Mellissa is extraordinary. I met her at a bridal show (I was SO out of my element here...) and she made me feel immediately at ease. I knew that she would be perfect to capture our wedding day. I'm not usually the type of person to note another's 'aura' or 'vibe', but this is different - I swear! Mellissa has this calm professionalism about her that just takes the energy down to a calm level and allows you to just 'be' in the moment.
I was so nervous about the photography part of our wedding. Neither my new husband or I consider ourselves photogenic and just feel really uncomfortable in front of the camera. Mellissa's style was perfect for us. She patiently guided us to poses and used some really neat tricks to evoke true emotion from us both. The best part - once we were in place she just stepped back and did her thing. We both felt like we had all of these moments of private togetherness on our big day. It was the best gift she could have given us!
I am beyond thrilled with the final product also. Turn-around time was really quick (much faster than she quoted). The photos were nicely edited down to a reasonable number of photos (around 400-ish, I think) that perfectly told the story of our day - capturing it all without having to click through thousands of photos to find 'the good ones' - they are ALL good ones!!
Between the experience and the outcome, I cannot recommend Mellissa highly enough! I will absolutely reach out to her first when the time comes to capture more of our life story (babies, anniversary shoot, I'll find a reason!)!" Jenni K
"I've followed the work that Mellissa from Serendipity Photography does for at least a handful of years. Just like you follow or admire your favorite artists work. I wished for the day I could use her for my very own engagement/wedding photos. And then that day came. She was actually the second person I contacted to let know that I was engaged and to ask to use her services. So to begin with my experience with Mellissa. She responds QUICK!! She makes you feel like you are number one and very important. When you become engaged and start really planning your wedding, there is NOTHING better than a quick response, someone who is patient, kind, creative, unique and thorough doesn't even begin to cover it, she is so thorough. It is so refreshing! Mellissa is all of this. She is extremely helpful with everything. Even things you have no clue that you need to know about. Location idea's/suggestions, themed photography, outfits, hair/makeup if needed and so much more. She has got you covered! I wonder when this lady sleeps cause she is really "at your service"
Working with Mellissa and her talent has been such an amazing experience and I feel so blessed that my precious memories have been captured by her. There are many photographers out there but when you find one that when you view their work and it fills you with emotion and then you actually get to use them, there are just no words. Our engagement photos are finished and I know my wedding day (photos) that is soon approaching will be safe in her hands and beautifully done." Eunice M
"Mellissa is AWESOME!! She is an amazing photographer and believes in providing great customer service. Our wedding wouldn't have been perfect without her." Amy M
"This photographer understood all the needs I had as well as my families needs and the people she was photographing. She made sure we were all doing okay throughout the whole day! I was so glad that my mom found her when we did! Otherwise we wouldn't have had such an extraordinary photographer! This was obviously the only big wedding my family and I had gone through, and Mellissa really helped us with the details of my special day. Thankyou for capturing every special moment and creating them into something even more outstanding! You are my number 1 recommendation for photography!" Tori A
Published in Oregon Bride Blog & Wedding Lovely. Click the photos to view.