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Jane Vela


“My daughter was a bit apprehensive about getting her photos taken. She always felt a bit self conscious in front of a camera. Melissa put her at ease and came away with some of the best pictures our daughter has ever taken. Her smiles were relaxed and genuine and I could see her confidence grow with every shot. In a year where so many traditions are being postponed or cancelled, this was a FUN senior outing and a memorable one thanks to Melissa!”

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Julie Soltis


“I cannot say enough positive things about Melissa Shanley Photography! She gives the shoot her ALL. The images she captured where absolutely stunning! My senior felt comfortable, special and beautiful during the entire shoot which is so important...those positive feelings shine through in photos. The look of delight on my daughter's face when Melissa showed her the pictures on her camera (which helped her understand the angles that Melissa is photographing), was priceless!”

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Diane Sandstrum


“Wow Melissa, these are sooooo amazing!! Beautiful work.
You really are special in how you capture people. And use the setting and lighting. Thank you for everything, and for taking some extra time to get those extra shots. And thanks for coming to our cabin – it really makes them extra special to us. It was fun to see how many great shots and angles you got that I would have never seen, even though I have spent a lifetime up there.
I love love love them.”

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Stacey Jolly


“We are so happy with Sarah's pictures. They are stunning! We would absolutely love to work with you again. She felt like she was back in Hollywood.”

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Alexa Dickey


“I LOVE my photos and I thought that the shoot was so fun! Melissa was the sweetest person ever and made the shoot so much fun and relaxing! I had the best time and the results were so amazing. I had an idea of what my pictures were kind of going to look like but then I finally saw them, they were more then I even expected with how she was able to touch everything up was awesome I loved my senior pictures so much! Thank you Melissa!:)”

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Cassidy Chvatal


“Amazing work!! Beautiful location!! Amazing Photographer!! Loved the poses and angles! 10/10 would recommend to other seniors!!”

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Ali Segale


“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lexi’s photos are absolutely beautiful. She is so happy with them and she had the most wonderful experience with you. You are amazing at what you do and a delight to be with. Our entire family was so impressed with you.”

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Scott Savage


“Words cannot express my gratitude for your generosity, time, and talents while photographing Sarah. She is so unbelievably excited after receiving the photos in the gallery today – I have not seen anything have that kind of positive affect on her in quite a while. The photos are simply magnificent and your talents unparalleled.”

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Natalie Pacheco


“Wow! The photos Melissa took of our wedding are nothing short of incredible.
Before the wedding, she is so good about getting everything organized so the day of the wedding you don’t have to worry about a thing. On the wedding day, she makes sure to get all of the important shots. From the details and getting ready, to bridal party and family pictures, to the many stunning shots of me and my husband and the fun of the reception, all of my favorite moments were captured to perfection.”


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Amy Bell


“Melissa did my daughter’s senior pictures and it was absolutely the BEST experience we have ever had with a photographer! The session was so well done and Melissa is a true artist with her camera. She is worth more than what she charges and you will absolutely not be disappointed!! We have recommended her to many and everyone has nothing but glowing reviews! If I could rate her more than 5 stars I would!”

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Kendra Lamar


“My husband and I used Melissa Shanley for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos and we could not be happier with the outcome.
Not only is Melissa an incredibly talented photographer that will go above and beyond to take the pictures you want, but she is easy to work with and makes every photography session into an enjoyable experience for everyone involved!
I highly recommend Melissa Shanley Photography!”

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Maggie & Justin


“Melissa did both our wedding and engagement pictures, she is very professional, detail oriented and is super helpful when it comes to posing. Her and her team did an excellent job at getting photos at our ceremony and wedding without being intrusive or distracting. Her photos of our wedding were some of the best I have ever seen, I'm not sure if it is her editing skills or amazing photography skills but everyone compliments our photos. I would highly recommend her to anyone!”

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Suzanne Kent


“Thanks again for everything! It was everything Marcy was hoping for! And she really liked you; said you were "real" and she could feel the personal attention you gave her.”

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Jordan Korb


“I have worked very closely with Melissa on my Senior Pinnacle Project. She takes amazing photos. I noticed how passionate she was about her job so I decided to do my project on her and the secrets behind her beautiful photography She has been beyond helpful and informative on all things photography. Throughout this process I have learned a ton about photography but most of all I was able to experience what a giving, caring, and compassionate person she is and I’m so thankful for that.”

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Judy Lake


“Melissa obviously loves what she does! She takes such care in setting up the different poses and gives you undivided attention. She has a wonderful support team that works with her and makes everyone at ease! I would highly recommend her !”

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Michelle Benallo


“Melissa took my daughter Alexa’s senior pictures and they were absolutely outstanding! She took such care to make sure every picture was set up so beautifully! Working with Melissa was so much fun too! Alexa had the best experience and we will definitely have Melissa shoot our family pictures in the future! Thank you Melissa for such an amazing day and stunning pictures capturing Alexa’s personality!”

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Natalie Berry


“What a treat to come home and already see some pictures. I feel like it’s Christmas. The photos look amazing! I love the shots in the meadow with the dark sky. I’m so excited to see the rest. I want to tell you thanks again for all your time and effort today. Alex and I were so pleased with all that you did and taking the time to find those perfect shots. We’re so happy we went with you. I’ll be sure to like your Facebook page, as well as spread the word any I'll highly recommend you!”

