Melissa Vossler Photography

Melissa Vossler Photography Melissa Vossler is a photographer. She began her career as a Natural Light Portrait Photographer in 2008 and entered the world of weddings in 2009. Please visit her website to see her work! www.melissavossler.com
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Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer specializing in Natural Light Images.

it’s Friday, which I hear is the official day for introductions on IG. and if you can believe it, I’ve never done one be...
12/20/2019

it’s Friday, which I hear is the official day for introductions on IG. and if you can believe it, I’ve never done one before! So I did what any good business owner does. I googled how to do one! If I was able to learn photography and build my business with google searches, then I would say it has proven to be a valid tool! #noshame
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Hi! My name is Melissa Vossler and obviously I’m the woman behind this (sorely neglected!) Instagram page! I’ve been in business for TEN years and have learned so many things along the way. I’ve also photographed so many beautiful faces. It’s been both a humbling and fulfilling journey!
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Here are a few facts about me:
1. I’ve been married for 15 years and am the mama to four kids ranging in age from 13 to 7!
2. After 33 years of living in California, my husband and I decided it was time to begin a new adventure, so we up and moved to Raleigh North Carolina, where we just celebrated 4 years as residents (and I've also revealed to you just how young I am!)
3. I was homeschooled from 1st grade until I graduated and started Junior College at the age of 16. If you asked me at that age what I wanted to be when I grew up, it was a neo-natal nurse!
4. I’m a 9w1 (or “The Dreamer”) on the enneagram.
5. I have an unhealthy addiction to iced vanilla lattes and Grey’s Anatomy. There are no programs to help. I’m sure my family has looked into it.
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Thank you for following me! I’m hoping to be more present here this coming year, so bear with me as I make some necessary changes (like adding my portrait work!) and learn the ropes around here! ❤️

when your aunt is a photographer, every babysitting gig comes with a photoshoot. how adorable is my newest nephew Charli...
12/19/2019

when your aunt is a photographer, every babysitting gig comes with a photoshoot. how adorable is my newest nephew Charlie?!?!

these brothers made me pull out all my best tricks.....but as always, I captured some real magic!! I love this job I get...
12/10/2019

these brothers made me pull out all my best tricks.....but as always, I captured some real magic!! I love this job I get to do!!

one of the best mamas around.....and her 14-year-old "baby".  It goes fast guys. really really fast.
12/09/2019

one of the best mamas around.....and her 14-year-old "baby". It goes fast guys. really really fast.

these are the days 💕
12/06/2019

these are the days 💕

she gave me this smirk between giggles. I died.
11/22/2019

she gave me this smirk between giggles. I died.

I mean......come on!!
11/19/2019

I mean......come on!!

August wanted nothing to do with me. But you'd never know by the pictures!!
11/16/2019

August wanted nothing to do with me. But you'd never know by the pictures!!

first time having this family in front of my camera. I had a really hard time choosing a peek. Literally, all of the fin...
11/15/2019

first time having this family in front of my camera. I had a really hard time choosing a peek. Literally, all of the final 104 images from their session are this beautiful.

this family!!!!
11/15/2019

this family!!!!

the moment I took this, I knew it was special!
11/15/2019

the moment I took this, I knew it was special!

pretty pictures are nice. but so are the silly ones. I try and include a little bit of everything!!
11/15/2019

pretty pictures are nice. but so are the silly ones. I try and include a little bit of everything!!

it was my first time photographing these beautiful twins! I really love having the chance to meet new families!
11/14/2019

it was my first time photographing these beautiful twins! I really love having the chance to meet new families!

I love having the Ellis ladies in front of my camera every year!!
11/14/2019

I love having the Ellis ladies in front of my camera every year!!

love.
11/13/2019

love.

I love the color palette Kristen chose for her family photos!! I wish you could see her killer heels. She always has ama...
11/13/2019

I love the color palette Kristen chose for her family photos!! I wish you could see her killer heels. She always has amazing style!!

I've been photographing Noah since he was just a little baby. Every year, I look forward to seeing him and his mamas! La...
11/13/2019

I've been photographing Noah since he was just a little baby. Every year, I look forward to seeing him and his mamas! Last year, he made me work hard for that smile. This year, he gave it away for hardly anything. What a difference a year makes!!

it doesn't get much cuter than this!!
10/31/2019

it doesn't get much cuter than this!!

because I couldn't pick just one of the Crain sisters!!
10/30/2019

because I couldn't pick just one of the Crain sisters!!

sending out galleries left and right!! this time of year might be insane for me, but it's also a season where I am remin...
10/29/2019

sending out galleries left and right!! this time of year might be insane for me, but it's also a season where I am reminded just how incredible my job is!!

we added a new little guy to our family last week! number 11 grandbaby on the Terrano side and the fourth boy! helping t...
10/26/2019

we added a new little guy to our family last week! number 11 grandbaby on the Terrano side and the fourth boy! helping to balance out the boy/girl ratio, we welcome Charlie Alan Arico!! obviously we already love him so much and can't imagine life without his sweet little face. being an Aunt is one of my greatest joys, and I love having the chance to photograph all the big milestones for my family!!

