My name is Melissa. I am the founder of Magenta BY Melissa.
My passion began when I picked up my first camera.
I studied graphic design at Pace University in NYC, and as soon as I finished school, I knew exactly what I wanted. My dream job of photographing beautiful children.
After a few years, I realized I wanted to be able to develop my own creative and unique images. This is when I took the leap and created my business.
So here I am, working on what I like the most. Capturing families emotions and freezing those moments in time.
I've been doing newborn photography for 7 years and absolutely could not image doing anything else. It is truly my passion and never feels like "work".
I've loved babies since I was little, If there was a baby around, I was the one trying to hold or touch that baby. There is just something so special about spending time with brand new babies.
I love to create beautiful memories for people and capture them at their very best. These pictures last forever and warm the hearths of all these families for years.
My clients become friends and we see each other every milestone of their little ones. It makes you feel part of their family.
Parents are always amazed at how I am able to sooth and comfort newborns. All they have to do is sit back and relax as I work my magic. More than taking beautiful photos, I know exactly how to connect with babies to capture who they really are on camera.
I believe in honoring your baby's natural character. Including all their silly expressions and preferences. So when you look back on photos 10 years from now, it reminds you who they really are, and how they used to smell and when you cradled them for the first time.