Owner / Photographer
I opened Melissa McGee Photography in 2010, after a previous career in Interior Design, and haven’t looked back.
I love the entrepreneurial life, and really enjoy meeting and geeking out with fellow entrepreneurs. I’m a Missouri native, and currently live in the Kansas City area with my husband, daughter, and ginger cat.
Being an artistic person, I thrive on variety and the excitement of trying something new. (That used to lead to a lot of hobbies, ha!) Now, in my spare time, I hang out with my daughter and sometimes get to do something crafty!
I spend a significant amount of time and money learning from the best in the photographic and business industries to keep me at the top of my game. It is definitely a fun adventure!
Why a session with me is different:
I try to make sure your session is just as memorable an experience as
the images that result from it. My sessions are stress-free and fun,
and allow my client’s personalities to shine through. Overall, my goal
is to create a unique, memorable session experience that results in
images that bring back wonderful memories and warm feelings every time
you look at them.
In my sessions, I try to encourage people to be
authentic and true to who they are, because I believe we are each
created uniquely, and for a purpose. I find that people are at
their best (beautiful and amazing!) when they are true to that self, and
embrace the chance to show it off to the world!
What I believe:
I choose to be a photographer, everyday, because I want to show people what I see, and I want them to know that they are seen. Not just visually seen, but really SEEN. I want my clients to know that they are more than what they feel they are on any given run-of-the-mill “everyday”. They are more than just a little kid, a nerve-frayed momma, a stressed out parent, a self-conscious teenager, a lonely pet in a cage in a shelter.
They are truly unique from anyone else in this world, and they are that way for a reason and a purpose, and THAT is beautiful. THEY are beautiful, amazing and worthy of being remembered and treasured.