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Photographing love on film in South Florida, Charleston, the East Coast and beyond. Serving my couples as a creative artist, honest storyteller, and devoted friend. Capturing your event as it unfolds in a way that is authentic, effortlessly beautiful, and heartfelt.
"She is an extremely talented artist and an overall wonderful human."
Melissa’s work is absolutely stunning I can’t stop looking at these photos. I absolutely loved working with Melissa. She is an extremely talented artist and an overall wonderful human. Thank you for making 11-13-21 the most memorable day of my life!
behind the lens
Hello friend and welcome! I'm Melissa, film wedding and portrait photographer from sunny South Florida. I"m the kinda girl who wears her heart on her sleeve and sees the world through a rose-colored lens. My photography journey started fifteen years ago in my High School darkroom. These days you can find me traveling the country capturing beauty, love, and joy for the sweetest and most amazing couples.
On a gorgeous day in April, Hannah and Mitchell said "i do" at a beach resort on the southern coast of Texas. The brides parents own a home here, making the venue and town all the more special. Romantic coastal elements were paired with hints of Palm Beach, Texas, and the South, culminating in a wedding that felt so true to both the bride and groom.
For April and Aaron's sunrise anniversary session in one of my favorite cities we explored some of my favorite parts of downtown. Starting with a romantic stroll down cobblestone streets, meandering our way by Rainbow Row, and ending by the blue hue shutters of Zero George,
THE Melissa piontkowski
If you're looking for romantic imagery with a lot of heart and a well-organized and relaxed process, you're in the right place friends. Let's schedule a consultation and see if we're meant to be!