feel beautiful & confident

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

I help new parents experience all the joys of their pregnancy by providing a luxury experience during your maternity 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+ clients and I can promise you that each fine art image in your gallery, with take your breath away and will leave you feeling happier and more beautiful than you've ever felt!


hey I'm Melissa

maternity experience

the once-in-a-lifetime


The time when families of 2 decide to become 3, or 4, or 5 or more…is one of the most spectacular moments in a couple’s lives. A baby signifies love, support, comfort, joy and above all, life. Maternity portrait photography is one of the most unique photo sessions available in Traverse City Michigan and the rest of northern Michigan. Pregnancy comes and it goes, and there is a small window to preserve this life that is growing! 

Maternity portraits is both beautiful, serene, and quiet, and it is a very private session between you and myself, that allows us to harmoniously photograph the baby and your family as it grows. We can be outside in the northern Michigan landscape of forests, sand dunes, beaches, and Lake Michigan, or indoors for a more downtown, rustic elegance. Whatever style you are looking for will be encompassed into your maternity and pregnancy portrait photography. 

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

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!!! 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


you can easily have these memories preserved forever

let's chat

pricing info


1 hour session
2 locations, 2 outfit changes
50-100 edited, high resolution images
Print release to all images.
Online gallery to house all your digital images that you can easily download, save, print, and share with family and friends

Investment - $450


ready to book? have questions?

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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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