Hey, I’m Melanie

The woman behind the camera. I usually wear my big glasses, a (very) messy bun and my face is stuck in a big cup of coffee. If I'm not editing pictures or playing with my little daughter, you can find me outside where I walk my german shepherd Zeus in any weather. I love nature with all its whims!

I don’t care much about impressing others. It is much more important to me to stay true to myself and still remain a child at heart. I love the simple things in life, like a sunny day, simple but gorgeous wildflowers or the smell of spring or freshly mowed lawn.

My motto "appreciation over expectations" shows that I believe gratitude is the key to happiness. I think we all need to appreciate the small things in life and live in the now to be truly happy.

In my free time I love to browse through interior magazines or just watching Netflix with my better half. We also love to travel. Check out my blog for some inspiration!

Let me be part of your very own journey

You don't pay me so I just press a camera trigger. You turn to me in order to tell your very personal story, capture a very specific time in your life for you. My pictures have heart and soul.

My Heart beats for

The OUTdoors

Minimalistic Boho

My Little Family

Real Connections

“I am telling raw and emotional stories rather than selling overly posed snapshots!”


What's so special about my work?

I love to give something back to the community by being creative and sharing my passion. Meeting inspiring people, telling their stories and capturing their love absolutely fills me with joy. I enjoy working with people who are open-hearted, welcoming, adventurous and also a little bit crazy.

My style of photography is best described as lifestyle and storytelling. What do these fancy words actually mean? I am a storyteller who documents real life and true love with her pictures. I concentrate on the small and fleeting moments. A smile, a hug, messy flowing hair, a furtive look - I make sure even after years you’ll know exactly how you felt that very moment!

To me, It's all about capturing the atmosphere and transporting feelings across the screen into the world: not a perfect, posey, polished shot, but real connections.

True beauty to me is imperfection and authenticity, being natural and your true self. I don’t want you to put up an act for my camera. I want you to come as you are - Honest, emotional, real.

I can't wait to be part of your journey!

Love, Melanie.

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Confirmed by leading photographers

A total of 11 top placements at the Shoot & Share Contest 2019 - the only free and fair photo contest in the world! Sounds good?


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