THE INDEX

I'm in the business of bottling up romance, of seeing you and your love at its best, and capturing who you really are. Together. 

Weddings are the ultimate celebration of love, community, and personal style. You spend hours choosing the right shade of eucalyptus green, crafting the most entertaining series of events, and sifting through racks of dresses for that perfect lace pattern just so you can say, "I love this person," while your friends and family bear witness. Your wedding photos document every ounce of energy that you put into planning your big day and preserve them for years to come. 

THE EXPERIENCE

working with MELISSA

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Every step in my client experience has been thoughtfully crafted, from the first consultation call to the final album delivery. I take the time needed with each and every client to get to you on a personal level, listen to your love story, and fully understand your wedding day vision so that I can help to bring that vision to life. I purposefully take on a limited number of weddings each year so that I can serve each client with the same level of energy.   

A DEDICATION TO EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

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I operate from a position of transparency, open communication, and authentic storytelling in every aspect of my business. I educate my clients through the entire wedding process, so that you will always know what to expect at every step. You can expect me to guide you in choosing a location for your engagement session, deciding which getting ready suite is best for photos, what time to have your ceremony to avoid harsh light, and so much more. 

A TRUE AND HONEST TEAM MEMBER

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There are certain parts of a wedding day where I must take charge to keep everyone on schedule. Take Family Formals, for example. During Family Formals, I will provide ample, but always polite, direction so all family members know what to do, where to be, and when to be there. In other parts of the wedding day, it is best for me to be a fly on the wall so as not to disturb the story unfolding before me. I know when to take charge and when to work  in the background. 

an organizer AND A DISCRETE PRESENCE  

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If an image is worth a thousand words, then a collection of photos that have been artfully taken to tell the complete story of the best day of your life is priceless. Editorial-style couple portraits are an essential (and fun!) part of every wedding day. Equally important are the touching exchanges between you and loved ones while preparing for the ceremony, the intimate moments between you and your partner when you think no one is looking, and the hilarity that ensues on the dance floor with your closest friends. 


A focus on storytelling 

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT from working together

- blair & tim

She is the type of photographer that you connect with. She went through the plan for the day prior to our meeting, and she even gave us tips on what outfit we should wear! When we finally met on the day, she was very professional and helped us feel comfortable and look natural. She also delivered edited images within a week! 

"MELISSA IS THE TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHER YOU REALLY CONNECT WITH"

- amber & chris

Melissa was great to work with and made the experience so much fun! I love having photos taken, my fianc√© does not, but she made it so relaxed and casual that we didn't feel like things were "too serious," and we could be ourselves. We look forward to having her as our photographer on our wedding day! 

"Melissa made the experience so much fun!"

- liz & jamil

We had a small, intimate wedding and she was able to capture all of it. She went above and beyond to find the right spots for photos and was incredibly responsive. She is prompt and professional and it felt like she was a friend taking our photos. I can't recommend her enough! 

"i can't recommend her enough!"

- shelly & blake

We did our engagement photos with Melissa and we had such a great time with her! She was excellent at finding the best lighting and great at telling us how to pose. She was super professional. We love our photos! 

"we love our photos!"

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GET IN TOUCh

Every wedding is unique; therefore, every client deserves a custom-tailored wedding day package. Each client receives a tailored package with wedding day photography coverage, timeline guidance, and wedding planning education. Optional add-ons include portrait sessions, additional event photography coverage, and a variety of professionally printed products that will provide you and your loved ones with a lasting legacy.

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