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Ashley & Ryan

"If you book her, you will be surprised and delighted throughout your entire engagement. "

Choosing Melissa as our photographer was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding! My fiancé and I interviewed several other photographers and we knew right away after speaking with her that she was the one!

Melissa was absolutely fantastic every step of the way and the service was unforgettable from our engagement photo session in NYC to our wedding in Virginia. Her work is so beautiful and I really feel like she captured the magic of our special day. I can’t imagine trusting anyone other than her to perform such an important job!

The experience she provides is priceless, but she is worth every penny because she genuinely cares about her brides (and grooms!) I consider Melissa to be a great friend and I will undoubtedly use her for any and all of my photography needs in the future. 6 stars!

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Natalie & John

"Top recommendation for a wedding photographer, engagement photographer… "

Melissa is just so genuine and generous. She really takes the time to make you feel like you are her VIP client when she is with you on your day. Giving you special attention and making you feel super comfortable.

Everybody expressed to us the day of or after the wedding how impressed they were with the level of professionalism and they were just in awe of the finished product! She took such good care of us for our wedding day, the day of and after! And we formed a friendship for the future.

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Paige & Matt

"Worth every penny! Get your stunning photos quick!"

Melissa did our engagement photos, shot our rehearsal dinner, our wedding day, and did a trash the dress photo session for us 2 days after the wedding. If you are getting married in Virginia or close by, there is a good chance she has shot a wedding at your venue.

What sets her apart is her streamlined, modern process - she has a fabulous website that makes viewing your photos and making selections SO FUN AND EASY! Melissa is knowledgeable, kind, punctual, professional, and fun!

She is a one-stop shop for all things wedding photo-related and I'm so glad I found her. She really over delivers when it comes to service. I won't spoil anything, but expect lots of sweet surprises from Melissa as you work with her.

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Katie & Jimmy

"Melissa was a joy to work with, and we absolutely love the pictures from our wedding. "

I would highly recommend her to anybody looking for a wedding photographer, and here are a few of the reasons why:

-Her pictures are gorgeous. The colors always pop, the pictures are set up well, and she does a great job of capturing the details. We have gotten a lot of compliments on our wedding pictures.
-She is very friendly and put us at ease. I was nervous about being photographed, and being in front of everybody. Doing an engagement session with Melissa was a huge help, she made it so easy, and I knew just what to expect the day of the wedding--nothing to worry about.
-She is very helpful. She was happy to help me make a timeline for the day of the wedding, and was a great resource as I was planning, since she has been involved in so many weddings.

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Amelia & Garth

"Worth every penny and amazingly special artist!! "

Melissa is a true professional. It was so wonderful to have a photographer who was incredibly proactive and stayed so incredibly organized and prepared for everything. Worth every penny and amazingly special artist!! Thanks Melissa!

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fredericksburg wedding photographer

Experience

When you hire me as your wedding photographer you get someone who has been photographing weddings for almost a decade! Yes, I realize I'm dating myself a bit but in that time I've photographed over 125 amazing weddings and I've gained the experience to deal with pretty much any issues that come up. 

My job is to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly when it comes to photography so you can look back and remember how perfect it really was. Your job is to relax and know that your wedding photos will be amazing!

Preparation

From our first consultation, I'll start prepping you for what your wedding day photographs will look like. This includes running through a complete timeline with you and talking about each part of the day and how I will photograph it.

Once you book you'll get my exclusive bridal magazine full of tips and advice on how to prepare. Before the big day, I'll send over my wedding questionnaire so we can be sure nothing will get missed. Plus we will chat the week of your wedding so I'm aware of any last minute updates!

Reveal

After your wedding day, I'll get to work editing your gorgeous photos and getting you a sneak peek before you get back from your honeymoon. I know you will be anxious to see the images!  Once the full gallery is ready typically within 6 weeks of the wedding 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!

Ordering

You can decide on your favorites together and order prints, wall art and even a wedding album right from your gallery. I love designing gallery walls for my clients that include photos from their session plus personal photos they might have. I can take all of the guesswork out of what size to order and how to arrange them!

As your Fredericksburg wedding 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. Don't forget to send out the link to your gallery to your guests so they can see the portraits we captured of them!