A little bit about me...


My name is Melissa. In the middle of this crazy, hectic, beautiful life, I have turned my passion for photography into my career. My photography blossomed after the birth of my first child 12 year ago and has grown since then. I have found such joy in documenting first my own and then other's lives. It is so important to take, print and look at the photos that capture your life. 


I'm located in Yonkers, Westchester County, NY. I specialize in family portraits (newborns, children, families) and professional headshots. Whether you are looking for a formal portrait to hang in the living room or a lifestyle shoot in home to remember the first weeks with a new baby, I am ready to work with you and your vision. 


In the years I’ve spent behind a camera lens, I’ve learned something important. Sometimes the shot is capturing the perfectly posed picture, the pretty dress, the handsome haircut, the amazing smile... but sometimes it's what's caught in the candid moments, the frown of an uninterested child, the crazy hair, the toothless grins, the silliness of life. A photograph is about capturing the authentic essence of the person, about catching their inner smile and heart. Whether the moments are planned or not, photographs are the beauty of life, captured in the details. The moments are slow and the years are fast. I will help you keep those details to treasure, along with the smiles, the chaos, the craziness and joys that come with life.


Please contact me at firstsmilephotos@gmail.com.