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Telltale Photography

Lansing , MI
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Lansing, MI US 48915 (map)

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ABOUT US

I love wedding photography because it allows me the opportunity to meet and photograph amazing people. Everyone has their own story and I strive to make images that reflect the authentic... Read more
I love wedding photography because it allows me the opportunity to meet and photograph amazing people. Everyone has their own story and I strive to make images that reflect the authentic and unique nature of each person. I look to capture the emotions within the moment and create lasting images. Photographing a wedding is an honor and I feel blessed and privileged that I get to be a part of so many important events.

Please check out my website www.telltalephotography.com and my blog www.telltalephotography.com/blog to learn more about me and to see more examples of my work. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot entirely digital, which allows me process images quickly and to take more images at a wedding.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, if you hire me to shoot your wedding I am the one who will photograph the event.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one wedding in a day and only accept a limited number of weddings every year.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course, I have bring multiple camera bodies and lenses to ensure I am prepare in any situation.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Wedding Coverage is full day, if you are having a smaller event please contact me for my hourly rate.
Do you charge for travel?
I love to travel but do charge to cover the cost of transportation and accomodations.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
It takes me 2-3 weeks to have all the images processed and posted to my online gallery.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files are available and come with wedding coverage.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Absolutely, your wedding images will be posted to my online gallery for you to share with friends and family.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer beautiful press printed albums from Vision Art Books.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Telltale Photography. Melissa is incredibly talented and her images are the proof. Melissa was a joy to work with on our wedding day. She is professional, prepared and an expert in her field. When I saw our photos they brought me to tears. Each photo truly captured the raw emotion of the day. It was literally impossible to choose photos for our album, they were all our favorite! We are grateful to have beautiful images that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer who is professional, talented, makes you feel comfortable (you do spend your entire wedding day with her!) and will provide you with exceptional photos, then you must contact Telltale Photography.
I cannot say enough good things about Telltale Photography. Melissa is incredibly talented and her images are the proof. Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Telltale Photography. Melissa is incredibly talented and her images are the proof. Melissa was a joy to work with on our wedding day. She is professional, prepared and an expert in her field. When I saw our photos they brought me to tears. Each photo truly captured the raw emotion of the day. It was literally impossible to choose photos for our album, they were all our favorite! We are grateful to have beautiful images that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer who is professional, talented, makes you feel comfortable (you do spend your entire wedding day with her!) and will provide you with exceptional photos, then you must contact Telltale Photography. Read less
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BKJ
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved the photos Melissa took, and she was fun to hang out with. I think she takes better photos than more expensive photographers.
I loved the photos Melissa took, and she was fun to hang out with. I think she takes better photos than more expensive Read more...
I loved the photos Melissa took, and she was fun to hang out with. I think she takes better photos than more expensive photographers. Read less
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jamillo
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Telltale Photography to any/every bride I meet. My story of my experience with Telltale Photography is my husband has the more artistic eye so I set him up with about 5 appointments for 5 different photography companies and after he met with Melissa from Telltale, he said this is the one, hands down no competition. The quality of her photography far surpassed every other company we met with. I will admit I was a little cautious about the price b/c there are other companies out there that are cheaper, but you're going to get what you pay for. The quality of our photos are well worth the price that we paid. Every person that has seen our photos commented on the quality of them. I have seen other family/friend's wedding photos and was yet again so thankful that we went with Telltale. It was our belief from the beginning that the only thing left when the wedding is all done is our photographs. Those are what we will have to cherish 50 years down the road.

Also, as a testament to Telltale's professionalism, my husband and I upgraded our package to include an album. I forgot that it also included unlimited hours, so Melissa and I had planned on her coming around 1:00 to the church. The morning of the wedding I got a call from Melissa who said, "I was going over your contract this morning, the revised one, and realized you have unlimited hours. I'll be ready whenever you need me to be, where do you want me to meet you and what time?" I thought that was so professional b/c she could have saved herself hours, film, and time by not correcting the mistake that both of us had made.

Telltale Photography is also very easy to work with in the genre that you would like your photos to be. I prefered a few traditional/posed style photos (for grandparents and such) but overall we loved Melissa's photo journalistic style. She was willing to work with what we wanted, no matter what. She is very friendly, easy to talk to, and makes everyone around her feel very comfortable. I felt this was very important and helpful in making our wedding party and family feel more comfortable with her snapping pictures, which in turn provided us with very natural looking, amazing photographs!

