About Melissa

I believe in photos that embody who you are. I strive for classic, genuine images that you will treasure for many years and generations.

I live in the Chicago suburb of Willowbrook and love capturing photos all over Chicagoland.  While I specialize in portraits and weddings, two of my favorite models are my step-daughter and our dog, Ben (a jack-russell "terror") I also love  playing cards, crossword puzzles, diet-coke, and of course, wine!

Photography is a combination of art and science. Settings and Composition. Light and Life. This dichotomy is the perfect pairing for my personality and ultimately lets me use both my creative and technical sides.

Photography is a hobby I have grown in to a profession. I've kept a journal of some sort through all phases of my life, and I discovered that photography is another way of documenting my experiences or capturing a feeling. I hope my photography will do the same for you.

Welcome and I'm so pleased you are stopping by to see my photos! If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me at 773-218-4983 or info@mlhansenphotography.com