Hello and welcome! I'm Melissa, resident photographer and flower crown maker. MAO Photography was born three years ago out of my love for portraiture, nature, fairytales, and adventure! Here is where you'll find my most recent sessions, behind the scenes, a little look into my life and travel, and more!
Caitlin and Nick live in Kansas City and were planning a weekend trip to Jupiter to tour wedding venues when they contacted me about doing an engagement session. From the first few emails we exchanged I knew these two were special. Not only are they the sweetest couple, they are so madly in love that […]
Alex and Chris met through mutual friends in college and have been together for 8 beautiful years. They are the definition of cool and easy going; a genuinely kind and laid back couple who love going to the beach, trying new breweries and eateries, and being outdoors. I actually met Alex while working part-time at […]
I love getting to work with couples over the years and see them go through the different stages of their lives together. From fiances, to husband and wife, and eventually parents. I first met Kaitlin and Gabe at this very same park for their engagement session back in 2015. After that, Kaitlin became my hair […]
It’s always such an honor when a good friend and fellow creative asks you to not only photograph her engagement session, but to be her wedding photographer too. Renee and I met about 2 in a half years ago when a model friend of mine hired her to do her hair for a photo shoot. […]