Whirlygig Photography is a Boutique Portrait Studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Hi!  My name is Melissa Hitzemann.  I love all things art and photography, traveling, cooking and baking, and gardening.  I'm married to a great guy named Andy and we're parents to our two furry kids, Remy the Weimaraner and Ernie the cat.

I like to place an equal focus on both the overall experience my clients have and creating high quality images. This is to ensure that my clients’ needs are completely met while producing portraits with a beautiful artistic quality. I strive to make images that are natural, relaxed and beautifully lit.  I love capturing your family's memories!  I also love working with high school seniors and it's my mission to make my sessions comfortable and fun, even for boys!  Patience and naughty toddlers are my specialty!

I began my photography journey at the University of Saint Francis with a bachelors degree in fine art and design and a concentration in photography. I have owned my own photography business for over a decade. My work has been published in Pique Magazine, Wildfire Magazine and online at Input Fort Wayne.


In My Kelly Moore Songbird Bag: 

Nikon D750

Sigma Art 50mm F1.4

Sigma Art 24-70mm F2.8

Sigma Art 24-105mm F4.0

Nikon SB900, SB700 Flashes


Please feel free to text or call me at 260.348.1050 with any questions you may have or to set up an appointment.  You can also contact me here.