About Me

Hi, I am Melissa Braden.

Hello there! I am a lifestyle family photographer who is based in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs. I specialize in capturing natural and vibrant images that truly reflect the essence of modern families. With over a decade of professional experience, I have been freezing those precious moments in time that create lasting memories for families since 2009. 

My passion for photography goes beyond just taking pictures. I love to build lifelong relationships with my clients and tell their stories through natural poses and artistic compositions. It gives me immense pleasure to see my clients cherish these memories for years to come. 

As a Colorado native, I am deeply connected to my roots and take great pride in my heritage. I have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl, who are my world. I also have the love of my life, my husband, who has been my constant support and inspiration. 

Apart from photography, I have a passion for plants and love to surround myself with greenery. I completed my degree in Graphic Design in 2018, which has helped me hone my skills as a photographer. 

  • When it comes to sweet treats, gummy bears are my absolute favorite. However, I must confess that I strongly dislike brussels sprouts. On a brighter note, I love to travel and explore new places, and I can't get enough of it. I believe that traveling helps me see the world from a different perspective and is a great source of inspiration for my photography.



“Melissa is very kind and thoughtful in how she relates to her clients. I knew right away after first meeting her that I would be using her again for future family milestones. She works quickly and efficiently, both while shooting our photos and editing our photos.”