HI, I'M MELISSA

FAMILY & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Owner and photographer of Hive & Honey Photography located in Gulf County, Florida. I fell in love with photography at a young age, in high school my friends & I always had camera’s in our hands. I bought my first DSLR after my daughter Emma (7) was born. After reuniting with my best friend (who is also a photographer) and the birth of my son Leo (3), I fell in love with photography all over again. I wanted to learn as much as possible.

I started Hive & Honey Photography in 2022.

I began under the mentorship of my best friend, taking photography classes, learning the ins and outs of my camera settings and editing software, and most importantly - practicing on my family. Constantly. Photography has become my passion, and it has truly helped me to become aware of the wonderful little things that surround me each day.

BEHIND THE LENS: I'm a full time mama of two beautiful autistic children, Emma and Leo. I’m a big fan of iced coffee, college football (Go Dawgs!), all things Halloween, cheesy puns and dad jokes, DIY projects, detail shots, and a soft pair of fuzzy socks.


If you decide to hire me for your wedding, fair warning: I can not resist the Cupid Shuffle!


I look forward to meeting you and capturing beautiful moments for you and your family!

“If you don’t think photos are important, wait until they are all you have left.” – Missy Mwac