feel beautiful & confident

in front of the camera, without the stress of hoping your session goes well

I help families experience all the joys of their current life by providing a luxury experience during your portrait session. I want you to feel more confident and beautiful with each passing moment, so you can trust that these once-in-a-lifetime images will withstand the test of time and memory, so that you never have to stress or worry that this fleeting experience will be forgotten. 

I have photographed over 300+ families and I can promise you that each fine art image in your gallery, will take your breath away and will leave you feeling happier and more in love with each other with each passing day.

finally

hey I'm Melissa

family experience

the once-in-a-lifetime

this moment in time only happens once. Your children are only this young...once. don't spend your precious time together worrying that this stage of life will be forgotten. there is another way to feel confident & beautiful & to finally have images of you together, without the fear that it'll never turn out...

After my husband (Cory) and I were married, we adopted 3 rescue pups that are - let me just tell you - more spoiled than any child on this planet! We love them dearly, and they have impacted and changed our lives forever. We have not been able to have children, and although I mourn that loss, we have turned our focus and energy to rescuing our dogs.

Yet it's for this exact reason, that I KNOW how much you cherish your children, and the family you've created together.

Your family is your legacy. But in a blink, years have gone by. Perhaps the pictures on the walls are old, and they don't showcase who you are as a family any longer. Perhaps you've added children since then, or you just want a bright, fresh look into your world.

But I get how stressful and overwhelming it can feel, to gather the troops for a family portrait session (been there, done that!)

So let me tell you one thing: I've got you! That's why I am here - to serve you, to take away your stress, and to handle everything for YOU.

All you have to do for your portrait session with me, is to show up. That's it! I will take care of everything else so that you can enjoy your experience, feel true joy and happiness together, and be able to forever look back at this images and remember exactly how wonderful, innovative, and magical this time of your life can be.

let me tell you a secret...

All you have to do for your portrait session with me, is to show up. That's it! I will take care of everything else so that you can enjoy your experience, feel true joy and happiness together, and be able to forever look back at this images and remember exactly how wonderful, innovative, and magical this time of your life can be.

you've always wanted breathtaking images of you and your family...

but you know that you've only got one shot to make this happen - and you don't want to be disappointed!

"She just makes you feel so comfortable and has a great eye for creative photos for everlasting memories"

As soon as I contacted Melissa via email… I knew she was the one! She was sincere in her response and I could sense her passion for photography and weddings before ever even meeting her. We loved her so much! If you are looking for a sincere photographer with a passion for what she does, Lux Light Photography is where it is at. Melissa is wonderful, relaxing and creative. She just makes you feel so comfortable and has a great eye for creative photos for everlasting memories.

Hayley, LuxLight Bride, Traverse City Michigan

"Thank you, Lux Light Photography, for helping make our big day perfect and beautiful in every way!"

Wow, is all I can say! Lux Light Photography, Melissa Lande, is AMAZING! My husband and I are beyond thrilled with the beautiful photos this talented photographer took at our wedding in Michigan! Melissa was great to work with and made us, our bridal party, our family and guests feel completely at ease and comfortable. She was able to capture all the emotions of the day!! We adored them! Thank you, Lux Light Photography, for helping make our big day perfect and beautiful in every way!

Kallie, Lux Light Bride, Traverse City Michigan

"People said that they were the best wedding photos that they have ever seen."

Leading up to the wedding, Melissa would send me helpful tips to prepare myself for the big day. She seemed like the genuinely was excited for my wedding and really wanted to help make it the best experience ever. I would consider Melissa a friend now. She treated me like one. I would recommend her services to anyone who is looking for the best pictures ever for their engagement or wedding. You will not be disappointed. She is simply the best!

Michelle, Lux Light Bride, Traverse City Michigan

"THE BEST ONE EVER!!!"

THE BEST ONE EVER!!! Melissa was so patient, considerate, very pleasant and happy to work with and indescribably talented at her job! She is just too amazing for words.

Sophie, Lux Light Bride, Traverse City Michigan

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

your family
experience

luxury, fine art film images

for the fun,
intimate family

the family package includes:

Family portrait photography is one of my favorite sessions in Traverse City and northern Michigan, because it allows me to completely experience the pure joy, relationship, and authentic “vibe” that truly defines your family! No family is ever the same, so no photograph should ever be either! You deserve to have this moment remembered forever, to look back upon and share memories with your closest friends and family. 

—1 hour session
—50 high resolution images
—Online gallery storage and access to images
—Print release for your images
—Easily save, print & download your images with ease to share with family

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Investment $450

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Please note that office hours at 12-4pm, M-F. I will respond to your email within that time frame. If you email me on the weekend, I will respond the following Monday. Thank you!

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