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Lancaster Newborn Lifestyle Photographer: Baby Simon

January 15, 2018 - The Shirks are now a family of seven! My dear friends Peter and Lisa welcomed their newest little guy, Simon, exactly a...
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2017 Year In Review: Colors With Cora

January 09, 2018 - Many photographers do a year in review that includes photos of themselves behind the scenes along with some of their bes...
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Lititz Newborn Lifestyle Photography: Baby Rafael in Lititz, PA

November 29, 2017 - This was another of my favorite in home lifestyle newborn sessions that I really wanted to share. I enjoy photographing...
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Lancaster Lifestyle Photographer: My Family Cabin and A Baby Announcement!

November 18, 2017 - It's been quite a while since I've shared a personal update and figured I should share a bit about what has been going o...
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Lancaster Family Photographer: Baby Kai at Chickies Day Use Area

October 19, 2017 - This is probably one of my favorite family photo shoots so far this fall. Kai is such a ham and was so easy to photograp...
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Lititz Maternity Photographer: Marie and Andrew in Lititz, PA

October 09, 2017 - We could not have asked for a more beautiful morning to do a photo session in Lititz along the Lititz Rail Trail. It doe...
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Lancaster Engagement Photography: Jessica and Matt at Money Rocks County Park

October 04, 2017 - This was my first time shooting at Money Rocks County Park and the fall morning light was just gorgeous for a hike with...
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Lancaster Family Photographer: Creek stomping with the Stoltzfoos Family

September 19, 2017 - This was one of my favorite family photo sessions this summer and it was the perfect way to end the season. This particu...
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Lancaster Wedding Photography: Chris and Steph at Springside Barn

September 13, 2017 - What a beautiful July day for Steph and Chris' wedding celebration! I first met Steph through a good friend of mine who...
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Environmental Portraits: Mirror Image Farms in Bainbridge, PA

August 17, 2017 - I've always been a photojournalist at heart, in fact my first official paid photography job as a teenager in high school...
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Family Portrait Session: The Fry Family at City Island in Harrisburg

August 07, 2017 - I'm sharing a few of my favorite images from a fun colorful summer photo session with the Fry family on City Island in H...
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Portrait Photography: Garden Flower Crown Session in Cabbage Hill

July 13, 2017 - It was one of those hot humid evenings in Lancaster City where the nasty asian tiger stripe mosquitos are almost as thic...
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Lancaster Family Photography: Downtown Lancaster Session with the Enoch Twins

June 27, 2017 - I've been photographing the Enoch family now since Kristi and Keith were expecting their twins. It is always fun to watc...
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Senior Photography: Ethan in Downtown Lancaster

June 19, 2017 - Any time someone requests to take photos in downtown Lancaster City, I am always all for it. For one, our house is just...
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Wedding Photography: Erica and Kevin's Spring Wedding at Historic Rock Ford Plantation

June 12, 2017 - I met Erica and Kevin for the first time on their wedding day, which is not typical since I usually like to chat over co...
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Fresh 48 Newborn Lifestyle Photography: Baby Sullivan in Hershey, PA

June 04, 2017 - This was my first time doing a Fresh 48 session and it could not have been any sweeter. Lifestyle newborn photography is...
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Wedding Photography: Kathy and Andy at the Susquehanna Club

May 26, 2017 - Kathy and Andy were married at Mt Zion Lutheran Church on a rainy day in April; however they didn't let a little rain da...
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Engagement Photography: Lyndsey and Jason at Children's Lake in Boiling Springs

April 24, 2017 - These two are certainly smitten. It couldn't have been a more perfect spring day for Lyndsey and Jason's engagement sess...
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Newborn Lifestyle Photography: Finley in Camp Hill

April 18, 2017 - I met Crystal and Jim for the first time just a few months ago when I took their maternity photos on a chilly day in Lan...
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Engagement Photography: Sonia and Adam at Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown

March 23, 2017 - It was a freezing and windy Saturday morning in March, just a few days before big snow storm Stella, and I met up with S...
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Engagement Photography: A Colorful Lancaster City Session with Steph and Chris

March 15, 2017 - It was a cold, windy Saturday in March just days before snow storm Stella and these two were brave enough to stroll arou...
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Lifestyle Photography: The Thiesen Family in Lancaster City

March 09, 2017 - It was a seventy degree day in February and the plan was to take photos of baby Micah indoors; however with the weather...
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Portraits: Binding Love Scarves Shoot in Lancaster City

