Melanie Sokol’s portraits have been featured at Snap Love Grow — Featured: Snap Love Grow {New Life} — and Cozy Clicks — Photo Feature: Red White and Blue

She taught herself photography after her son was born and built her business on giving parents the portraits she wanted.

Why is Melanie the right photographer for you?

The first answer is: she cares. She cares about your family. She asks about you, she builds a relationship with you. That care translates into work that captures the beauty of your family but also means she works towards improving her craft so that she can deliver your portraits with pride.

How did she become the right photographer for you?

She received a writing degree from the University of Pittsburgh that taught her to have a thick skin and constantly self-assess her work. She’s her toughest critic and this comes out in the portraits each client receives. She also has her Master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma and experience teaching so she loves children for the messy trouble makers that they are just like your favorites teacher growing up.

What is she really like?

She’s a true extrovert so even the most stubborn cranky child or daddy ends up laughing and smiling by the end of the session. She is very blunt and straight-forward. You will not for one second doubt that she’s held anything back.