Who's behind the camera?


Welcome to Essence Photography & Design. I'm Melissa Luce. 

I'm the photographer and graphic designer behind all the portraits.....and I'm definitely NOT a writer/blogger but if covid has taught me anything.........is to embrace what isn't comfortable. 100%, hands down writing isn't my thing and writing about myself is even more uncomfortable.....but here I am, showing up and embracing the NEW. 

MY WHY....

FAMILY, Family is so important to me. When my first son was born in 2001 so did my love for capturing those moments and memories. 21 years later I still love capturing clients moments. Over the years I have refined my skills with education and mentors.

And as an entrepreneur myself, I am super passionate about entrepreneurs getting in front of the camera to elevate their brand and find their tribe.