About Melissa

Hi there, so nice to meet you! I'm Melissa Mayrie, the girl behind the lens. My middle name pays tribute to both of my grandmothers whose middle names were May and Marie. I love that my mom was so thoughtful when creating that name just for me! I'm a northern girl settled into my southern home, where I've grown accustomed to strange looks when I order my tea unsweet, yet have found myself tossing around a y'all every now and again. Life brought me to North Carolina ten years ago for my career as a biology professor which thankfully led me to my husband Cory, one of those rare Charlottean natives, along the way. We recently welcomed the sweetest little girl into our lives, Miss Margaret Lynn, and she is the love of our lives! While I love crafting young scientific minds in the classroom, I have a sentimental heart with a passion to tell your story through photography's lens. I love capturing the authentic moments so you can remember life just the way it was, along with all the special little details. From giggles to smirks... from passionate embraces and puppy dog kisses... I create keepsakes that will stay with you and your family for generations to come.   

Meet Melissa:

fur babies take up all the space in our king sized bed.


cups of Victorian London Fog tea prepare me for the day ahead.


beautiful wedding day in 2019 started my forever as Mrs. Powers. 


My love for animals cannot be denied. Our household consists of 3 dogs & 2 cats who totally run the show!

furry creatures

Big fluffy blooms are the way to my heart.  We've even started growing our own heirloom roses!

fresh flowers

My husband and I love travelling to historic districts stateside and abroad. Give me all the charm!

historic districts

My  years working at a jewelry store helped cultivate my love for ribbon & bows, sparkles & pearls. 

feminine details

Things I love:

Eric Hutchinson.

My music obsession is:

rothys | pearls | pink drink

A few of my favorites are:

am teaching college biology.

When I'm not behind the camera, I:

the getting ready anticipation.

My favorite part of a wedding is:

a florist... or meteorologist!

If I weren't a photographer, I'd love to be:

Scotland & England.

For our honeymoon, Cory & I traveled to:



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