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Love From Clients


Carris F

Melissa recently did a session for our small business, The 815 Collective, and did absolutely amazing! She provided great feedback, made the experience fun and effortless, helped pose and prompt us for all of our photos, and we were all raving about her once she left! We couldn’t stop talking about how knowledgeable and talented she is. Having worked with Melissa before, I knew she would go above and beyond all of our expectations, and this being my third session with her, she did just that! Rockford is a very saturated area for photographers, but Melissa stands out above so many in the area. Through her artistic approach, her attention to detail in editing, her quick turnaround time, and her personable qualities and character, she is the girl for any job you need her for! We will always use Melissa for all of our photography needs. And you WILL NOT be disappointed if you choose to do the same!

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Melissa was amazing to work with! My fiancé and I booked her for our wedding, but we just received our engagement photos back--two weeks earlier than expected too!! To say I love them is an understatement! Melissa was so helpful when it came to poses and making the entire session feel so comfortable and natural as well. Definitely looking forward to the wedding and working with her more!

-Rachel Klemm



I reached out to Melissa with an idea that was something outside of her specialty, and I’m so glad I did! She made, what could have been a very awkward experience, something very empowering and uplifting! Not to mention my shots turned out absolutely amazing, I’m literally obsessed! Also, I needed my prints in a short time and she knew that and worked super hard and get them all back to me within ONE week! I’m blown away by her work and will definitely be referring her to my family and friends!




"After taking a few photos, Melissa will show you a sneak peak on her camera. You’ll think to yourself…wow it can’t get any better than this! And then, somehow, it will. Melissa knows just how to pose and capture me to get the best photos that make me feel truly beautiful! There’s no one else I would trust to capture the moment on a special occasion!"



Madison M

"This was my very first photoshoot EVER. I was so nervous and wasn’t sure what to expect (especially being 9 months pregnant) But, Melissa made the entire process so easy and fun. I literally felt like a million dollars!! She was so lively throughout the whole session and very comforting. Then to top it off, She had all my edits completed in a timely manner. Overall, I was very satisfied, very impressed with her performance as well as her professionalism. So glad i had chosen her, Wouldn’t want to work with anybody different."



“I have never been a fan of taking pictures nor have I ever felt comfortable behind the camera but Melissa’s energy and professionalism helped me open up. She knew how to make me confident and we had so much fun while shooting. I didn’t have many ideas for the photoshoot but melissa was able to pose and style the shoot on the spot to give us the best results. Leaving Melissa’s studio I gained the confidence I never showed. I cannot wait to schedule with her again and see what more she can visualize for me” 




"We used Melissa for my sons 2 year old pictures and she was amazing! She got a lot of great shots of our little wiggle worm. We will definitely be using her again in the future! "

-Andrea K


Jackie & Trinity

"My daughter and I have known Melissa for some time. I love her desire and creativity.. My daughter just trust her. The end results are always amazing photos!"




"My name is Mary and I’m so happy that I chose Melissa to take my pictures. I loves How she made me feel really comfortable and she had a lot of patience with me since it was my first photoshoot. Thank you so much Melissa for everything and my beautiful pictures."



“Melissa was amazing to work with, not only did her work draw my attention to her but also her kindness. She makes you feel welcomed and comfortable which I believe is key. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again in the future!”

-Karla Beer

Imperfect Canvas LLC.



"Melissa is such a sweet and talented photographer. Working with her was so fun and care free. Time flew by on the shoot with her because I was having so much fun. Melissa got my photos back so quick and they turned out amazing. 10/10 recommend Red Lips & Honey Photography!"




"Melissa was very professional and friendly for my branding photo shoot! She’s very easygoing and doesn’t rush you. She makes you feel very comfortable. :)"

-Alexis Hoffman



"Melissa did an amazing job with my photos. She brought in great props to fit my style and had great poses ready to go!"

-Lydia Smith



"Melissa was so professional and comfortable to be around! She knew exactly what she was doing, took the lead and made the whole process run so smoothly! Her talent showed throughout the photo session itself and she EXCEEDED my vision in her finished work! I would (and have!) recommend her to all of my friends!"

-Mady Haight



Melissa is the best! I did two shoots with her over the span of an hour, and received countless professional quality photos that I love! She is so fun and creative; I would definitely recommend!

-Maddy Mackenzie



"Melissa is one of a kind. She is the only photographer that has made me feel more than comfortable in my own skin. She not only makes you feel beautiful, but she captures the essence of who you are. She is professional, kind, patient and talented. I really could not ask for anything better."

-Olivia Chambers



"Where do I start? Her energy is welcoming and warm. She talked me through everything. How to pose, which outfit to wear, how to play and have FUN with the camera. She coached me through our session which I really enjoyed! Photo shoots are vulnerable moments. The person behind the camera has to make the other one feel safe and confident,  in order for the session to flow well and pictures to look good. I’m in love with the photos I received from Melissa! From the editing to the timeline she got them back to me, she’s phenomenal! "

-Xx Kenslie

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