NAPA AND DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

You want to remember as much of your day as possible.

From the corners of the bridal suite to the edges of a dance floor. The anticipation of getting ready and the flood of relief when you see each other for the first time. You deserve to fully surrender to the moment, knowing you’ll have timeless photographs to reflect back on it, later. 

This is your wedding day. You should get to soak it up!


But that's after-the-fact. The day of, all you wanna do is feel it.

gimme all the feels

I will always remember the moment right before our first look, Melissa told me, “This moment is about you and Brian, no one else... just you two... remember that.”

— Mackenzie B. 

Do you imagine getting married amongst the rolling hills of Napa or backlit by the infamous New York skyline? Or alongside sparkling waters along the Amalfi Coast? No matter the backdrop you are the focus. 

Are you wishing you could capture more than the big event? The rehearsal and the post wedding day brunch? Let’s make sure you have the perfect amount of photography coverage to preserve your memories in full. 

Is your heart drawn to the nostalgia and look of film? Do you want the mixture of curated and unfiltered moments in your wedding album? I’ll make sure my bag is loaded with a digital camera and ample rolls of film. 

Together we will build a wedding package that perfectly hugs all of your needs and dreams. We will accentuate what matters and cut out what doesn’t.

Wedding Packages

Bespoke, tailor-fitted

average investment starting at $9,000

Let’s find your perfect fit!


The Process

01. Contact + Curate

After you fill out my contact form, I will email you back with details and a calendar link, so we can connect for a face-to-face conversation! This is where you can tell me about all the good stuff: your story, your wedding day vision, your favorite flavor of cake. Whether you know exactly what you want or not, this conversation will help me build a few custom packages perfect for your unique needs!

Easy like Sunday morning

02. Game Plan

Once we sign your contract, we’ll be three peas in a pod leading up to your wedding. While your wedding planner will take care of the big stuff, I'll be here to guide you regarding decisions around your photography. Everything about your day will have a place in your photographs. We want to build a timeline that supports your vision and helps you enjoy every part of your day. 

Easy like Sunday morning

03. Champagne Kisses

This is the part where we just have a GRAND ‘OL TIME. Whether it’s a one day event or 2-3 days, I’ll be with you every step of the way. And I can’t wait to cultivate warmth and trust with your people who are lucky enough to be there with you. From first look jitters, to end of the night dance parties, I’ll be documenting your most precious moments.

Easy like Sunday morning

04. Cherish

Within 24 hours, you’ll receive sneak peeks to hold you over for the next 4-8 weeks. Then, you’ll receive the full gallery of every candid, honest, and beautifully unscripted moment. Photographs that are emotional, classic, and wholly you. You'll be able to share your gallery, order quality prints, and design a custom wedding album. 

Easy like Sunday morning

what do you say?
does this sound like a plan?

Easy like Sunday morning

Yes! Sign me up!

NUMBERS

THE AVG STARTING PRICE OF MY FULL DAY WEDDING PACKAGES

By The

9K

NUMBER OF MILES I’LL TRAVEL TO DOCUMENT YOUR LOVE

THE NUMBER OF WEDDING CLIENTS I ACCEPT EACH YEAR

14

THE NUMBER OF WEDDINGS I’VE PHOTOGRAPHED
SINCE 2013

190+

Number of reasons to book and become friends? 
Countless, I hope. But here are a few…

"She captured the utter happiness between me and my husband perfectly. I can't wait to stare at these photos forever."

"...I could write a dang novel about Melissa. The most kind hearted, supportive, positive, wonderful person and I don't know that I would have gotten through our pandemic wedding planning without her. When we first met, I felt an instant connection to her warm personality, and I knew that she was the person I needed to photograph my wedding. And HOLY COW, DID MELISSA F**KING DELIVER. I mean this woman went above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined…"

- Caroline + Spencer

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"Melissa is SUCH a gem! What attracted us to her was not only her incredible photos, but also her amazing personality..."

"Melissa is SUCH a gem! What attracted us to her was not only her incredible photos, but also her amazing personality- caring, confident, funny & disarming. We wanted photos (for both our engagement & wedding day) to capture genuine emotion so that we could truly see ourselves and our relationship in them. She was the most responsive of ALL of our wedding vendors by a long shot, and really took care in getting to know us and our vision for our wedding- not just for our photos, but for everything."...

- Katie + David

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"...She just flies under the radar while capturing the most beautiful, special and real moments..."

"...I have never seen a photographer with such grace and calm energy like Melissa. She just flies under the radar while capturing the most beautiful, special and real moments from our big day. Every single photo she took was stunning and so perfectly natural! I will always remember the moment right before our first look, Melissa told me "this moment is about you and Brian, no one else... just you two... remember that!" It made me feel so comfortable and confident and I totally forgot about that awkward feeling I get when I am behind a camera..."

- Kenz + Brian

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Being photographed is an intimate & vulnerable experience.

GOING INTO THIS, YOU DESERVE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME

+ I will disarm you and your nerves. 
+ We will develop a kinship & trust.
+ I’ll be your rock if & when you need me. 
+ On your wedding day, I’ll show up deeply.
+ We will make space for sacred, sweet moments.
+ And if you want to share a celebratory shot and a piece of cake, you don’t have to tell me twice! I’ll grab the glasses and forks!

Sounds like a plan, Melissa!

Let’s Make Magic Together.

For more photography + life musings

email hello@melissaalte.com