About Melissa Haugen

I’m Melissa, a mom to three wonderfully crazy wild things and wife to my high school sweetheart. These are my people, my world and my muses. Most of my work is dedicated to them, to us, and capturing our lives, just as they are, together. I’ve been taking photos since a camera was put in my hands as a young teenager. I spent countless hours in the darkroom, watching my images come to life right before me, and I was quickly hooked. Years later, I’ve transitioned from film to digital, darkrooms to Lightroom, but the passion has only grown. I’m a lover of all things light, capturing artistic, yet genuine interactions and emotion. I love to find the beauty in the mundane and within even the tiniest details. I’m a naturally inclined rule follower but am learning how to bend and break them within my art. I never want to become stagnant, settling for “good enough.” I invest time to my craft, through classes, conventions and mentoring with other photographers, whom I admire.

Here’s the camera lens that goes with me everywhere

There are so many choices when it comes to photography gear. As a busy mom with three young kids, I need four things when it comes to my lenses: 1. autofocus speed and accuracy (my kids are quick!); 2. image [...]

By |2019-07-22T08:18:21-04:00June 17th, 2019|Products & Gear, Sponsored|4 Comments

Review: Exquisite Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens was worth the wait

Zeiss is a lens brand I’d always heard great things about, but had only dreamed of using. Imagine my excitement when I got the chance to try out their Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens. When I opened the [...]

By |2017-12-14T12:46:13-05:00December 14th, 2017|Products & Gear|3 Comments