Melissa Fritzsche Photography


Tucson, arizona wedding Photographer

tucson family  photographer

capturing your legacy

Let's capture you EXACTLY as you are- beautiful, authentic, and perfectly you!

As a Tucson family photographer,  I specialize in capturing dreamy, images of those you love most. If you are ready to set time aside to laugh, connect, maybe chase your littles as the sun sets, I am here, ready to capture all the lovely, wild, and unscripted moments that are your family. I want your portrait session to feel effortless, fun, and when looked back on, it is a favorite memory. Let’s tell the story of your family together



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We had the most wonderful experience with Melissa. She is th kindest human. Her artistry and professionalism is beyond amazing! We loved you!

We Loved You!

Dietz Family

Family Galleries

As a Tucson Family Photographer I specialize in Family, Maternity, and extended family sessions. I believe that the in-between moments of our lives deserve to be celebrated and more importantly documented.

Come look through some recent family sessions and let's see how I can best capture your family at this time in your lives.

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Petite family sesions are 30-minutes, perfect for holiday cards, quick photo update, and include 7 high-resolution images. Can be booked Monday-Thursday. 
Petite Session $400

Full family Sessions are up to an hour in length, Include 20 high-resolution images, and include a mix of candid and posed portraits. Can be booked during the week and weekends.

Full Session $600


Family session


We will cherish our gorgeous family photos for a lifetime. Melissa made us feel comfortable and was great at connecting with the kids. We were super impressed! Professional and warm experience from start to finish!

Sweet Words From Families

Turnidge Family

Every family milestone

Let's remember 

 Raising a family is such speacial season of life. I look back a year, three, even five and my heart longs to be in those sweet moments again. Where is the pause button when we want it?

That's why I LOVE taking photos that you will cherish. Whether it's to celebrate your growing miracle during a maternity session or capture those little smiles during a family session, I want to capture every milestone. 


My wish for you

 I am a mother too, so I understand the deep desire to create the “perfect family portrait”. You know, the one where everyone is smiling at the camera and we are all excited and happy to be there?

 However life doesn't always go "perfectly". That is why I want to embrace how your family is today. Let's throw out the expectation of how we should be and love how we are.

My wish is that when our time together draws to a close, that you feel filled with hope. Hope that even in this crazy, unpredictable world, the fierce love you carry in your heart and soul for these beautiful humans will become an unquestionable truth that your children know they belong and are so deeply loved. 

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When we got our galleries each time, we felt so lucky! It was hard to pick which ones were our favorites.

Melissa's Photos Are Amazing!

Sargent Family

Frequently asked questions


Where will my session take place?

Sessions take place on the Northwest side of Tucson. Once you have booked your session I will send you galleries to help you decide where you want to go. I am available to travel to other locations for an additonal fee. All sessions are outdoors in a beautiful natural area. There are so many scenic desert areas in Tucson to choose from.

what makes you different from other photographers?

 For me, I love to go  above and beyond to make my clients feel comfortable and at ease! Taking family photos can be overhelming, especially when you worry how your little ones will behave. But don't stress! I combine fun games with heartfelt prompts to give a variety of sweet snapshots that you will treasure. Trust me, your photos will be beautiful!

Do you help with outfit planning?

Absolutely! I have a Style Guide that includes detailed information to help you prepare for your session. There is guidance to help when selecting outfits as well. I am also happy to help.


With full sessions you receive 20 images. With petie sessions you receive 7 images. You have the option to purchase additional images.

When will I receive my pictures?

I individually retouch and edit each image to guarantee that they reflect the quality and standard of my work. Turnaround for galleries is 2-3 weeks.  

Will I be able to print the images myself?

Yes, you can print your images wherever you would like. It is recommended you use my professional printing lab so that the quality and color profile of your prints is correct.

Can I purchase more images than what is included?

Yes, after you receive your gallery you can purchase inividual images or the entire gallery.

how do I book with you?

Reach out HERE and I will send you available dates for your session. Once we have a date, I will send a contract to you to sign along with a $150 nonrefundable retainer (which is applied to your total session cost). 

Fall Family Photos

It's That Time Of year

 It's my favorite time of year! Fall Family Photo Session Time! The weather begins to get cooler here in the deset and the holidays are in full swing! It is the best time to bring the family together for Fall family pictures!

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You're looking for a family photographer....

The perfect photographer for you, one that takes beautiful photos, captures the joy and love of your family, and understands how to capture work well with families. Hey, that sounds like me, Melissa. Please fill out the form below to get more info & see if we're a good fit. 

Are You Ready To Book Your Family Photos? I can't wait to meet you all! I am currently offering full family sessions that are an hour long for $600. Petite 30 minute sessions are available periodically throughout the year.  







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