Mel Rey

Hi there! I’m Mel, a funky rollerskating wedding photographer based out of Long Beach California. I have been shooting weddings full time for four years but, picked up my first camera over ten years ago and fell in love ever since. I believe that every wedding or session has something unique and extraordinary magic woven through every moment. It’s just waiting to be captured in the most equally unique way. I also love teaching photographers how to push through their own negative thoughts and fears that are suppressing them from being their own unique creative self. Do not worry about falling away from what’s trending because ultimately, what we put out there, as long as it’s done with all of your heart, will attract the right people. To stop blending and start creating work that resonates with their own soul.

active since


main body

Canon 5D mark IV

favorite lens

EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

current home


I'm a huge fan of the Twilight Zone so, I love this quote from Rod Sterling- "imagination ... its limits are only those of the mind itself."