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Lovely Day?Who's

Well, that would me: Melissa Sorrentino, owner and photographer of Lovely Day Photo. Hello and welcome!

Photography has been my life-long passion, and my goal from a very young age was to open my own studio. Though originally from Honeoye Falls, NY, I am a proud Buffalo girl since 2002. I moved here after graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to manage four local portrait studios.


In 2006, I ventured out on my own and made my dream a reality when Lovely Day Photo was born. I am grateful that my passion has turned into a career where I am privileged to bear witness to my clients’ happiest moments and serve as their life’s visual storyteller.


I am blessed and honored to still photograph many clients who have been with me from the start of my business!



Immersed in the wedding and portrait industry for over 15 years, I have the experience, expertise, and professionalism you are looking for when hiring a photographer. Plus, I love to have fun! It sounds cliché, but it really is a “lovely day” every time I pick up my camera.

beyond the camera?Who's Melissa...

I am an independent and energetic ginger! Luckily, I married my very loving and patient husband, Jimmy, in 2011. We wed at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church followed by a reception at the Twentieth Century Club , where now I am a proud member.


We've embraced life downtown and have two dogs – Oliver, a rescue dorkie (Yorkie & Daschund mix) from the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and Magdalena “Maggie” our English Bulldog pup. If you ever stop by the studio you may find Oliver asleep under my desk. We’re a no kids family, not by choice, but life doesn’t always work out perfectly, right? And, that’s okay.


When I’m not behind my lens, you can bet I'm outside and being active. I spend the warm months soaking in as much nature as possible by kayaking, running, cycling, hiking… anything outside, slathered in SPF 100 because, well, redhead. During our long Buffalo winters, I'm definitely on my Peloton or riding my bike on my trainer getting ready for my next century ride. I love to ride 100 mile rides or anything that includes climbing hills. I also enjoy traveling abroad and have been to Italy, France, England, St. John, St. Lucia, Mexico, and Nassau, Bahamas.

So, now I want to get to know you! I look forward to meeting you and watching your beautifully unique story unfold in front of my lens.

the team...Meet

Robin Nusbaum

Hi! I’m Robin, Lovely Day’s studio manager and Melissa’s go-to gal! After dedicating more than 12 years as the Courage of Carly Fund Manager at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, I joined Lovely Day Photo part-time in October 2018 so I could spend more time as a mom to my son, Wes. But, that wasn’t my first introduction to Lovely Day! I’ve been a loyal client (and fangirl) since 2014 when Melissa photographed my wedding to my husband, Ryan. Since then she’s captured my maternity photos, my 5-week-preemie’s newborn photos, and our family portraits each year. I like to think of myself as the perfect ying to Melissa’s yang – she is the creative, artistic genius and I am the business-oriented, detailed, good-with-words type. A Buffalo native, I am a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan, love to tear up a dance floor when given the opportunity, and enjoy reading with my City of Buffalo Animal Shelter rescue pitbull, Carly, snuggled next to me.



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