weddings & events

The laughter and tears, the way you looked at each other like no one else was in the room. The decor and details. You’ll tell of this day for the rest of your lives. Your photos are tangible memories.

It’s been one of the most amazing compliments of my life to be present for some of life’s most celebrated days. You can see their stories here, then I’d love to hear about yours.

These folks have honored my by asking me to be a part of their day, and then made me blush with their love notes. There are some more wonderfully kind words over at my wedding wire page.  I can never thank my MKP family enough for all of the heart they’ve shared with me!

For loads of information about the whats, wheres, hows and investment in wedding & event photography click here!  View some recent wedding blog posts here!

Amy & Steve

amysteve Melissa is, in a word, a rockstar. She’s cool, calm and collected on top of being super organized, professional and most importantly, uber-talented. And she is so much more than a photographer – on our wedding day, she helped me with my dress, finagled the necklace I was wearing so that it hung just the way I wanted to, and knew to get all of the formal shots with our 4 year old flower girl, who was slowly getting impatient, done first. She even at one point had my veil on so that it wouldn’t have to be on the ground when I took it off! We just received our pictures and we are in love with all of them. Her style is exactly what we were going for. I specifically did not want any “cheesy” wedding photos – forced and unnatural. Melissa’s style is very natural which I think makes for the best pictures. Plus we got all kinds of different shots – from formal to candid to black and white – it will be hard to choose which ones we want for our album. I highly recommend Melissa for anyone that is looking for a photographer!


Arianna & Faith

arifaithFaith and I can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you did at our June 2013 wedding.  From the moment I saw your work, I knew you were the one!  Since we are not the “traditional” couple it was important for our pictures to capture our unique relationship and the love we share for each other – and you simply nailed it!  You have a way with the camera and the work that you do is nothing short of MAGICAL.  We look forward using your talents in the future, to celebrate and capture a lifetime of memories! With lots of LOVE! Ariana & Faith


Evan & Angela

angelaevanMelissa was more amazing than anything we could have ever imagined. More than just a photographer, Melissa became our ‘right-hand-woman’ and helped us with everything from crowd control to the Bride’s dress issues. She was very quick to respond to any email or phone call that we had, which made things very easy and stress-free on us. Her organization on our wedding day made it easy for us to get all of the photos that we wanted with zero stress or anxiety for us. After we got our photos (only about 6 weeks after our wedding!), we were blown away. They are absolutely beautiful. The quality and attention to detail in the photos were wonderful – definitely our style. She was also an incredible value! We were working on a fairly tight budget, but were still able to get amazing professional photos at the right price. We would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.


LB & Nick

lbnick When we chose Melissa to be our wedding photographer, we had no idea that we would also be getting a seamstress/medic/extra bridesmaid extraordinaire! She was WONDERFUL and literally saved the day about 8 times. Example: when someone stepped on my gown and broke my bustle during the reception, she dropped her camera, whipped out a sewing kit, and sewed me a new bustle in 2 minutes flat. AMAZING. Throughout the day, she was calm, relaxed, and professional, but at the same time, she kept everything moving so that we could get inside and enjoy our reception.
On top of being just all around awesome, Melissa took incredible photos; we literally sat at the computer crying and laughing out loud as we looked through them. Bottom line– anyone can take a picture, but it takes an artist to capture a moment, and Melissa does just that. We highly recommend her!


Lindsey & Matt

lindseymattWell holy smokes lady!! All I have to say is PERFECTION!!! We just spent the evening viewing all the photos and we loved every single photo!! Thank you so much for all of your work. Your work truly shows that if you’re doing what you love, the love shines through. You are the best!!! I will have a huge smile on my face the rest of my life knowing i have these photos to treasure! You were beyond amazing to work with! We knew as soon as we left Starbucks that you would capture our day just the way we wanted!!! You my lady, are an EPIC photographer!!

Lindsey & Matt’s Mum

My daughter Lindsey and my new son-in-law Matt were married at Castle in the Clouds. Your pictures are fantastic! You captured some awesome moments and beauty that I will not forget. Thank you so much for that! Mom


Tracey & Ryan

traceyryanMelissa is an amazing person and photographer. From day one when I met with her, I knew she was the right one for our wedding. We did our engagement photo session with her about a year before the actual wedding—and had so much fun! She kept in touch throughout the year and we had a game plan for the day of—this made getting all those group shots so very easy! She is wonderful to work with and came prepared—and by this I mean she came prepared with garment tape, safety pins, band aids, you name it! She was even right there, safety pin in hand assisting me with my bustle when it was stepped on during the dancing!! I am in love with my sneak peak photo and can’t wait to see the rest! I have already recommended her to friends and can’t wait to work with her again in the future!


Melissa & Casey

melissacasey Melissa is not only a fantastic photographer, but an amazing person. She made it easy for us to be ourselves and supported us every step of the way. When we had concerns, she eased them. Questions, she answered them. We are looking forward to many years of photographs with Melissa!


Cat & Tony

cattony Melissa was amazing. Not only did she capture our wedding beautifully, but she was so nice, professional, and discrete. She knew all the tricks! She helped me get into my wedding dress, and fixed my bustle (TWICE!) with a little sewing kit she brought. She handled all the personalities of my family, and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!


Nicole & Haven

nikkihavenMelissa is so fantastic! Not only is she an amazing person with a great personality and sense of humor but she’s an incredible photographer. She became a fast friend to my husband and I and we feel very lucky!

When I first met Melissa and saw her work it was obvious how passionate she is about this job and I was confident she would capture every special moment of my wedding.

Melissa went out of her way to help me with everything! She helped my wedding party correctly tighten the corset in my dress (thank you), she helped me keep the event timeline running smoothly (photos, speeches, etc) since I did not have a DJ or a wedding coordinator. She also helped my husband and I by giving us instructions on how to begin the cake cutting!
Also, I can’t remember what it was because the day FLEW by but I remember while we were getting ready she whipped out at least three magical items from her bag of tricks to help me and my wedding party.

It has only been two weeks since my wedding so I can NOT wait to see the photos. I’ve seen a couple of sneak peek photos and I’m dying for the rest! =)
I already have a cousin and an old high school classmate using Melissa for their upcoming weddings and I won’t stop recommending her so book fast if you have an upcoming event! ♥


Ali & Mike

alimike So I stumbled upon Melissa by accident because she had amazingly beautiful pictures posted on my vendor’s site. I knew she would be fantastic but I didn’t know just how much until my day! She arrived of course when I was having a full blown panic attack! As embarrassed as I was she reacted like a true professional. She ran the show with my guidance and that was truly what I needed. I felt like I had an instant older sister, she has an amazing personality. I would not have changed a thing, she was a superstar!


Sam & Josh

samjosh Melissa was nothing short of AMAZING! Even though I was running late on the day of the wedding, she had already photographed my dress and many other things before I got there to save time. She helped me calm down and kept her cool despite dealing with a very cranky and overtired bride (me). She even helped put on the groomsmen’s boutonnieres when we got to the venue. In our opinion (my husband and I), the best part and most fun part of the whole wedding was when she took us away to do our photos together.

In addition to all this, the photos are incredible! Every time I look back at the pictures from the wedding, I see something new and think, “wow,” it’s like she was in ten places at the same time. I highly suggest Melissa to photograph your wedding.


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