March 03, 2017 - I love being able to support good causes through my photography. This winter I hosted a Binding Love Scarves party with...
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Lifestyle Photography: A Morning with the Shirk Family

February 09, 2017 - It is winter and as a stay-at-home mom I can get stir crazy from time to time. My good friend Lisa lives just a few bloc...
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Personal: 2016 Year in Review

January 01, 2017 - This was my first full year as a stay-at-home mom and running my photography business full time. Though there were times...
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Portraits: Christmas Mini Sessions at Frey's Greenhouse

December 20, 2016 - I had the opportunity to give back this Christmas through a fundraiser started called Portraits for Aleppo. Credit goes...
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Newborn Lifestyle Session: Kai One Month Old

December 07, 2016 - Nowadays if someone asks me to take newborn photos I always explain that I only do in-home lifestyle sessions. I do not...
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Portrait Session: Lindy Family at Buchanan Park

November 29, 2016 - Here is another of my favorite fall sessions from this year with the Lindy family, taken at Buchanan Park and Franklin &...
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Portrait Session: The Gandy Family at Lancaster County Park

November 16, 2016 - This particular weekend in early November was the perfect fall weekend. The air was slightly warm and the golden light i...
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Personal: Who's Who on the Hill with Clair Kauffman of High Street

November 10, 2016 - This post is part of a personal project series called "Who's Who on the Hill" which features people and businesses in my...
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Wedding Photography: Jackie & Jim at the Historic Rock Ford Plantation

October 31, 2016 - Jackie and Jim's fall wedding at the Historic Rock Ford Plantation was probably one of the most visually attractive and...
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Portrait Session: The Miller Family at Lancaster County Park

October 25, 2016 - The Millers are long time clients of mine and I have enjoyed photographing their growing family over the years. Though I...
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Portrait Session: Little Girls Tea Party and Pony Fun

October 11, 2016 - Did someone say pony? As a child I was a huge fan of horses and ponies, especially unicorns, not to mention I had a HUGE...
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Maternity Session: Janet and Isaac at Lancaster County Park

October 03, 2016 - Janet and Isaac are some of my nearest and dearest friends and I am very much looking forward to meeting their baby boy...
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Personal Project: Who's Who on The Hill with Vicente Ramos of W. Strawberry St

September 26, 2016 - This post is part of a personal project series called "Who's Who on the Hill" which features people and businesses in my...
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Portrait Session: The Jones Family

September 22, 2016 - I did lots of family portrait sessions this summer and this one with the Jones Family was one of my favorites because I...
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Personal: DIY Backyard Bohemian Bridal Shower Tea

September 19, 2016 - Along with being a photographer, I also love to plan and host events so when my friend Janet asked me about hosting a bo...
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Portrait Session: Kathy & Andy's Boiling Springs Engagement Session

September 12, 2016 - This was my first time photographing at Children's Lake in Boiling Springs, PA and I have to say that Kathy and Andy pic...
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Personal Project: inVISIBLE Americans

August 29, 2016 - This summer I had the opportunity to collaborate with Church World Service Lancaster (CWS) on a photography project that...
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Portrait Session: Josiah One Year Mini Session

August 25, 2016 - I am sharing these photos of Josiah and his parents not only because I think he's one super cute little guy, but also be...
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Wedding: Chris and Anya at The Inn at Leola Village

August 16, 2016 - It was a warm and rainy Friday in July when Chris and Anya were married in a beautiful ceremony at The Inn at Leola Vill...
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Family Session: Stoltzfoos Family at Conestoga House and Gardens

August 09, 2016 - The Conestoga House and Gardens is probably my favorite oasis in Lancaster. When Lauren asked me about doing their famil...
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Wedding Photography: Laurie and Michael at the Family Farm

July 05, 2016 - Laurie and Michael were married on a warm Saturday in June on Laurie's grandparents farm. Their Lancaster City engagemen...
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Personal Project: Who's Who on The Hill with Mustafa Nuur of E-Impact Marketing

June 23, 2016 - This post is part of a personal project series called "Who's Who on the Hill" which features people and businesses in my...
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Five Ways to Plan for The Best Photo Shoot Ever

June 02, 2016 - I often get asked for suggestions on what to wear for photo sessions as well as ideas on location and theme so I will de...
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Personal Project: Who's Who on The Hill with Amber Kane of Fairview Avenue

