These sessions are short and sweet! *30 minute session
*15 high resolution, fully edited images (chosen out of a larger collection). Additional images can be purchased at $20 per image
*Online gallery for viewing, sharing, downloading, and printing
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, and customized timeline building.
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!
*Custom pricing available for micro weddings
Portrait sessions include family, maternity, newborns, and seniors.
*Up to 1 hour session
*All high resolution, fully edited images (generally around 40-60 images)
*Online gallery for viewing, sharing, downloading, and printing.
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 middle TN 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 1 hour 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.
"The main reason I reached out to Melissa in the first place was how evident it was by looking at her portfolio that she knew how to use natural light to her advantage! Our photos are so warm yet vibrant and truly capture the beauty of our warm summer evening and our love for each other. She is great at guiding you so that you feel comfortable in front of the camera and look natural. You will not regret going with Melissa as your photographer!"
"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."