Dear Lissie Photography—Growing and Refining My Business

"Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing." – Mandy Hale


Hey guys! It's still me! Melissa, or Mel to a lot of you. For a while now you've only known my photography business as Mel Nocks Photography (for the sake of this post, MNP). Well, now you'll also know me as Dear Lissie Photography. Until now, MNP has encompassed everything I photograph; weddings, newborns, families, corporate, etc. Through learning about myself, my clients and my company, I've discovered that there is an incredible difference between photographing weddings and photographing newborns (or children or families). I've also discovered that my heart for child-related photography is growing and flourishing beyond what I'd ever imagined. I wanted to create a new home to cultivate this growing passion for me and a special place for these clients. Welcome to Dear Lissie. An incredible amount of thought, reflection and prayer has gone into creating the name and premise behind this new brand. You can read all about how the name was born here and all about the logo and icon here.

I want to be clear, Mel Nocks Photography is NOT going away. It is still my "parent" company and still very dear to my heart. I will continue to refine MNP as a more sophisticated brand that will cater to primarily wedding clients. And I'm excited for that as well! 

I can't even begin to express how thrilled I am to be sharing Dear Lissie with my clients. It's a big change in many ways but I'm certain that the best is yet to come. I've been sitting on a whole lot of new work, waiting for the launch of this new website. So get ready to be inundated with tons of beautiful bellies, newborns, babies, children and families!