Rachel made my job really easy during her senior session. I mean, come on! creative, smart, AND gorgeous!
10/25/2019

Rachel made my job really easy during her senior session. I mean, come on! creative, smart, AND gorgeous!

some would assume that Hazel is feeling a little uncertain about the impending arrival of her little brother. the truth ...
10/24/2019

some would assume that Hazel is feeling a little uncertain about the impending arrival of her little brother. the truth is, she was absolutely uncertain about me. I eventually won her over, but man, that face sure made me melt until I did!

if this is your family, check your email in the hour! your gallery is on the way, and I can't wait for you to see it!
10/24/2019

if this is your family, check your email in the hour! your gallery is on the way, and I can't wait for you to see it!

I started photographing these cute kids when Nolan was in his mamas tummy!! One of my favorite families to have in front...
10/23/2019

I started photographing these cute kids when Nolan was in his mamas tummy!! One of my favorite families to have in front of my camera!

Southern California, my final trip of 2019 is coming up so fast! I'm still furiously editing and delivering sessions fro...
10/23/2019

Southern California, my final trip of 2019 is coming up so fast! I'm still furiously editing and delivering sessions from my trip the beginning of October! Looking over my calendar, I have a few dates/locations available for last minute sessions!

November 5th - 2:30pm in Santa Clarita
November 6th - early afternoon in Palm Springs
November 7th - 3:30pm and 4pm in San Diego
November 8th - 3pm in the OC
(available for morning in-home sessions from November 4th-8th)

email [email protected] to grab your spot!

if these sweet siblings belong to you, your long-awaited gallery will be delivered tonight!!
10/22/2019

if these sweet siblings belong to you, your long-awaited gallery will be delivered tonight!!

I have a new nephew. his name is Charlie. I watched him come into the world three days ago, and I'm pretty sure our eyes...
10/21/2019

I have a new nephew. his name is Charlie. I watched him come into the world three days ago, and I'm pretty sure our eyes were the first to meet. I also got to cut his cord. which basically means we're like thisclose. doesn't his smile say it all?!?

willow + delaney + balboa island = perfection!
10/20/2019

willow + delaney + balboa island = perfection!

sisters at sunset 😍
10/20/2019

sisters at sunset 😍

every year is a good year when I get to photograph this family!!!
10/17/2019

every year is a good year when I get to photograph this family!!!

I'm sending out galleries faster than I can post peeks!! I'm working hard to deliver all my sessions from my last trip! ...
10/17/2019

I'm sending out galleries faster than I can post peeks!! I'm working hard to deliver all my sessions from my last trip! Although editing is a tedious job, and can definitely feel overwhelming, it's also really fun to look through all the individual photos and be reminded what makes each of these families and their interactions so unique.

ten years into my career, and portraits like this are still my absolute favorite.
10/16/2019

ten years into my career, and portraits like this are still my absolute favorite.

Mother Nature isn't cooperative all the time. at least in any city other than Southern California. so when the weather p...
10/16/2019

Mother Nature isn't cooperative all the time. at least in any city other than Southern California. so when the weather predicted possible snow and a high of 40 while I was in town, I was worried that my families would want to reschedule. all six said "Welcome to Reno!" and showed up anyway. so glad they were all able to smile through the chills (and wind!)!! It ended up making for some great moments!!

the sweetest love of all, is the love of a mama. I'm so lucky I get to capture it for people!!
10/14/2019

the sweetest love of all, is the love of a mama. I'm so lucky I get to capture it for people!!

tell everyone to get their heads in super close and then say something to make them laugh. you'll get a gem like this!
10/14/2019

tell everyone to get their heads in super close and then say something to make them laugh. you'll get a gem like this!

she rested her head on his shoulder instinctively. I love that.
10/13/2019

she rested her head on his shoulder instinctively. I love that.

it was so windy the day of their session that we had to find little nooks with pretty light that also kept everyone's ha...
10/13/2019

it was so windy the day of their session that we had to find little nooks with pretty light that also kept everyone's hair from flying everywhere. It's a good thing Tahoe has so many beautiful trees, and that I could photograph this family in front of a cement wall and they would look amazing!!

maren at 2 and 10. time flies!!
10/11/2019

maren at 2 and 10. time flies!!

what an awesome family to have in front of my camera while I was in Reno! I've had the chance to photograph Maren since ...
10/11/2019

what an awesome family to have in front of my camera while I was in Reno! I've had the chance to photograph Maren since she was a toddler.....but this was the first time Mom and Dad got to join!

she posed like this all on her own. I mean, making my job so easy!!!
10/10/2019

she posed like this all on her own. I mean, making my job so easy!!!

cooper and I are both pretty stoked about that baby boy who is a few weeks away from being born. a little brother for hi...
09/24/2019

cooper and I are both pretty stoked about that baby boy who is a few weeks away from being born. a little brother for him, and a new nephew for me. we are the luckiest!

