We absolutely love our maternity photos! Melissa has a great eye and true gift for photography! We would highly recommend!
Oakley Photography made the process so easy from scheduling to gallery selections not to mention her pictures are beautiful. I decided last minute to search out photographers for our upcoming beach vacation to IOP and so glad I stumbled upon Oakley photography on google. She was a rockstar with my 4 busy boys during our family beach session.
I wish I could give 10 stars! I have been using Melissa for my photos for years! She is very personable and most of patient on her shoots. She always takes time to listen to my questions and ideas! I will always use her for my memories!!
I've been dealing with Melissa for years and she is amazing! She is extremely talented and can make anyone feel at ease in front of the camera, including small children. She always makes us feel like we are the most important client she's ever had. I recommend her to anyone I speak to about photographers.
I was on the fence about doing maternity pics, but I am SO glad I did - especially with Melissa. She was completely game to go to Eutawville with me to a friend's farm for the photos. She loved doing something different and was so creative - finding places that I hadn't even thought of to get beautiful photographs. We ended up getting a whole gallery that looks like it was shot in 5 different places, all because of Melissa's eye. She was easy going and encouraging the whole time - as photo shoots can be awkward for your average gal. The photos turned out amazing and I can't wait for her to do our newborn photos when baby girl arrives.
I have no words to describe how talented Melissa is! She captured the true meaning of my family in an amazing range of photographs. I can’t thank her enough for her patience, kindness, and overall joy for what she is doing. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second in booking her for your session. She was easy to communicate with and a truly talented professional.
Melissa is AMAZING! She is more than a photographer. From beginning to end she makes everything less stressful! She has captured our family pictures every year, (12 years now) multiple pregnancies & even a fun photo shoot with my teen daughter! She is always so patient... Melissa amazes me every time she sends me the proofs! let’s be honest- to get 6 people to look at the camera and smile at the same time is nearly impossible- but she does it.. every time! Book her for your next family photo!! You won’t regret it!! 🙂
We had the best time getting our photos taken, even tho it was hot and buggy, that didn’t stop Melissa from doing an amazing job! We would work with her again!!
Melissa is such an amazing photographer! Not only does she make the session fun, but our photos turned out flawless and so beautiful!! She has such a creative eye. We will cherish the memories she captured forever!
Melissa is so talented- and it shows through her work! We had family pictures done a few weeks ago and are totally IN LOVE with them! She made everyone feel...
Melissa was great to work with! She was responsive and helpful and made coordinating our session so easy! Our photos turned out way better than we expected and she really did manage to capture the fun and laughter in our family! I would highly recommend her and if I ever need a photographer in Charleston I will absolutely use Melissa! A+
We were in search of a photographer in the kiawah island area for our family beach trip. I came across Oakley Photography while I was searching through Instagram. I absolutely fell in love with Melissa’s photography and contacted her for more information. Melissa was very responsive and informative. Also, her pricing was very reasonable. We instantly hired her. She was very helpful with styling our photo shoot and even provided us with a style app. She kept in contact with us up until our photo shoot. She was so easy to work with and our photos are absolutely stunning. So glad we found Oakley Photography and would definitely recommend to others!
Melissa was referred to us by a friend and she was great. She traveled to the beach that we were staying at and our pictures turned out amazing! She said we would have pictures in two weeks and they were there right on schedule. I would definitely recommend Oakley Photography.
Melissa is a wonderful photographer, super easy to work with, and produces quality images. I've been following her on social media for a while and finally decided to book, and I am so happy I did!
Melissa has been taking our photos for years! She has captured so many memories for me and my family! Her work is beautiful! She is so talented and will do whatever it takes to get that special moment you are wanting! You should definitely use her for all of your photography wants and needs! She will not disappoint you!
Melissa was amazing to work with and the photos turned out even better than we were hoping!! I will definitely use her again in the future for our family’s photos!
Jen & Ray Dunham
Wonderful photographer that is easy to work with. Our pictures turned out beautifully!
Our family had a great time during our session with Melissa. She captured some amazing shots of our family at some of our most favorite places in Charleston; it was just what we wanted. I couldn’t be more pleased! She is truly talented!
Melissa is such a talented photographer, not only she have great eyes but also capture those precious and heavenly moments. I highly recommend her for all your family portraits!
Melissa made my vision come to life 🙂 she captured exactly what I was hoping for. She went above & beyond throughout the process even going as far as helping me with the process of choosing outfits that would complement one another & photograph well. I highly recommend using her if you want to capture beautiful moments with you & your family. I can’t wait for our next session which is already on the books! 💙
We had such a great time shooting with Oakley Photography, Melissa was sooooo amazing, she made everyone feel comfortable and was able to capture us in our most natural state. We are so pleased with how our photos came out and couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. Thank you Melissa!!
Melissa invites & encourages you to have fun & be yourself so she can capture the 'real you.' She put our family at ease at the intro handshake & brought out our true personalities & chemistry even as we approached the photo site. We love the results & plan to get additional photos framed for grandparents;) Life gets away from us all too quickly & we're so happy that Melissa gave us fabulous memories for our walls!
Dr. Nicole Theron Parkes
Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with. I had a specific vision for my photoshoot and she was 100% on board with helping me have the best experience and amazing photos. She came up with a perfect location for my shoot and I felt so relaxed while working with her. She is an incredible photographer and a wonderful person and the pictures she will create for you, will be breathtaking. I highly recommend her.
