wedding experience

Weddings aren't simply about those gorgeous flowers, the gown, invitation suites, or the venue. They are about all that and so much more because a wedding day is the celebration of you, your past, and most importantly, your future together. Your wedding day is the first day of your new lives together and your wedding photography will be all that remains once the I do's have been said, the cake has been cut, and the dress hung up.

everything  you need to know about working together on your wedding day

I love capturing all those little details that help tell your story, but I also live for sweet gestures, fleeting glances, and the moments, big or small, that you'll only experience once in your lives. I take those moments and turn them into beautiful heirlooms so that you can relive your wedding day over and over again for the rest of your lives. So from one fellow bride to another, choose someone who will cherish those precious moments just as much as you. 

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THE WEDDING PROCESS

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I want to hear all the details! How did you two meet? How and where did he propose, etc. Then, if we're the perfect fit for one another, I'll send you a custom proposal with your deposit and contract to make things official! 

We get to know each other 
over a cup of coffee or cocktail!

Once your date is officially reserved, I'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. I'm happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more! 

Your date is secured. And now the fun begins!

Together we will work together to plan and prepare your dream 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!

Your engagement session let's get you comfortable in front of the camera

Three months from your wedding I will send you a Questionnaire to fill out that will give me all the details for the day. This helps me prepare your Day of Timeline. Once that's prepared we will have our final meeting to go over everything and make sure you are both 100% ready for the big day! 

Wedding prep.
Let's get organized for the big 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 years to come.

The Big Day!

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within six to eight weeks of your wedding. At that time, I'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

Your images are ready!

Hair & Makeup :: Makeup by Sarah Lord and Hair by Bilgah Moka / Florist :: Intrigue Designs, Cece Designs, and Thorne and Thistle / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Heather Benge Events / Gown designer/retailer :: Enaura Bridal / Invitations :: Brown Fox Creative / Mens Attire :: Generation Tux / Wedding Cake :: A Joy Cakes / Linens :: Nuage Designs Inc. / Rentals and Props :: Peach Tree Tents and Ten 23 Designs

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Kennedy & Michael

2400 on the river, georgia 

Hair & Makeup :: On Location Bridal / Florist :: Brins Posy / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Hannah from Exchange Events & Catering / DJ/Band :: Sam Hill Entertainment / Caterer :: Exchange Events & Catering / Gown designer/retailer :: TLC Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaids Dresses :: Azazie / Videography :: DeVries Productions / Wedding Cake :: Cakes by Rachel Bake Shop / Transportation :: Easy Rider Bus Company

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Bethany & Jordan

king family vineyards

Hair & Makeup :: Makeup by Sofia Bourkovski and hair by Styles by Renee Marie / Florist :: Flowers and Fringe / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Annie from Wyndham Grand / DJ/Band :: Let's Party DJ / Caterer :: Wyndham Grand / Gown designer/retailer :: Essence of Australia from Boca Raton Bridal / Bridesmaids Dresses :: Boca Raton Bridal / Groom and Groomsmen Attire :: Mens Wearhouse / Invitations :: Vista Print / Wedding Cake :: Earth and Sugar

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Diana & James

Wyndham grand jupiter

Venue :: Historic Walton House / Hair & Makeup :: Elizabeth C Williams / Florist :: Beautiful Kreations / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Dene Roth with Blue Water Weddings / DJ/Band :: Bay Kings Band / Caterer :: Dade County Food Group / Gown designer/retailer :: La Vie En Blanc / Groom Attire :: Suit Supply / Officiant :: Karen Ondrejack with Ceremonies by Cindy / Brides Ring :: Casual Seance / Wedding Cake/Baker :: Earth and Sugar / Photobooth :: Hipstr

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Jamie & Elson

Historic Walton House, FL

Venue :: Clover Forest Plantation, VA / Hair & Makeup :: FBJ Weddings / Florist :: Julie Finn / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Burleson Big Day / DJ/Band :: Jason Eastwood / Caterer :: The Fishin' Pig / Gown designer/retailer :: Caryn's Bridals / Bridesmaid Dresses :: Azazie 

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Micah & Jeff

Clover Forest Plantation, VA

Venuep :: Upper Shirley Vineyards, VA / Florist :: Starry Night Events / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Tanya from Starry Night Events / DJ/Band :: Justin Everson / Gown designer/retailer :: Urban Set Bride / Invitations :: Minted 

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Anne Paige & Ermin

Upper Shirley Vineyards, VA

Venue :: First Colony Inn, NC / Florist :: Flower Girls OBX / Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator :: Mandy from Heart of Harlow / DJ/Band :: Jeremy Russell Music / Gown designer/retailer :: Oak City Bridal / Invitations :: Vista Print  / Officiant :: Rev. Jay Bowman / Hair and Makeup :: Trish Vanzee / Rentals :: Metro Rentals / Catering :: Lone Cedar Cafe

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Renee & Jimmy

First colony inn, north carolina

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My fiancé and I are blown away by how Melissa was able to capture our love story...we immediately felt like we were working with an old friend. We can not wait for her to document our love story further with our wedding.

Caitlin & Nick

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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.

Arlett & Jeff

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I instantly fell in love with her personality! I was blown away with how much I loved EVERY ONE of my photos! Honestly, I love her work so much that I am flying her to shoot for my wedding in Texas!

Trina & Dany

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We are so blessed to of had you as our wedding photographer. I'm just so grateful. We cried going through the pictures.

Diana & James

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I have nothing but high praise for everything Melissa did for us. We can’t recommend her enough! She does a stunning job in taking photos, but she even better at being a true friend.

Trisha & Blessen

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I am so thankful to have found Melissa! We laughed, joked and the she made the experience super fun. The pictures she took for our wedding brought the day alive again, and we were so thankful. I would recommend her to anyone.

Devri & Wilmer

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Melissa has gone above and beyond for our photos. They are literally phenomenal and we could not be more happy to have hired her! All of our photos have come back better than what we could have even dreamed.

Jessica & Michael

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Words can not even express how grateful I am for Melissa! I am a bridal hairstylist, and have worked with many photographers... Melissa is so talented and every photo she takes is "refreshing" to admire.

Renee & Jimmy

For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. I accept a very limited number of weddings each year and the average couples spends between $3,400-$4,000 on full wedding day coverage. 

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Whether you are planning a beach side wedding in the Keys, a romantic escape in Europe, or a gorgeous mountain wedding in Virginia, I would love to adventure with you and tell your story.

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