meet melanie.co

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meet melanie.co

for adventurous couples, families, and seniors! 

I'm Melanie, your go-to adventure photographer, professional third-wheeler & life cheerleader

"Do what you loved when you were a kid," my dad always told me... To my amusement, I discovered that I always wanted to be behind the camera - even at 14 months old. It got to the point where my mom eventually had to be very discrete while recording our home videos so I wouldn't come crawling after her to take over the video-recording camera.  

Although I've grown since the ripe age of one, the innate passion and child-like desire to be behind the camera is even stronger now. 

I'm happiest when adventuring with my incredible couples, families, and seniors in the beautiful PNW and around the world. I love what I do and cannot wait to get in touch with you!


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My Favorite Things

What I value most out of photography and my biggest reason why I became a photographer and videographer is to document your fleeting moments and capture special memories you'll cherish forever. I believe that your story is important and should be captured with utmost intention.

As someone who is wired with 1-on-1 interactions, I crave building deeper relationships with people and creating lifelong friendships with my #MPV couples, families, and seniors. My camera is a tool that allows me to preserve, connect, and show people the beauty of life through my lens.

Working with Melanie.Co will not only provide you and your growing family with captivating heirlooms to hang on the walls of your home; I'm ready to give you my all and share your story in its best light while also providing you and your loved ones with an adventure, a friendship, a connection, and sometimes even a therapy session through photography and conversation.

As your photographer and videographer, I am fully dedicated and passionate about capturing your memories with loved and cherished ones. I'd be honored to celebrate with you!







My Inspiration. My Reason.
My Why.

my philosophy

I was always trying to find ways to express my creativity - whether I was drawing on myself with permanent ink when I was 2 years old or performing in musical theatre and choir or creating YouTube videos, I longed for a creative outlet!

At the University of Washington, I had to put that expressive creativity to the side. I studied business marketing and data analytics at the Foster School of Business and was told that in order to be successful, I had to work in a Fortune 500 company. After the tragedy in 2016, everything came into perspective and it became very clear what I felt called to do. I didn't want to fit the mold of a business school student who would go off to pursue that linear career - it was never in my DNA. I wasn't money hungry like everyone else. Instead, I longed for creativity and connection, so I felt like I didn't belong in business school.

My camera was my saving grace through both obtaining my degree and coping with the loss of such a dear friend. 

I graduated 6 months early from the University of Washington in 2019 and received a full-time job offer at a full service sign company, as their go-to marketer, photographer, and videographer. Working with a team of designers has allowed me to develop a keen designer's eye while also improving my skills as a photographer and videographer. I'm forever thankful for obtaining my degree which gave me a full-time job opportunity that has fueled the growth of Melanie.Co. 





My Roots

let's start from the very beginning!


JESUS 

Jesus is the foundation for all the work we do at Melanie.Co. This means we love our clients as Jesus loves us and treat others the way they deserve to be treated, with unconditional love and support. Our servant hearts are ready to give our all, and we can’t wait to love on you and your loved ones through photography & videography! 



EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

We value equity by treating you fairly and respectfully and eliminating unfair biases, stereotypes, and barriers. We value diversity by recognizing and respecting your unique qualities and attributes as a human being. We value inclusivity by making sure all individuals feel respected, accepted, and valued through the entire process.



BLACK LIVES MATTER

Melanie.Co will not tolerate racism of ANY kind and stands in strong solidarity with Black people. As a human rights and social justice ally, I will be the vocal white friend who isn’t afraid to speak up if I witness someone saying or doing something racist. As a Black person, you can feel safe and comfortable knowing that I strongly support you and will only work with vendors who are committed Black allies for you. 



LOVE! ALL OF IT!
 
If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, you are respected, safe, and welcomed here! ALL humans and their stories deserve to be captured with utmost attention and care, regardless of your gender identity and who you love. We work with many vendors and clients who are LGBTQ+ and look forward to capturing some magic of YOU and your loved ones in your element. 



VEGAN // ANIMAL RIGHTS

We are supportive of all vegans, vegetarians, and animal rights allies! As an ethical vegan myself since 2013, I don’t consider animals or their bi-products as food. Melanie.Co supports cruelty-free vendors who do not contribute to animal cruelty. 



MINORITY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

As a 100% female-owned small business itself, Melanie.Co Photo & Video is a huge supporter of ALL minority-owned small businesses in Washington. We are all about supporting and raising up local businesses and minorities. 




JESUS 

Jesus is the foundation for all the work we do at Melanie.Co. This means we love our clients as Jesus loves us and treat others the way they deserve to be treated, with unconditional love and support. Our servant hearts are ready to give our all, and we can’t wait to love on you and your loved ones through photography & videography! 



BLACK LIVES MATTER

Melanie.Co will not tolerate racism of ANY kind and stands in strong solidarity with Black people. As a human rights and social justice ally, I will be the vocal white friend who isn’t afraid to speak up if I witness someone saying or doing something racist. As a Black person, you can feel safe and comfortable knowing that I strongly support you and will only work with vendors who are committed Black allies for you. 



