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February 4, 2015

best of 2014.

malibu california indigo oceanside editorial destination wedding photographer gossamer vintage lauren emerson carlee sizemore melanie gabrielle

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.

normandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop claire pettibone max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop claire pettibone max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop claire pettibone max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy normandie france chateau castle sylvie gil workshop sarah janks max gill designs lafleur weddings jannie baltzer kodak destination wedding photographer melanie gabriellenormandy 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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  1. victoria o'leary

    February 6th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

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

  2. Lindsay Madden

    February 8th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

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

  3. Marcie Lynn

    February 10th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Wow! Beautiful year. Loved looking through all of these!

  4. Trish Barker

    February 10th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

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

  5. christina

    February 10th, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    yay! cheers to an amazing 2015!

  6. Kel Ward

    February 12th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    What a beautiful year! You are so talented!!

  7. Karen Hill

    February 13th, 2015 at 3:07 am

    beautiful and inspiring work

  8. Max Gill

    February 19th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

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

  9. Lisa O'Dwyer

    February 19th, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    What a wonderful year you’ve had! Congrats!

  10. Lauren Kinsey

    August 20th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Melanie, this post was so gorgeous, you are going places lady! Love all your fine art prints. xox

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