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Kim and Nick: Melanie and Brian are fantastic! Melanie was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the entire wedding planning process. Our wedding pictures were ready practically immediately! We continue to get comments on how amazing the pictures came out. We are so happy with the pictures and appreciative of Melanie and Brian! Will definitely be using MBM for future photos!

Sarah and Rachel: Melanie photographed our wedding in northern Michigan and the result was a stunning collection of photos that capture us, the love we have for each other and our families and also the beauty of Lake Michigan where the ceremony was held. She really took time to speak with us and understand what we were looking for and what moments were important to us. She was also really good working with my 6-year-old son and three dogs who really wanted to be in the pictures! Melanie is not only supremely talented, she is a kind and warm person. You will be in excellent hands with her. There is no one better!

Kadeem and Lisa: Absolutely awesome!!! Melanie and her husband make for the best team ever!! I had the pleasure of having MBM photograph my surprise engagement and it was the best decision ever! My fiancé and myself are super excited and beyond satisfied with the pictures. Melanie was super responsive and made it easy to schedule! She was even able to show me pictures and samples of her work! I pictures were also delivered very quickly after! can’t wait to work with them again for our wedding!

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Kara and Chris: I can't say enough wonderful things about Melanie. She is the absolute best in the business- so attentive to detail, kind, helpful, and take gorgeous photos. My husband and I had to postpone our 2020 wedding and made several other big changes along the way. Melanie was always so supportive and encouraging. She listened to everything we wanted and was able to get every picture that we were hoping for. We could not be more pleased with our wedding photos. I highly recommend MBM weddings to any couple!

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Tracey and Dan: Working with Melanie was an absolute dream! From engagement session to our wedding day she was able to capture all our special moments. Wedding planning can be stressful, but by choosing MBM, it was one less thing for me to worry about. She was always there to answer all of questions, no matter how silly they were. I cannot recommend MBM enough!

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Carrie and Matt: Melanie was so amazing to work with and the pictures came out better than I could have ever thought! My husband and I aren't the best at taking pictures but they worked with us and captured our wedding day perfectly!! They made us feel comfortable and like we had known them for years, which made us relaxed and made it a little easier to photograph I'm sure. I highly recommend Moments by Melanie!!

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Jacob: I reached out to MBM because I wanted someone to capture the moment I proposed to my fiance. I let them know where we would be and what time, and when we showed up, I noticed Melanie and Brian, but my fiance had no idea. While I was waiting for the moment to be right, Melanie and Brian stayed undercover and moved around us to get the perfect angle. The pictures turned out great! I'm so happy they were able to capture our special moment.

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Danielle: Such a great photographer and person! Melanie makes the entire process of any photo shoot so much fun. She is personable, funny, and creative. She instantly makes you feel comfortable and like you have known each other for years. I can happily say that we gained more than a great photographer in Melanie. She is now a family friend that we look forward to sharing all of our milestones with.

John: I enjoyed every minute of the time spent with Melanie. She is such a great person and is a tremendous photographer. She has done my engagement, wedding, and trash the dress photos, and all have come out fantastic. If I could give her a sixth star I would because she is that much fun.

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Mel and Scott: Melanie's passion for photography (weddings, especially) is clear from the moment you meet her! She allowed us to pick a location for our engagement photos and was willing to travel a little ways and spend her day with us. We had a blast and the photos came out amazing! Some of the photos were even published by a wedding blog (after Melanie asked our permission to submit them for consideration)! She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are happy!!

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Gina: I am so grateful that we chose Moments by Melanie. Not only did she take the time to ask us what we were looking for in our photos, she went above and beyond what we were hoping for. Everyone warned me that my wedding day would go by too fast. Thankfully, I am able to relive all of the happiness and love that took place every time I look at my photos, because she captured even the smallest details and emotions in her photography. I recommend Melanie to absolutely everybody I know who is getting married!

David: I'll get right to it - Go with Moments by Melanie, you won't be disappointed. On the contrary, you will cherish every picture from every event that you have photos taken by Melanie. Melanie has captured so many of our most cherished life events and I and so thankful to know that we will always have such great professional photos to look back on that perfectly captured these beloved moments to a T. Melanie, thank you for always going to the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect. Your pictures are in books and on the walls all around our home.