MINORITY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

As a 100% female-owned small business itself, Melanie.Co supports minority-owned small businesses in Washington. We are all about supporting and raising up local businesses and minorities to help them succeed in Washington. 


EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

We value equity by treating you fairly and respectfully and eliminating unfair biases, stereotypes, and barriers. We value diversity by recognizing and respecting your unique qualities and attributes as a human being. We value inclusivity by making sure all individuals feel respected, accepted, and valued through the entire process.



LOVE! ALL OF IT!
 
If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, you are respected, safe, and welcomed here! ALL humans and their stories deserve to be captured with utmost attention and care, regardless of your gender identity and who you love. We work with many vendors and clients who are LGBTQ+ and look forward to capturing some magic of YOU and your loved ones in your element. 



VEGAN // ANIMAL RIGHTS

We are supportive of all vegans, vegetarians, and animal rights allies! As an ethical vegan myself since 2013, I don’t consider animals or their bi-products as food. Melanie.Co supports cruelty-free vendors who do not contribute to animal cruelty. 












What I stand for

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Melanie checks every box, my friends. She is attentive to clients needs, understands her clients and their desires and captures their vision unlike anybody I've seen accomplish before. I watched my video and was crying at the end. Melanie captures videos and photos, but more importantly she captures the emotions.. you are able to look back and relive those feelings and memories all over again as if you're experiencing them for the first time. You won't find that anywhere else. You will never find someone who loves this job more than her. Every meeting, every conversation, and the 9 hour job of filming, not once did that girl stop smiling. Full of passion and joy, she makes every session fun and enjoyable! Trust me, you can't go wrong with Melanie.

"Trust me, you can't go wrong with Melanie.

from Shana & Conner

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie invests her entire heart into all her work and is selfless in how she puts her clients first in everything! She is an inspiration, such an encourager and an absolute delight and joy to work with and truly cares for each of her clients. She has so much fun with her time with you. She is adventurous, willing and excited to go outside the box and try new things. We were touched and moved to tears so many times throughout watching the film. We were blown away by what Melanie was able to so beautifully bring together! It's not just a job to her, it's so evidently her calling and passion and you will see that and experience that yourself when you choose Melanie to capture part of your story and moments to look back on and treasure for a lifetime.

"No one else could have captured our story in the way melanie did...

from Ashley & Owen

5-STAR REVIEWS

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We are truly blessed to have had an amazing photographer who not only delivered services but also became a friend and such a great one at that. Her heart is pure and full of love and joy to share with others. She made this trip one to remember; giving a child a memory of a lifetime is priceless, so thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

“We found a gem in washington for sure.

from Lave & Ellie

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5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie is fantastic. She's light, happy, sweet, and natural. Melanie provides a great environment where you feel comfortable being yourself, which allows her to capture real candid moments that you can cherish forever. Our session really did remind me how much I love him.. almost like falling in love all over again. Melanie will always be my go to for major events in my life, so that I am able to experience it over and over again, and feel just as I did in the moment she captured it. Thank you for the unforgettable experience you bring with you wherever you go Melanie ❤

“Melanie provides a great environment where you feel comfortable being yourself

from Natassja & Jonah

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We cannot recommend Melanie enough for her services. She has an amazing eye for the shot and gives great direction. It was easy to feel comfortable and that shows in the natural look of the photos even when posed. I can't wait to see how she captures our wedding next summer!"

"The consensus is that melanie truly captured our love and style.

from Juli & Rory

5-STAR REVIEWS

5-STAR REVIEWS

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We ventured off to Mount Rainier National Park. She is an absolute pleasure to work with; professional, friendly, and will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. She gets photos back to you fast and I have full confidence clients will be fully satisfied with the final product, as I was. 5/5 stars! 

"She is an absolute pleasure to work with...

from Amanda

5-STAR REVIEWS

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My boyfriend and I loved our experience during our photo shoot with Melanie. She captured great shots, and we are in love with our photos. We would highly recommend her for anyone looking to get fun, and professional photos done.

"She made everything so comfortable, and It felt more like an adventure...

from Carrie & Darrel

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Where to begin... Melanie was a blessing to work with from the beginning, She was fast to respond, very open about her prices, extremely flexible, and arrived early to the location to begin mapping out the best route to use. Our son quickly warmed up to her bubbly personality and bright smile; let's be clear, this is HUGE when working with a two year old! We appreciate all of Melanie's time, talent, and encouragement during and following our session.

"Our son quickly warmed up to her bubbly personality and bright smile

from Jasinski Family

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie is flexible and really captures the people she photographs. She just completed my daughter's wedding and we couldn't be more pleased with how the photos turned out. We have huge families, so I was worried about any photographer being able to get everyone. They turned out beautiful and personal.

"Easy to work with and she has an eye for those sudden moments of really amazing human interactions...

from Shelley

5-STAR REVIEWS

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She knows how to put her clients at ease and enjoy their experience. My son's senior photo shoot was a pure delight for everyone, especially for a young man who doesn't tend to enjoy getting his picture taken! The photos themselves are absolutely beautiful and of the highest quality possible. I highly recommend Melanie for any type of photo engagement as she is professional, thoughtful about the types of moments to capture, and a true pleasure to work with. Thank you, Melanie, for your expertise in making our son's pictures so fabulous!

