Melani Joe


You are a living, breathing story. . . And so am I. 

My name is Melani Davis, and my story began in the green mountains of the Northeast, in New Hampshire. 

I picked up my first camera in grade school, and I fell totally in love with the art of photography. Over the years I’ve taken courses and workshops and have really sought to master my craft. 

And today, my story continues to unfold. . .

I currently live in Florida with my amazing husband and our 3-year-old daughter — and we have another blessing on the way! I’m a proud military wife, and I consider myself outgoing, loving, caring, and funny! (Don’t worry; I’ll spare you the knock-knock jokes). 

In my journey as a photographer, I’ve captured countless precious moments. Everything from families, children and lifestyle — to engagements and weddings. 

And the more clients I meet, the more I fall in love with my job. 

It’s true! My clients and I laugh together and always have good fun. We even get a little silly sometimes. It’s not enough to deliver quality work, it’s also important to feel comfortable in the process. I care about my clients. And I care about you. So in a way, my story is your story. 

Your story is told with beauty, grace and strength. . .

Do you want photos that speak life and reveal true emotion? You might not admit it, but you and your loved ones are full of beauty, grace and strength. And my mission is to draw out these emotions, and capture these lasting memories. 

Your story is authentic to YOU. . . 

Do you want a photographer who will go the extra mile to get to know you and the spirit of your occasion? You’re a totally unique individual, so my approach is always personal. I take the time to customize every photo session and capture the true, authentic essence of you and yours.

Your story is everlasting. . . 

Do you want timeless photos that’ll make you smile for many years — even decades to come? My goal is to capture today’s stories that will be treasured as tomorrow’s memories. And, I keep all of my client’s photos on file, so you’ll have access to those precious moments that happened years ago. 

Your story is not confined by borders. . . 

Do you want to work with the right photographer for you, no matter the distance? I live in Pensacola, Florida. You may live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. No biggie. . . I travel for events big and small. I encourage you to go with who’s best for you and your occasion — not who’s nearest. 

Your story, though beautiful, is not always perfect. . . 

Nobody’s perfect, including me. You may not be the most put-together person on the planet. And that’s okay! I’ll send a style guide with a prep packet to help you prepare for the photo shoot. And, take it easy on yourself — your story is still being written. 

It’s true that we are living, breathing stories. 

And. . . it would be my honor to capture yours. 

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