Ryan & Shelby
“Melissa is so genuine and I could not have asked for anyone better to capture the moments of the best day of our life!”
My fiancé (at the time) and I were so unsure of what type of photographer to select. I did my research and kept searching and searching. Then I found Melissa. I don’t really know exactly how I found her but boy were we happy we did! I picked Melissa as my photographer because of her work that I saw. I felt that she was so genuine with her work and that’s what I wanted for my wedding day. She communicated with me very frequently throughout the few months leading up to the big day. We even had a lengthy phone call, she asked me what I expected on my wedding day and what my biggest fears were. I felt connected to her ever since!
My experience working with Melissa on my wedding day was phenomenal, and my husband says the same. He was very weary about having a photographer from out of town shoot our wedding. He was worried...”will she show up?” “What if she’s not on time” and none of those worries were real life. On our wedding day, Melissa was not only on time, but she was EARLY. She came to speak to me about how the day was going to go and what her plan was to get everything accomplished. She was extremely sweet and accommodating! We received so many compliments on how involved she was with shooting photos, but to be completely honest, most of the time I didn’t even know where she was! I was too busy enjoying myself and I fully trusted that she was fulfilling her duty as our photographer.
I don’t exactly have words to put to how I feel about all of our incredible wedding pictures. It’s been over 3 months and I still find myself looking at my gallery (probably once a week, maybe I’m crazy idk!) just because I am SO in love with every single picture. Not only because of what the pictures mean to me but also because of how beautifully edited they are. (Wish I could look that good on a daily basis) Melissa captured moments that I hoped she would, she did an amazing job. She is so genuine and I could not have asked for anyone better to capture the moments of the best day our life!
Jane & Andrew
“Every photo in Melissa’s wedding gallery was joyful and genuine, unpretentious and elegant”
Melissa is such a gem! I When I saw her portfolio I was blown away. Every photo in her wedding gallery was joyful and genuine, unpretentious and elegant. She seemed to capture her subjects' sincere emotions. Andrew and I knew that we wanted to see ourselves that way in our wedding photos. From the first e-mail exchange, every interaction with Melissa was straight-forward and pleasant.
The day of the wedding, she was professional, sweet, and easy to talk to. She fit in so well that one guest thought she was also a guest. Every time we look at the final images is like re-living the wedding day through Melissa's lens. We look happy, we look like we're in love, we don't look tired from having to fake smile for a bunch of over-orchestrated photos.
She captured us as we were on our wedding day, and we're so grateful to have those memories forever. We can't recommend Melissa enough!"
Christina & Eric
“When the time started to get crunched due a weather delay, she turned into a boss lady getting all of our family photos done (and there were a LOT of them) in a quick and efficient manner.”
I’ve been fortunate to know Melissa for many years now - pre photography days! But my obsession with her photography started after seeing an “at home” session she did with a clients family. The authentic nature of her style drew me in and her ability to catch the little in-between moments was striking. When I saw a fellow Springfield College alumni’s wedding photos that Melissa shot, I knew she was the one.
It started with her all-inclusive package that is out of this world! We hired her for the max hours, added a second photographer and the whole works and it worked perfectly for our budget. Never mind the fact you get credit towards prints and just so much more than “just a photographer”.
Then, there was our engagement shoot. Melissa traveled over an hour for a sunrise engagement session with us in my in-laws back yard. She captured our love for each other, our dog, and the beauty of New England fall. It was perfect and made us SO excited for the big day.
When preparing for the day I kept saying that I loved her natural, authentic vibe that she captures along with her overall vision. I trusted her to pick poses and locations and it couldn’t have turned out better. Never mind when it started hailing on our wedding day and she was not even phased by it. We moved inside for photos and let me tell you, she captured some of the most striking photos I’ve EVER seen.
Throughout the whole day there was never any pressure or fake posing or anything that makes taking photos dreadful. Melissa let us do our own thing while also gently placing us in places to get perfect pictures. She spent the whole day with us and it was like she was part of the party. She blended in so well with our group, laughing with us and enjoying the love and happiness that was all around us.
When the time started to get crunched due a weather delay, she turned into a boss lady getting all of our family photos done (and there were a LOT of them) in a quick and efficient manner. My grandmother still keeps saying “I can’t believe how much she got done in such a short amount of time!”.
Lastly, I know I’m biased but, my wedding photos are STUNNING. I’ve literally looked through all 900+ multiple times trying to find my favorite ones and I’ve literally “favorited” over 500. It’s impossible to choose because she captured all of the best, most important, heartfelt moments. I couldn’t be more grateful for Melissa’s work, professionalism, timeliness, and truly feeling like she was part of our family. There’s not a doubt that we will continue to get our photos taken with Melissa throughout the years to come!