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Lori Beale


“The pictures more than exceed my expectations, they are stunning, stunning, stunning !! Thank you so much for capturing such a monumental time in her life for us.”

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Chantel Ironwing


“Melissa Shanley is top-notch! She has taken our family photos on a couple occasions and we’ve been thrilled with the photographs each time. Her style is soft, fun, creative, and airy. The care she takes in “getting it right” comes through in the product she presents. Her assistants are terrific, too! All the details are taken care of and she her team make the experience one you aren’t soon to forget.”

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Parwan & Harvinder


“Words won’t be enough to express how grateful we were after seeing the pictures yesterday. You did an amazing job with the pictures and we loved all of them!
As far as the experience, from the day I gave you a call inquiring about the process till now, I am so happy with everything you did for us. You took the time to go over our needs prior to the photo shoot. During the photo shoot, I loved how much involved you were and how you brought those print-outs of the poses I sent you. Yesterday, the package that”

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Sue Germann


“One thing that I think is unique about you is your attitude that you “get” to do your job. You always say: “I get to photograph the Poms, or "I get to photograph Jazz.” From the day I gave you a call inquiring about the process till now, I am so happy with everything you did for us. You took the time to go over our needs prior to the photo shoot. During the photo shoot, I loved how much involved you were. Your attitude and gift won us over. We are among your biggest fans.”

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Leanne sprenger


“Oh wow! I am overwhelmed by the amazing photos you took for Lexi’s senior shoot- they are ALL so beautiful! I have no idea how I will ever choose.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making this one of the most memorable days for us! You have such an incredible gift, Melissa. Truly!”

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Paula Studt


“Thank you for taking so much time with Malia and Samantha.

The pictures are gorgeous and you have a customer for life.

You have a gift !”

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Sara Josephine


“Melissa is fantastic, full of energy, charismatic, and truly a gifted photographer. We felt she found our daughters personality very quickly into the photo shoot and capitalized on it.

The photos look just like her and aren't staged, as so many I saw online with other photographers are. Lots of clothing changes and choice of 2 locations were amazing.

I would highly recommend Melissa for your senior shoot!!”

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Ann Margaret


“We had the best day with you and your son.

Thank you for making Makenzie’s senior photo experience one we will always remember. These unplanned horse photos are beautiful; you are so talented with lighting and catching Makenzies’s personality in a photo

Thank you for taking so much time with us. Thanks again for the most wonderful day!”

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Stacy Warden


“What a beautiful surprise and gift – the metal print is breathtaking. It is so special. Thank you for making us feel like we are loved. You put the most precious touches on everything you do, and I hope you know that you mean much more to us than just our family photographer. I feel so blessed to know you and your family.

Biggest of hugs for all that you do and the special person that you have always been.”

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Rachel Goodman


“Thank you so much for sending your beautiful holiday card and our family portrait magnet! Incredible thoughtful and generous. We love it! I also never thanked you for the package of post session goodies (wooden flash drive, collage booklets, etc.) Your generosity won’t be forgotten come family portrait time again next year. Also, thank you again for capturing such gorgeous photos of our family and being so patient. Not an
Biggest of hugs for all that you do and the special person that you have always been.”

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Jill Clements


“Oh Melissa! So exciting, we love them!

I can’t express how much we all enjoyed spending the afternoon yesterday with Rutger, Connor and you! You all make an amazing team and truly create some masterpieces!

Biggest of hugs for all that you do and the special person that you are.”

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Emma Brown


“Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures of Emma. You made it such a relaxed fun experience for Emma and I can’t thank you enough for your flexibility! Your openness of switching up the location and going to South Mesa Trailhead produced some of our very favorite pictures.

These pictures will be an important part of Emma’s memories from this time in her life!! Thanks again!”

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Michele Warner


“Senior photo shoot. 💙💜❤️ this!!!! It was a fun, special and memorable day!

Their senior pictures were everything we had hoped for and more! Thank you Melissa Shanley!

These pictures will be an important part of Emma’s memories from this time in her life!! Thanks again!”

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Bailee UNGER


“She is beyond wonderful! So fun to work with! I’ve done 2 photo shoots with her and I’ve been so extremely satisfied! From the shoot itself to the finish product! From my senior to maturity pictures if I could give her more stars I would!”

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Carol Casper


“Melissa did our family photos and I LOVE THEM!!!. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give her an 11. Great work, Melissa Shanley. I could not beat this service and quality. Thank you for your time and attention to detail.”

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Suzy Cohen


“If you want photos to really capture your essence, use Melissa! She is a true professional and will naturally bring out your best features. I was shy about having my pictures taken but after she did my photo shoot I was so impressed I told everyone about her. I really like her style. You will not be sorry!”

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Erin Buis


“Melissa has always done an outstanding job for our family. We have had the privilege of her documenting some pretty amazing milestones in our lives. Senior pictures, family photos and most recently our daughters wedding. We could not be happier with her work!!”

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McKenna Hill Proserpi


“Melissa Shanley you are amazing! Coming from a fellow photographer who is very picky, I absolutely loved working with her during the whole process. She is kind, patient & talented! She listens to your ideas and respects your opinioNot only is Melissa an incredibly talented photographer that will go above and beyond to take the pictures you want, but she is easy to work with and makes every photography session into an enjoyable experience for everyone involved!
I highly recommend Melissa Shanley Photography!”