Again, I would recommend Telltale Photography to every bride I meet. We couldn't have been happier with our results.
I would recommend Telltale Photography to any/every bride I meet. My story of my experience with Telltale Photography is Read more...
I would recommend Telltale Photography to any/every bride I meet. My story of my experience with Telltale Photography is my husband has the more artistic eye so I set him up with about 5 appointments for 5 different photography companies and after he met with Melissa from Telltale, he said this is the one, hands down no competition. The quality of her photography far surpassed every other company we met with. I will admit I was a little cautious about the price b/c there are other companies out there that are cheaper, but you're going to get what you pay for. The quality of our photos are well worth the price that we paid. Every person that has seen our photos commented on the quality of them. I have seen other family/friend's wedding photos and was yet again so thankful that we went with Telltale. It was our belief from the beginning that the only thing left when the wedding is all done is our photographs. Those are what we will have to cherish 50 years down the road.

Also, as a testament to Telltale's professionalism, my husband and I upgraded our package to include an album. I forgot that it also included unlimited hours, so Melissa and I had planned on her coming around 1:00 to the church. The morning of the wedding I got a call from Melissa who said, "I was going over your contract this morning, the revised one, and realized you have unlimited hours. I'll be ready whenever you need me to be, where do you want me to meet you and what time?" I thought that was so professional b/c she could have saved herself hours, film, and time by not correcting the mistake that both of us had made.

Telltale Photography is also very easy to work with in the genre that you would like your photos to be. I prefered a few traditional/posed style photos (for grandparents and such) but overall we loved Melissa's photo journalistic style. She was willing to work with what we wanted, no matter what. She is very friendly, easy to talk to, and makes everyone around her feel very comfortable. I felt this was very important and helpful in making our wedding party and family feel more comfortable with her snapping pictures, which in turn provided us with very natural looking, amazing photographs!

Again, I would recommend Telltale Photography to every bride I meet. We couldn't have been happier with our results. Read less
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meredithvanderhill
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Melissa was wonderful! She was a joy to work with--- She was very professional, her photographs were beautiful and creative. Melissa was great at letting us relax on our wedding day, and she knew how to the get the perfect shot-- to capture those wonderful moments in our life. Plus, she was not a distraction to our guests when she was photographing our ceremony--she knew where to be, and when to be there to get the shot. --- she fit right in! We WILL work with her again, no question.
Melissa was wonderful! She was a joy to work with--- She was very professional, her photographs were beautiful and Read more...
Melissa was wonderful! She was a joy to work with--- She was very professional, her photographs were beautiful and creative. Melissa was great at letting us relax on our wedding day, and she knew how to the get the perfect shot-- to capture those wonderful moments in our life. Plus, she was not a distraction to our guests when she was photographing our ceremony--she knew where to be, and when to be there to get the shot. --- she fit right in! We WILL work with her again, no question. Read less
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kbouws
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so happy with the pics and especially the book that Melissa created for us. The photography book is something we'll have forever to remember the day and does a great job of capturing the emotion and events of the day. Our parents love the companion books we got for them and it made for a great wedding thank you gift. Also, my husband hates having his picture taken and he didn't get annoyed with our photographer on our wedding day. Impressive!
I am so happy with the pics and especially the book that Melissa created for us. The photography book is something we'll Read more...
I am so happy with the pics and especially the book that Melissa created for us. The photography book is something we'll have forever to remember the day and does a great job of capturing the emotion and events of the day. Our parents love the companion books we got for them and it made for a great wedding thank you gift. Also, my husband hates having his picture taken and he didn't get annoyed with our photographer on our wedding day. Impressive! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Melissa is a joy to work with both professionally and interpersonally. Not only is she a fantastic photographer (she has an eye for GREAT shots), but she is willing to work with whatever style the bride and groom want. She is an artist, but also has a tremendous amount of professionalism. My husband and I hired her for our engagement photos and loved her so much that we paid to have her flown out to Arizona for the wedding. Out of over 800 shots she showed me from the wedding, over half were so great we could frame them. She was also speedy with her turn-around. I will be hiring her again soon to shoot a trash-the-dress session. Melissa is a vendor that you can trust 100%!
Melissa is a joy to work with both professionally and interpersonally. Not only is she a fantastic photographer (she has Read more...
Melissa is a joy to work with both professionally and interpersonally. Not only is she a fantastic photographer (she has an eye for GREAT shots), but she is willing to work with whatever style the bride and groom want. She is an artist, but also has a tremendous amount of professionalism. My husband and I hired her for our engagement photos and loved her so much that we paid to have her flown out to Arizona for the wedding. Out of over 800 shots she showed me from the wedding, over half were so great we could frame them. She was also speedy with her turn-around. I will be hiring her again soon to shoot a trash-the-dress session. Melissa is a vendor that you can trust 100%! Read less
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josh
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a wonderful job. She is creative and is a pleasure to be around. Highly recommended.
Melissa did a wonderful job. She is creative and is a pleasure to be around. Highly recommended.
Melissa did a wonderful job. She is creative and is a pleasure to be around. Highly recommended. Read less
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kushtyagi
Wedding:
7/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Melissa and Telltale Photography. We are so thankful to have had her shoot our wedding!