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Erin and Nick: Melanie was nothing but amazing on my wedding day. She made me and my husband feel so comfortable around her, and really helped to capture all the amazing moments on our special day. We especially appreciated her taking the time to know about us, how we met, our likes and dislikes, but also giving us space to mingle with guests at the wedding and not holding us up all night. It was a perfect balance, and I'm extremely happy of the choice we made with her as our wedding photographer. I'd recommend her to all my family and friends!!!

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Alicia and Matt: I'm in the process of working with her for my wedding and she's making everything so stress free an amazing! The last thing you want while planning a wedding is added worry and stress and Melanie is making everything more fun knowing that I can put my full trust in her. Her work is amazing!

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Ali and Jake: We loved working with Melanie, she shot our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn't be happier with how they came out. She was responsive, friendly, quick to offer ideas if needed and very flexible when it came to our own requests. Thank you Melanie!

Kulsoom and Safwan: Melanie and Brian were so incredible… we stayed connected through the entire process and they made sure everything went as planned!

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Tara and Keith: Melanie is wonderful! She is so accommodating and always available to answer any questions at any time. She did my engagement photos and wedding and they all came out beautiful!! Highly recommend!

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Margaret and Richie: Melanie did such an incredible job capturing our rainy day wedding! She was present and professional throughout our whole wedding process. Her creativity, enthusiasm, and passion helped make our day truly memorable. Our pictures are beyond stunning and we're so thankful we got to work with and become friends with Melanie along the way! We would absolute recommend her to anyone in search of a photographer !

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Jackie and Matt: Melanie and Brian are awesome, enough said. I contacted Melanie about 3 months prior to our June wedding and she was so easy to work with and accommodating from start to finish. She and Brian are an amazing team and captured gorgeous pictures of our wedding that will forever remind us of our special day. You will not be disappointed!


Elisa and Scott: Melanie and Brian, the team behind MBM Weddings, are an incredible duo of artists and professionals that have given us a timeless album from our wedding that we will be proud to show off for the rest of our lives. Melanie was recommended by a friend, and we could not possibly be happier with their work.

Just checking out their site you can already see how versatile and elegant their work is, but what we couldn't have fully prepared for was how professional, calming, and artful they were throughout the whole experience. Aside from being among the most prepared people in the room (which made us feel very comfortable!), they really put us at ease with how they were able to navigate all the family groupings and dynamics to get a series of incredible portraits without ever getting frustrated with our changes and craziness. When documenting the bridal and groom suites while we getting ready, they both seemed to melt into the background to grab some amazing candids, and those shots are some of our favorites from the night.

We were both pretty nervous, excited, and agitated throughout the day thinking about all the moments to follow, and Melanie’s presence was extremely calming. We always felt like we were in good hands, and we so appreciate her positivity and confidence. We also appreciate that she took such great care in addressing the little things that she knew we were nervous about, and we felt very well cared for.

Having now received the final album, we have been showing off their work to everyone in our lives, and the compliments have been endless. Melanie and Brian have a knack for capturing the exact moments that make a day or event special – not just the posed shots or portraits, but the real emotion of the day. You can’t really put a price on that kind of ability and care, and we give MBM Weddings our highest recommendation for anyone looking at a wedding photographer. Thank you again, and we love that you were a part of our special day!

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Carolanne and Andy: I have been lucky enough to know Melanie personally and professionally for over a decade now. She has an incredible, caring, giving and warm personality. On a professional level, she appears and then disappears like the wind into the background, photographing and capturing every single special moment. It was absolutely incredible to see the photographs from from my wedding. She not only captured the physical moments, but the emotional moments. I would recommend her to anyone for any event. She is reasonable in her pricing as well, and you get MORE than you pay for every time. She invests her expertise and heart and soul into everything, as well as really takes the time to understand what is most important to her clients.

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Lindsey and James: Melanie made every moment of our engagement and wedding photography special. She went above and beyond to ensure that all of my requests were made, even helping to recreate some photos from Pinterest with her own style and our wants! Melanie is absolutely wonderful to work with, reasonably priced, accommodating, and provides beautiful photographs that we are excited to gift and display for many years to come. Her attention to detail and to her clients as couples and individuals truly makes an impact on her work. We have been recommending Melanie to everyone we know and will continue to do so in the future!

