Hi there! I'm Melody, the one behind the camera at OdyMac Photo, specializing in family photography on the coastline of Santa Cruz, CA.

Any good photographer can capture moments in time you'll cherish for a lifetime. I do that too. But what sets me apart and what I love most is making family photoshoots comfortable and fun and accomplishing your authentic selves as you stand today!

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Welcome Friend!

I understand that your time is valuable, and capturing memorable moments is important.

Kids, and maybe even adults, can be unpredictable - and that's OK - so I make sure to connect with your family beforehand. During the session, I interact with each family member, creating a comfortable and fun atmosphere where everyone can be themselves. 

My secret sauce? It's my joyful personality! My goal is to make the photoshoot enjoyable and relaxed, capturing the true personalities of where you are in life right now. 

With my experience working with various families and settings, I know how to make that happen!

What if, instead of groaning, your family actually looked forward to the next photo shoot. It's possible!

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I'll work with you to find that special moment, whether it's posed or candid. My goal is to make your next family photo shoot a comfortable and FUN experience.

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- Nicole O.

"Melody has been taking our family photos for at least a decade. She's the only one who can get us all looking at the camera with a genuine smile ... at the same time. My kids (who range from preteens to twenties) actually get excited when it's family photo time. That tells you something about how fun Melody is to work with."

- Alyssa

"Melody has done our maternity, newborn and family photos over the last couple of years and every session has been amazing! She makes every session a lot fo fun and very relaxed feeling which has given us some of our favorite photographs. Doesn't feel like posing for a picture at all. Melody is open to our ideas and brings great ideas to the session as well. She is amazing with kids and is patient and skillful in getting the best pictures of the kids. Absolutely love her work!"

- Jen L.

"Melody came recommended to us by a friend and she did a fabulous job. She took our family photos two years ago and then our daughter's senior portraits this last year. She is creative and easy to work with."

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Our goal is to make your life easier when it comes to capturing your special moments, and have fun while doing so!

"...she catches the light and love that is our family. I always say to Melody, "I just need 1 good photo of us all." What I get is an album full of riches."

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