Planning a wedding is weird, right?

One day, you’re having the time of your life with the person you know you want to spend the rest of your life with, and the next, you’re looking at color swatches for cocktail napkins (which you didn’t know was a thing).

Weddings can take on a life of their own, but if you’ve quickly figured out that the “wedding expectations” life is not for you...we might be a perfect match.

I’m here to guide you on navigating the world of wedding must-haves (hint, there are no must-haves. You do you, and it will be fine) during planning. On the big day, I’m a calming presence, and your wedding party will love me because I never keep them from cocktail hour.

Non-traditional, intimate weddings are my jam. If you’re having a larger wedding but still feel connected to my style and photos, then let’s talk!

I’m based in Chicago, but I'm ready if you’re getting married anywhere else. A lodge in Wyoming? Yes, ma’am, I’m there. A small BnB in northern Wisconsin? You betcha. Or maybe even a wedding in Italy? Sì, let me grab my passport.

Let’s schedule a time to talk about your day over the phone, on a video call, or over a cocktail if you’re local. I can’t wait to hear about what color you did or didn’t pick for your napkins.

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~ Melissa

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Love knows no boundaries. Available for travel worldwide to capture your story.

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Did I mention I love traveling? I would love to accompany you on your adventure and capture your destination wedding. Italy, Mexico, Hawaii, I'll be there. 

We couldn't have asked for a better photographer than Melissa! She had a great vision and eye for what we wanted for our wedding photos. She was professional, fun and made us so comfortable. She had great communication throughout the whole process.

We couldn't have asked for a better photographer than Melissa!

emily + Steve

Melissa is awesome! We genuinely had fun working with her. We weren't sure if the pictures would feel overly staged, but Melissa's calm demeanor and smart ideas made the experience feel so fun and natural. Her pictures capture the beauty and the emotions of the day. We loved that Melissa listened so closely to what we wanted.

Brooke + Sam

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