I'm finally getting around to ordering prints from my photo session with you. I just want to thank you again for your time, talent, and generous heart for capturing my world! I'm overjoyed and overcome with emotion when I look at them. Thank you for being the amazing woman that are and for sharing your talent!!
- Melissa S.
Thank you so much for creating such a great memory for Audrey today! The studio was beautiful and Santa was fantastic! He is wonderful with the children and it is so nice that they get to have one on one time with Santa. Actual one on one time! Not just a quick picture that you pray will be cute in the long run after you stand in a long line with kids that are getting bored and cranky while they wait. They get to talk to him and read a book and play with him! It is so sweet to watch.
Thank you again, Melissa, Santa, Kyle, and Jersey too! Audrey and Teddy had a great time and you even got a smile or two out of Aidan. - Emily C.
Swoooon!!! I am in love with all my photos!!!! Thanks so much!!!
- Angela M.
I just want to say thank you so very much to Melissa Kettner. She captured Alyssa's 4 year photos so beautifully. I am so happy with the photos. She is smiling and looks stunning in them. Thank you again so much!
- Jillian C.
How you do it???? Veronica was not happy and less cooperative than ever, and yet you did it again! I'm not sure what you do but my session turned out to be perfect!!!! Pictures are gorgeous and only prove that your work is the best!!! Thank you so much! I can't wait for the day you take pictures of Leo and Lily!!! You are the best!!!
- Mayte B.
Had an amazing senior photo session today!! Thank you Melissa for your time and talent!! I can't wait to get Cody and Steven's pictures. So glad we chose to go to you. You made it very comfortable and fun.
- Sarah E.
Hi! I just wanted to tell you that one of my favorite things about you (in a business sense) is that your photos never feel cookie-cutter. Every sneak you post in every style of photography you do, is unique and feels real, and I love that about you.
Maybe I'm biased, maybe I just have good taste
- April F.
Thank-you so much for the fun sessions you do. My kids love coming there and thank you for capturing their personalities. I love the pictures and you make it difficult to choose since there are soo many great ones. We will be back in the near future.
- Lisa K.
Melissa (DITR) has photographed my grandkids 3 different times, the last time including my son, his fiancé, my husband and myself. Every time the photos have been beautiful, always capturing everyone's personality. She is the best!
Melissa's ability to capture authentic smiles from myself and my four kids speaks to her true skills. We looked natural and relaxed in our pictures, with true smiles. She is professional and so kind and patient. I'm so grateful to have a beautiful picture to hang on my wall of me and my children.
We first met Melissa when we were looking for a wedding photographer, I was referred by a friend and she did not disappoint! Melissa has also photographed our engagement, our pregnancy announcement and our son new born photo's. She is such a sweetheart and makes the session so much fun! She puts her heart and soul into capturing beautiful photos for each client! We look forward to having more sessions done by her!
Melissa (DITR Photography) has been photographing my children, since they were newborns. She is very creative, she really listens to her clients and has a way of incorporating props and ideas, to create really meaningful photographs. I would recommend her to anyone. I moved out of state and still come to her to photograph my family. Would not go to anyone else she is the best!
I stumbled upon Melissa through a friends family photos on Facebook. She's simply amazing at what she does and I've been thrilled with the pictures she's taken of our family.
Melissa is wonderful, she has a very calm and relaxing way about her and this translates into capturing beautifully natural photos. We have such amazing candid pictures of my kids that I'll treasure forever. You can tell she truly enjoys getting to know her clients over the years and is always willing to go the extra mile!
Melissa was referred to us by a wonderful friend when we were looking for a wedding photographer. When we hired her to capture our wedding day we had no idea that we had found a friend and lifetime photographer to capture all of the magical moments of our growing little family. Melissa is a kind, talented and wonderful photographer and an even more incredible person. You will not be disappointed!
We had Melissa come to the hospital for the Fresh48 session!! OMG she's amazing!!! And I'm so very glad we did the Fresh48. Those moments are something you only get one chance to capture and man did she accomplish that. We've got most of them printed out and hanging on your walls in our home. She's a wonderful photographer with a great personality. Very patient. Has lots of great ideas too! Love Dancing In the Rain Photography!!
