Striking Wedding Photography for Sophisticated Couples


Fall in love with your photos.

Remember the moment you fell in love? And the incredible moments you've shared ever since?

The butterflies you felt. The stunning experiences. The time spent together with family & friends.

Those feelings are memories you want to hold on to forever.

Your wedding day will feel the same.

And those moments, unless captured, are memories you won't get back any other way.

with breathtaking photographs as beautiful as your love.

so relive it in post wedding bliss and every time thereafter —

Wedding Photography that honors what is important to you

EMOTIVE, transcendent visuals WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CANDID EXPRESSION​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Connecticut, NYC & destination wedding photography for madly in love couples who want an honest, candid, yet discreet approach to preserving the immeasurable joy that is their wedding day. From quietly poetic to exquisitely extravagant love stories, throughout NYC, New England, and worldwide. 

"Melani Lust is an absolute legend. I cannot recommend her more."

- Allison & Peter

Wedding photography by a trained art historian

Your wedding is the first chapter in an extraordinary book. So, naturally, you want it beautifully preserved. And as someone who genuinely respects and cares about you, I want you to enjoy every moment of the experience as much as the final collection you receive. 

That's why, using a primarily candid approach, I'll tell your story in an honest, artful, & simply breathtaking way. So that, when you relive it, you will fall in love all over again. 

Since 2007, I've captured heirloom-quality photographs for more than 400 couples. And in that time, I've learned how to tell each unique story in a lasting & heartfelt way - with warmth, vision, thoughtful composition, & discretion. 

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"Melani Lust is one of the best candid photographers in the industry, her striking photos are filled with emotion and spontaneity."

- brides magazine



Receive a custom proposal & experience centered around you from the very beginning. I'm dedicated to learning about you and your families, understanding exactly what you want, & tailoring the experience to you. From booking to album delivery, I understand my role as a team player.


Feel comfortable & confident leading up to your day. With a several touch points throughout, we'll genuinely connect as I ensure all the important timing details & unique dynamics are understood in advance.


Enjoy the celebration & soak it all in. I know when to step in & direct. But most of the time I seamlessly blend in & give you the space to enjoy, as I anticipate & capture your once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Gush over a collection that surpasses expectations. When it's all said & done you'll receive an heirloom collection filled with emotional moments & memories that you'll be excited to share as your legacy.

 "She was able to capture each moment that we wanted, and the endless others that we did not even realize existed. The emotion, the love, the energy she was able to capture in our photos was indescribable."

- Liz & hunter

"Her photos are the embodiment of elegance & grace that illuminated our love. She is a gem, a legend and a photography goddess."


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