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DESTINATION
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DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES

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Full Wedding Packages are available as well as Custom Quotes for your unique needs.

Wedding & Portrait Photography for those with adventurous hearts like mine.  I have a passion for traveling and capturing a place, as well as telling stories of couples in love. With over 13 years of experience as a destination photographer, I capture you and the ones you love in the locations that are most special to you. My style of photography combines soft, natural portraits with sweeping panoramas that all have a sense of nostalgia, romance & elegance.

telling

YOUR love STORY

Capturing documentary style portraits with a shared passion for travel for those adventuring on their honeymoon, vacation, or once in a lifetime trip. I follow you along and record photos of your travels, portraits of you and your loved ones enjoying your destination as well as location-focused images that show the special place that you have traveled to.

travel journeys

DESTINATION PORTRAITS

Additional coverage of your destination wedding weekend events such as rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, boat outings and beach parties is also available to include in your collection.  I also offer photographic coverage of special events, parties and gatherings with a documentary approach focused on your party and guests.

gatherings & parties

destination events

With over 13 years of experience photographing destination weddings, my style and approach to creating images is centered around capturing not only your location, but also your unique love story. I offer destination wedding & elopement collections that include coverage for your entire destination weekend.

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DESTINATION
WEDDINGS

My photography services for weddings, events and portraits are focused on creating beautiful imagery of you and your loved ones in the special places that you travel to.  I offer coverage for weddings, elopements, destination events, parties as well as on-location travel portraits for honeymooners and couple's enjoying a once in a lifetime holiday. See below for more information.

photography services

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It's all about the story - YOUR story.  That's why every wedding, portrait session and event is custom-tailored to you.  My photographic style encompasses many different types of imagery in order to capture your entire, unique story.

It's a blend of capturing not only beautiful portraits of you, but also the real you; your relationship and what makes your love special. I learn about your story so that I can make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and not posed. All of my direction in creating your images is in an effort to create a natural, authentic look.

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destination sessions

With so many families living across the country or across the world, another important focus is to capture your family while everyone is together for your special weekend.  In addition to portraits, I capture organic & emotional candid moments of you with your family, friends and guests.  It's all about the little interactions and in-between moments that will create feeling & tell the story of your day.

My style also includes capturing a sense of place with the details, environment and location so that becomes part of your story.  My background as an interior designer uses locations to frame, add dimension and another layer of storytelling to your collection of images.  

I use my experience and artistic skills to determine the best locations & angles for photos, utilizing the best light, backgrounds, colors and textures that flow with the overall look of your day.  You can trust that my artistry along with your vision of your day is captured in the most creative way.

Professional Destination Photographer with over 13 years of experience, and the skills and creativity to create a beautiful collection of images on-location at every shoot.

"Melissa was one of three photographers recommended by my wedding planner. Her work was the first (and last) I looked at. Once I saw samples of her pictures, I knew Melissa was the one I wanted to shoot mine and my husband's special day; I didn't even consider the other two recommendations. I'm so happy that I chose her! I don't like to be photographed, but Melissa's friendly personality made me feel relaxed and beautiful. I'm so pleased with the way the pictures turned out! Melissa also managed to capture the way my husband and I interact with each other, the lively personalities of the wedding guests, and the beauty of the wedding space in her pictures. In addition to the quality of Melissa's pictures, I also appreciated her efficiency and she responded to all my emails within a day if not the same day. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a quality photographer. She's amazing!"

MEGAN & CHRIS

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"Melissa was absolutely amazing to work with!
We hired Melissa for our engagement photos,
our rehearsal dinner, our welcome party, and our
entire wedding day. She captured every detail
and moment perfectly and we never felt staged.
Our friends and family keep commenting on
how great the photos are. We also greatly appreciated
her organization through her detailed schedule
we were able to coordinate the rest of our vendors
for our wedding day, in turn helping to make the
day stress free.
She is just the best!!"

AMANDA & TRAVIS

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"Melissa was incredible to work with, not just for our wedding weekend, but over the course of our entire wedding planning process. Despite never traveling to our church or reception site prior to our wedding day (we live in Indianapolis), she navigated the ceremony and reception flawlessly and produced angles and close-ups we couldn't have imagined she would capture. She photographed our loved ones as if they were her friends and our surroundings with a familiarity of a local.
The final product revealed a candid glimpse into the most heartfelt, warm, and exciting moments of what was the best day of our lives. Casting our trust to someone to capture the most important day of our life was not easy, but Melissa proved to be nothing but the best.
Thank you, Melissa!"

KATHERINE & EVAN

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"When I set out to hire a wedding photographer for our wedding, I didn't have to think hard about it; I knew I would be hiring Melissa. She had photographed my sister's wedding a few years before, and it was a no-brainer that I would hire her. Hiring a superior wedding photographer was something that my husband and I put at the top of our priority list, and Melissa certainly exceeded all of our expectations. Not only were our photos stunning, but they were unique--seemingly tailored to us, our wedding concept, and our venue. And what's more, the photography session was not only painless, but truly enjoyable!!! When we received our photos from Melissa. I got chills--and so did my husband! Melissa is organized and professional, friendly and approachable, and most of all superbly talented."

MEG & JEREMY

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"My husband and I had our wedding on Lake Oconee this past July. It was 104 degrees the day of our wedding and
we had an outside ceremony and reception. Melissa was absolutely wonderful despite the hot weather - she was extremely patient, stuck to her schedule, and captured every
special and little moment we could have ever wanted.
Our photos are breath taking!
Thank You!"

CHRISTY & JAKE

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I capture destination portraits, weddings, elopements and events on-location for those inspired by travel and want themselves captured in their special place. A variety of packages and custom collections are available.

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KHALIL GIBRAN

“Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”