Stuart Couples Session

The House of Refuge in Stuart is one of my overall favorite places for family, maternity, and couples photoshoots. It has everything. On the one side, it has dramatic rocks, a lovely ocean, and an old rustic museum as background. The other side has a river, pier, and mangroves and a perfect place to see sunsets. This location was a perfect spot for a lovely couple who loves water & adventure!

I spent the afternoon with Cydney + Kino.  While they were soaking up the last rays on the Florida East Coast, I captured these amazing moments. This sweet couple did get wet during their session! Interacting naturally with the surrounding nature can take a photo from “good” to “WOW!” This couple was not afraid to play in the waves, sink their toes into the sand, and be fully present at the moment. I always encourage my couples to be willing to let things get a bit messy if we’re photographing on the beach. It’s always worth it in the end! 





I’m Mel and I am a candid storyteller & hopeful romantic. I love seeing the beauty in all things. I focus on capturing intimate connections and memories you can feel.