Welcome to Melissa Mandel Photography. I specialize in modern lifestyle photography.

As an artist, I like to capture images that are unique to each client. I love photographing weddings, families and horses because of the personal connections that happen. I love what I do for many reasons, however, documenting history and celebrating peoples’ stories is quite an amazing adventure.

I have been an artist all my life, however, I started my photographic journey about 10 years ago at the College of Visual Arts and have been photographing ever since.

Please feel free to look around. On this site you will be able to view a sampling of my work. This will help you get to know me a little bit better as a photographer. Choosing a photographer can be difficult and time-consuming. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.


My mission is to capture the celebration of life through my own expressive, compassionate and creative style of photography.  I value individuality and will tailor each photographic session for every client.  I am exclusively dedicated to my clients through producing high quality products and connecting with them in front of the camera as well as behind the lens.