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Melissa Ferrara Photography

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Hey! My name is Melissa Ferrara and I’m a documentary lifestyle photographer specializing in portraits, weddings, and travel. 

My favorite part about photographing weddings is all the unique ways there are to celebrate. Also, it’s so exciting being able to document all the emotion on such an important day knowing that people will be looking back on these photos for years to come. Photography is such an important part of a wedding. After the food is eaten and flowers are wilted, the photographs will be the only thing you have to remember the best day of your life.

24 REVIEWS

Why couples love Melissa Ferrara Photography

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  • Creative and/or artistic 23
  • Organized 23
  • Trustworthy and honest 23
  • Friendly and fun to work with 22
  • Motivated and takes initiative 21
  • Prompt 19
  • Collaborative 19
  • Passionate 18
  • Great communicator 18
  • MELISSA S.
  • Bottom Lounge
  • Reviewed on July 23, 2024
Melissa was the perfect photographer for our engagement and wedding photos. She was super helpful with offering location suggestions- something we really needed- and made sure we got exactly what we were looking for. Her work speaks for itself! She was collaborative, fun, and a breeze to work with. 10/10!
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  • Josh J.
  • Chicago
  • Reviewed on July 23, 2024
Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with! We did both our engagement and wedding photo sessions with her, and not only are we super impressed with her work but our family and friends cannot stop complementing the photos! We never had any communication issues with Melissa and her proactiveness went a long ways with us given how stressful wedding planning can be. Would 100% recommend!
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  • Friendly and fun to work with
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  • Organized
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  • Collaborative
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  • Kass R.
  • Downtown Chicago
  • Reviewed on May 23, 2024
WOW WOW WOW, Melissa absolutely exceeded our expectations!! We are from Canada & Chicago is a place that we love and had decided to elope there! We found Melissa based on her amazing work and how well she worked with elopements and the amazing package she had! We had dreams of having wedding photos downtown Chicago by the river & in the financial district (Melissa helped with the location selection and gave us so many options!). She made all of our wedding photo DREAMS come true!! I seriously cannot say enough. We will be hiring Melissa in the future for all our big events that come up in the future!
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  • Great communicator
  • Friendly and fun to work with
  • Creative and/or artistic
  • Organized
  • Motivated and takes initiative
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  • Collaborative
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  • Stephanie T.
  • The Joinery
  • Reviewed on February 16, 2024
Melissa came as a recommendation and did not disappoint. She was super accommodating from the start, outgoing, easy to talk about ideas with and very open to collaboration. She is extremely mindful of her communication timing, follow-ups and making sure everything was ready to go for our big day. We had a tragic event occur during the planning stages and she was beyond thoughtful on allowing space while keeping everything on track. When we received the photos it was like reliving the day all over again. She captured the energy, emotion and excitement from all angles! We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Melissa for any event that you need a kind, passionate, professional and caring photographer for.
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  • stephanie a.
  • Ella Elli
  • Reviewed on February 03, 2024
My fiancé hired Melissa to photograph our surprise engagement and party, and she captured the day perfectly! She memorialized the love and excitement of the event so well, and got the sweetest candids of everyone at the party. I will forever cherish the photos!
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  • Passionate
  • Prompt
  • Great communicator
  • Friendly and fun to work with
  • Creative and/or artistic
  • Organized
  • Motivated and takes initiative
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Collaborative
  • Quality of service
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