when the purpose of photographs is to document,

you are allowed to be truly present

Photographs from your wedding are meant to capture the real, beautiful, raw moments that make up such an important day in your lives. My place behind the camera is not to direct and pose every aspect - it is to provide a space where you can truly be yourself in front of the camera, giving you the opportunity to stay present and live the experience as your wedding day unfolds.

No matter who you are, where you're from, or how you choose to begin this life together, every love story deserves to be told. I photograph wedding days that range from intimate elopements in the mountains, to extravagant celebrations with 200 of your closest friends and family, and everything in between. 

Your wedding day deserves to be captured in a way that is true to you, allowing you to look back on the images of your day and remember not just how it looked, but how it felt.

EXPERIENCE

the wedding

let's tell your story.

i'm ready to learn more!

From start to finish, we had a thoroughly positive experience meeting and working with Melissa. When I spoke with her on the phone before our wedding, Melissa was warm and enthusiastic about our wedding day. She was receptive to our ideas, was helpful in answering questions about her creative process, and we felt like we were in good hands.

She pays attention to details, captures colors and personalities, and she does these things with a professional eye and sensitivity to the energy of the day. Thank you Melissa for helping to bring out the best of our wedding day.

- GARRET + PHAELON

QUESTIONS

answering your

where are you located? do you travel?

I am based in Gardiner, Maine and am available to travel wherever your story takes you! I love exploring new places and have been able to photograph wonderful people throughout New England, North Carolina, Florida and beyond.

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

Most couples invest between $3,000 - $5,000 in their wedding day coverage. Each collection includes an online gallery of edited high resolution digital files, personal print release and complimentary engagement session. Special options are available for elopements, micro-weddings and weekday celebrations!

how far in advance should we book?

The sooner, the better! Couples typically book 1 to 1.5 years in advance and the popular summer and fall wedding dates tend to be filled quickly. With that being said, as long as I have the date available, I would love to work with you, no matter how soon your wedding is!

do you only photograph weddings?

I also offer portrait sessions for families, couples, high school seniors and more! Sessions include an online gallery of edited high resolution digital files and a personal print release. Special options are available for sessions in central and midcoast Maine.

ready to learn more?

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