capturing all of the genuine emotions...
I have never been one to express myself clearly with words, but have found an outlet of expressing emotions via images. I have grown more passionate for the art of photography with each new moment I capture. I find that most of these moments happen when living out of a suitcase and exploring new areas, rural and urban, across many time zones with like minded individuals. I currently travel to new cities and countries for most of my destination weddings, but I consistently go back and forth between Chicago and Edinburgh, as my fiancé is Scottish and it’s made for an exciting and memorable season of life to be in! I gain inspiration through most everything simple in daily life...the lines on the street, architecture, the pouring of coffee as it ripples.
I want to document your story.
For couples, whether you are having an intimate elopement or a large destination wedding, the way you interact with each other is how your story unfolds naturally in the images, and I will happily climb mountains, stroll down alleys, travel with you to your favorite destination, find remote beaches or relax in your favorite space with you to capture those moments through my lens.
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I love Jesus, my sweet family and friends, coffee (see Instagram), honey lattes/tea specifically, bowls of cereal for meals, fuzzy socks, my Kamrette camera bag, my brown hat, traveling to remote places and finding a coffee shop or cafe first thing, hiking (but only with Ross Angus James) and Sudoku puzzles + Crosswords (or any puzzle for that matter).
I always look forward to meeting new couples and spending time together capturing their unique love!
I can't wait to meet you!
Why couples love Melody Joy Co.
When looking at wedding photographers it was important to me to work with a photographer to capture photos that did not feel like canned wedding imagery and Melody was just that. Melody clearly has a beautiful, editorial, dramatic and artful aest...    Read More
I was lucky enough to have a friend refer me to Melody. I looked at her website ONCE, fell in love, and reached out immediately. Having young kids and living quite a way's away from the city, Melody was more accommodating, flexible, and understanding...    Read More
A picture is worth a thousand words- this saying in it of itself is the mere reason I hired Melody to be my photographer. Her work is not just photography, it's photojournalism. Each of her photos is a work of art that tells a story. My wedding ph...    Read More
Melody's photos are breathtaking, especially if you likethe romantic, dreamy, moody photos. She also is very friendly; We felt really comfortable during our engagement shoot and wedding!
I knew didn't want the same old wedding photography style. That's just not me. So when I saw a friend's images from her wedding that were so unique, dramatic and beautiful. I knew Melody was the one for us. Not only is she so talented and kind, she r...    Read More