Wedding packages start at $2700.

Please contact me for more information.

Pricing is also available for elopement photography.


"The photos took my breath away. They brought back the evening of the reception for me. They all say something wonderful about the night". 
-Ernest, Groom

"Thank you, for the most artful, beautiful, intelligent pictures."
-Nathan, Father of the Bride

"Such a lovely person who makes SUCH lovely images! A delight to work with, and a real professional!" 
-Donna, Donna Urban Events

"She's awesome to work with. I love her photography. She's highly trained in her craft, which is very important for a live event. Exceptional in every way." 
-Ryan, Ryan Hinman Films

"The photos were the one aspect of the wedding that I wanted perfect. Thanks to you, they are". 
-Nicole, Bride

"My now-husband and I, actually had fun taking pictures! We absolutely love our photos."
-Machel, Bride

"You helped in so many ways, to make everything perfect for us. I can't count the number of guests that asked who took our photos."
-Brittany, Bride

"It seems to me, you can capture the essence of people, across the board".
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WE LOVE YOU! HOW DO WE HIRE YOU?

Choose your photography package. Pay a $750.00 retainer. Sign your contract. Voila, I’m yours!

 

CAN WE MEET WITH YOU BEFORE BOOKING? 

Absolutely! It’s important that you feel comfortable and connected with your photographer. I enjoy meeting couples in person. It allows us to get to know each other, talk about wedding details, show you my beautiful wedding albums, and share coffee or treats.

 

DO WE NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

I find it extremely helpful to have an engagement session. It helps you get comfortable in front of the camera with me. It helps me get used to photographing you in the most flattering, natural way for you. On your wedding day, when photo time is tight, it’s like we are all old friends, which makes for easy, comfortable photo making. 

 

DO I NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

Times a second photographer will be useful: 

  • You want coverage of the groom getting ready (I’ll be with the bride). 
  • Cocktail hour coverage (I will be photographing group & couple portraits). 
  • Additional angles and moments during your ceremony (especially helpful for getting a shot of the groom or partner's reaction to the bride walking down the aisle.)

 

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?

Engagements and bridals: Approximately 100-150 photos

Wedding: Approximately 100-150 photos, per hour of photography coverage

 

DO YOU EDIT ALL OF MY PHOTOS? 

I will edit your photos to the best selection, then adjust each photo for proper exposure, color, and contrast. Your photos will be ready to print. Additional enhancements/retouching, will be done to wedding album photos, and upon request, for professional print orders, via your online proofing gallery.  

 

WHEN CAN I SEE MY PHOTOS?

Weddings: 4-6 weeks, depending on the time of year

Engagement and bridal sessions: 1-2 weeks after your session

 

More questions? Please feel free to contact me at melissa@melissakelseyphotography.com. I'm happy to help!


WHAT TO EXPECT


-PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE WEDDING DAY-

Each part of the wedding day has a different tone. I vary my approach to fit each part, appropriately.

GETTING READY

I do my best to blend in and keep a soft, quiet demeanor. This helps keep the stress down, when those nervous pre-ceremony jitters can come into play. I often photograph the wedding dress, shoes, and jewelry first, allowing everyone in the room to become comfortable with me and my camera around. I’m always attuned to candid shots that may arise. During the buttoning of the wedding dress, I’ll have you move into beautiful window light, where so many magical photos take place. 

CEREMONY

I am quiet, and walk carefully. I avoid quick moves or large gestures. I balance “getting the shot” with respecting the sanctity of the wedding ceremony. 

GROUP PORTRAITS

I keep things lively, efficient, and fun. I put on my friendly director voice, and always wear a smile. This allows me to get your group gathered quickly and off to the reception, as quickly as possible. Before your wedding, I will have consulted with you about which family portraits you’d like. I’ll have this list ready to go, so we are sure to capture those important photos. 

COUPLE PORTRAITS

Phew! You finally get to be alone together. We’ll have a short portrait session, highlighting you amongst the surroundings of your wedding venue. 

RECEPTION

For toasts and first dances, I am as unobtrusive as possible, capturing the emotion you’ll feel when your loved ones toast you with meaningful speeches, or you dance with your new spouse, father, or mother for those special first dances. 

I’ll capture lots of candid photos of friends and family throughout the night, usually without your guests knowing it, resulting in genuine moments. 

When it’s time to get down and boogie, I pop in and out of the dance floor. Sometimes, I’m right in the action, getting photos that really show the fun, energetic feeing. Guests love it, inviting me into the party. At other times,  I give you and your guests space to feel comfortable cutting a rug. It’s all about feeling out the crowd and getting in and out quickly.