My name is Mellisa Pendleton with KRJ Photography. I work out of a little town in Hickory, North Carolina. I am a wife, a momma to four, and a full time wedding, family, and portrait photographer. I have to admit, I started out like a lot of photographers. I fell in love with my children and wanted to capture every little detail. I worked as an OBGYN nurse for five years before taking my business full time back in 2012. If you would have told me back then that I'd be where I am today, I would have never believed you. I followed a dream and jumped. I tripped along the way, but wouldn't change one thing about my journey. I've been told that I'm brutally honest ;) and well, I guess I am. I never been shy to show people who I really am. I love hard. I love true. I love relentlessly. I'm the same way with my business. I've put every ounce of who I am into this thing I get to call work. I had this session last year that was just plain magical. This beautiful couple was expecting their first child and I just fell in love with them, their excitement, and their hearts. That's the thing about this work, it means something. You are freezing time for these souls. A moment in time that is fleeting. Never stop remembering that. We are so very lucky.
One of my all time favorite images i've ever taken.
There is something so special about clients letting you into their home.
"If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph" ~ Unknown
Family, life, moments are everything.
COMPANY: KRJ Photography