Striking Photography for Sophisticated Couples

CONNECTICUT | NEW YORK | DESTINATION

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 —

Award Winning
Wedding Photography

SOPHISTICATED & EMOTIVE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CANDID EXPRESSION​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

NYC & destination wedding photography for madly in love couples who want an honest, candid, yet discreet approach to preserving their most cherished moments. From quietly poetic to exquisitely extravagant love stories, throughout NYC, New England, and worldwide. ​​​​​​​

Hello Gorgeous!
I'm Melani.

Your wedding is the first chapter in an extraordinary book. So, naturally, you want it beautifully preserved. And as someone who genuinely 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 300 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

WHAT TO EXPECT

Dedication

Receive a custom proposal & experience centered around you from the very beginning. I'm dedicated to learning about you, understanding exactly what you want, & tailoring the experience to you. 

Confidence

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

Intuition

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.

Emotion

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.

 "We felt so comfortable just letting go and concentrating on each other. In this busy life it was so nice to take a moment and soak it all in." 

- LAUREN & NICHOLAS

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

- ALEXIS & ELLIOT

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