"Melanie is a natural photographer who captures the true identity of her clients...

from Michelle

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie has a bubbly personality and a creative eye that is incredible. She helped us pick a great venue, recommended we bring some items to enhance the photos, and even brought some items of her own. During our session, she took the time to make sure our personalities came out in every photo while we were surrounded by beautiful Christmas trees. We are extremely satisfied with the photos we received and are thankful that they will forever remind us of our favorite season. 

"If you're looking for a photographer to capture the sweetest of moments, we highly recommend Melanie...

from Tyler & Kaelyn

5-STAR REVIEWS

5-STAR REVIEWS

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If you're reading through these reviews because you are shopping for a photographer, seriously look no further. Melanie's talent and work speaks for itself; she has the talent of capturing photos in a way that is classic and timeless, but also trendy and modern. Melanie is one of those people with a magnetic personality, after meeting her you walk away feeling like you have known her your whole life. She makes her subjects feel at ease, kinda like they're actually in a coffee house chatting and catching up. But she also provides direction without skipping a beat!

"If you are one that says 'I'm not photogenic', Melanie is the photographer for you!...

from Christal

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie has a natural gift for photography, so any photos she takes are guaranteed to be unique and beautiful. She as a keen sense for the best lighting, angles, and how to make each and every photo special! She is a joy to work with and is always ready to brave any weather element, making sessions fun and lighthearted! She is an incredibly skilled photographer and editor, making her my go-to for any professional photographs. 10/10 would recommend Melanie for any photography and videography needs!

"My go-to for any professional photographs...

from Alison

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie is the most sweetest, FUN, energizing, and empowering person to work with! She will customize your shoot the way you prefer and let you enjoy yourself - with a beautiful end product!

"The most fun, energizing, and empowering person to work with...

from Joanna & Alvaro

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie is THE BEST!!! She has the biggest heart of anyone I have met. She is SO easy to work with, makes you laugh, and brings joy to all photo shoots. She has shot everything from fun little photo shoots, to big reunions, for us. And will now be shooting our engagements, wedding, and reception. I trust her with anything! I would recommend Melanie to ANYONE looking for a fun, kind, talented photographer!!

"She has been our photographer for five years and our go-to for everything. ...

from Donavan & Steve

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie was so incredible when we were taking photos! I've never been with a photographer that made me feel so confident or that has been so enthusiastic about taking photos. I loved working with her, she has an incredible talent for what she does. If you want absolutely stunning photos and feel good about yourself while taking the photos, please go with Melanie. She made an experience I was nervous about nothing but fun, and photos that were amazing and perfectly edited. Loved working with her and absolutely recommend!

"I've never been with a photographer who made me feel so confident...

from Sara

5-STAR REVIEWS

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She is AMAZING! I am so not about my pictures being taken but graduation photos are a must. I contacted Melanie through a friend and it was the best decision I made. Super affordable and she is very genuine. She makes you feel like you are the most beautiful person ever. Going through my photos I can see how with my sessions I gained confidence thanks to her. I recommend Melanie 100% for your pictures.

"I can see how with my sessions I gained confidence thanks to her...

from Melia

5-STAR REVIEWS

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I highly recommend Melanie for any of your photography needs! She's incredibly talented with her camera, and so much fun to be around. I don't know if there are many other photographers who can deliver the same quality and quantity with the same bubbly charm as her!

"She's incredibly talented with her camera and so much fun to be around...

from Ben

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie just did my friend's engagement photos. She did a wonderful job truly capturing them. I loved that I could hear them when I was looking at the photos!

"I love that I could hear them when i was looking at the photos...

from Julie

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie made it SO easy to feel like myself and feel proud of who I am! She is a ray of sunshine and works efficiently to make sure that every minute of your session is used well and effectively. Melanie is an amazing woman who has a true talent for the art of photography and capturing beauty in others. Don’t wait any longer and book your session with her if you need pictures for absolutely anything !

"Melanie made it so easy to feel like myself and feel proud of who i am...

from Amy

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Melanie met us for a family photo shoot and knew some great spots for pictures! She was professional, friendly, and fun, and made the shoot an absolute pleasure for my entire family. If you're considering Melanie.co for photography, don't hesitate- I recommend her 100%.

"She was professional, friendly, and fun, and made the shoot an absolute pleasure for my entire family.

from Nick

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Such an amazing and talented photographer ! Melanie really has an eye for capturing all the different angles ,and backgrounds for beautiful well thought out photos ! We have used her services twice and every picture is amazing !

"We have used her services twice and every picture is amazing...

from Bentley Family

5-STAR REVIEWS

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Working with Melanie is always wonderful! She has the skills and talent that makes your photos look genuine, allowing your personality to shine through! It's such a joy taking pictures with her; not to mention very affordable and easy!

"she comes with a vision but adapts to the environment  instantaneously...

from Simran

5-STAR REVIEWS

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