ABOUT FARFALLA & WHAT I LOVE

MELISSA GAGLIO

OWNER + MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER

I’m a full-time wedding photographer currently based out of a little town in the middle of the mountains of Western Maryland. I have a serious case of wanderlust, an obsession with castles, all dogs, Game of Thrones, and pretty much anything that takes me outside. I’ve been photographing weddings & elopements for over five years now, and I’m madly in love with it! Nothings inspires me more than two people who make each other laugh, and decide that they want to keep doing it for the rest of their life!

KARLE BEAN

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER
Karle has been with Farfalla Photography since the very beginning! Along with being an badass photographer, she brings a fresh perspective to the team. She has been with me as a second shooter for the past five years and it’s about damn time she starts taking the lead. Karle is a dog mom to two rotten pibbles (Dixon + Maze), an mental health and addictions counselor, and equally as obsessed with Game of Thrones as I am.

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ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER
So, if it turns out that Mel’s already booked on your date or maybe she is just a little out of your budget, this is where Karle steps in. We have shot well over a hundred weddings together over the years and our working style is very similar; relaxed and creative while getting shit done. She will be right there with you on your wedding day, but Mel will still handle all of the pre wedding details along with the post processing of your images. Every blog post is a solid mix of both Mel’s and Karle’s images, but you can check out some more of her work to see how awesome she really is.

WE CHERISH REAL MOMENTS & THE VALUE OF BEING GENUINE.

Though it’s a popular thing to say, can we skip the “I’m a storyteller”, “I want to touch you heart” and “I want your photos to take you back to that big day”? Every photographer wants this! And every photographer understands the responsibility and trust that you put into him or her. I simply want you to feel WOWZA about your photos. I want you to feel beautiful, happy and special in those photos! Hell, I want you to feel like a Rolling Stones or Kinfolk magazine cover! And you know what? This does not depend on outfits, make up artists or luxury venues. There are only 3 main ingredients – You. Your confident relaxed and happy self. And a skillful photographer, who wants & knows how to capture that. That’s all!

We can be located on two different sides of the world. But when it clicks, it clicks. If you can and want to imagine yourself in my photos. If you want to be the bride or groom, elegantly posing in that glorious evening light, wholeheartedly smiling at each other, and looking like a million bucks at the same time – we should talk!