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Kristin and Tony: Melanie was my first choice for wedding photographer and I could have not been more pleased. She was available to me at ANY time with questions and flexible with changes I had to make last minute. The day of she was able to keep the flow going and the pictures didn't feel like a chore (and I hate taking pictures!). She stuck to my timeline and my pictures were gorgeous. We now use her for all our family pictures and will continue to use her as our family grows! She would be a great choice for any of your picture needs!

Chelsea and Derek: Melanie and Brian are the real deal! It was truly a pleasure working with them. Throughout the entire process Melanie made it so easy to navigate through all of my uncertainties. She was always there to answer all of my questions and any advice needed! Our wedding party was a bit of handful, but Melanie just rolled with it like she was one of the gang. Her vision and commitment to giving you the best photos for one of the biggest days of your life, is really something you can tell she is passionate about. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with both Melanie and Brian and will recommend them to everyone looking for a photographer. You won't be disappointed!

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Jess and Dan: Melanie photographed both my engagement shoot in 2017 as well as my wedding in June 2018. We learned about her through other friends who's weddings she had done. She really got to know my husband and I and made us feel very comfortable. Our engagement shoot was a blast she got such amazing lighting and great pictures of us just having fun! She was very easy to get in touch with leading up to our wedding and made sure she captured every shot we wanted. She was so fast in the turn around of our files and they were breathtaking! I love looking at them and reliving our wedding day over and over!! I recommend her to everyone!

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Kayleigh and Shane: We just got our engagement photos done by Melanie (and Brian too!) and she was absolutely amazing to work with! Great communication leading up to the shoot itself and taking our preferences into consideration. She made us feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera and the pictures showed it! We can't wait to work with her for the wedding! We would highly recommend!

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Kate and Brian: MBM is absolutely amazing! Melanie and Brian both had such a calming presence as we were getting ready and helped us plan out our day to best capture all of the shots we wanted. Not only are all of our wedding portraits stunning, but Melanie and Brian caught so many candids, details, and laughs we would have otherwise missed without their photos. They were also so flexible with our timeline and allowed us multiple venues for capturing memories. They work very well as a team to capture every moment and even our guests had glowing comments for them after the wedding - they will certainly exceed your expectations! Melanie's blog posts of photos and her memories of the day are an added bonus and are keepsakes of their own. Professional, attentive, easy to work with, unobtrusive, creative, and personable all describe Melanie and Brian. We love looking back at all of our images and reliving all of the highlights of the day. We highly recommend them.

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Christina and Jason: Melanie is just about the sweetest, most caring individual you will ever meet! She is patient, and so helpful throughout the entire process! She and her husband photographed our wedding exactly a year ago today and as I look back at the memories they captured, I could never say anything other than perfect! She did our engagement photos and although we were expecting a “fall” day and we ended up with snow, she eased my stress and the pictures were stunning! So professional and so amazing! I would recommend her to anyone!

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Diana and Sean: Melanie is amazing! She was with us every step of the way from our engagement pictures to our wedding. When we first connected we emailed back and forth a bit, met prior to our engagement pictures and talked about details. She's easy going and easy to talk to, which is definitely important! She gave us suggestions for our wedding when we asked (not just photography related which was helpful when you're overwhelmed and just want to ask someone who attends lots of weddings!) She really did her best to make sure we went over all the necessary details prior to our big day. My husband and I both felt comfortable around her and her husband and especially love how many different pictures we have. We are so happy with how our pictures came out and definitely recommend MBM. She is passionate about what she does and her and her husband make a great team!

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Our wedding was very untraditional as we planned it in 6 weeks. My mother-in-law found out about Melanie and Brian through a coworker and connected us. Melanie was was very professional and quick to respond right off the bat. Being such short notice, everything went so smooth and was very organized. Also being such short notice, we didn't get to meet Melanie and Brian before our wedding day. On our wedding day it was like we had already met them they made everything so comfortable and easy. We got our pictures back very quickly and they all came out amazing!

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We are located in East Granby, CT and serve all of New England, including CT, MA, NH, VT, ME, RI and NY. The best way to reach us is via our contact form.