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This amazing life allows me to be a little part of yours, at some of your most cherished and intimate moments, and I am honored by this. I love telling your stories. I have looked through the lens and shared the beauty of our world with it for almost my entire life. For all of this I am grateful. I believe the energy I bring to your wedding day is just as important as the photos I produce for you. On your wedding day, we will truly honor the celebration and joy of your day, and tell your love story.
For almost 15 years I have been documenting love stories, serving Wisconsin and NE Illinois couples in their intimate backyard and private estate ceremonies to their large celebrations at some of the area's most iconic wedding venues and churches. Your images will be authentic - not overly dark, not overly light... timeless with a modern feel. My work has been featured in Wedding Day Magazine, Wisconsin Bride Magazine, and Seattle Bride Magazine, and other online sources.
Drawn to people with positive, good energy
Quality over Quantity
Face to face connection
Favorite movie : Pride & Prejudice
Work Hard - Play Hard - Rest Hard
I am married to my best friend, and fishing-music-wine partner. And blessed to be mother to our two now teenagers. Family really is everything.
is my home away from home. Where I first fell in love with nature early in my childhood, and take my own family now. Where I go to relax, recharge, and renew. It's also what launched me into professional photography many moons ago, selling my art and nature prints at local art shows.
"MELANIE WAS ABSOLUTELY *AMAZING* TO WORK WITH. HER ENERGY WAS WARM AND INVITING AND MADE EVERYTHING ON OUR WEDDING DAY GO SMOOTH AND PERFECT. IF I COULD GIVE HER A MILLION STARS, I WOULD!"
"GURL YOU ARE WICKED TALENTED!! I LOVE THEM. TRULY. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! AND YOU WERE SO WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. DONNY AND I BOTH FELT LIKE WE HAD KNOWN YOU FOREVER. DEEPLY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR WARM & KIND ENERGY.
THANK YOU, MELANIE!"