Hey friends!

   Welcome to my world and thanks for your interest in me and my photography.


   I am a mother to three littles and I have been right where you are right now. Searching for a photographer that matches my style and who's portfolio focused on moments and laughs and less on forced smiles. I worried that my kids would run wild and we would not be able to capture that perfect moment I dreamed of for my living room collage. I stressed about how to bring wardrobe styles, colors and patterns together and it was a nightmare taking all of my babes shopping and having them try on multiple things at multiple stores.

    Does all of this sound familiar? If so, I am her, I am that photographer that will do all of this for you. My style is built upon those raw bonding moments that make your family who they are. I am able to get a nice variety of posed and documentary style images for your gallery. In our sessions there are lots of hugs and snuggles, whispers and laughter. I am able to help you create special moments  and bring forth the natural ones that make your family unique.

   I have been a photographer in Owensboro, KY for a little over six years. I specialize in newborn, family and senior photography and truly have a passion for each of those categories for all they have to offer. While I am located in Owensboro, Ky, I also travel for sessions and really enjoy mixing up the scenery for my sessions.


My photography has been featured in the following:

- The Senior Best

-The Twelfth Year

-The Senior Year

-Rame Magazine

-Kentucky Phototgrapher

-Mother Lover Collection

-Hello Storyteller


"Melanie makes taking family pictures an absolute joy! From helping decide what to wear, to scheduling the perfect sunset time, Melanie is a professional who shines in her art as a photographer. The session itself was laid back, no stress, an no need to make everyone smile at the camera at the same time. I treasure the candid images she captured! I highly, highly recommend Melanie Hodskins Photography."

                           -Annie-Laurie Pettit Yesier

"Melanie recently took family and newborn photos for us after the birth of our first child and I could not be happier with the results. Melanie was incredibily easy to work with, we were able to see all the photos only 3 days after the session, and she had so many beauitful options to choose from for keepsakes. I am so thankful we chose her to capture this speacial time in our lives."                  - Olivia Winstead Hardy

"I contacted Melanie about doing a session for my 2 year old and she almost immediately responded to my inquiry and provided me with all the information I needed! I can not even put into words hoe beautiful my little girls pictures are! She has a talent for capturing those special moments! You can actually see my child's personality through the photos. I look forward to our next session with her!"

                             -Ashley Hudson Eblehar-

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