Melissa Waller Photography – Fredericksburg VA Senior Photographer » High School Seniors & Families

If you have seen my work, you know that I am a pretty conservative shooter. I like great light and soft airy photos. With that being said, I have great respect for all genres and types of photography and its always cool to push the envelope sometimes. It shows that you can be versatile and creative and have vision outside of your normal shooting style. I have several themed shoots this year for my senior spokes models and I can’t wait to show you what else we have up our sleeves. Having so many different styles and personalities with my spokes model team this year, makes for very interesting ideas and I am having so much fun with these girls.

Bekah, Erin & Cassidy did such an amazing job modeling for this shoot. We started by coming up with a theme and then I choose girls on my team that would fit this particular look. I put together a mood board for them and we started pulling pieces that reflected the style we were going for. I couldn’t be happier with how they worked this. Growing up in the 80’s, I knew what I wanted the shoot to look like, but I was never much of a rocker chick, so Pinterest was definitely our friend on this shoot.

I am immensely grateful to my friends Sara & Adam from Wolfcrest Photography for coming to assist and tape some footage of our shoot for a promo video. It’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait to see it. [side note] If you are reading this and need a wedding photographer – Hire Sara!!!! She is amazing and I love her dearly! You can find her website here!

Enjoy some of my favorites from our Styled Rocker Shoot. Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment and let us know you were here.:)


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Meet Maison! Maison is one of my 2016 Senior Spokesmodels from Colonial Forge High School. Maison has amazing style and I love her energy and ability to make anyone smile. She is such a genuine young lady and a hard worker. We had her mini session a couple weeks ago and I love her style. Maison has a very bohemian, fresh and natural look. She is funny, silly and so free spirited. I absolutely adore her. I can’t wait to do Maison’s full senior session. I know it’s going to be amazing and I am excited to help her style her senior portraits.

When you book with me, you get a full senior session with help from me with styling and I put together a full style board for my seniors with the look that they want to achieve, complete with clothing, hair, jewelry and makeup choices. I have all my clients create a private board in Pinterest and add me as a pinner. We then choose items that represent the style they want to achieve and start a board. This is a great way to really get to know my clients and be fully involved in their session.

With that being said, enjoy a few of my favorites from Maison’s mini session.

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Meet Bekah! Bekah is one of my 2016 Senior Spokesmodels this year. I absolutely love my team this year. I have some amazing girls and they are all so different. Bekah is my spitfire – she is always pushing the envelope and I just adore her. When we were discussing a theme for her mini session, I knew I wanted to do something different. I have never shot on a beach before and I really wanted the vibe to be fun, classy but season appropriate…what better choice than a swimsuit shoot. Being a senior photographer holds so much meaning for me. My Spokesmodel program is more than just kids posing for me. My Spokesmodels form friendships and bonds with girls they would have never known had it not been for this opportunity. They really lean on each other through out the year. My Spokesmodels go to dinner, plays, tutor each other, go to games and support each other. It brings tears to my eyes to see the relationships that they have forged so far and I can’t wait to see them continue these relationships for years to come.

Please enjoy a few of my favorites from Bekah’s mini session.


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  • Jana L - These are gorgeous Melissa!!! I love the one with her sitting on the beach with her hands on her hat! Great work!

  • Lauren - so so gorgeous!!!

  • Jo Marie - Beautiful!!

  • Cristina - She is a natural! The beach setting is lovely.

  • Maria - So beautiful, can’t believe my 3rd grader is all grown up!

  • Kelly - Beautiful! The model is beautiful, and the photography is amazing!!! Can’t wait to take Senior pictures!

I am so excited to introduce Izzi! What an absolute sweetheart and I loved her session so much. Not only is she stunning, but she is sweet, kind, funny and just an all around gem. I enjoyed her session so much and I love her style. When Izzi told me she wanted to incorporate her bohemian style into her session, I was ecstatic. I love this look and I don’t think it will ever get old. Being a senior photographer is my life dream. Spending time with these young girls does my heart good. It has always been my dream to help young girls feel beautiful and confident about themselves.

I am absolutely smitten with these photos of Izzi and I hope you enjoy them too. So without further adieu, here are some of my favorites from Izzi’s senior session in Fredericksburg.

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  • Lori Jennings - These are absolutely amazing! Love this location. Your awesome Melissa and Izzi is stunning in these photos!

  • Mary Teresa Contreras - This was an impressive and memorable experience from beginning to end. Melissa I absolutely adore these photos!

  • Elizabeth Mitchell - Beautiful pics of Izzi really captured all aspects of her personality and hobbies. them all!!

  • Charlene Hanzevack - These pics of our granddaughter are absolutely stunning. Beautiful pics of a beautiful young lady we are so proud of.

  • Chris Puckett - Each and every one of these photos are amazing… Can’t stop looking at them….Great Photographer lovely young lady!

  • Isabel Contreras - I am so grateful to have the oppourtunity to work with you, you are a phenomenal photographer and I am so so happy I was able to work with you!

  • Jeffrey bare - You are so incredibly gorgeous!!

  • April Etrata - Beautiful pics.

  • Shauna Dickinson - Beautiful pictures, beautiful girl (inside and out)!!!!

  • Amy Hanzevack - I love the pictures of Isabel.. Beautiful girl..

My first full 2016 senior session is now on the blog. Meet Olivia – One of my 2016 Senior Spokes models. I am incredibly blessed to have such an incredible group of girls this year. I can’t wait to see what this year brings as these girls continue to grow and develop their friendships through our Spokes model program. I love watching them create such amazing connections with each other.

Please enjoy a few of my favorites from Olivia’s senior session.

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