I have hired Melanie numerous times to photograph musicians and concert events. She is great at getting to know her subjects, placing them in environments that match their personality, and bringing out authentic expression. Her communication and rapport make her a pleasure to work with, creatively and on the business side. She really takes time to get to know the people she photographs.
The resulting images are always stunning, varied, dynamic, and high-quality. We use them for our websites, press kits, and album art. Rather than a Dropbox or some weird link, you get your photos in a really elegant, well presented interface where you can download and share them. Melanie is a true creative and very professional through and through. I couldn't ask for better!
My family, friends and community have been captured by Melanie over the last 12 years at all the big, small and everyday moments. Her intuition guides her to capture the ones that represent you most. Being seen in this way and finding someone who can capsulate it for sharing in years to come is such a gift for yourself and your loved ones. Melanie’s energy and presence are also such a delight. Look no further whatever the occasion. 10 stars
It was a pleasure to work with Melanie! I have followed her career a bit and loved what I saw over the years! From her travel shots to gorgeous wedding photos her natural talent shines through! Her outgoing, charming yet calm personality blends perfectly with her craft to draw people’s attention to her, so that she can get the photos she wants in an organized and timely manner.
She moves about seamlessly and blends in to get the shot! Picture her circling a pumpin’ dance floor or just being in the middle of it, to up on top of a ladder at the front of the Chapel to get the group photo ... she makes it seem effortless!
You have a true gift Mel and you can tell that you are doing what you love ! We can’t wait to see the photos!
By Lacey Janette
Not only is Mel one of the most genuine and openly loving from first meeting women I have ever met, but she also has the incredible artistic eye in her photography. Watching her work is unlike any other photographer - the way she manipulated light and sees art in all her surroundings is serious genius. She finds the most unexpected little ways of taking photos that don’t just capture things but...at the risk of sounding SO cliche...somehow capture energy?
As a new mom, anticipating being on the other side of Mel’s lens has been giving me anxiety for a week. But she didn’t just make me feel beautiful - she made me feel like the most strong, feminine, beautiful form of my new self as a mother. The way she captured me made me feel the first huge leap I’ve felt in becoming myself again since the birth of my son. AND, when I burst into tears at the emotional breakthrough, she crawled right over and snuggled me through it.
Truly an incredible pleasure, Mel. Thank you so much.
Alison + Brandon
I feel like we hit the jackpot having Melanie as our wedding photographer! She went above and beyond and we feel so incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with her. Right from when we initially met her she was kind, genuine and very passionate about what she does. She always replied to any questions we had and was so helpful with regards to timelines, colour ideas and other wedding planning items. All our family and friends were commenting on how easy going and fun yet professional she was and what a pleasure it was to have her apart of our wedding!And then the pictures!! We absolutely love the pictures we’ve seen so far. The wedding day can be a bit of a blur, so to be able to get these amazing photos back and relive the memories is very special. There are so many different emotions from people that you don’t always see in the moment and to have those captured is pretty amazing. Melanie had lots of great creative ideas for pictures and was so helpful for those of us who are a bit camera shy! Melanie also offered to take my husband and I to do some couple shots the next day after our wedding. We got to go to some beautiful scenic places and be able to really have some fun taking pictures without the time constraints that one has on a wedding day. This was so kind and we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity and the spectacular pictures that came from this. We have been beyond happy with everything! Melanie is not only incredibly talented, but also such a wonderful person! Highly recommend!