May 25, 2016 - This post is part of a personal project series called "Who's Who on the Hill" which features people and businesses in my...
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Wedding Photography: Angie and Brendon at Lauxmont Farms

May 06, 2016 - Angie and Brendon are friends of mine and members of my church, West End Mennonite Fellowship, and I was thrilled when t...
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Engagement Photography: Carmen and Daniel at Middle Creek Wildlife Refuge

May 03, 2016 - This was my first time photographing at Middle Creek Wildlife Refuge in the spring. I've only ever been there to see the...
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Maternity Session: Vanessa and Don at Lancaster County Park

April 26, 2016 - I am embracing all things flowers this time of year. A couple months ago I did a flower crown photo shoot to kick off sp...
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Engagement Session: Laurie and Mike in Lancaster City

April 20, 2016 - It is spring time and this is my first engagement session of 2016! Laurie and I have known each other for years and I am...
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Family Mini Session: Knappenberger Family

April 06, 2016 - It was a beautiful spring day at Buchanan Park for a half hour mini session with the Knappenberger family! Mini sessions...
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Personal Photography: A Bohemian Flower Crown Styled Shoot

March 14, 2016 - The idea for this photo shoot started small. This winter has been pretty slow for business, (though I can't say I have m...
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KISS Wedding Albums

February 29, 2016 - I've been wanting to share a sample KISS wedding album for a while now and finally put one together from Andrea and Ryan...
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Personal Post: Looking back and looking forward

February 08, 2016 - I have never done a year-in-review post before so this is a first. Below I am sharing 12 images from the past year that...
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Wedding Photography: Mallory & Ken at The Knowlton Mansion

January 12, 2016 - Mallory and Ken's December wedding at the Knowlton Mansion made me feel as though I was stepping back into the Victorian...
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Maternity Session: Jodi and Luis

January 05, 2016 - I'm a little behind in my blog posting due to the holidays, but I really wanted to share these images from a maternity p...
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Wedding Photography: Andrea & Ryan at the Stone Mill Inn

December 11, 2015 - Andrea and Ryan's October fall wedding was probably one of the most fun and beautiful weddings I've photographed. Andrea...
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Portrait Session: The Miller Family

December 01, 2015 - The Miller family is one of my favorite repeat clients. I've been able to photograph them at their home at least three t...
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Portrait Session: Gray Family in the Fall

November 18, 2015 - Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of year and it's a great time for family photos. There are leaves to run and...
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Senior Session: Ben at Buchanan Park

November 14, 2015 - I don't get to do many senior sessions these days, but I'd definitely enjoy doing more of them because I enjoy the one o...
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Wedding Photography: Joe & Courtney at White Chimneys

November 10, 2015 - It was on a cool Sunday in October that Joe and Courtney were wed. I first met these two about a year ago and they were...
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Personal Project: My Neighborhood Cabbage Hill

October 31, 2015 - For the past year or so I have had an idea forming in my mind about how to tell the visual stories of the people and pla...
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Wedding Photography: Lauren & John at Historic Yellow Springs

October 28, 2015 - What a beautiful October day for Lauren and John's wedding! It wasn't too long ago that I met them for the first time at...
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Wedding Photography: Sommer and Tim at Harvest View Barn

August 24, 2015 - Sommer and Tim's wedding was a delightful day of joy and laughter. These two make a great pair and I had so much fun bei...
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Personal Update: Baby On the Way!

August 14, 2015 - Melissa Engle Photography has some news to share! We are soon going to be a family of three! Dave and I are expecting a...
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Wedding Photography: Phil & Maris in Reinholds, PA

August 11, 2015 - I'm excited to share images from Phil and Maris' beautiful romantic DIY wedding held on a rainy day at the end of June....
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Newborn Lifestyle Photography: Twins Eli & Evelyn

August 04, 2015 - Kristi and Keith's beautiful newborn twins have arrived! These two little tiny ones were adorable to photograph. Just a...
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Wedding: Sean and Brandee in Connecticut

July 22, 2015 - This summer I have had the opportunity to travel out of state for a couple weddings and though I've driven through Conne...
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Newborn Session: Baby Callie

July 13, 2015 - There are a lot of precious babies making their entrance into the world these days among my circle of friends. Check out...
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Wedding: Joseph and Julie in New York

