Many people often ask, "So where does the 'Meems' come from?"
It's a nickname I acquired when my little brother couldn't say 'Melissa'. he called me Me-Me and it morphed into Meems and stuck. It's a similar story of how i got here. I have an extensive background as an artist. I began my career as a modern dancer in New York City. I often found myself backstage in costume with a camera in hand. I soon received many requests to photograph dance companies, dancers, and actors. It was not until I started photographing. And ever since, I have been specializing in capturing children and their families in all stages of family life.
My studio is located in Essex County, NJ.
I also shoot on location in NYC and throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.
My work has been exhibited at The National Museum of Dance, The New York Public Libary of the performing Arts, Galapgos Art Space, and Dance Theatre Workshop.
I am also a member of Professional Photographers of America.
Child Portrait Session
Family Portrait Session
Headshot Session (for Corporate & Actors)
Child/Teen Headshots, please inquire about pricing.
Watch Me Grow Collection
For moms to be, newborns, and their families.
Mini Collection (choice of 2 sessions)
maternity, newborn, 6 months, or 1 year sessions.
Full Collection (all 4 sessions)
maternity, newborn, 6 months, and 1 year sessions.
Dance Companies & Schools
Dance Companies & Schools
please email us to receive an information package.
C.F., Rockland, NY
Melissa came to photograph our 2 week old son and we were amazed. The pictures are fantastic and she was so easy to work with. She really knew what positions would work best and the warming fan kept our little guy nice and toasty throughout the pictures. We would definitely book Melissa again for a family photo shoot!
C.M., NY, NY
We love the pictures! The shoot was relaxed and my daughter felt at ease. Her manager was so pleased, she has passed your information on to other clients needing new headshots.
S.N., Montclair, NJ
I have worked with Melissa for several years now and she is always professional, responsible and of course the definition of creative! I direct The School at Peridance at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City and Melissa has been shooting our various kids concerts for the past five years. Melissa is very in-tune to the dancers, choreography and children so she does a fantastic job with catching those exciting moments in the choreography and those quiet little moments on a child's face when they are lighting up the stage with a smile. The parents at the School at Peridance have always been very pleased and happy with the concerts photos and private photo shoots that Melissa has done for the school. I also have worked with Melissa personally as she did baby photo shoot with my then 9 month old and Melissa was amazing! She was so patient and responsive to what Dahlia needed that it turned in to a two-hour photo shoot that resulting in some absolutely beautiful photographs. As a fried and the Director of The School at Peridance I strongly support Meems Images and recommend her to anyone as a photographer. She has an eye for the little things in any image that others might not see, her artistry is beautiful and her always professional demeanor is wonderful.
S.F., West Hartfold, NY
Thank you Melissa for our wedding photos as well as the sessions after the birth of our son. Besides taking and producing FABULOUS pictures with your creative eye towards both capturing the moment and producing unique and interesting prints (compliments from everyone who sees them), you really made it so fun, easy going, professional and warm. I couldn't imagine working with anyone else to capture and celebrate the highlights of our lives and our new family.
E.L., West Orange, NJ
My experience with Melissa has been nothing but outstanding. She is an excellent photographer and extremely professional. Melissa has a way with kids and making anything and everything look AMAZING. We have used her for a variety of photo venues from our kids 1st birthday parities to my grandmother's 90th and even family portraits. Melissa has a way of just capturing the perfect moment. I intend on using Meems Images for many years to come to continue to capture those special moments.
F.T., Hoboken, NJ
As the director of a dance school for children (ELMAA) and a dance, I have known and worked with Melissa since her early days as a photographer. Since the beginning, she showed a high sense of style and a keen eye for catching the right moment and the right movement. Being a dance herself, she uses her knowledge of body movement and style to convey the emotion in a picture, to catch the right moment and the right light, not only in dance pictures but in all other aspects of photography. I highly recommend her as a photographer for any occasion.
F.S., Livingston, NJ
Melissa has been taking pictures of our family for the last few years and her photos are works of ART!! She captures the expressions of her subjects and the photos come alive... jumping out of the frames! She is prompt and professional at all times. I would recommend Meems (as she liked to called by family and friends) to anyone!!
S.M., Hoboken, NJ
Meems Images photographed my son's Bar Mitzvah. Melissa came to our synagogue for a photo shoot and her lovely and humerous dameanor calmed a nervous Bar Mitzvah boy and his parents! At the party she was delightful, rallied all members of a large extended family into formal shots, and then managed to capture the essence of the party. Her photos read like a story of our celebration. She didn't miss a thing, and still managed not to be invasive. Needless to say, the photos are stunning!
S.C., NY, NY
I had a great time at the shoot and the pictures look really amazing. Thank you for your time and hard work. I can't even explain how excited I am about them! Thanks so much for making me look fantastic....really, thanks again so much, you really "get" my aestetic and what I was looking for.
Many people often ask, "So where does the 'Meems' come from?" It's a nickname I acquired when my little brother couldn't say 'Melissa'. He called me Me-Me and it morphed into Meems and stuck. It's a similar story of how I got here. I have an extensive background as an artist. I began my career as a modern dancer in New York City. I often found myself backstage in costume with a camera in hand. I soon received many requests to photograph dance companies, dancers, and actors. It was not until I started photographing children dancing did I find my true passion in photography. And ever since, I have been specializing in capturing children and their families in all stages of family life.