Melissa was amazing! She did such a good job capturing our little family. We will definitely be booking her again! You should too!
Melissa was so easy to work with, and she captured our little family perfectly, even the pup! Highly recommend!
She is truly talented and captured the love and spirit of our family so well. We would recommend her to anybody and will definitely come back to her for future photos!
My family and I had the pleasure of working with Melissa a few weeks ago for our family photo session during our visit to the Charleston area. I have three young children and I try to have professional family pictures done at least once a year. In the past 3 years, we have done our pictures at places we have travelled to for a vacation or a long weekend. Needless to say, I have worked with a good handful of different photographers from different cities and even in other countries. While I have always gotten beautiful pictures, Melissa's work definitely stands out from the rest. First of all, she was very easy to get in touch with and was prompt to respond during all correspondences. Her session prices are more than reasonable and are listed up front on her website. The session itself was laid back and fun because of her easy demeanor. My kids are naturally all very shy, and Melissa effortlessly got them to relax and just be themselves. And the pictures themselves just took my breath away! Every single one of them was absolutely stunning. In a world where anyone can take a good picture with just their phone, it is refreshing to work with someone who is able to capture amazing images not only because she is a professional but also a true artist!
Melissa provided a superb end-to-end experience, with quick delivery of a full set of amazing pictures of my family. She was able to accommodate a beach session within ~10 days of request while also managing a fussy 15 month old to capture some wonderful moments. We were very happy with the final product and will no doubt be using Oakley Photography in the future.
Rachel Lulay Matthews
Melissa was so wonderful!! She drove to our location of choice (Pawleys Island) and captured the most incredible pictures of my family. She was so calm and always had a plan for what was coming next. She made it so fun!!! I’m so grateful for her incredible eye for candid moments we will treasure FOREVER!! We can’t wait to book her again! �
You have a lot of options when it comes to photographers in the Charleston area, but Melissa really stands out in a lot of ways! From start to finish, Melissa was very prompt with her correspondence and was also willing to do whatever it took to make our somewhat last minute photo shoot work. She made the photo shoot so much fun and really made our vision come to life, I loved how directive she could be to get the perfect shot. Most importantly, the photos were absolutely gorgeous and we could not be more pleased! We have gotten so many compliments and we know we will treasure the photos for years to come! If you are in the Charleston area, give Melissa a call, you will not be disappointed!
Melissa was a joy to work with! She showed up on Mother's day of all days to take our family pictures while we were vacationing in Isle of Palms. She was so patient with our 8 month old and got more shots than we ever could have asked for. All the images turned out beyond beautiful, something we will treasure forever. I highly recommend her and hope we can use her in the future as well!
I am so fortunate to have Melissa do my family photos. I have come back to her multiple times. I am in awe of her talent! I have little ones and she was patient with them, always kept us laughing, and always captures the perfect moment. She is relaxed, very attentive to detail, and professional so I, of course, loved every single one of the pictures she took! I have received so many compliments on the photos she has taken. She loves what she does and it definitely shows. I highly recommend using Oakley Photography! She is fantastic!
Melissa Hunt is professional and we love the photos she has taken of our family! I recommend her to everyone.You will have beautiful photographs of your family to look back on.
Love working with, Melissa. She's professional, patient and talented.
Ruthie Yeatts Spell
Very talented photographer. Love her work. Stickler for detail and knows how to get the "right" shots to show off the client's photogenic side. I would highly recommend her.
I can't speak highly enough of Melissa and Oakley Photography. She was friendly, professional, and our pictures came out incredible. Highly highly recommend.
Melissa did our deployment homecoming photos and was absolutely wonderful. From arrival date and time changing every five minutes to an hour delay that had us sitting at the base waiting, she was fantastic. I cannot say enough for our experience!* I have to add, we had our photos just days after homecoming. I couldn't believe it when I received the email Melissa had already edited and prepared our photos 🙂
Alicia Martin Chandler
Melissa is the best of the best. She has been photographing our family for several years and I'm always blown away with the memories she captures ���
Laura Elmore Floyd
She photographed my two youngest daughters and was amazing! She brought out the best in them and her photography captures the beauty and innocence of childhood! Priceless!
Not only does Melissa have an amazing eye.. she takes her time and has lots and lots of patience with kids! She has been taking my growing (we're done now lol) families pictures for 9 years now.. Melissa takes Very high quality photos- worth every penny. Melissa works HARD for her shots.. we always get tons of compliments!! The lengths she goes to for her pictures, she wants them to be the best. We highly recommend Melissa to capture your next moment in time!!
Melissa is truly talented. I highly recommend her!
Melissa takes the most BEAUTIFUL and CREATIVE photos! She was so warm and welcoming just meeting her for the first time! She did a great job at capturing our almost 2 year old's special moments and expressions 🙂 We were so LUCKY to have her squeeze us in before she's off to the warmer climate! We always will recommend her work , as you can SEE she puts a lot of time into others special memories <3
Ally Hostetler Schmidheiser
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my photos that Oakley Photography did for my husband and I. True talent and effort go into every shot which is something that I, being another photog, appreciate. She spends so much time and it shows! Such a talented photographer who puts her heart into her work and it shows!!