Capturing special moments from the sidelines, be that action, love or life.

Capturing special moments from the sidelines, be that action, love or life.

See through a different lens!


See through a different lens!


Our Background

Melanie has loved taking pictures since she took her first photography class in high school, back in the darkroom days.  Joe is an avid sports fan, always on the sidelines of a game.   Our combined love of photography grew over the years and with encouragement from family and friends, boom here we are.  Spending much time on the athletic fields, at family events and just living everyday life, one of us always had a camera in hand.  This love of life through photographs inspired the creation of our business "Photos from the Sidelines"  

We are hometown photographers located in Windsor Locks, CT.  Offering action sport, family, children, event, real estate, product and outdoor portrait services in the greater Hartford area.  What inspires us?  We are completely head over heals in love with our 3 greatest accomplishments in life, our children. They have taught us over the years to cherish all those little moments in life, every single one!  Take a second or two or five to stop and smell the roses, admire and savor the small details.  Moments like that are a constant inspiration for us as a photographers.  When we are not at an event or session, we love being outdoors, road tripping, watching sporting events, and spending time with our family and believe it or not, we like to just "be" sometimes and relax.  Our hope is that when you look back years from now at your photographs we will have captured for you life's little moments OR even the bigs ones and that they trigger a wonderful memory.  That's how we approach every session, be it action, love or life. 

We believe that there truly is a picture, a moment, a memory to be captured around every corner.  We look forward to working with you to create your photo story.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Melanie & Joe Oliveira

Photography as Communication

We are surrounded both by natural beauty and interesting people. We use our cameras to document the world and then share them with a focus on the magic found in daily life. Our pictures tell your stories and our goal is to give you the gift of beautiful visual memories.

Sharing Stories

Through our photographs you will experience timeless images with vibrant, bright colors and warn natural tones.  We love what mother nature has to offer and use that to our advantage, with families or on the soccer field.  We want who you are at that moment to shine through in your session.

We invite you to bring bits of your photo stories into your life and home, when remembering the importance of printing those amazing shots and displaying them proudly.  We look forward to getting to know you, your family, your style and forming a lifelong relationship capturing your story from the sidelines, be that action, love or life.

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