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"We've tried many photographers before, but never came close to the artistry and talent of Melissa. From family photos to intimate memories, we couldn't be happier with the results we get from Lifeshots. We're hooked!" - Ashley & Sean Farrell, Cosby, MO


"Melissa captured the beauty of the family farm and the beauty of a beautiful fall day! She took casual and natural pictures...which was just what I was looking for. She is not just a photographer posing people, she is an artist who takes into consideration everything around to make truly unique and wonderful memories. Melissa captured the true joy in our day!" - Alexandra & Jared Gallagher, Maryville, MO


"Melissa has a way of capturing the most beautiful and real pictures! We will use her again and again!" - Jessica & Bernie Meyer, St. Joseph, MO


"Melissa is an excellent photographer- both in skill and personality. We have a large family with lots of little ones and Melissa was very patient and creative in getting our session completed. Her creativity and pleasant personality made our photo session so worth while and will definitely use and recommend Lifeshots again!" - Adonia Leigh, St. Joseph, MO


"Melissa made us feel as comfortable as a close family member as she took our family photos. She really cares to get the shots right, without being pushy or overbearing, and she really captured the personalities of our family! I've never been happier with any family photos I've EVER had taken. My Facebook photo is one of hers and I've never gotten more compliments on a photo of me!!! Thanks for making us look great, Melissa!" - LuAnn Cadden, St. Joseph, MO


"Working with Lifeshots was a very comfortable experience. Melissa put us at ease right away and was respectful of our interests and concerns. She used that information to make decisions about the best photographs for our needs. We weren't rushed--Melissa had a relaxed and thoughtful approach to the session. We didn't feel like props but like collaborators. The photographs were great: not artificial but natural. We would recommend Lifeshots to anyone." - Mike Cadden, St. Joseph, MO


"Melissa is absolutely amazing. I have never imagined such amazing engagement photos and wedding photos. She is always professional, unique, and great to work with. Thanks Melissa for sharing with us your amazing gift of photography!" - Marci & Samson Bien-Aimé, Kansas City, MO


"The most exciting times of the year for our family are when Melissa has a mini-session special. She does such a fabulous job, offers such great deals, and is as lovely as can be. Our girls love Melissa because she is wonderful with children, always sweet and fun, and we love Melissa because she feels every client is special and it shows in her patience and excellence in capturing sincere and beautiful photos. Always our first choice, hands down." - Edy Clark, St. Joseph, MO


"Melissa does an AMAZING job connecting with my child. She took his first professional photos at 4 months. The photos were AMAZING. Since then, Melissa has taken large group photos of our family and individual family shots both inside and outside. We love her profressional attitude and amazing photographs!" - Tara Stuart, Stewartsville, MO


"When planning your wedding day, choosing a photographer is critical. These are the photos your great-grand children will look back on. You want every moment to be perfectly captured in time, & Melissa does just that. Her creativity and talent amazes me. She handles all situations with ease and confidence, making your day even more spectacular and stress-free. Melissa is kind hearted, personable, funny- you name it. She truly knows how to bring out the best in each personality involved in your wedding. Melissa is punctual, professional and reliable. From the day we met with her to discuss our wedding plans to a year later when we walked down the aisle- I haven't a single complaint. Book with Lifeshots, you won't  regret it!!" -Shelby Luke, Maryville, MO


"Melissa has taken our son's pictures since he was three months old. She catches some amazing expressions that make his personality shine through the images. I love knowing I have these moments captured forever." - Becky Angus, St. Joseph, MO