Before the big day, she was supremely patient with our hectic schedules and extremely responsive when we needed *anything* from her! She spent time talking to us about our hesitations and listening to the specific things we needed from her.

On the big day, her people skills and organization skills were every bit as good as her photography! And her photography was *unbelievable*. She saw moments and emotions that others would have just passed up and she made them into art. She focused on details and the emotions that come with those details. She pulled out all the stops the day of the wedding and shot every last moment of our big day and then even offered to do a couple more post wedding shots in the park next door. She didn't go home until *all* her film was eaten up!

Melissa was amazing. Amazingly friendly. Amazingly organized. Amazingly affordable. And amazingly amazingly talented. If you're looking for someone to capture the emotions of your wedding, I don't think you can find anyone like Melissa and Telltale Photography.

Thanks for preserving our memories, Melissa. You rock! :)

(and sorry it took so long to write this review!)
I can't say enough about Melissa and Telltale Photography. We are so thankful to have had her shoot our wedding!
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I can't say enough about Melissa and Telltale Photography. We are so thankful to have had her shoot our wedding!

Before the big day, she was supremely patient with our hectic schedules and extremely responsive when we needed *anything* from her! She spent time talking to us about our hesitations and listening to the specific things we needed from her.

On the big day, her people skills and organization skills were every bit as good as her photography! And her photography was *unbelievable*. She saw moments and emotions that others would have just passed up and she made them into art. She focused on details and the emotions that come with those details. She pulled out all the stops the day of the wedding and shot every last moment of our big day and then even offered to do a couple more post wedding shots in the park next door. She didn't go home until *all* her film was eaten up!

Melissa was amazing. Amazingly friendly. Amazingly organized. Amazingly affordable. And amazingly amazingly talented. If you're looking for someone to capture the emotions of your wedding, I don't think you can find anyone like Melissa and Telltale Photography.

Thanks for preserving our memories, Melissa. You rock! :)

