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 gallery wall. 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 over seven years. I am specialized and published in newborn, family and senior photography and truly have a passion for each of those categories for all they have to offer. As a photographer in Owensboro, KY I know all the cutest spots and have several locations exclusive to my clients. My studio is located at 1524 Frederica St. Owensboro Ky.


Owensboro, Ky Photographer

Owensboro Kentucky Photographer

My photography has been featured nationwide by the following:

- The Senior Best

-Senior Muse (iconic status)

-The Twelfth Year

-The Senior Year

-Rame Magazine

-Kentucky Phototgrapher

-Mother Lover Collection

-Hello Storyteller


-Simply Mothers

-Infinity Children

-Dearest ViewFinder

-Emotional Storytelling


"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 three 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 how 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-

Melanie was so great to work with for my daughters senior pictures. She was so easy to talk and plan with and wanted her sessions to really capture her personality!           Rachel

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