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Engagement & Anniversary Photographer Fredericksburg VA

Whether you are newly engaged or have been married for several years I believe everyone needs professional photos celebrating their love! Photos that show where it all started, just two people who made the commitment to spend the rest of their lives together. That love deserves to be documented for generations to come!


I want your experience working with me to be fun and easy and that starts with great preparation. So from the start, I'll help you decide on the perfect location that fits you as a couple, it might be the place you had your first date or where you love to spend your weekends together. 

Next, we will tackle what to wear for your session, I'll send over my Style Guide to help you find the right outfits that fit your style and personality. Plus you get exclusive access to my online stylist to help make the process even simpler!


When you look back at these photos I want you to remember how much fun you had, how in love you felt at that moment and how beautiful your photos are. My job is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera resulting in romantic and joyful images!

I always joke that when the guys tell me after the session that it wasn't that bad that I did my job right! Having an engagement or anniversary session with me is meant to be fun and to create memories to hang in your home. Plus I always encourage couples to finish up our session with a date night together!


After your session, I'll get to work editing your gorgeous photos and getting you a sneak peek as soon as possible. I know how excited you will be to see your photos!

Once the full gallery is ready we will set a date for your at home reveal. I know traveling and schedules can be tough so you get to see your photos from the comfort of your own couch. I love when couples make a date night of it and chill a bottle of champagne to enjoy as they look through their photos!

You can decide on your favorites together and order prints, wall art and even a guest signing book or album right from your gallery. As your Fredericksburg Va photographer, I want you to have beautiful images to display in your home along with digital files to share with family and friends on social media! 

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Client Note

Justin & April

"Melissa is an absolute joy to work with! She is very personable and flexible, always keeping her clients first.

Melissa did our engagement pictures and we are blown away by the quality. The photo session was so much fun and the end results were more than we could have ever asked for.

Her work is creative and she spent the time to get the style we were looking for. She is the best of the best--great service AND great quality! We can't wait to work with her on our wedding day!"