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JennySchu.com
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Zack and I LOVED Melissa! Not only was she professional, fun, and on top of everything...she was great to work with. When we started actaully searching for a photographer for our wedding our thought was we just needed photos and something cheap. I met Melissa and the moment I saw her portfolio I KNEW I wanted her. Zack made me price shop, but just for the quaility alone she's WORTH it. I look through the pictures now (almost a month later), and I still can't believe how well she captured all the details we put into our wedding. Plus all of the reception photos of our friends and family dancing make you feel like you're there again. I had so much fun at our wedding, and Mellisa definitely caught on to that part of our personality.
I think no matter who you are and what you want for your wedding, she will get it for you. (Plus I can't believe she hauled around 2 cameras all night).
She has a lot to offer, a ton of knowledge on weddings, and makes you feel comfortable telling her what you do and do not want at your wedding.
I'm lucky she lives in the area and hope to be able to use her for a photographer again sooner than later!
Zack and I LOVED Melissa! Not only was she professional, fun, and on top of everything...she was great to work with. When Read more...
Zack and I LOVED Melissa! Not only was she professional, fun, and on top of everything...she was great to work with. When we started actaully searching for a photographer for our wedding our thought was we just needed photos and something cheap. I met Melissa and the moment I saw her portfolio I KNEW I wanted her. Zack made me price shop, but just for the quaility alone she's WORTH it. I look through the pictures now (almost a month later), and I still can't believe how well she captured all the details we put into our wedding. Plus all of the reception photos of our friends and family dancing make you feel like you're there again. I had so much fun at our wedding, and Mellisa definitely caught on to that part of our personality.
I think no matter who you are and what you want for your wedding, she will get it for you. (Plus I can't believe she hauled around 2 cameras all night).
She has a lot to offer, a ton of knowledge on weddings, and makes you feel comfortable telling her what you do and do not want at your wedding.
I'm lucky she lives in the area and hope to be able to use her for a photographer again sooner than later! Read less
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liz_n_john
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
We had such a great experience with Telltale Photography for our wedding!! Melissa was very professional and provided spectacular service. She was on time and had a great eye for what would look best in the different spaces we were using. She really captured our style and the feel of the day. We did not even notice she was there during the ceremony portion - which I loved. The photos exceeded even our greatest expectations and we've received countless glowing compliments on how great they all turned out! Finally, the value we received for the price is more than worth it! I would definitely recommend Telltale Photography to anyone planning a wedding in the future!!
We had such a great experience with Telltale Photography for our wedding!! Melissa was very professional and provided Read more...
We had such a great experience with Telltale Photography for our wedding!! Melissa was very professional and provided spectacular service. She was on time and had a great eye for what would look best in the different spaces we were using. She really captured our style and the feel of the day. We did not even notice she was there during the ceremony portion - which I loved. The photos exceeded even our greatest expectations and we've received countless glowing compliments on how great they all turned out! Finally, the value we received for the price is more than worth it! I would definitely recommend Telltale Photography to anyone planning a wedding in the future!! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Telltale photography did an amazing job for our wedding. The photographer was extremely professional and took incredible pictures. We've made wedding albums out of her prints and everyone who sees the albums comments on how beautiful the pictures are and asks who the photographer was. If she wasn't out of state I'm sure she would have gotten 3 or 4 referrals from me already. I cannot recommend Telltale enough.
Telltale photography did an amazing job for our wedding. The photographer was extremely professional and took incredible Read more...
Telltale photography did an amazing job for our wedding. The photographer was extremely professional and took incredible pictures. We've made wedding albums out of her prints and everyone who sees the albums comments on how beautiful the pictures are and asks who the photographer was. If she wasn't out of state I'm sure she would have gotten 3 or 4 referrals from me already. I cannot recommend Telltale enough. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
10/7/2006
5.0/5.0
Melissa is truly a pleasure to work with. She understands exactly what the bride and the groom need. She works in a way that somehow brings the stress level of the wedding day down. Very professional and very pleasant.
As far as the pictures go, they were amazing. I couldn't have been more pleased with them. Not only were the pics beyond my expectation, but Melissa also worked quickly to get everything done. She was great at communicating with us and keeping us in the loop of what was going on. She really pulled through for us and helped make our wedding day more special. I've recommended her to many people now, and im sure that anyone who works with her will also do the same.
If it wasn't clear enough above, let me just say it one more time. I have the BEST pictures. Thanks Melissa!
Melissa is truly a pleasure to work with. She understands exactly what the bride and the groom need. She works in a way Read more...
Melissa is truly a pleasure to work with. She understands exactly what the bride and the groom need. She works in a way that somehow brings the stress level of the wedding day down. Very professional and very pleasant.
As far as the pictures go, they were amazing. I couldn't have been more pleased with them. Not only were the pics beyond my expectation, but Melissa also worked quickly to get everything done. She was great at communicating with us and keeping us in the loop of what was going on. She really pulled through for us and helped make our wedding day more special. I've recommended her to many people now, and im sure that anyone who works with her will also do the same.
If it wasn't clear enough above, let me just say it one more time. I have the BEST pictures. Thanks Melissa! Read less
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kelly
Wedding:
8/19/2006
5.0/5.0
We considered several different photgraphers before deciding on Telltale Photography. We chose to work with Melissa because of her exceptional talent, flexibility and the overall quality of her photos. We couldn't have made a better decision! Melissa met with us before the wedding to figure out exactly what we wanted and she listened!! She was able to capture our wedding beautifully without ordering anyone around or being obtrusive to guests. She somehow made it look effortless! Her professionalism is exceptional and her rates are more than reasonable. I would certainly choose her again!
We considered several different photgraphers before deciding on Telltale Photography. We chose to work with Melissa Read more...
We considered several different photgraphers before deciding on Telltale Photography. We chose to work with Melissa because of her exceptional talent, flexibility and the overall quality of her photos. We couldn't have made a better decision! Melissa met with us before the wedding to figure out exactly what we wanted and she listened!! She was able to capture our wedding beautifully without ordering anyone around or being obtrusive to guests. She somehow made it look effortless! Her professionalism is exceptional and her rates are more than reasonable. I would certainly choose her again! Read less
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