Welcome to Under the Redwoods Photography
(formerly Underwood Photography)
based out of Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

We are so glad you’re here.


Hello darling! I'm Melanie.

I am an artist // and a documentarian.
I am fascinated by the power of the human connection.
I love how each couple has a unique story to tell.

I can't wait to tell yours.
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Love Notes

Ashlee + Kyle

“Looking through our wedding photos is like reliving the day, but better in many ways because we can really stay in each moment and linger in it as long as we want. The collection tells the story in beats, like poetry. And the expressions that Melanie captured... brought out the true ‘us’ and captured the way we truly feel about each other. What I remember from that day most are the joy and laughter, and that came through in abundance in the photos; and not just fake laughs for the camera, but our real emotions. We are forever grateful.”

Candace + Jordan

"Melanie is absolutely amazing at what she does! She did our engagement AND wedding photos. My husband and I do not like having our picture taken, but Melanie made it so natural and fun that it was never awkward. We are in love with all of our photos and get SO many compliments on them. If any of you are looking for a photographer that will provide you with some of the best photographs you've ever seen, look no further than Under the Redwoods Photography!!! It will be the best choice you'll ever make for your wedding!"

Sabrina + Sean

"Melanie was the perfect person to capture one of the biggest days of our life. She was professional, creative and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera the entire time. One of the things I loved most was that she captured our candid moments...dance moves and all. We received a wide variety of beautiful photos with a quick turn around and felt we could relive our day when going through them. We would highly recommend Melanie for any special occasion."

Mary + John

"Our wedding photographs are my most favorite part of the most fantastic day of my life. The love that my new husband and I share just radiates off the pictures. Yes, this sounds a little cheesy but it’s true. I know that we will look back at these amazing photos 20, 30, 40 years from now and I will remember exactly how this day was unequivocally the best day of our lives."

Chelsea + Brad

"From the moment I met Melanie I knew I just had to have her do my engagement photos and my wedding! She the most kind-hearted, amazing person you will ever meet and it's a plus that her photos are just as great as she is! My husband and I are definitely camera shy and she made us feel so comfortable and made everything so so easy! I will be forever grateful to her for capturing our special day, and I'll have these beautiful photos to stare at the rest of my life!\"