photo by The Bilssful Maven

photo by The Bilssful Maven

Hi, I'm Melissa. 

I’m a life coach, photographer, and makeup & hair artist.. 9 years ago I left behind my corporate job to help women look and feel beautiful and confident, and fall madly in love with themselves.

I work with women who want to be the best versions of themselves, whether it’s for expressing their feminine and sensual side, for important events in their lives like their wedding day, or to feel confident and know their worth to conquer the world.  

Curious about working together? Then click HERE to email me to set up a call to talk about how I can help you feel like your most amazing self, whether it's through photography, beauty or coaching.




I love live music, watching good tv, and snuggling on the couch with my husband, adorable son Oliver, and 2 little dogs. My husband and I have known each other since the 5th grade, and reconnected 8 years ago on Facebook.

My soul craves traveling to new places, drinking wine and eating good food, and reading good novels. My new favorite thing is making my son laugh, it's the best sound in the world. I'm also addicted to good tv- Game of Thrones, Scandal, Homeland and The Affair are current faves.

I'm currently living in San Jose, CA, but willing to travel for cool places and cool people.


Are you looking to feel like your most beautiful and confident self? Have you been wanting to do a boudoir shoot to feel expressed and empowered? Then click HERE to learn more about my boudoir shoots and to set up a call with me to talk about what a boudoir shoot could look like for you.


Are you a bride who needs hair and makeup? Or do you need natural looking hair and makeup for your engagement, maternity, or personal branding shoot? I would love to work with you on your special day! Click HERE to learn more about my makeup and hair services and to set up a call with me to chat more about how I can make you feel like the best version of yourself.