two reasons to book your

SENIOR photo session:

1) Your parents want to create lasting memories from this amazing achievement!

2) Let's be real...YOU want amazing photos to share on social media.

I got you!

Your senior (high school and college) photos should be fun. They should be as unique as you.

*You want a theme? We can do it.

*Different outfits? Of course!

*Different locations? Why not?

*Dramatic? Here's the only place where drama is a good thing.

*Need a hair and makeup professional? We can do that.

*Do you play sports? Let's capture your skills.

*Are you a musician? A computer / gamer person? A foodie? Let's highlight your hobbies.

*Do you have a cool job? Let's show you, Boss.

*Do animals make your life complete? Heck yeah you can bring your dog (or snake or horse or whatever)!

Let's discuss what YOU want for your session. I have lights and backdrops and access to studios and hair/makeup artists.

But most of all...let's plan on HAVING FUN!

Dude. I promise you won't be bored. And you better not be boring for me, either! ;)

Why me?

Ok. Real talk. I love working with kids and young adults. I was a teacher and a sub. I just get kids and teens. I can be goofy and silly and funny and still professional. I really believe that everyone is a shining light and has something to show and say in this world.

YOU MATTER! You deserve this. You've worked hard to get here, now let's show you off.

Another why:

I have my Child Performer Services Permit from the state of California. Now, that's something necessary in the acting world, but what that says to your parents is...I've been fingerprinted and background-checked by the State and the DOJ. I'm safe to work with kids and to take pictures of kids and to store your pictures safely.

I'm a safe choice for child and young adult photography. This is VERY important to me.


I'm a good photographer. I'm a true color photographer. I'm a black and white photographer. I work very hard to keep my skills up to date and to learn new trends in photography. Bonus: I'll get your photos back to you fast.

Let's get creative! Let's collaborate!

Email me:

Find me on Instagram: @melissagmitchellphotography


Here are samples of my work. Once you look through my finished, edited gallery you'll get to know my style of photography. Candids and posed. Real time, lifestyle, and planned/posed. Creative themes, props and lights, and just good old you straight out of the box. If you have don't have your Cap and Gown yet, we can book a follow up as you get closer to the big day.