Your laid back, creative photographer
ready to capture moments that embody who you are and who you strive to become.

Serving southwest Missouri graduates & families.

Welcome to
 Melissa Bracker Photography...


Hi! I’m Missy - a chaser of sunsets,  lover of tulips, the KC Chiefs and down-home country music. I'm ready to capture the best days of your life. Ready to have some fun?

I'm so glad you're here!


"She is very professional & easy to work with! We weren’t sure what we wanted to do, just that we wanted outside photos & she had great ideas from a beautiful park to the cool downtown streets of Springfield. Even though we had just met her, we felt like a friend was behind the camera! I would highly recommend her to do any type of photos!"

- Amy Jones

"We loved everything about our senior session with Melissa! "

"We have so many great pictures throughout Senior year to treasure forever!"

Both of our girls were able to be Senior Reps for Missy! Missy is so great working with teens, she gets quality shots quickly, lots of different locations, shows them lots of pose ideas and makes them feel so comfortable & confident! The girls had so much FUN & the pictures captured each of their personalities perfectly! These photos are displayed throughout our home & Missy did our beautiful lay flat custom photo books. Looking forward to having a family photo session soon!

- Melanie Gregory - March 2022

Melanie Gregory -         March 2022

"Melissa is a wonderful photographer!"

"She did a newborn shoot for us and made everything so incredibly laid back and easy, which isn't always so simple with a newborn:) I loved how she had a plan, was completely prepared with props (after asking about ideas and the direction we were wanting to go), and of course the pictures turned out perfectly. One thing I appreciate more than anything about photographers is their ability to direct the shot (so you don't feel like a goofball trying to pose), and Melissa is amazing with this skill! Highly recommend using her for your photography needs!!

- Michelle Teter - 2020

"Would highly recommend her for your photography needs!!!"

Melissa did our fall family photos last year. My (almost) 2 year-old was totally uncooperative that day. I was worried our photos might reflect her behavior and my frustration. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Our photos were outstanding!! She somehow captured all the good moments beautifully"

- Sarah Gardner 2021