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 twelve years ago for my first career as a biology professor which thankfully led me to my husband Cory, one of those rare Charlottean natives, along the way. We have the two most precious babies, Margaret & Harrison, whom are the loves of our lives!

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.   

Hi, I'm Melissa!

fur babies take up all the space in our king sized bed.
(Again, see above)

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sweet and giggly kiddos keep me up at night.  (See above)

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cup of Victorian London Fog tea is my morning must-have.

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

furry creatures

Big fluffy blooms are the way to my heart.  We've even tried to grow our own heirloom roses, but alas, my thumbs are not very green.

fresh flowers

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

historic districts

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

feminine details

Things I love:

helping new mamas & the snuggles

My favorite part of motherhood sessions:

rothys | pearls | pink drink

A few of my favorites are:

Doc McStuffins Soundtrack

Kid song most likely stuck in my head:

eucalyptus & lavender shower spa mist

Favorite self-care indulgence:

the purple monkey in the bubblegum tree

My favorite animal:

POP QUIZ

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helping new mamas & the snuggles

My favorite part of motherhood sessions:

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