you.
Melissa is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and Professional Photographers of America.
Photos by Jenny Perry Photography