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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You know it’s going to be a good shoot when your clients are also huge Game of Thrones fan! Not only that but we had the most GORGEOUS light! Now, this may be the sunshine state, but more often than not I find myself shooting in overcast weather most of the year. ALL I ever […]

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 […]