Hi. I'm Melissa.

I'm the owner and head photographer behind the lens at MZ {Melissa Zimmer} Photography. What do you need to know about me? Well, I'm a wife, mom, photographer and a super fun person (at least I think so!)

So, why did I choose photography? I like to think it is part of my genetic composition. My Grandpa was an avid photographer and I used to love to sit and watch hours and hours of slideshows with him and my entire family growing up. Something about those images stuck with me - I loved being transported back in time to relive memories from my childhood and experience moments from before my time. This is the magic of photography to me - it captures moments, big and small, and enables you to share them from generation to generation. 

I love meeting new people and making real life connections. Photography allows me to view both my and your worlds in a different light - little moments, big moments, small details, big exclamation points - all of that deeply matters to me. And that is what I'm looking for through the lens. 

I'm also an avid learner and love to discover new techniques and compositions to continue to improve my body of work. I am always trying out new techniques, learning new editing styles and taking classes to continue growing in my photography skills so I can be sure I am providing my clients with the best images possible.

I specialize in newborn, maternity, wedding and family photography and am located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. 


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All images by our friends at AO Photographers.

All images by our friends at AO Photographers.