I’m a music photographer located in Kernersville, North Carolina. Originally from Wheeling, WV, I became interested in art and photography at a very young age, and have been practicing a variety of arts for as long as I can remember. I began doing portraiture professionally along with self-portraits in 2013. My passion for live music eventually led me to concert photography in 2019 and it’s one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. There’s nothing that I love more than capturing amazing artists and performers in their element. I love conveying emotion through photography, storytelling, and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. Contact me today to set up show coverage, a promo session, or with any questions! And I do occasionally shoot other genres of photography if I have the time -- just ask!

Also, I'm a photographer for Soundlink Magazine, Fuel The Scene Magazine, and Manor 208 Media, and you can also find me on Featured-X!




“If you have a band, you need Melanie. She is super skilled with both live performance shots and promo shots. Melanie's pictures give your EPK, website and social media a professional look. She is super easy to work with and as a fan of music, knows exactly what you are looking for. We highly recommend Melanie Mae Photography.”


  • Palisades
  • Slaves
  • Tantric
  • Alesana
  • Seven Year Witch
  • Picturesque

  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Escape the Fate
  • Badflower
  • Switchfoot
  • Fame On Fire
  • and more!

I'm always looking for new bands and musicians to work with! If you're interested, please fill out the form on the contact page. And afterward, I would greatly appreciate it if you left a review!

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