With grace, sensitivity, and precision, I artfully capture imagery that allows you to relive your best moments.


An Experience
Tailored to You

I see our time together as an opportunity to produce something extraordinary and tailored to your unique story. Something beloved that will be shared with your future generations. Which is why the experience I give you is completely tailored to what you want.

Together, we'll connect and establish exactly what that is, from the beginning. In turn, I'll create images that are profound, intimate and meaningful to you.

"You captured us - the real us - every moment I wanted to re-create, and every moment I couldn’t have imagined! We are so extremely grateful for you!  Thank you for giving us the most stunning way to capture our memories! "


My Principles

Sensitivity & Trust

I respectfully understand when to be invisible, and when to provide direction. With discretion, I constantly seek to photograph the subtlest, most meaningful gestures and conduct myself with the highest level of professionalism.

Full Coverage

What to Expect

Have all your moments covered. From expressive family formals, to romantic newlywed portraits, to decisive moment candids and visionary decor details, I will bring my passion, creativity and non-stop enthusiasm to document it all.​​​​​​​


Family First

What to Expect

I capture all your most loved people. I make it a point to focus my lens on your family & closest friends. So, you not only have stunning images of your love, but of the important people that love you too.


Expect the Unexpected

What to Expect

As a former art historian and 17th - 19th Century painting specialist, my trained eye will capture organic, in between moments with refined composition & elegance. You can stay immersed in the experience of your wedding weekend while I capture your story in an authentically beautiful way.


Sophisticated Skill & Style

What to Expect

Fall in love with your photos. I skillfully capture your unique narrative from a fresh perspective. Anticipating expression with an eye for elegant composition and light. My style is a blend of photojournalistic honesty and artistic sophistication​​​​​​​.


Professional Support

What to Expect

Feel fully cared for. By committing to a limited number of weddings each year, I'll be dedicated to you. You can expect warm, prompt, reliable responses, and a genuine will to guide and support you.


Experienced Team

What to Expect

Rest assured your day will be captured with high quality and from multiple angles. With every wedding I have a lighting assistant and second photographer to ensure the full story is preserved properly.


Location Perfection

Feel confident knowing I'll find the best spots to capture you beautifully. I always spend hours at your venue scouting the most beautiful areas to photograph your day.

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Rain or Shine

What to Expect

Relax knowing I can handle anything that comes our way. I'm always prepared for all the weather scenarios with multiple backup plans, and we'll take any "photo gifts" as I call them, that come our way.


Anywhere in the World

What to Expect

Take me anywhere your heart takes you. I speak both Spanish and French "almost" fluently and whether you're planning an outdoor estate wedding, a week-long wedding overseas, or eloping to Paris, my bags are always packed



01. Connect

I can’t wait to learn more about you and what you envision for your day. We’ll schedule a call to discuss.

02. Confirm

From there I’ll send over a custom proposal tailored to your every need. Secure the date with a contract & deposit.

03. Details

Feel confident knowing all the important details will be take care of in advance. With a few touch points over the course of the year, we’ll make sure everything is set. 

04. Enjoy

Get excited knowing you’ll be able to soak up every moment with the ones you love most. Relax and enjoy while I capture it all beautifully.

"Melani had an astounding level and commitment to achieving the best level of artistry in her work and even put out a small fire at our table without blinking! Did I mention she is also the epitome of grace?" 


"I didn't realize she was there, but the proof is in the amazing photographs that I now have memorialized in an absolutely stunning album. All this to say, I really can't recommend Melani enough. She is amazingly talented and will create beautiful moments for you, but it is also just such a pleasure to work with"


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