June 26, 2015 - I always enjoy an excuse for a little road trip and was excited when my friend Julie asked me to photograph her wedding...
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Maternity Session: Marie and Andrew

June 09, 2015 - I'm so excited to share these maternity photos of Marie and Andrew! Just a week ago their baby girl was born and less th...
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Wedding: Shawn and Shelly at Norlo Barn

June 02, 2015 - It is always great when my photography gives me the excuse to connect with old friends and visit my hometown. Shawn and...
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Maternity Portrait Session: Lachelle and Brian at the Mill Stream

May 19, 2015 - Here is a sneak peek of Lachelle and Brian's maternity session taken along the Mill Stream behind Lancaster Mennonite Sc...
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Wedding: Jen & David at Cameron Estate Inn

May 12, 2015 - I was honored when Jen asked me to be the photographer for she and David's intimate Friday wedding at the gorgeous Camer...
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Portrait Session: Kristi & Keith maternity

May 05, 2015 - Spring is here, flowers are blooming and the world is turning vibrant green. New life and growth are springing up all ar...
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Portrait Session: The Landis Family

April 23, 2015 - It was a lovely spring day for some fun with the Landis family. Michelle and Troy are dear friends of mine and I had the...
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Personal Project: Lancaster Moves

April 14, 2015 - This past fall I started a personal photography project in collaboration with my friend Marie Cleaves Rothacker who had...
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Wedding: Diana and Eric at Stumptown Mennonite Church

April 07, 2015 - I have been looking forward to photographing Diana and Eric's wedding ever since I met them during their engagement sess...
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DIY: vonRosenberg Family Easter Eggs

April 01, 2015 - Easter is just around the corner and I wanted to share my family's tradition for decorating eggs. In all my searches, I...
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Engagement Session: Lauren & John at Reading Terminal Market

March 25, 2015 - It was a rainy Saturday in March when I met Lauren and John at Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philadelphia for thei...
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Photo Essay: Messin' with Texas

February 27, 2015 - Dallas. Austin. San Antonio. Dave and I have started a tradition of visiting friends someplace warm every February when...
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Engagement Session: Leah & Jansen at the Hans Herr House

January 15, 2015 - These two are special people. Meet Leah Reiff and Jansen Herr. They are getting hitched in May at the historic Hans Herr...
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Family Session: The Martins are in Lancaster!

January 05, 2015 - I am excited to share these photos of my dear friends Kim and Courtlyn Martin and their son Oliver. The Martins moved to...
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DIY Christmas: Spray paint a frame with your art

December 18, 2014 - Every year I come up with a Christmas craft that is inexpensive, easy to do and personal. This past year my husband and...
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Engagement Session: Mallory & Ken at Longwood Gardens

December 16, 2014 - It was a magical December day for an engagement photo session at the famous Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA with...
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Test Prints: Pro Lab vs. Big Box Store/One Hour Lab

December 04, 2014 - The results of the test print comparison are in! I figured this would be a timely post given that many folks are making...
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Alicia's Fall Senior Portraits

November 26, 2014 - I would like to share another of my fall senior sessions of the beautiful Alicia whose mother is a coworker of mine at F...
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Guindon Family Fall Photo Session

November 10, 2014 - This fall has been a glorious one and I've been enjoying all the families I've had a chance to meet and photograph this...
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Emma's Senior Photos in Buchanan Park

November 03, 2014 - Senior portraits are one of my favorite types of photo sessions because they are usually low key and one on one. These s...
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Angelina & Tariq's September Wedding

October 16, 2014 - I have been so eager to share these images from Angelina and Tariq's beautiful American-Pakistani wedding! This was defi...
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Family Photo Session at the Fair!

October 05, 2014 - I have been wanting to do a carnival themed photo shoot for some time and when I suggested the Ephrata Fair as an option...
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Family photo session with Aaron, Rekik, Thea & Adey

September 29, 2014 - It's not every day that I get to travel to Philly for a photo shoot, or get up at 6 a.m. on a weekend, but when my colle...
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Maine Photo Essay I: The Red Thai Food Truck

September 10, 2014 - In August I spent a week in the beautiful coastal town of Rockport, ME at the Maine Media Workshops taking a course titl...
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{Lancaster Portrait Photographer} Baby Kate turns one!

September 03, 2014 - It was a beautiful day at Buchanan Park for a photo session among the rose bushes. The adorable Kate recently celebrated...
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