“Melanie is seriously the best photographer ever. It took a lot of searching but when I took one look at her work I knew she was the right photographer for our special day. To start off her personality is so easy going and nice and she has this ability to make you feel like you’ve known her forever ! Which is a total plus when you’re a stressed out bride! When it was closer to time for our engagement shoot she made sure to ask what I was looking for and truthfully provided everything we wanted and more! We didn’t know what spot to choose and she gave us great ideas. When we working with her she made it super easy! She made us laugh and made us feel very comfortable. Leading up to the big day - she asked many questions again to ensure she would give us everything we wanted. She brought along a second photographer who was just as amazing and nice. Melanie made sure to capture every beautiful moment throughout the night. I never felt the pressure to pose and was able to just soak the day in — even during pictures! Melanie provided us with way more pictures than we were expecting and came up with amazing and different shots throughout the whole night. I love all of our pictures and now I can cherish the day forever. For anyone looking for a photographer- you WILL NOT regret it if you go with Melanie-she is seriously the best person and photographer ever!!!”
Gabriella & Anthony, 2018
“Melanie is by far the best photographer I’ve ever worked with. I was unsure of what I wanted our engagement photo shoot to be... I just didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted. We had only met once before the shoot, but since I had seen some of her work, my fiancé and I took a shot and trusted Melanie to be creative and do what she felt was best. I am SO GLAD we did. She nailed our personalities down to the T and it’s clear in the pictures. She is so easy going, so professional, and knows what what she’s doing. She’s got an amazing eye for a great shot. I would go in blind to any photo shot with her because I know the end result would be nothing short of phenomenal. No matter what type of photo shoot you’re looking for, Melanie is your girl!”
Jacqui & Sean, 2018
"I CANNOT say enough good things about Melanie and her photography skills. I will sing her praises... FOREVER. She was very kind working with my partner and I to craft a photo package that was perfect for our needs. She was early and gave us more than we were expecting. She was totally professional, but at the same time she was so fun to work with. We felt comfortable and relaxed with her, which contributed to photos that look natural and genuine. She has a great eye (especially for details), and she does a lovely job framing photos. There are some we didn't even realize she was taking. We also appreciated that she isn't big on posing people awkwardly into place. Instead, she will direct you into natural intimate, romantic poses. She was also great with our two dogs! They love her!! You won't regret going with her as your photographer!!"
Molly & Jackson, 2018
"We hired Melanie to shoot our wedding this past June. Working with her was a breeze- she made the whole process just seem so easy and stress free. Her warm personality really made us feel comfortable, and her shooting style was exactly what we wanted: fun, creative, and a little silly sometimes. We didn't want anything stilted and overly posed, we wanted photos that accurately captured the joy and celebration of the day. I have no doubt in my mind (from the couple of photos I have been able to sneak peek) that she accomplished exactly that!"
Lara & Ken, 2018
"We searched far and wide for a wedding photographer in Chicago (literally 100+ inquiries) and are so thankful to have found Melanie! From the beginning, she was responsive, personable, easy going, and her talent spoke for itself through her incredible portfolio. We met with her for our engagement pictures after hiring her for our wedding and she completely surpassed all our expectations! She made us feel comfortable and guided us gently while still letting us be ourselves. We immediately felt so grateful she would be there on our wedding day and had complete faith in her to capture our day perfectly, which she did! We got our wedding photos back in less than a month and they were incredible. She captured everything we wanted for our day and we could not be more happy with how they turned out. We are lucky to have gotten the chance to work with Melanie and recommend her to anyone who needs a talented, fun, passionate, and creative photographer!"
Natalie & Ryan, 2018
"Melanie did a stellar job on our engagement pictures and wedding initial photos. I was so happy to have her shoot our engagement pictures because it gave my husband and I a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera, and to get a feel for how Melanie works. When it came time to start taking wedding pictures, we were all comfortable and ready to move through the day's photos. The pictures didn't look like your traditional wedding shots that feel cliche and predictable, a common comment about our wedding pictures is that they look creative and unique. Of course we took some of the standard pictures, but Melanie had tons of ideas for ways to make the pictures a little different and not so static. Our pictures truly capture mine and my husband's personalities. Nothing looks forced or faked in the pictures. Melanie showed up on time and got right to work, taking pictures of everyone getting ready, pictures of my dress, and pictures of my jewelry. She was even great about any pictures I wanted to have taken during the reception. I highly recommend Melanie if you want pictures that aren't going to feel or look like every other wedding's pictures, and if you want a personalized feel for your pictures."
Brit & Reid, 2018
"I had Melanie take my engagement photos. She was incredible patient and friendly with us. She delivered the photos within the timeline promised. The photos were amazing. They were better than I could have imagined. She really nailed the look we were going for and I am beyond happy with our photos. I will definitely be using her again and would recommend to anyone looking for a photographer."
Nichole & Tom, 2018
"Melanie did my wedding photos and the moody vibes of her photos couldn’t have been better for my rainy wedding day! She’s super fun to work with and always went above and beyond to get the perfect shot. I was very pleased with the quality and quantity of the photos we received. She made sure to capture all the small details that were important to me. Her style is unique and she puts an artistic flare to traditional wedding photos. I highly recommend Melanie and would book her again in a heartbeat"
Caitlyn & Connor, 2017
"Melanie photographed our engagement session and will also photograph our wedding in June! I couldn’t be happier with how our engagement session went. My fiancé and I had never had professional photos taken and we both felt a little awkward at first. But thanks to Melanie’s encouragement, we were soon put at ease. By the end, my fiancé was saying how he felt like a model! The photos turned out great! I used them for Christmas cards and they will be used throughout my wedding. We can’t wait to see how the wedding photos turn out! Melanie is such an easy person to get a hold of, as well. She is also very flexible. I’ve changed the length of time we’ll need her at our wedding at least twice and each time she adjusts things for me with no pushback or questions asked. I’m very thankful for her flexibility and positivity! I highly recommend her photography!"
Kelsey & Erik, 2018
"Melanie photographed our engagement pictures and is doing our wedding this August! She is incredibly talented, SO creative, and SO patient. I searched the internet long and hard for a photographer and I loved her portfolio and once I talked with her I knew she was exactly what we were looking for! We were blown away by our engagement pictures, they exceeded our expectations!! We were a little nervous going into and 10 minutes into the session we were put at ease because Melanie made us feel so comfortable. She was very responsive from the beginning and worked around our schedules and was so flexible when we knew the weather wasn’t going to be great. I would 1000% recommend her to anyone & I cant wait to share our special day with Melanie this August!"
Lauren & Kyle, 2018
"Amazing, all around. My pictures are beyond what I could have ever envisioned, came back to me so quick (despite Melanie being a bride to be herself!), and the most adorable packaging/presentation. I have already recommended her to 5 people and I will continue to, she went above and beyond."
Lauren & Jim, 2017
"We had Melanie photograph our wedding on October 8th of 2017. She doesn't treat you like just another client, she treats you like you have been friends for years. She obviously loves what she does and because of that she produces such a beautiful end product. We received our finished wedding photos very quickly and fell in love with every single one of them. We look forward to working with her again in the future!"
Angela & Henry, 2017
"I can’t stop raving about how truly amazing our pictures are!! Melanie captured a very special moment for my husband and I and I am so thankful for that! If you need pictures for any reason, whether it be a gender reveal (like what we had), engagement, wedding or even holiday photos you must use Melanie! A pleasure to work with, and a truly gifted photographer! It will be the best decision you made."
Sara & Brian, 2018