A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I’m Mel! I’m a photographer and graphic designer from Rhode Island. I graduated from Rhode Island College in 2008 where I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art with a double concentration in Graphic Design & Photography. In 2011, I received a certificate in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Primarily a wedding photographer, I have been capturing weddings and working as a graphic designer since 2008.
As stated in one of my favorite movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
One of the aspects I love most of my job is spending time getting to know my clients. Be it either sitting and have a cup of coffee with a perspective bride or finding out a child’s favorite cookie and having it at the session to bribe him into that sweet smile. I pride myself on developing relationships and capturing personalities. Personality is what makes an individual unique and special. There isn’t a better feeling than hearing a client tell me they are so happy with their photos and that I captured all of their favorite smiles and facial expressions of their child, or favorite moments from their wedding day!
WHAT SETS ME APART?
I am always just as excited about a portrait session or your wedding day as you are! I love chasing that perfect light and nailing the perfect shot! I often say “I am such a nerd!” during out shoot together because I get so excited when I capture the perfect moment and smile! You will often see me crawling/ crouching on the ground, climbing on trees or chairs (I am rather short), or hiding in bushes! I assure you, it may look funny, but it’s all to get the perfect shot! I assure you that I will be just as invested in your wedding day as you are. I sometimes even shed a tear, and even do a little dancing! I am truly grateful everyday that I get to do what I love!
Some things I love other than photography & design: spending time with the amazing people in my life, chick flicks & bad tv, social media, sushi & wine, pinterest, flea markets, once a year massages, coffee, all kinds of music, Nashville TN, boots & scarves, fall festivities, bonfires & warm summer nights.
WHAT I CAN OFFER
I shoot all different styles of weddings; from small and intimate backyard BBQ’s to big fancy bashes, black tie affairs and even destination weddings! I am there to capture the story of your day as it unfolds. On top of weddings and engagements, I also offer maternity, newborn, and family portraits. I absolutely love what I do and put my heart and passion into my work and my relationships with my clients.