Welcome to Melanie Monroe Photography.com I am a San Diego County photographer specializing in Family Portraits, High School Senior Portraits, and Engagement and Wedding Photography. I am also the proud mother of twin girls (born January 2007) and the happy wife of my wonderful husband, Jeff. I am a San Diego native who enjoys traveling all over the county to find beautiful and fun locations for Family and Senior Portrait photography. I use flattering natural light in all of my sessions and every image is lovingly re-touched and edited by hand so that everyone will look their absolute best in every image. As a natural light photographer, I prefer to schedule my sessions about an hour before sunset when the light is soft and most flattering. I can also schedule morning sessions in select locations. My family sessions are fun and casual and seek to achieve a beautiful combination of natural, candid family togetherness as well as posed portraits, and some kiddo goofiness. I love working with children of all ages from newborns on up. At the end of every session, kids LOVE choosing a prize from my special goodie bag. ...grownups can choose one too, but only if you're really good. For seniors and engagement sessions, I love using props that are meaningful to the client(s), and I welcome any and all ideas you may have for your session. Locations can be a place that is sentimental to you, or it can be in one of my tried and true locations such as the beach in PB, downtown in the Gaslamp district, or Mission Trails in Santee. In addition to family and senior portrait photography, I also, LOVE photographing weddings. I work with a partner on alll my weddings to best achieve a thorough photographic record of your day. I love capturing the fun candid moments, romantic portraits, and all the thought-out small details of each wedding. My wedding prices are affordable and can be customized to fit most budgets. If you have any questions about scheduling your custom portrait session or if you would like more information about wedding photography or event photography, please contact me via email. I look forward to hearing from you!