Work With Me

Serving Lancaster, PA, Philadelphia, and beyond.

Documenting Weddings and Families

moment tells a story and every story matters;



Our lives are made up of

the scraped knees, slobbery kisses, and pj snuggles.


small ones

to the

with the sparkly rings, fancy clothes, and big parties… 

big ones

from the

You love photos. You love your people. You want more than just gorgeous images - I mean you do want gorgeous images - but you also want real ones. You want to really relax and enjoy your moments, without worrying about how your pictures will turn out. You want to feel comfortable in front of the camera… gulp! Is that even possible? (Yes! Yes! Yes!) You want something that captures the real you. The beautiful, real you. 

I’m here to freeze time. So the magic that lives in ALL your moments, big and small, quiet and chaotic, and everything in between will be preserved forever; a time capsule for all that is magical, fleeting, and filled with life.


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But first it’s time to

Wife (to Kevin) and Mama (to Lucy), storyteller, daydreamer, belly laugher, surprisingly clumsy, and totally addicted coffee.


I'm Mel!

Hi there,


"Mel has that wonderful ability to see and capture those moments. She has something else that is far beyond what many others do: the ability to make you feel at ease."

Carolyn + Jeremy

Client Love

“Mel was absolutely part of why we had the perfect day... We can't rave about Shifted Focus enough.”

Laura + Colby

Client Love

"I don't know how [Mel] does it, both the experience with her and the images are effortless, beautiful and cherished for a lifetime."


Client Love

"I hope that every couple is lucky enough to have this kind of experience on their wedding day and that is why I wholeheartedly recommend Shifted Focus Photography to all my friends and family, and to you!"

Jess + Porter

Client Love

"Mel’s talent for bearing witness, engaging, and capturing the little nuances of our lives has left us teary-eyed more times than I can count when we see the final product."


Client Love

"Mel and her second shooter captured every moment perfectly and made sure that we got the shots we wanted. Each photo looks like ‘us’."

Katie + Kelsey

Client Love

"Holy moly I love this lady and her talent is like no other! Forever thankful our path led us to Shifted Focus Photography."

Megan + Dakota

Client Love

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