Hi. My name is Melissa.

Weddings are magical experiences. Straight up The dancing, the laughter, the oh-I-haven't-seen-you-since-you-were-this-high cheek pinching aunts, the family traditions, the joy, and the tears make my job one of the best in the world. I seriously love taking photos of people in love, and the people that they love.


As a natural light wedding photographer based in Austin Texas, I'm constantly looking for ways to make your day easier, so you can focus on what matters, the people you love. All couples are welcome, and we are a LGBTQIA+ friendly business. Making sure you feel comfortable, confident and well taken care of is my top priority.  I'm the photographer you hire because you want the closest thing to a friend shooting your wedding.

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.

My couples are playful, low-key, and not afraid to have a little fun along the way. If this sounds like you, drop me a line using the form below! I can't wait to meet you!


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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