Hi. My name is Melissa.

I'm a natural light wedding photographer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

My partner and I met as students at the University of Michigan and I love having the opportunity to work with other alums from U of M. I've been photographing weddings in the Ann Arbor area since 2013 and moved to Grand Rapids in 2017.

I shoot in a contemporary style, so a typical wedding day includes a mix of those beautiful portraits where the sun's shining in just right and everyone's looking at the camera, and more photojournalistic images that capture the spirit of the day, how it unfolds, and all those tiny wonderful moments in-between the posed photos.

Integrity, joy, quality are at the core of my service.   

I'm so excited that you're considering making me part of one of the happiest, busiest, and most exciting day of your lives together.  I want you to feel great about having me there.  I make it my priority to make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and well taken care of every step of the way. 

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What our clients are saying

"Melissa has been an absolute joy to work with. She is professional, timely and incredibly talented. She also is flexible and can understand the vision of the type of photos you are looking for. My husband and I were going to have our photos taken at a park, but the week of it was flooded. Melissa went to the park to check on the park for us a few days prior to the wedding, which she did not have to do, and also recommended and scouted other places near our venues that would work. I think that the location she picked actually worked out even better than our original location. To sum up, Melissa is amazing to work with, creative, professional, and flexible; my husband and I could not be happier with our photos." 

-Beth + Zach H.

"STOP looking for someone else to photograph your special day. You just found the perfect one! Melissa is absolutely amazing as well as professional and I was so lucky to have her with us on our special day. She put so much work in prior to the wedding the make sure we were going to get exactly what we wanted. We met weeks before the wedding to discuss expectations and she also came to the venue two days before to scout the location and bounce ideas off of me so we wouldn't have worry about anything the day of. The pictures were absolutely beautiful and we were over the moon with her creative eye. I don't have one negative thing to say about her. Melissa Freeland is the perfect photographer to choose for your special day!" 

-Kirsten + Sean W.

"Melissa is great to work with, and we are very happy with our engagement photos! - Five stars!" 

-Sarah + Kevin B.


What's your story?

I'd love to know a bit more about you!

  How did you two meet? How do you picture your ideal wedding day?  Are you looking to include an engagement session? What dates are you considering? When are you available to meet? 

Is there anything else I should know?

Drop me a line!


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