wedding photography at it’s best will show more than what the day looked like. we capture how the day felt and the relationships that surround you.
The images below illustrate the first chapter of a grand story that will play out as the years unfold. I create without heavy handed Photoshop after-effects that become dated in a handful of months. And while during the planning of this huge event, it’s hard to think ahead, we’ll be here for you always – pop over to our portrait page to see how the happiness continues.
I hope so! Jot us a note so we can check or take a look at my calendar. I’m excited to learn more about your wedding and so glad you found me on your search for a wedding photographer! Note: Multiple brides are often looking at the same date but we work hard to keep our calendar up to date – we’re just sorry it can’t reflect inquiries.
Wedding coverage is $5800. Albums and prints are purchased in addition to this coverage and we offer a variety of options to be added for a custom fit.
We don’t have a minimum order – because what I’m most in love with is photographing your wedding day. The average couple spends $500-2500 in addition to the coverage fee.
A letter of agreement & $1500 retainer that applies towards the coverage fee. Often, I’ll set up a phone appt so I can get to know more about what you’re looking for and find out about your wedding day. When it’s decided that I’m the one you’d like, just send the agreement/retainer (link coming shortly!) – we’ll get it the moment you hit send and confirm it’s receipt!
You might be used to seeing packages where the service of photography is bundled with prints/albums and the time is set to 6-8-10 hours. I tie the length of time I’ll be at your wedding to two events (although extra coverage can be added)…when you’re getting dressed and then the first dance/cake cutting (whichever comes last). That way, I know the most beautiful part of the day is covered for every client and they aren’t trying to stuff their day into a prescribed amount of time…it can unfold naturally. By separating products from services, it allows us to create a custom fit based on exactly what you’d like with nothing purchased unnecessarily.
To all future brides: if you are looking for a wedding photographer, please look no further than Melanie. She is the most thoughtful and joyful person that I know. Thank you Melanie, for all of your hard work and dedication to making our day the best! I'm so thankful we hired you as our photographer!Anne Sydney
We knew right away that you were the only person we would like to have as our photographer. On the day of the wedding, you were never intrusive but I also feel like you didn't miss a single important moment.
Out of all the things that you put money into for a wedding, our money spent with you was by far the best money we spent. xoxojen
Everything you did for our engagement photos, our big day & our spirits was more than perfect. You have this complete happiness & comfort about you that makes everyone forget they’re even taking pictures. Every time I got off the phone with you or left your presence I was so relaxed - I remember thinking “I want my energy to be just like Melanie’s!”kirsten & andrew
You are always supportive, helpful, patient, kind and you continuously used each of these qualities, throughout the day, to ensure the success of our wedding. I cannot tell you enough how wonderful it was to have you by my side. You helped out with anything and everything when I needed help, and kept everything positive. I truly cannot imagine the day without you there.Camille
Besides being so creative and full of talent, each time I hang up after a phone conversation. I am reminded of your bubbly personality and enthusiasm, and, I always say to myself - "I need to be more like Melanie Mauer!" You are contagious and we love you!!Cathy
I cannot stop smiling at the photos - they are AMAZING! They've kept me grinning & giggling non-stop...You truly made our wedding timeless. Much much love and many many thanks!Cara
I am SOBBING!!!! YOU are amazing! If you could only see me right now... i look like my cat just died. I love you so much, these pictures are breath taking and more than I could have EVER hoped, wished, dreamed of. I will never be able to thank you enough for what you have given us. Hahahahahah have to go wash my face now.Elizabeth