Hi! I’m Melanie, thanks for taking a look at my work. I am your fun and friendly Philadelphia-area photographer. Chances are you found me while searching for a wedding/family/portrait photographer for some great photos of you / your family / your special day. I’m super excited to learn about what you need photos for and can’t wait to hear from you. While you explore my site, let me tell you a bit about myself and how I got to doing what I do…
I was born and raised in a small New England town and always had an interest and passion for photography and art in general. In 2010, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. My training was heavily influenced by film and my favorite place throughout college was inside a darkroom. I enjoy(ed) nature and travel photography and participated in travel courses to Thailand in 2005 and Peru in 2009. I have exhibited my photography in galleries nationally and internationally and have had my work published in Photographer’s Forum 2010 Best of College Photography book and “Home…Is Where the Camera Is”(2009).
From 2010 to 2013, I co-owned an art gallery in Scranton, Pennsylvania called New Visions Studio & Galley. There, I ran a B/W darkroom and was a photography instructor while I curated 36 art exhibits in a 1,500 sq. foot gallery space. I am happy to brag about awards I received during my time with New Visions; NEPA Times Leader’s 40 Under 40 award in 2011 for entrepreneurial excellence and The Weekenders Readers Choice Award for Best Art Gallery in 2012.
I now reside in the suburban Philadelphia area with my family - husband, 2 children and 2 cats. While raising my children full time I also do freelance photography work for individual clients and organizations. (I like to stay very busy!)
Here are some fun facts about me:
Included in packages are best of images edited at high resolution with print release. Everything is completely customizable for your needs. Always included: consultation in person and/or over phone or video chat, personalized wedding timeline and advice planning, communication as needed.
4 hours of shooting on your wedding day
Best for elopements or very small weddings
Just enough coverage for ceremony, portraits / family photos and details
Up to 8 hours of shooting on your wedding day
Best for smaller weddings with everything in 1 location
Up to 8 hours of shooting on your wedding day
2nd photographer for up to 6 hours
Best for the most getting ready photos and first look
Offers the most photos at an affordable price
Up to 10 hours of shooting on your wedding day
2nd photographer for up to 8 hours
Best for long-day weddings, lots of guests, & large wedding party
Wedding album and 2 parent albums included
Add on items:
● Add an engagement session to any package for $200
● Overtime coverage available
● Open air photo booth: $500-650
● Wedding album/books, parent albums, canvases and prints also available
● Custom USB of wedding image in addition to the digital downloads provided
* PA Sales Tax is not included in prices. 6% sales tax will be included on your final invoice * A mileage charge will apply for any distance over 100 miles round trip
Families & Individuals
Pick a place and let’s have a fun session with your family! Whether that means you and your kids, or maybe just your children or maybe you’re having grandparent visit. And of course pets are part of your family (let’s talk about that because it might require special planning. Your home, a local park, where you had your first date, the beach, a coffee shop, a museum - the possibilities are endless. Together we can come up with a fun session idea and place.
1 hour session, best of edited images with instant download and print release, prints and other products available
Your precious little babes are only this small for a very short amount of time and I would love to help you remember this time forever - because we both know how tired you are or will be. Not only am I a mother of 2, but I have been photographing newborns for many years so you can feel confident in trusting me with the most important thing to you.
My newborn sessions consist of part lifestyle photography (your family interacting, playing, feeding, changing, bathing, anything you’d like, part family photos (older siblings with their new brother or sister, baby with mom and dad, family pets. And part squishy posed shots - you know those ones that are just so cute of baby dressed up all cute or maybe with their bum out posed like a pretzel. (Note- session must be within 2 weeks of birth for the full effect for these ones). We can do all those things or just the things you like. I’m flexible (literally, you have to be when photographing the smallest babes.)
Up to 3 hours of shooting, best of edited images with instant download, print release, prints and other products available
*Maternity/newborn combos available - please inquire to save yourself some dough and stress less because it’s all figured out
Hourly Rate – $200/hr, minimum 2 hours
Birthdays, family reunions, baby showers, parties, corporate event coverage and more