Melissa was such a great photographer to work with. My husband and I planned our wedding from Seattle, and all we could do was rely on sites like this to find a photographer. Melissa's prices were reasonable, and her work showed she captured the best moments. We first met her at our engagement shoot, and she made us feel so comfortable, since it was the first time we were getting pictures taken of us. On our wedding day, she could have been my assistant! She kept me calm, she was fun, and she was super helpful with everything; from setting up the wedding, seeing where people were, and even helping me get ready. Melissa is such a great photographer, she captures the best moments because she knows how to keep everyone happy!
We looked at 75 portfolios in our search for a wedding photographer, and we chose Melissa Lynn at BeImaged on the strength of her work. It was, then, a welcome surprise when she turned out to be be, at once, one of the sweetest and most professional people we’d ever met. She exceeded every possibly expectation on our wedding day, and when we received the photos, we were amazed at how many perfect moments she had captured—because we’d hardly noticed her working! The photos were beautifully post-processed and organized as well.
All this came at a very reasonable rate, but we are confident that money can’t buy a better photographer than Melissa.
I love my photos! Melissa was so punctual and professional throughout the whole process. I just received my lovely package of dvd images. Perfect! She was so easy to communicate with and fit into our wedding day without a hitch. She got all the shots I asked and more!
Our photos are so fresh and I can't look at any of them without grinning ear to ear. The day was captured perfectly. I feel truly lucky to have had her with us on our wedding day.
She was very easy to get along with and was above and beyond what we had expected!
Melissa Lynn was an absolute pleasure to work with. She completely put my fiancée and myself at ease with her open and cheerful personality. Completely professional and all about us is how I would describe her. She wanted us to be ourselves and made sure that we got not only the pictures we were looking for the but brought forth moments we hadn't imagined.
I would recommend her to anyone.
Fantastic - couldn't be happier!! Melissa from the start was accommodating and flexible to our requirements. I chose Melissa to capture our NY wedding as I loved her style and she didn't disappoint. Our images are just how I imagined them, Melissa has a great artistic flair, eye for detail and the ability to build a rapport to find out just what we were after in our shots. Thanks Melissa, we wish you well!!
It was a great pleasure working with Melissa. She has a great eye for detail and captured everything we could have wanted to remember of that day. We can't stop looking at them!
Melissa Lynn did a PHENOMENAL job photographing our wedding. She was the perfect combination of professional, unobtrusive, and warm (and she has a GREAT eye for photography). I never write reviews for anything but I HAD to recommend Melissa. She captured the love, joy, and ridiculous fun of our wedding day in a way that I could not have imagined.
We would absolutely recommend Melissa Lynn as wedding photographer. She is a true artist with an eye for taking creative photos. She was extremely friendly, organized and easy to work with. We went with a non-traditional package and she worked to make sure that she delivered exactly what we wanted from the day. She exceeded every expectation that we had (even putting in a bit of extra time in order to truly capture the event). Melissa has the ability to take exquisite candid photographs. During the ceremony and reception her presence was non-intrusive and we were surprised by how many great shots she was able to get without anyone noticing. We also appreciated her relaxed approach to the official “picture taking” session. Her photographs truly captured the emotion and feel of the day. We are truly grateful to her for capturing one of the most important days in our lives.
Melissa is amazing!!! She's warm and friendly, and immediately puts you at ease. She's flexible and responsive in her work--she'll give you exactly what you want. But she also has really fun, creative ideas of her own. Her photos are spontaneous, unique and fun, and they truly capture the essence of the day--nothing canned or too posed. She has a really great eye for detail!
Melissa is FANTASTIC! Not only is she a great person and a lot of fun, but she takes beautiful pictures that really capture the feelings and essence of the moment. Overall, it was a great experience having her take photos at our city hall wedding!!!!!
Melissa was fantastic. She understood what we were going for, and captured the spirit of wedding perfectly. We didn't want a run-of-the-mill wedding photographer and wanted the authentic nature of the wedding to be well-represented in the photographs, and Melissa did this for us. We were very happy we hired her!
"What an amazing testament to a special day. Unbelievable photography." -- beIMAGED blog comment
"when you hand pick, hand make, and design each element of one day, you want to see the fruits of your labor. In the days since we got our photographs, we’ve had conversations about each one: what we were thinking, what we remember, what was said and done. This is our day, our wedding, and our memories. I’m not sure we’d remember everything without these photographs. Not so vividly, at least. The memories belong to us, but we have Melissa to thank for serving as our eyes for those hours on that particular day." -- beIMAGED Website Testimonial
1. CREATE A PLAN FOR VIP SHOTS
Make sure to carve out time for family and bridal party photographs. One good suggestion is to have the most outgoing family member or friend coordinate everyone together for picture time.
2. SHOOT SHEET
For all of my clients, I provide a shoot sheet prior to the wedding day, so that I can know the photographs that are most important to you. It is on these sheets, that you can tell me the pictures you can't wait to have in your hands.
3. TAKE THE ADVICE
If I see a unique location for a photograph, take my word for it that it will turn out to be something special. You might see an old building and think that you won't look extra beautiful in front of it, but you will.
4. GIVE YOUR OWN SUGGESTIONS
I love it when couples point out special places to take photographs. Your feedback and suggestions are priceless - and I want your pictures to be exactly what you want them to be.
5. BE YOURSELF
With specialty in candid/journalistic photography, I want you to be yourself in all situations! Even during formal photographs, I find it important to feel relaxed and comfortable. You will look your best when you are being you. Trust me.