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! 


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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. […]