Working with couples is honestly my favorite!! During these sessions, we don't have the time constraints of a wedding day, so I get to capture your personalities and your relationship in fun and unique ways. These sessions are 90 mins and include 50-80 images, as well as printing rights. Outfit changes are allowed, however, I suggest not doing more than two, because that takes more time away from your actual session.
starting at $2,250
Congratulations on your engagement!!! I'm so happy you are interested in working with me for your special day. All wedding collections include an online gallery of fully edited, high resolution images from your day with rights to download, share and print, as well as a complimentary engagement session.
I don't believe wedding photography is a one shoe fits all type of service, which means my first priority is to get to know you, learn about your vision, and determine if we're the right fit for each other! So let's set up a call and get chatting! If the shoe fits, we'll move on to the booking process!
Portrait sessions include family, maternity, newborns, and seniors. The session is 1 hour and includes an online gallery with 30-50 images, as well as printing rights.
NATURAL LIGHT: I've combined my love for nature with my love for photography and always aim to do my shoots outside, using natural light and the beautiful outdoors. The gorgeous countryside here in NEPA lends itself as a wonderful scenic backdrop. Taking lighting into consideration, I always aim to schedule my sessions around golden hour, which means if it's a sunny day we will usually start about 2 hours before sunset to get that soft creamy light.
BE YOU: Pictures are not just for the present, they are for the future; and I approach my photography with that in mind. These photos are for you, which means they need to represent YOU. If there's one piece of advice I have, it's to be yourself, have fun, be vulnerable, and don't be afraid to open up and show emotion. If you are goofy, I want your pictures to be goofy, if you are passionate I want your pictures to be passionate! I want you to look back on your images, weeks, months, and years down the road and be able to relive those moments.
THE SESSION: I do my best to get to know you beforehand, so that the pictures you receive fit perfectly into your story. I'll start off the session with a little more direction and guidance for you, then, as you become more comfortable in front of my camera (which is always my end goal), I will transition into more "prompting" which will be more candid moments of you reacting naturally to certain queues I give. And while I may seem to always have my camera ready to snap away, I'm patiently waiting for those in between moments, where your personality breaks through and I get to capture YOU. This is your story and I'm just tagging along to capture it.
"Melissa’s photos are so warm and have this lightness about them, she captures natural moments while also still flattering people. Our pictures show how happy and in love we are and that’s really what we wanted. Prior to getting engaged, my husband and I were able to achieve some pretty good selfies but when it came to professional photography, we learned we needed (a lot of) help to not look awkward. Melissa made sure she knew of our insecurities before our engagement session and also had TONS of ideas for good shots and poses. This made so much of a difference in the way our pictures turned out. I think its also clear in our pictures that we had fun and felt comfortable with her. Not to mention we have received so many compliments on our engagement and wedding photos.
Another thing I loved about our experience was how incredibly helpful Melissa was with planning out the wedding day picture timeline. I stressed so much about figuring out how to make the day run smoothly. Melissa called me the week of the wedding and went through her ideas for the wedding day and it helped me so much!
So really the bottom line, because of Melissa, when I look at the pictures from our engagement shoot and wedding day, I can actually feel how I did at those moments and I know that when I look at the pictures years from now I’ll be able to feel the same again, and that’s honestly priceless.."
"I first got connected with Melissa when she photographed my sister's wedding last year. I was so impressed by her professionalism, relaxed personality, and show of class as she interacted with the bridal party and my family.
I was definitely not disappointed when I had her capture my own wedding day! She took time to learn about me and my husband so that her work would reflect what we desired for our day. Melissa made us feel so comfortable and didn't add more stress to an already crazy day! I was so pleased with how our memories were captured and would highly recommend Melissa Michelle Photography!"
"Melissa is everything you could hope for in a photographer and sooo much more! She is genuine, sweet, and extremely talented. We could not have asked for a more perfect person to share our special day with. I appreciate her more than words."
"Stop looking, you have found your wedding photographer!
Melissa is truly a one-of-a-kind photographer. To be honest, I have little experience with other photographers because we did one shoot with her and were completely sold that she would be our go-to. She did a shoot when me and my husband were BF/GF, then she did our surprise engagement shoot, our actual engagement shoot, and our wedding at the Boston Public Library!
She is probably one of the most devoted photographers you will ever have the pleasure of working with. She drove almost three hours to do our engagement shoot and drove all the way from PA to Boston to shoot our wedding.
Not only is she prompt and affordable, she got us our wedding photos in only a few weeks at an AMAZING price point, but also makes you feel completely at ease. I have heard horror stories of photographers rushing around, making their subjects feel uncomfortable, etc, but that never once happened in any of our shoots with Melissa. She took the time to make us feel comfortable, make us laugh, and get the perfect shot every time.
If I could do it all over again, I would choose Melissa every.single.time!!"
"Melissa is a young, talented photographer passionate about what she does and incredible at it! She definitely has an impressive eye that captures spontaneity, emotions and interactions like no other. She will give you great shots and patiently work on enhancing quality, and highlighting the best of each picture. She's sweet, responsive and directs photoshoots with candour and grace. She was certainly able to capture special moments, and I'm so happy I'll now have these images forever."
"I was very impressed with her professionalism, organization and experience with wedding photography. One worry I had for my wedding day was posing in pictures. Melissa offered suggestions and helped create natural poses. Her work is beautiful and despite all the stress of a wedding day she helped me to relax and feel confident. I still find myself looking at the wedding photos and loving the memories she captured. Thank you Melissa for helping make the day and pictures amazing!"