Jubilee Family Photography » Located in Gilbert, AZ


Hello!  My name is Melissa Maxwell and I am a family portrait photographer in Gilbert, Arizona.  Welcome to my website!

I love being a photographer, but first and foremost I am a wife and mother.  Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing happy moments with my family.  At the same time, nothing brings me greater sorrow than when one of my children forgets to flush the toilet.  Family life is made up of moments great and small, happy and sad, messy and less messy.  In those rare moments when my family and I are all together and at our best, it’s like heaven on earth.  I often wish I had someone there to take a picture and capture that moment forever.  Because when you’re cleaning up vomit at 2am and nursing your kid back to health, or when you’ve become one with the driver’s seat of your minivan after driving to and from practices, or when your children have all taken a vow of solidarity and insist that not a single one of them ate your last cookie and spilled red punch on your new couch it’s nice to be able to take a look at your family pictures on the wall and recall happier times.  I love my family and I love that I have pictures to prove it.

I pride myself on being able to capture people at their best.  I want to give you portraits that are natural and timeless and that spark joy when you see them.  (That way you won’t be tempted to toss them when using the Kon-Marie method of de-cluttering.)  I can capture the excitement of starting a new family with engagement, maternity, and newborn sessions.  I will help you freeze time while your children are young with family and child portrait sessions.   I’m at your service when you’re celebrating milestones like baptisms, graduations, and missions.  As your family grows and being together is more and more rare, I will be there to photograph your whole extended family (even the weird ones).

Family portraits are truly the gift that keeps on giving.  (You may have been thinking sweatpants are the gift that keeps on giving.  They’re not.  It’s family portraits.  But sweatpants are definitely in the top five.)  Your family deserves that gift.  Click on the contact button above and let’s get started!


[Photo by my eleven year old daughter.]