best of 2014.

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when i first started my journey into wedding photography, i never could’ve anticipated the incredible adventures i would take, the places i would travel, the amazing people i would meet, the talented and passionate creatives i would work with, the heartfelt weddings i would witness, or how it would mold me as a person. from the moment i picked up my first film camera, a fire was lit inside my soul and it changed the way i see the world around me. it made me slow down and focus on the organic, meaningful moments. i am beyond blessed. in june i married my best friend, and we started photographing weddings side by side. it’s hard to believe that this is actually my job! 2014 took me to georgia, nashville, new york city, southern california, key west, islamorada, malibu, santa ynez, normandy, paris, strasbourg, and the south of france. i am so excited to see where 2015 takes me! <3

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the following photos were from my time at the sylvie gil workshop. see credits below.

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normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop claire pettibone max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle
normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle
normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop claire pettibone max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle
normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle
normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle
normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle
normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop claire pettibone max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabrielle

creative direction and styling: lafleur weddings
florals: max gill designs
dress 1: claire pettibone
dress 2: sarah janks
hair pieces: jannie baltzer
hair and makeup: little miss makeup
venue: bruce chateau
sponsor: kodak film

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February 6, 2015 - 10:43 pm

victoria o'leary - OH Melanie! What an absolutely STUNNING year you have had! Can’t wait to see what this year brings from you!!!

February 8, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Lindsay Madden - What a breathtaking year you had! I can’t wait to see what you create in 2015. So beautiful!!!

February 10, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Marcie Lynn - Wow! Beautiful year. Loved looking through all of these!

February 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm

Trish Barker - Toe shoes, cakes with calligraphy on them? Such a gorgeous year for you! Congratulations. Hope 2015 is as great if not better!

February 10, 2015 - 9:47 pm

christina - yay! cheers to an amazing 2015!

February 12, 2015 - 6:26 pm

Kel Ward - What a beautiful year! You are so talented!!

February 13, 2015 - 3:07 am

Karen Hill - beautiful and inspiring work

February 19, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Max Gill - Holy holy!!!!!!! I just drooled on my phone a little. Melanie! When’s YOUR workshop???!!!!!! These are INSANE. I love love love!

February 19, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Lisa O'Dwyer - What a wonderful year you’ve had! Congrats!

pancakes and snuggles, a couples boudoir teaser.

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a collaboration with boudoir collective and gathered.

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February 27, 2015 - 6:44 pm

jaine kershner - it looks so cute already!

February 28, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Jenny Owens - oooh, intriguing!

central park engagement session in new york city. a teaser.

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more coming soon!

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elegant wedding at the addison and the boca resort.

one of my very favorite weddings of last year was spent helping a dear friend, ian joseph jones, with this beautiful couple at the addison and boca raton resort. isn’t this bride just ravishing?! and i just love the simplicity in her wedding design!

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January 17, 2015 - 8:09 am

wendy laurel - gosh what a gorgeous venue.. love the pink doorways and walls.. and I adore that last dancing photo… a gorgeous set and wedding

January 18, 2015 - 3:47 pm

jaine kershner - this wedding is gorgeous! the colors are so soft and dreamy. love the brides dress too!

January 18, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Lindsay Madden - Seriously, so stunning! The colors, the cake, the B&Ws. I love it all! Especially that last dancing shot! Perfect.

January 19, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Kel Ward - Gorgeous wedding and photos!

January 22, 2015 - 6:35 am

Caileigh Kyle - These images are simply stunning. Love your work.

southern belle meade plantation carriage house wedding. a teaser.

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coming soon to southern weddings…

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February 10, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Trish Barker - Beautiful!!!

February 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm

christina - so soft & pretty!

February 11, 2015 - 5:45 am

Victoria O'Leary - gorgeous!!!! Can’t wait to see more!!!

February 11, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Lindsay Madden - That light is divine! Can’t wait to see more. :)