Melissa Slater is an award winning photographer who has traveled the world perfecting her craft. She grew up on the East Coast as the oldest of five children. She graduated from photography school with her degree in photojournalism in 1996. She has lived & worked as a photojournalist in North Carolina, a fashion photographer in New York City, a landscape photographer in Tuscon, AZ and a commercial photographer in Hollywood, CA. She finally found out how cool Wedding Photography was in 2003. She has not looked back since! Melissa infuses all the skills and knowledge she has learned from her many travels and photo jobs into her unique style as a wedding photographer. She often says: "Even if I won the lottery, I would still bee a wedding photographer!!" She loves what she does and feels blessed to capture this special day in her clients lives.


Melissa now lives in Kansas City with her husband of 10 years who is a PGA Golf Pro and their 110 lb German Shepherd. She travels for the majority of her weddings and has photographed couples in love, not only all over the states, but also the world. Couples have flown her to: Portugal, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, Hawaii, Jamaica, Australia & Costa Rica, just to name a few.

She specializes in destination wedding photography but also loves to photograph people right here in the Kansas City area and back in Southern California (where she lived for 10 years). Melissa also enjoys capturing people at all stages in their life from the newest born to becoming a senior.

Please use the contact page to reach Melissa and find out more out Slater Studios services. Her Wedding Collection starts at $3,800 and Portrait Sessions start at $300. Thank you for your interest in our studio.