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I’m a fine art portrait photographer with a passion for weddings, elopements, and boudoir. I am constantly chasing the perfect sunset, capturing genuine laughter, and real life fairytales. I like to describe my photography style is whimsical, authentic, and colorful.
From the mountains of Maryland to the desert oasis of Morocco and beyond, my passion for photography has taken me worldwide. If you’re seeking that touch of magic to your photographs, let me capture the beauty of your special day, wherever that may be.

weddings for
the adventurous.

Nostalgic storytelling

Hi, I'm mel! Wedding enthusiast, world traveler, and lover of all dogs

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Making memories is not the same
if you can't hold onto them.








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"Mel was a phenomenal photographer, from start to finish."

I find myself constantly looking back at our wedding photos and feeling like I’m reliving the day in full thanks to her keen eye and skill behind the camera. She nailed everything, from the “formal” shots to the candid reception shots of our friends having a blast on the dance floor. Not only was she a wonderful photographer worth every penny, but she’s also a great human. I will continue to recommend her to my friends and can’t wait to see her at their weddings, too!

Cassie + Michael


"She is super down-to-earth, kind, and makes you feel super comfortable "

Highly recommend Farfalla Photography. Melissa photographed our engagement photos and wedding photos and knocked both out of the park. We absolutely love all of our photos and are so glad we chose her to capture these days that will forever be a part of us.

melissa & chad


"we could not be happier with our engagement photos"

Melissa did our engagement pictures when we were in town visiting family and we could not be happier! She made us comfortable and was able to offer us some much needed direction for our pictures. She found us the perfect location and they came out amazing! I would 100% recommend her and use her again 

Sydney & chad


"the perfect mix of capturing what you want and with her own artistic spin"

Call Melissa! But seriously, Melissa’s skill and thoughtfulness as a photographer are unmatched and the best part of it all is that she will make you feel at ease in an instant. Hear me when I say, you will have FUN with Melissa and her work will blow you away. Taking a risk comes easily to her and she is always down for an adventure. Melissa is prompt and clear in her communication with her clients and her pricing is EXCELLENT. Investing in her work is an easy decision for us, every time.

katie + alex


"I love her, and that's the beginning and end of everything."

f scott fitzgerald

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