I am SO excited for my first of two trips to the west coast to shoot Fall/Holiday photos! I leave in nine days and my fi...
09/17/2019

I am SO excited for my first of two trips to the west coast to shoot Fall/Holiday photos! I leave in nine days and my first stop is in the Reno/Tahoe area for six days, and then I fly down to Southern California for six days. I'll be shooting 32 families while I'm away and have room for four more if anyone is interested in a last minute booking.

September 26th at 4:30pm in Reno
October 4th at 4:30pm in Irvine.
October 5th at 3:45 Location TBD (Irvine/Costa Mesa area).

Just email [email protected]

Also, I still have sessions available during my November trip, but they are filling up quickly. If you were hoping for a spot from November 2nd-11th, email me as well!

Can't wait to see you!

booking in-home sessions in the Reno/Tahoe area from September 26th-October 1st, and the LA/OC area October 3rd-7th and ...
08/19/2019

booking in-home sessions in the Reno/Tahoe area from September 26th-October 1st, and the LA/OC area October 3rd-7th and November 2nd-11th!! $50 off a full session! these are some of my favorites to shoot and perfect for families who want a little more comfort and personalization in their session! email me with questions at [email protected]!! ❤️

Melissa Vossler Photography
08/08/2019

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About Melissa

I'm a lover of Jesus, my family, a good iced vanilla latte, Instagram, "hippie music" as my husband calls it, Madewell jeans, chocolate, Greys Anatomy and Top Chef, white bedspreads, vacations, giving gifts, lazy days, the smell of citrus, and of course, taking pictures! I think happiness is a choice, life is an adventure, and it's important to always say "thank you" and "I love you". When I was in college, professors would ask me what I wanted to do with my life and I always answered enthusiastically, “be a mom!”. When a dream is placed in your heart, there is no escaping it. I admit I'm not very organized, but I do have drive and determination and great critical thinking skills! I'm a glass is full and overflowing kind of girl - the eternal optimist! I'm super sentimental and love to use exclamation marks!! What can I say, I'm an excited person. I’d have 19 kids and counting if my husband didn’t have common sense. My parents have been married for 40 years and I'm so inspired by their commitment and love. I can't cook, my husband can (no really! he graduated with a bachelors from culinary school!), and we're both free spirits.

My husband Trei and I met in college and have been happily married for FOURTEEN(!!!) years now. Together we've made four of the most amazing and beautiful children. Lucas is 12, Olivia is 11, Madelyn is 8, and Grace is 6. Yes, we are crazy. No, we wouldn't have it any other way! In fact, my photography journey didn't start when I was 10 and given my first camera - nor was it started out of a passion ignited in college. My son Lucas was 3 months old and it was time for me to go back to my desk job. I really really didn't want to leave my baby. One afternoon, my husband asked me what I would do instead and I casually responded that "I'd be a photographer." A few days later I quit my job and we drained our savings account of every single penny and invested in a Canon DSLR with a sweet lens. (See what I mean about us both being free spirits?) I thought the camera would do all the work. A few days into ownership, the harsh reality hit me, and I realized that if I wanted my photos to look anything like the phenomenal photographers I followed online - that I'd have to do way more than rely on my camera. After one year, a lot of books, a lot of googling, and A LOT of practicing - I was in "business". I never ever would have imagined that this tiny little dream I had would blow up into a business I absolutely love, or that it would afford me the opportunity to stay home raising my babies. What an honor it is to do what I do. I’m invited into peoples lives, to photograph the ones that are the most important to them. And then, after I’ve had the opportunity to glimpse into the beauty that makes up their lives - I leave with a whole new love and respect for this world and the relationships we are so blessed to get to experience. I also leave with new friends and really beautiful photos. It’s a total win/win for me!

If you love what you see - then I hope in time we can become friends, and I can take really beautiful photos of you too!

xo, Melissa

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We are looking for a photographer to do our wedding announcement
Oh my goodness! I love our pictures!! thank you so much!
Tanya Armstrong this is the lady who took our family pictures! She doesn’t live here but comes to Reno every year! You should follow her on Facebook to find out more information on when she’ll come back to Reno🤗