Melanie is available to shoot throughout Bermuda, with minimum 90-minute bookings required for locations west of Paget Parish.
**Please note: for the spring and summer season, Melanie is only able to shoot on the eastern side of the Island.
Melanie will be unavailable for shoots June 5 - 20, 2017.
I'm a destination wedding and lifestyle photographer residing in Bermuda, although I'm originally from Washington D.C. I offer a fun and professional approach to photography for my clients. I shoot in both the photojournalistic & traditional styles and one of my favourite sub-genres of photography to shoot is vacation portraiture! Who doesn't love having their photo taken when they're relaxed and in paradise? My work has been published and written about in National Geographic, Wedding Wire, Bermudian Weddings Magazine, Bermuda Weddings and Honeymoons, United With Love, The Royal Gazette, The Portland Phoenix, Island Atelier, Jet Fete, A Touch of Modern, and The Photo Review.
- I enjoy heading out to sea with my husband and father-in-law, who work together as deep sea fishermen. Fishing only with a hook and line, we catch mainly wahoo, tuna, and mahi mahi. We've seen whales, pods of dolphins, sharks, and on a rare occasion, giant oceanic manta rays will swim right up to the boat!
- When I'm not shooting and editing work for my clients, I'm sharing my knowledge of photography with my students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, where I work as a professor.
- In 2012, I hosted and curated a film festival at The Dunes in Washington DC: The Fiander Film Festival. It featured a number of award-winning filmmakers who had submitted their work from 14 cities in 4 countries and was a sold-out event!
Favourite Place to Shoot in Bermuda
Some of my favourite places to shoot are Cooper's Island, St. George's, Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Botanical Gardens, Admiralty House, the beaches along the Southshore, and the area around Dockyard.
English, Italian & Spanish
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Customer Love for Melanie...
"Brandon and I had an amazing (that may be an understatement, actually) experience with Melanie. She was extremely professional and friendly! I felt like we were taking pictures with a friend. We were both so comfortable and our pictures came out amazing. Melanie really shared her home, Bermuda, with us and made it feel like our home too!" - Jackie
"Melanie went above and beyond to make our special day perfect. She was such a joy to work with!" - Andy
"Melanie managed to get some amazing pictures for us despite the rainstorm that came out of nowhere. We are thrilled with the pictures, there was no other way we would have been able to get such a great set of photos of all of us together." - LZ