Every Moment Captured - Natural and Artistic

Owner and lead photographer Melanie Meurer is a San Diego portrait & wedding photographer that's also available for travel. Portraits By MI is located in Carlsbad, CA, and is available for commissioned work for weddings, events, family portraits, family portraits, and more and is available for session in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Temecula and surrounding areas in Southern California. We focus on the mood, moment, and connection of the day. We believe in capturing real interactions and emotions; and the importance of documenting your family. Portraits By MI values our photography, we care just as much about you and your family. We make every step of the process effortless and uncomplicated. So if what you are looking for is fun, creative, meaningful, non-traditional, and spontaneous experience, then chances are we're a great match and we'd love to hear from you!

Meet Melanie Meurer Hardy

Here is everything you want to know about Portraits By MI and me!

My husband Doug and I have lived in the Carlsbad area most of our lives. We love living in such a great town! I also love that my profession allows me to utilize all the great surroundings that Southern California has to offer.

I started my photography career almost 10 years ago working with my father Andrew. Being able to work with my family is such a unique gift.


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