About Me

My name is MelJan. I’m glad you stopped by. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Austin, Texas, and, surprisingly enough, Modesto, California (…it’s a long story…). At an early age, I realized the value in capturing life’s moments. I found my passion for photography late into my senior year of high school, in the year 2000. Our senior trip was to London and Paris, and I came back with a handful of landscape shots which I thought were pretty good. A couple of weeks later, I went to the Philippines for my uncle’s wedding and found myself asking about, and subsequently tinkering with the wedding photographer’s camera and gear, with his permission of course. He actually adjusted the settings and let shoot a few pictures, although I’m not really sure how they turned out 😀 . It wasn’t until November of 2009 that I had the opportunity to photograph my first very wedding. I believe that there is a part of me in every photo that I take, and I take pride in capturing and creating memories with my clients.

Outside of photography, I have other hobbies. I like to travel, most of the time, with my dog, Versed. I’m trying to visit as many national parks as I can. I’m also a pretty big nerd. I’ll happily sit here and discuss Game of Thrones and Star Wars theories with you all day. I play a lot of video games and have been known to attend a few conventions here and there, although I don’t stream. Lately, I’ve been starting to build a pretty decent collection of posters and statues. I’m trying to teach myself how to play piano, but you won’t find me at concert halls near you any time soon. I like to eat and take photos of my food.

I think that’s it. Anything else, feel free to ask

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Hi. My name is MelJan. Thanks for stopping by. I am a wedding and portrait photographer from Austin Texas, currently living in San Jose, California. I have been shooting photographs professionally since 2007. 

I proudly consider myself a native Austinite (we've been here since 1990), having attended Linder Elementary, Kealing Junior High, LBJ High School, the University of Texas at Austin, and Austin Community College.

As a photographer, I have shot around 300 weddings since 2007. I have had the pleasure of working alongside some of Austin's top photographers, either assisting them as a second shooter, or vice versa.


Aside from photography, I'm also a nurse (they really do balance each other out). That being said, I truly believe that I am able to put as much time and care in your photographs as I do with my patients.

I am also an avid gamer, I have a dog named Versed, and I enjoy taking trips wherever and whenever I can. I'm also a little bit of a foodie, so dont be surpised to see me at your local restaurants taking pics of my food.


I like to travel, and among my favorite places include: Japan, Puerto Rico, Belize, The Philippines, and London.