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"We have had the pleasure of recommending and working with Melissa for almost fifteen years. There is no other photographer that is as detailed and organized as she is. She is proactive about talking about the wedding, the timing and our client's expectations, well before the wedding day. Her images capture the essence of the day with beauty, and tell the story of the couple.

Lindsay Pitt Sims - Toast Events

As a planner, she is a dream to work with and understands our desire to keep on schedule. It is calming for us to know that we have her alongside us on a wedding day and that things will be smooth and run flawlessly. Melissa has shot dozens of weddings with us from hotel ballrooms to backyard tents, she is wonderful at her job and we always welcome the opportunity to refer her!"

"Working with Melissa from start to finish was nothing short of an absolutely wonderful experience. Melissa's exceptional talent as a photographer is just the tip of the iceberg; she embodies kindness, maturity, responsiveness, and an unwavering professionalism that is truly remarkable. Her meticulous preparedness adds an extra layer of assurance to the entire process.

Sofia Ocampo - Sofia Ocampo Events

Melissa's extensive background in branding brings a unique and valuable perspective to the wedding day. She doesn't just capture moments; she enhances them with her branding expertise. She is a true visionary, offering insights and creativity that elevate every aspect of the wedding.

One of the most touching aspects of working with Melissa is her commitment to going the extra mile. She not only captured stunning digital and film photographs, but she also surprised our clients with polaroid keepsakes. As the night drew to a close, she presented these polaroids in a beautifully crafted custom box, accompanied by a heartfelt personalized note. This thoughtful gesture added an element of joy and sentiment that our clients will undoubtedly cherish forever.

Melissa's dedication to serving her clients and vendor partners with excellence is palpable. She truly cares deeply about every aspect of her work, ensuring that every moment is infused with meaning. I can't recommend Melissa enough; she is a true gem in the world of photography, and her work will leave you absolutely awe-inspired.

What truly sets Melissa apart is her dedication to creating an unforgettable experience. When it came to planning the location for our couple's first look, she went above and beyond by sharing a sun calculator with us to ensure we selected the perfect spot with impeccable lighting. In my nearly 11 years as a wedding planner, I have never encountered such a level of preparation.

"Through the years we have partnered with wonderful wedding professionals.  Choosing a photographer that captures the story of your wedding day with amazing portraits and all the details that were thoughtfully chosen is always a great investment and something couples will cherish forever. I have loved partnering with Melissa - her talent and charming personality are a gift to couples as she documents their wedding day so beautifully!"

Luciana Kivett - Owner Glen Ella Springs Inn


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"Working with Melissa for our wedding was an absolute blessing. We had to reschedule a few times due to Covid and she was a dream to work with during that process. On our wedding day we couldn't have envisioned a better individual to work with to make it as positive and efficient as possible.

From the time we met pre-wedding to the time following she was courteous, professional and gave us memories that will last forever. We love the relationship that we were able to create. We have kept in touch with Melissa and plan to use her for family portraits. "


"Melissa and her team photographed our wedding and were awesome. Melissa is a very organized and detail-oriented person with a great eye for capturing special moments. We had several meetings/calls with Melissa to talk through our wedding weekend timeline. During these meetings, Melissa provided helpful insight to ensure that all of the weekend’s special moments would be photographed.

Further, she seamlessly handled our specific photo requests and took advantage of our scenic and charming venues to make helpful and creative photo suggestions. The result were photos that captured our special weekend beautifully."


"Amidst the covid craziness, we had the silver lining of getting to work with Melissa twice - lucky us! For both events, from start to finish, Melissa was unbelievable to work with. Not only does her talent shine in her photography, but her skillful coordination throughout our wedding season and her ability to capture every detail without knowing she's there is truly best in class. Melissa will be our first call the next time we want to capture more memories!"



"Melissa was wonderful to work with! We hired her for our destination wedding in Highlands, North Carolina and she perfectly captured our day while highlighting the beauty of the venue. Melissa made both of us feel so relaxed and comfortable during pictures. She kept an organized schedule and seamlessly photographed each group. We cannot recommend Melissa enough!"

"Melissa was professional and organized every step of the way! Her detailed planning made the wedding day feel so effortless and relaxed. She captured every little detail of the day and her pictures have brought us so much joy. Melissa is an amazing photographer and person!"

Porter, Bride

Darden & Richard, Parents of the Bride


We wanted to thank you for everything on our wedding weekend. You made our day run so smoothly, and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a better night. We are beyond excited with all the photos! You are a phenomenal photographer, and you made both Lucas and I feel so comfortable all day/night. Your assistant was great too!

Seriously, THANK YOU. We will continue to recommend you to all of our friends in the future.

"Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with. We are so pleased with how our photos turned out. Melissa was able to capture every moment of our special day in such a beautiful, natural way. Looking at the photos makes me feel like I am reliving every aspect of our favorite day."


"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!"


"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!"

"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!!"

"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."


"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!"


“Melissa perfectly captured our wedding day. I still look at the photos years later and can put myself back in all of those amazing moments.

We are so thankful she was a part of our special day and are working with her again because we had such a great experience.”





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