Chicago, South Florida, & Destination



thanks so much for visiting our website!

I’m Melissa, the owner, main filmmaker and editor of Datflipmel Photo & Films. I’m in love with authentic, passionate emotions, along with smiles and laughter. 

My love for filming and editing emerged in high school. I would spend hours editing and filming myself to create lip sync music videos. I thought it was embarrassing to tell any of my friends at the time, but I found an online Youtube community who had the same interest. I soon started to create music videos with my goofy and fun-loving Filipino family. Although I didn’t have much time to create films during nursing school, I found myself creating once again when I met my future husband (and also second shooter), Jordan. We would document our fun vacations, and I’d create short highlight films of our adventures. 

Jordan & I met in south Florida, where our journey led us to the windy city. But we are always up to travel, especially to the beautiful PNW!

We feel more than blessed to witness and capture the love our clients share. We appreciate those who truly value our work. If you enjoy our films, are madly in love and adventurous, we’d love the opportunity to capture your wedding or elopement.

Check out some of the our Youtube travel videos