"If you are looking for a professional yet friendly and creative photographer, Mel with Serendipity is the one for you. She catches those special moments with no interruption in your day. From our engagement session through our 'big day', we knew our memories would be captured but were thrilled with the results."


"Two years ago, I was in search for a family photographer to gift my parents a session with our whole family for their anniversary. A friend of mine recommended Mel to me and once I saw Mel's work on her site, I realized two things:

1. I HAD to hire her for this job. Her photos were amazing. The colors were so vibrant and the moments that she captures were so sincere and natural.

2. I wish I had known about her 2 years prior because her wedding photos are awesome, too. Two years, one extended family session, and an entire 'first year package' with our first born son later and I couldn't be happier with our choice to go with Mel. So happy that we signed on to do our second son's first year photos with her over the next year.

A few things that I love and value of Mel as our family photographer: She is not afraid to fix your hair that is out of place, adjust a sweater or position you in a way that would better compliment the photo. LOVE this, because it prevents me from looking back and saying 'I wish I would have... She is so very talented at capturing those moments that you wish you could freeze in time and keep forever! Mel is amazing with children. Being a mother herself, she has a special way of getting those giggles to come out and capturing it perfectly. There have been times where my son was not happy on the ride to the shoot, but once he saw Mel and heard her crazy sound effects - he was ready for his close up!"


"My husband and I loved working with Mel! We first talked over the phone and our personalities just clicked. After later meeting with her, we knew she had to be our photographer. She is very laid back, energetic, but organized and prepared. Not only did she do an amazing job capturing the highlights of our day, but she also stayed on top of our vendors at the reception making sure everything went smoothly. She is very passionate about photography and that is all we could have asked for. She genuinely loves her job, and it definitely shows through in her work. If you are in need of a great photographer, we highly recommend Mel with Serendipity Photography. She is the BEST!!"


"Mel is an incredible photographer! She was courteous and kind and most of all accomodating to our sometimes difficult requests. Every single one of our wedding pictures is amazing and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any type of event or session! SERENDIPITY ALL THE WAY! THANKS MEL!!!!"


"My husband and I have used four different professional photographers, including our wedding photographer. While all were great, none have met our expectations like Mel from Serendipity Photography. We not only felt a connection with her, she takes the time and energy to make sure that you are completely happy with your photographs and to capture the moment as you remember it. The best compliment is a referral. We have now referred her to many friends for weddings, newborns and family sessions, and all of these referrals have said they will definitely use Mel again!!!!"


"Mel is absolutely amazing! From the time she met with us at a little pizza spot to meet us and see if we were compatible just her overall personality and love for what she does sealed the deal with us. We were big on quality, natural lighting, great scenery and I love people who are detailed oriented, patient and bubbly and Mel is all 3. Our engagement session was perfect. It was freezing outside but Mel worked with us making sure we were okay the entire time and making sure to get the best shots possible. Our pictures were AMAZING! Words cannot describe the job she and Kim did at our wedding. She was almost like another person I (the bride) could count on to make sure things were on point. She was awesome. She got every single detail that I worked so hard on for the wedding. She added to my big day and for that I am grateful. She is worth every penny that I spent and more. When you hire serendipity know that you will have the best quality, best professionalism, and best quality of service possible. Mel will be our photographer for life. I wouldn't want anyone else to help us capture the most important moments in our lives to come. Awesome!"


"Best photographer in the St Louis area. Easy to work with and ended with a great result. I was blown away when we received our pictures. I am still receiving compliments regularly on the quality of pictures we got. She has a great personality and we had a blast working with her. I highly recommend her work."


"I am so thankful that I found Serendipity Photography. Mel is an amazing photographer and person! She has been capturing all of the special moments of my children's lives in beautiful photos. I have loved every session we have had with her. Mel is so talented at what she does and such a joy to work with. I have received lots of compliments on my photos and now have my whole family using her as their photographer. I am looking forward to our next session and so excited to see what beautiful memories she will capture this time!"


"I absolutely adore Mel and loved working with her as our wedding photographer. She took our engagement pictures, which gave us an opportunity to get to know her before the wedding. Words cannot express how happy I am that I chose her to be our wedding photographer! It was an absolutely amazing day and she perfectly captured the emotion and happiness on the best day of our lives!"


"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Melissa! I knew after our first meeting, that she was the one! She is so organized and creative. I thought I had thought of everything, when she suggested all these amazing ideas! I am not someone who loves having my photo taken, and yet she made every moment feel comfortable and natural. When I received my photos, I was blown away. She went above and beyond. Every picture was more beautiful and special than the next! Such an amazing photographer and I look forward to using her in the future!"


"After seeing my friends tagged in weddings that Mel and the team were shooting. I kept looking at some of the photos of the details, thinking "Wow, I really like how they captured all parts of the wedding and didn't force the brides and their ladies into silly nonsense poses."

I was a very non-traditional bride, we didn't get ready in matching silk robes in a hotel - we got ready at my house and drank a bottle of champagne, but I ultimately wanted the same kind of photojournalist style to our wedding day. We interviewed two other photographers, but ultimately there was no question about who I really wanted.

The day of, Joanna and Kim saved me from a thousand tiny spiders in a tree, fixed my hair, cracked jokes, fluffed my dress, carried my bouquet. I was DEAD TIRED and losing my ability to go through the motions, but the girls made it fun. They also paid very close attention to the kind of stuff that I liked. They knew I didn't want to be put in front the stadium, like the typical St. Louis couple for whom that has great meaning, and being connected to that, they found some really cool "hidden" spots in, well, the gutters of the city because they knew my husband and I would want a more urban setting.

When we received the photos, I cried my eyes out. They were everything I had hoped for and more. Very few posed shots (if that is your thing, they will happily do it) and lots of captured moments of people that we love laughing and smiling and in one case, of a person who meant so much to me and passed away shortly thereafter.

The price is 100% comparable to everyone else you are likely to interview in your range. Save the time - go with them. I will hire Serendipity again and again for family portraits, maternity, you name it. We love them and we know you will, too."


"Mel at Serendipity was absolutely awesome to work with! Not only did she understand what it was we wanted but she was able to deliver it, and more!! On our wedding day Mel was the perfect balance between someone we felt totally comfortable around and someone we didn't even notice (no offense, Mel:). But let me tell you...she was there alright, capturing incredible moments throughout the entire day! We absolutely love ALL of our photos (which she got back to us very quickly). It's been over a year and we are still getting compliments on our wedding photos! Talented, dependable, professional... Amazing :)"