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intimate & organic

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN PHOENIX

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe in documenting moments that tell your story in an real, raw, and authentic way.

As your wedding photographer in Phoenix, I promise to capture the deep connection you have with your partner on your wedding or elopement day, through cinematic and documentary style photography. 

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CAPTURING YOUR AUTHENTIC STORY THROUGH intimate imagery

With every click of the shutter, I am committed to capturing your authentic story. Your love story is unique, and I believe it should be told with authenticity and genuine emotion. My approach goes beyond mere posing; it's about creating an environment where you and your partner can truly connect and let your love unfold naturally...

 

I understand that the process of finding a photographer and planning a wedding can be overwhelming and stressful, that's why I prioritize making the experience easy and stress-free for you. From our initial contact to the final gallery delivery, I strive to ensure a seamless journey.

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MY SIGNATURE WORK

weddings 

elopements 

FROM THE portfolio
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MY SIGNATURE WORK

PHOENIX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

MEET MELANI

I wasn't always a photographer... I actually didn't start this gig until the ripe (young) age of 29, just after my son was born. After leaving a more "structured" career, I decided to let my creativity run wild... and here we are three years later.

If you're looking for some super in-depth bio about me... you won't find it here... not because I don't have a "story" but rather, I believe in getting to know one another in a more natural sense... over coffee, a phone call, a long walk on a beach (just kidding), or before I get to document your forever after.

If you MUST know more... you can find a few fun facts about me under my "experience" page.

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WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING

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KIND WORDS

"Oh. My. Goodness. I'm in love with every photo."

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm in love with every photo this incredible duo has taken for us throughout our engagement and wedding. They're professionals always, experts at their craft, masters of a timeline, and so respectful of all our requests. They were a joy to work with and brought our entire vision to life. We can't wait to work with them again!"

- KRISTIN & BRYAN

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A natural & authentic APPROACH TO YOUR BIG DAY in a photojournalistic style.

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