‘Just me talking…’

Grandma & Grandpa Burgess : 67 Years and Counting

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Meet my grandma and grandpa on my father’s side. They are madly, madly in love, so strong despite their failing health, and who I think of when I picture my future with my husband Tim. I love them so much and was so giddy to finally capture a brief moment in their infinite love story, atop the hill they’ve lived on for my entire life.


Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Cooper in a lion costume

Big Changes Are Coming Very Soon…

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

If you’ve seen some funny stuff on my website recently like new colors or items popping up then disappearing don’t worry! I’m getting ready to roll out a brand new website and I’m testing a few things out.

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for a fresh new Melissa Lin Ellis Photography and maybe some specials too! ;)

Thanks for your patience!!

Ooh, and here’s a little sneak peek:


Closing up shop for Lollapalooza…

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I am SO excited for this trip! Of course it will be a blast checking out some of my favorite bands but OMG, my husband’s band Skybox is playing!!! It’s surreal! So….., this means that I will be away from the studio from today Aug 4th to Monday Aug 9th, but I will be back in full swing (or maybe my head will still be in the clouds…oh well) and ready to tackle my inbox.

Have a great weekend and feel free to click on the image below. Even if you won’t be at Lolla, you can at least give Skybox a listen! Your ears will thank you.

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How’s about a peek at a little something I call a ‘Day After’ session?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Before I explain what a ‘Day After’ session is, I thought I’d tell you about a big change that has been keeping me away from the computer in recent months BUT promises to improve my quality of life as a small business owner! What, you ask, has happened that is so darn swell?? Well…my husband and I have moved into a lovely live-in/workspace located in the wonderfully art-filled Crossroads area of downtown KC, is what!! It’s been a process pulling everything together and we still have a little ways to go, but it’s JUST about ready to accommodate you fabulous future and current clients of mine!! That’s right, the days of consultations at random coffee shops around town will soon be history and I couldn’t be more excited about it… :)

Now…let’s talk ‘Day After’ sessions!

I like to think of a ‘Day After’ session as an opportunity to put your wedding clothes back on after the wedding (not literally the day after) and let loose. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about getting your clothes dirty before the ceremony, rush to get to the reception on time and you can easily reschedule due to inclement weather!

Here are some relaxed pics from a session I recently had with my adorable past clients Nicole & Nate at Hotel Q in Westport. The colors there are so warm and rich…the better to cozy up with your sweetie to, LOVE….





Thank you, Nicole and Nate for making the trip out to Kansas City. I had a great time and I hope you did too!! Also a special thanks to Price Leatherbarrow of Blo Salon Studio for sharing his hair and makeup expertise to replicate Nicole’s natural beauty from her wedding day! I still owe you a couple of drinks. ;)