We love Melissa! She has captured beautiful pictures for my family that are irreplaceable. She is caring, great with my kids and an all around wonderful person, as well as talented photographer. We are forever grateful for Melissa for capturing such priceless moments with perfection. We are always looking forward to our next session with her and wouldn't dream of using anyone else.
Melissa has a true talent! She worked her magic, not only with our 2 girls (4 and 1 at the time), but with my husband as well 😉! After the session, I wasn't sure if we got anything worthwhile; boy was I wrong! They were some of the best pictures we've had! She is a joy to work with and made our session painless and enjoyable! I look forward to having her photograph our family again!
Melissa is indescribably talented, her love of family, he love of photography, her creativity come through on every photo. I especially appreciate how she worked with my children, I have a spirited son and a somewhat snarky tweenager she was able to engage with them and capture their personality in our pictures. I love how she engages her customers on social media too!
Anytime I post my pictures from a session with Melissa, people go insane about how wonderful they are. Melissa is so talented and her artwork is all over our house! She is great with the kids, fun to be around and I am always dying to see our pictures because I know they will knock my socks off! I always recommend Dancing in the Rain photography to my family and friends.
I had been watching Melissa's website for some time. Adoring everyone's family photo, baby, or child including her Jersey! The pics were outstanding. I am a single mom so the need for family pics was not there. When she ran a Senior special and my daughter happens to be a senior I jumped all over that. Although the shoot was very recent, and I do not have my shots back yet, I can only imagine I will love them. Melissa made my daughter feel special and she connected with her which isn't always easy to do with a teenager! We walked away feeling more like friends than clients, and that is what I love! I would recommend her work to anyone hands down!!
There are no words to describe the feeling I get when I open up my gallery of photos Melissa has taken! She is able to photograph the natural beauty of my tiny humans and family. Melissa ALWAYS manages to get the most perfect shots, even if I felt the session with an active two year old and newborn would be difficult. I will cherish these memories for many years and continue to have her preserve my family in her works of art.
There’s absolutely no one out there like Melissa at Dancing in the Rain Photography. She’s truly a gifted artist with impeccable attention to detail to capture the perfect memories. She helps set the stage, will find the best locations or props if you’re looking for a specific scene and best of all- she never puts her camera down and manages to sneak in the best real life candid shots. You aren’t just a client of DITR, you are a part of her family. We’ve trusted Melissa with various types of important milestones and memories for our family. From our fresh 48 newborn photos to family photos, to our fantasy themes, to holiday events, she continues to push the envelope and continues to blow us away upon delivery.
Clients for life, who will continue to sing her praises and add more friends and family into our DITR family.
Melissa has been the most personable, fun, patient, loving, giant-hearted photographer that I've worked with in over a decade. She takes the time and care to prep for your session ahead of time, and really takes into consideration ALL of the things you desire to get from your session with her. Her studio environment is relaxing, and she makes it seem like it's easy. You will leave a session with wild kids, thinking there is NO WAY she got an amazing shot - and then she will send you more than one amazing shot to pick from. I joke with her that she's a wizard or magic, because it's so true. It's not just her studio either, her presence is calming and bright. We had her at our kiddo #3's birth, and she was such a great addition to the atmosphere. I am SO incredibly blessed to have had her at his birth - and I will be grateful for her, her calm demeanor, her humor!!, and her sweet personage in general - where otherwise I would have missed a lot of moments... instead, I now have MANY magic moments she captured that I will have forever. She brings magic to my children's lives with her Santa, (real deal, folks), and manages to turn any session into a silver lining. Her heart, talent, obsessive dedication, and LOVE for her craft is apparent through the details & quality of her work. This is why I come back time, and time again over the last few years.
Melissa is not only a fantastic photographer, but an absolutely amazing woman. Her heart is made of gold and she captures that through her pictures. She has wonderful ideas while still incorporating what the clients want also. We've used her for studio and outdoor sessions--and both were fantastic. I could go on and on about how wonderful Melissa is. If you're looking for a photographer, she's your girl!