MELISSA PIONTKOWSKI

fine art wedding and portrait photography

MELISSA PIONTKOWSKI

Experience

the MELISSA PIONTKOWSKI

Reviews from my clients, the studio by the numbers, and what exactly makes an MP couple.

"The photos were everything my husband and I dreamed of."

ivana & mario

If you want a photographer who goes the extra mile, is creative, artistic and an absolute sweetheart, please look no further. Melissa not only has provided me with the most exceptional photos from both our engagement photoshoot and our wedding day, but has gone above and beyond the whole time while working together. The photos were everything my husband and I dreamed of. In addition to walking away with absolutely spectacular wedding photography, I have gained a friend!

chelsea & brandon

"Our photos are perfection."

Our photos are perfection.Melissa is literally the BEST!! She came highly recommended from my videographer cousin and she did not disappoint!! She is the sweetest and made our wedding photos a breeze!! My husband and I are not photo people and she made the photos so easy and comfortable. Our photos are perfection. I will use Melissa for any future photo shoot needs.

arlett & jeff

"Finding Melissa as a photographer was such a blessing."

One day I was lucky enough to come across her page on Instagram, and as soon as I saw it, I knew that if I ever got married I wanted her to be my photographer. Lucky me I got proposed to a few months after that, and of course I called her immediately. She did my engagement session and just recently my wedding in NC. I don’t have words to describe how amazing all of our photos turn out. Melissa is just so talented, and a true professional, and my hubby and I loved having her as our wedding photographer. 

trina & dany

"Words can not even express how grateful I am for Melissa!"

I met Melissa initially for my engagement photoshoot and to be honest I instantly fell in love with her personality! She is truly one of the sweetest and kind hearted people I have met. With that being said, I am a firm believer that I am NOT photogenic at the very least, so I was blown away with how much I loved EVERY ONE of my photos! 

"She does a stunning job in taking photos, but she even better at being a true friend."

Trisha & blessen

I have nothing but high praise for everything Melissa did for us. We can’t recommend her enough!  The thing with Melissa is that she really knows how to make each couple so comfortable... As the wedding got closer and closer, Melissa checks in on her bride and for me, as stressed as I was getting, she gave me so much more ease. She truly cares for each of her clients.We plan to use Melissa for every precious event in our lives. A good photographer makes memories last forever, so choose Melissa! She does a stunning job in taking photos, but she even better at being a true friend

Let's chat

the PROCESS

HOW IT WORKS

I love connecting with potential couples prior to booking to see if  we're the perfect match! I want to hear all the details- How did you two meet? How and where did he/she propose? And all about your magical wedding day!

01

BOOKING

If we're the perfect fit for one another, I'll send you a custom proposal with your retainer and wedding contract to make things official! It's as easy as that! Then we can pop some champagne! 

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ENGAGEMENT SESSION

The next step is to plan your engagement session. This is such an important part of the process because you get to experience working with me and get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day!

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PLANNING

your images

In addition to my Wedding Magazine, which will help you plan and prepare for your big day, I will also work closely with your planner (if you have one) to ensure all the details are perfect. Three months out from your wedding date I'll start working on your custom day of timeline. 

My couples receive a mini digital preview within 48 hours of their wedding day. A larger preview will be delivered a week later. Your full gallery will be ready within 6-8 weeks and includes the high-resolution as well as web-sized files that are ready to be viewed, shared, and enjoyed!

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YOUR WEDDING day

The day you've been dreaming of and planning for months is finally here! I will capture all those big moments and the little ones in between, leaving no detail unseen, so that you and your families have beautiful memories to cherish for the rest of your lives.

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years I've been married

THE NUMBER OF

2

clients I've served since 2015

THE NUMBER OF

250+

years in business as mpp (formerly mao)

THE NUMBER OF

6.5

COUNTRIES i've traveled to

THE NUMBER OF

9

my COUPLES WHO choose to DO a FIRST LOOK

THE NUMBER OF

80%

WEDDINGS I
 SHOOT PER YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

18

AT A GLANCE

by the numbers

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Do you shoot film and digital?

I shoot both medium format film photography and digital photography. Your digital images will be edited to emulate film so that all your final images blend seamlessly within your final gallery. 

What is film photography?

 If you aren't familiar, think dark rooms, analogue, like what your parents had at their wedding! Nothing can compare to the beauty and timelessness of film photography.

what is your background in photo?

I started in my High School dark room 15 years ago and have a background in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design where I graduated with by BFA in Photography in 2012. This January I celebrated 6 fabulous years in business!

how much coverage do we need?

That depends on a lot of factors including venue(s), First Look or no First Look, and whether or not you're doing an exit. I'm happy to make a recommendation for you based off the vision you have for your day! 

how many photographers will be there?

You will always have me as the lead photographer as well as a second shooter. Having another set of hands ensures that everything runs smoothly and that everything is captured beautifully.

Will you help with posing?

Absolutely! I give a lot of direction to my couples. You guys aren't professionally trained models (most likely), but I will definitely make it look like you are!

do you travel for weddings?

I absolutely love to travel for weddings. For domestic weddings I have a flat rate travel fee that can be added on to any wedding collection. Destination weddings a vary by location.

how long until we receive our images?

I always send a digital sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding day. Your full gallery will then be ready within 6-8 weeks. For portrait and engagement sessions, your images will be ready within 3 weeks.

we would love to chat, what next?

Simply fill out the contact form on this website or send me a direct email at melissapiontkowski@gmail.com and I will be in touch within 48 hours with more information and some times we can chat! I can't wait to meet you!

Frequently asked questions

If you're looking for dreamy, romantic fine art imagery, but a well-organized and executed process, you've found your gal. Let's schedule a consultation and see if this is the right fit.

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