Melena I am in tears. I wasn’t ready to see my stuff look so professional. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I just want to tell you that I think you’re amazing. These images you’ve created for me have done wonders for my marketing and branding. I truly appreciate each one and recognize their value.
— Danita Brooks, Owner of Zen in a Jar Body Care Products


I LOVE working with M. Shonell Photography!! From providing me with professional photos for my websites to capturing memories during life celebrations, Melena’s work is unmatched.
— Val M. Grant, Author



I first booked Melena for a baby shower I was planning. As an event planner my job is to find the best quality out here; and Melena did not disappoint!! She’s extremely talented! Paying attention to detail (which I highly appreciate), she was on time, she was prepared and with a smile on her face ready to help and work! She extended herself beyond her purpose there and I’m so grateful. Her timing even delivering the finished product was impeccable! In the midst of tragedy on her end, she still made sure she delivered. I loved everything about my experience with her and couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! I will definitely be using her services again in the future.
— Celeste Hampton, Blessed by Celeste Events

Melena found the perfect city backdrops to capture our vision. She listens to the client and prepares in order to make the most of allotted time. She produces quality images that exceed expectations.
— Dafnette Jones, Author & Theologian


My family recently had a session with Melena and it was AMAZING! She is such a professional and her work is nothing but a masterpiece. She chose the best location and made sure we were comfortable and happy. The finished product blew us away with the quality! Her talent with the camera is truly a gift from God. If youre looking for the best pictures and photography then trust me you will find it with M. Shonell Photography! A+++!
— Theodore Family

I just completed my third session with Melena and as always I’m so amazed at how she bought my vision to life! I wanted something extra special for this session and she went above and beyond what I was hoping for. She has an amazing eye and is such a pleasure to work with. I enjoyed every minute of my session with her and can’t wait for the next. Thank you Mel!
— Arminta McKinney
My son and I had a session with Melena yesterday. I knew my pictures would be amazing but I was blown away.(tears were shed lol) I have only seen two previews and I am in AWE of how she captured my son and how curious he is to perfection. Logan is 11 months old so things can got a little crazy but she was patient and did it all with a smile. Thank you again for everything.
— LaKeshia Griggs

Mshonell Photo is my permanent go to! Melena captures my family in their raw form, every time producing vibrant pictures. She’s our photographer for life.
— Danielle Sykes

Our family session with Melena was nothing short of amazing! My husband, two kids and I stepped in front of her camera on a windy fall day; the creativity she used has created pics and memories that we will NEVER forget. Whether she had us jumping across rocks, playing with leaves, or simply striking a pose, the magic she produced with us was immeasurable. In essence, she made it VERY hard for us to pick a favorite from our gallery...for that we are extremely grateful! One thing I’m pretty keen on is customer service (ask my husband - lol), Melena well exceeded my expectations. Not only did she promptly respond to my hundreds of emails, but she also advised on picking out a color scheme to help make our pics “just right”. Thank you, Mel...YTB!!
— Walker Family

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Melena came to our home and took the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. She has a calm and kind presence that is perfect for putting her photography subjects at ease! Our preemie baby was just a month past his due date when she did our newborn photo shoot of him and of our family. She brought in her own props and used natural lighting for casual shots of our family on our bed, in the nursery as well as the living room. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a newborn photographer, and we definitely plan to work with her for future family photos! Thanks, Melena!!!
— Jackson Family

Melena is THE best! Truly an artist! You won’t be disappointed in her work!
— Torie Goodwin