Love story artist  for the wildly  in love Romantics & Adventurers

Based in California & beyond

Hi there, I'm Melissa!

Whether capturing intimate moments at your destination wedding or the warmth and joy of your home, this is the work that lights my soul on fire. I am happiest when I am meeting new people, learning new things and bringing your vision to life. If you’re up for an adventure, I am your gal! I believe love is love, I type with emojis, don’t need caffeine to keep me going (yes, even with 4 kiddos) & I am so ready to capture your unforgettable moments! If you want a photographer with an upbeat personality, laugh until your stomach hurts & someone who truly invests in your love, we are the perfect match!

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"Words cannot describe how incredibly grateful my husband and I are for choosing Melissa to be part of our wedding journey!"

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"Melissa was an angel sent from heaven in a time of disparity. We had a wedding photographer change up the terms a week before the wedding leaving us scrambling during a time of unknowns thanks to Covid and politics. We were highly referred to Melissa based off the artistic level of lighting, angles and editing in her photography work. She instantly became a strong component of our wedding team and lived up to the expectation delivering warmth, direction, advice and finally an amazing collection of wedding photos we will cherish forever" - Jarod + Iva

"Where do I even begin? I am in absolute awe with my photos. Planning a destination wedding is a crazy mix of stress and excitement but Melissa ran things smooth and gave me the reassurance I needed....I couldn’t have made the more perfect choice for capturing my wedding in Cancun. The weather did not work in our favor and I thought there would be few photos to choose from...I was WRONG! Seeing my gallery brought me to tears, there are so many choose from!! Seeing moments captured that we never noticed ourselves on our wedding day because all the hustle is absolutely priceless. Melissa is an amazing gifted & talented photographer. Could not imagine my wedding day being captured by someone else. Thank you Melissa!" -Gil + Carina | Hyatt Ziva Cancún, Mexico

"Melissa is the BEST photographer you could ever work with to capture your special moments. Not only is she extremely talented and really captures the heart of your special moments but she treats you like family and makes you feel so comfortable having your picture taken, which for me is often an awkward experience! Melissa shot our engagement and wedding photos and we could be happier! We had so much fun every single time and now have the most amazing photos of the best day of my life! I couldn’t thank her enough!! You will not be disappointed!"- Garrett + Vannessa

"Melissa Fe Chapman is soooo damn good. We cannot thank her enough! We decided to elope and so we never had engagement photos and this was our first time being professionally photographed. She is so sweet, and brings a fun energy to your day. She made perfect suggestions and is truly skilled in her craft. Our photos are so perfect. We are completely obsessed and so incredibly grateful. She perfectly captured us being ourselves on our special day while still making it look romantic and effortless. Words cannot express how grateful we are." -Sterling + Stephanie

"Don’t know where to even begin! Melissa is truly a god sent. Has a beautiful soul, easy to talk to, professional, and just full of life. She photographed my wedding and a family shoot for us. Wedding days are always a little chaotic, but she pulled through and got all the images I wanted. She delivered my images within the time frame she said would and let me just say words canNOT express how gorgeous they came out. So if you are looking for a photographer that is reliable, professional, full of personality, and simply amazing Melissa is your gal. Thank you Melissa once again for capturing such special moments of my life.. my families life!" -Jakob + Katie


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