wedding photography

Hudson valley & Surrounding areas

You're recently engaged to the love of your life or you know the time is coming soon, either way you have landed in the most perfect place. 

Wedding photography is a lot of things, but it primarily beautiful opportunity to tell a story. A love story to pass on for generations to come. Captured with an eye for emotion and romance and edited with a film oriented feel.

I’m honored to be considered as a part of your wedding day. In many cases, a bride ends up spending just as much time, if not more, with me on her wedding day as she does with her new husband. I know how important it is to find someone who not only takes beautiful photographs, but also someone who can share in the joys and laughter of such a wonderful day. I’m grateful that so many couples allow me to be a part of such a special occasion, it really does make this the best job in the world.

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planning is key

Most brides have a good amount of time to plan their wedding.  Which is why I  love sitting down with my couples to go over the unique details of their wedding day to help them put together a stress-free wedding day schedule (don’t worry if you can’t make it to the Bloomingburg area to meet in person—phone and Skype work too).

I’m big on planning—we’ll get the schedule, family groupings and other little details worked out ahead of time so that the day runs perfectly. You can email me any time during the planning process—no question is too silly.

About a month before your wedding, I’ll have you send me photos of any walls in your home that you may want to design, along any with other personal photos that you want to see in wall gallery designs. If you plan to move soon, just let me know, and I’ll give you ideas for wall art that can be easily adapted to new spaces.


KIND WORDS

- Kelly + Dorian

Melissa was incredible and the photos from our wedding are everything we wanted. From meeting with us at the venue weeks before to scope out the best locations, to hiking up a mountain with us and our pup to get shots at our special spot, Melissa was amazing. She caught the intimate and joyous moments of our wedding and made us feel relaxed and natural through each and every pose. I am so excited to have these photos to look back on for years to come!

- Ashley + Tj

"While looking for wedding photographers, it was hard to find one that didn't break the bank, but also took great quality photos. Melissa was not only affordable, but her portfolio spoke for itself. On the day of our wedding, she was prepared, patient, and deducted the entire long day. As a bride, she made me feel beautiful (and sexy) which showed in the pictures she took. She had great ideas and helped us prepare ahead of time so the day was not chaotic, but organized. Not only were we beyond happy with our wedding album, but our families were elated with the quality of the photos. We would recommend Melissa to any other couples and families in the Hudson Valley area, plus we will be using her again for maternity and family portraits."

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