My name is Melissa Ferrara and I'm a documentary lifestyle photographer specializing in portraits, weddings, and travel. I currently live in Chicago with my Yorkie, Cocoa. When I’m not behind the camera, I enjoy making a fool of myself at karaoke, rooting for my beloved Chicago White Sox, and eating donuts. I love exploring new places and make a point to travel somewhere new each year. Although, most days you can find me on the couch watching reruns of Fixer Upper.

My blog consists of weddings, events, and portrait sessions I photograph as well as any tips I find to be helpful for photographers, small business owners, or anyone planning a photo session or wedding. I also write about personal accomplishments, inspirations, travels, and everything in between. If you’d like to learn more about me and see what I’ve been up to recently, you can check out my blog, and subscribe to my newsletter. Or if you’re interested in working with me, send me a message and we can chat!