About Me

My name is Melissa Hunt, and I am the photographer behind Oakley Photography. I became a photographer initially because I wanted to take beautiful landscape photos.  I loved adventuring in the mountains and also, I took a lot of night photographs, and I even photographed the northern lights.  After I had my first son in 2010, I decided I wanted to take better photos of him.  This led me down the road I am on today.  I have dabbled into pretty much every photography genre there is but my favorite that I decided to pursue are family and maternity.  I am a follower of Jesus first and foremost!  I am high energy and loud (just being honest) and I have two boys, so I am not afraid of loud noises or getting a little dirty.  A little bit more about me… I am married to an Air Force veteran that was my highschool sweetheart.  We are from Southwest GA and moved to Charleston for the military. When my husband was medically retired, we decided to come back to the location we loved the most from our military experiences.  

I remember as a child pulling out photos from my family photo albums and going through them for hours.  The photos would bring back memories and so many emotions.  I want my photos to take you back but I also want them to go a little further than just a “smile at the camera say cheese” kind of photo.  I want them to tell your family’s story and show your love. 

“So pick me, choose me, love me!”

If you know that quote it was meant to be anyways lol!

"Melissa was fabulous! Our photos definitely exceeded any expectation that we had! The process was easy and she even provided me with a maternity dress that looked amazing! Even had our pup in our photos! Can't wait to have family photos for years to come!" - April Leary