Most days I live in sweatpants with a coffee mug in hand, making up silly games to play with my daughter. Professionally, I’m a wedding and lifestyle photographer, educator, and writer all wrapped up in one. Each day, I wake up thinking how blessed I am to have a family that supports me, knowing I get to do the work that I love.
“Every day is an opportunity to change your life. I believe in making the most out of every moment. We have one life to live. My ultimate goal is to inspire others to discover and pursue their dreams.”
My style of photography is fun, energetic and candid, and my approach a bit more modern. I don’t like awkward posing, but I appreciate timeless images. Using my background in photojournalism, I consider myself to be your personal storyteller. I want you to be yourself- comfortable and relaxed, as I capture moments that unfold naturally. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives; I aim to keep things light-hearted and enjoyable, so you can focus on the intimacy and joy of your special day.
Whether one year, five years, or ten years from now, every single time you look at your wedding photos, I want you to relive those memories and feel like you’re getting married all over again! The tears of joy, the laughter, and the love you shared on your wedding day and everyday thereafter is what you will see and feel through your photographs.
After the “I do’s,” the bouquet tossing, the cake cutting, and the dances are over, the only way to treasure the memories from your wedding day is through timeless photographs. Whether framed or in an album, snapshots of this life-changing day can be relived over and over again. Yes, wedding photography can be an investment, but the joy this one choice brings is invaluable. At Melinda Anita Photography, my goal is to provide you with an enjoyable experience the day of, but also use my expertise in visual storytelling to capture and preserve all the emotion and love.
From Dad’s tears seeing his little girl in a beautiful gown and mom’s nervous excitement, to the groom’s face as soon as he sees his bride walking towards him, professional wedding photos are the one investment that gives back for years to come. No detail goes unnoticed by me- the carefully planned tablescapes, the flowers, the rings, the dress- it will all be there for you to relish and remember together.
Your love story is one-of-a-kind, and the images from your big day should reflect that.
Wedding photography packages begin at $3,250.
Interested in a portrait or lifestyle session? I love capturing all the important moments in life, telling those stories through beautiful images as well. Use the contact button below to inquire about the type of photo session you have in mind!
“My husband and I met Melinda several years ago when we were looking for a photographer to document a large party in our home. She was professional and friendly, and she managed to mingle with the crowd for hours capturing all the fun in an intimate and spontaneous way. We were thrilled with her work but also with her ability to take photographs in a totally unobtrusive way. Melinda has since become our go-to event photographer for any occasion, big or small. Not only is she talented, but she's a total pleasure to work with.”
“The most important thing that one should expect from a photographer is the friendly nature, which helps you to be you in your pictures. I must say Melinda was very friendly and created an comfortable atmosphere throughout the session.At the same time she was professional and did an excellent job capturing some incredible pictures of me with the baby bump and my husband in my maternity shoot. I loved my shoot and would recommend her without any doubt or second thought.”
“Melinda flew all the way to Florida to take some engagement photos of my fiancé and I and Georgia for our wedding. The entire experience was comfortable and easy. We are not big into photos but she was able to get us to laugh and smile and have these amazing shots of us. She brought up a sunrise beach photo session and it was the best idea ever. I could not be happier with how professional she is, how quick she was able to have our photos back to us, just all around amazing experience. She truly was the backbone of our wedding. Melinda took care of everything so I didn’t have to worry about dealing with family members and pictures. Plus the vision she has for photos is amazing she was able to capture so many unique angles and details that I could’ve never even thought of.”