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Looking for light, bright, and colorful
wedding photography?

Hey there! My name is Melody Carmody, and I'm a wedding photographer whose style is bright, elegant, and lighthearted. My specialty is natural light photography, with a big focus on non-awkward, flattering poses!

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I'm all about capturing real emotion, using glowing light and simple, natural poses. I like to blend elegance and lighthearted playfulness.

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So if you're looking for a wedding photographer who will create dreamy pictures full of nostalgia and romance, keep scrolling for all of my packages and pricing!

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About Me

Hi! I'm so happy to see you here. My name's Melody. I was born and raised in Tennessee, and in 2015 I migrated north to Michigan.

 

My journey to photography began in film school. After that, I gained experience working on projects for The Weather Channel, the Detroit Medical Center, and HGTV.

 

For the past 5 years, I've been using the skills I learned in directing, editing, and cinematography to direct hundreds of photoshoots! Photographing a wedding is a lot like filming a movie - there's tons of little details, lots of moving parts, and a story being told from beginning to end!

When I'm not snapping photos, editing pictures, or updating my website, I love to write, paint, hike, and travel. I prefer my coffee with cream and rainy days.  

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All the details:

your wedding:

Once you're ready to get started, just click the Contact button below, where you'll fill out a small form with a few details about your wedding. I'll send you an email within 24 hours and let you know if your wedding date is available! If it is, we'll set up a complimentary consultation, in-person or over Zoom, where you can meet me, ask me any questions, and find out if I'm the right person to capture your wedding day. If we decide that we're a great match, then you'll make a 20% deposit to reserve your wedding date (with a simple online payment option.)

After your date is reserved, I'll send you a welcome email with all of the details you'll need, including a guide with all of my planning tips for every moment of your wedding day! Then, over the months leading up to your wedding, we'll typically have one to three Zoom planning sessions where I'll go over every detail of your wedding day with you to make sure that the photography plan is perfect. I'm going to be full of planning and timing tips, but also, I'll be all ears to make sure that I've heard every single thing that you want. I'll even make a word document from our planning sessions, with extensive notes on your needs and requests, that I'll use as a guide on your wedding day

Before

your wedding:

During your wedding day, I'll transition back and forth between photojournalistic style photos and posed photos. At certain times (for instance, during the ceremony, or your first dance) I'll be capturing all of the events and emotions as they unfold naturally, with no interference. At other times (for instance, bridal party pictures and family pictures) I'll step up to direct the moment for you, posing and positioning your group to get the perfect shots.

 

My role on your wedding day is to be your cheerleader and to make you look and feel your best. I'll be a positive, supportive presence at your side, making sure that every hair is in place, every fold of your dress lays perfectly, and every pose is natural and flattering. I know when to fade into the background to unobtrusively capture emotional moments with your loved ones, and when to step up to pose, direct, and remind you that you look stunning. 

During

your wedding:

Receiving your pictures is simple and streamlined. Your edited, high-resolution, digital photos will be delivered to you, within one month of your wedding, in a private online gallery. From your gallery, you'll be able to easily download your pictures. Not only that, but you can also share the gallery with anyone you'd like, and they'll be able to download the pictures as well! You can also order prints, framed photos, and canvas art directly from your gallery and have them shipped straight to your home. However, since you'll also receive full printing and sharing rights, you don't have to use this service - you're free to print your photos anywhere that you'd like!

After

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Flattering  & Not-Awkward!

If you're anything like me, getting your picture taken can be a nerve-wracking experience! What do I do with my hands? My face?! Does my neck look weird?

 

Never fear! My specialty is helping you feel comfortable and actually enjoy having your picture taken! How do I do that? Here's 3 ways:

1. I come prepared with tons of flattering, easy, not-awkward poses that I'll walk you through step by step. I will tell you exactly what to do with your hands, don't worry! 

2. I provide lots of (truthful) encouragement and positive vibes! I will be your hype woman, tell you how fantastic you look, and then prove to you that it's true.

 

3. Lighting, baby! I'm going to put you in the most beautiful, creamy, erases-all-your-flaws and makes-your-skin-glow natural light.

So if you're interested in a photographer who's going to make you feel your best and look your best, keep scrolling to see all my pricing and packages!

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Need more or less hours? Something that's not listed? No problem! Just let me know and I'll create a custom package just for you!

Wedding Pricing

Choose from 3 packages:

Package

$3900

  • Unlimited wedding day coverage!

  • 1000+ high quality edited digital images

  • Engagement session

  • Custom album  

Platinum

Package

$3400

  • 8 hours of wedding day coverage

  • 800+ high quality edited digital images

  • Engagement session

Gold

Package

$2800

  • 6 hours of wedding day coverage

  • 600+ high quality edited digital images

Silver

All packages include:

High-resolution, meticulously hand-edited digital images.

 

Full printing & sharing rights: you're free to have your photos printed anywhere you'd like, as well as post them online.

A beautiful, private online gallery where you can view, download, and share your images.

Helpful pdfs with all of my wedding planning tips!

2 to 3 custom planning sessions with me to ensure that every detail of your wedding day photography is perfect!

0% interest  
payment plans 
are available!

Interested?

Might be interested but have questions?

Just click the button below! We can email or do a free consultation over Zoom. Whatever floats your boat!

Weddings Outside Michigan

I am delighted to travel to your wedding anywhere in the United States! For weddings 50+ miles from Metro Detroit, travel fees may apply to cover transportation and/or lodging, and we will work out those details together based on your unique wedding plan.

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Engagement Pricing

Choose from 3 packages:

Package

$679

  • ALL the images in your gallery! (Typically 90 to 100) 

  • 2 hour session

  • 2 locations 

  • Unlimited outfits

  • Facial retouching on 15 of your favorites

Platinum

Package

$479

  • ALL the images in your gallery! (Typically 50 to 60) 

  • 1 hour session

  • 1 location

  • 4 outfits

  • Facial retouching on 10 of your favorites

Gold

Package

$279

  • 5 images (you'll choose your favorites from your gallery.)

  • 30 minute session

  • 1 location

  • 1 outfit

  • Facial retouching            

Silver

All packages include:

  • High-resolution, meticulously hand-edited digital images. 

  • Full printing & sharing rights: you're free to have your photos printed anywhere you'd like, as well as post them online.

  • A beautiful, private online gallery where you can view, download, and share your images.

Kind Words

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"Couldn’t have asked for a better photographer than Melody. Really made me feel comfortable and took the most beautiful photos."

— Roneica M.

"Melody was a dream to work with for our family photos. The 4 of us immediately felt comfortable ... Melody knew exactly where to position us for the best lighting and poses, and before we knew it the session was done (time flies when you're laughing and having a genuinely good time)."

— Megan H.

"Everything about working with Melody was fantastic from start to finish. She was easy to communicate with, spent plenty of time really trying to understand what I was going for, and made me feel relaxed and comfortable at the shoot. And the pictures are fantastic."

— Lisa N.

"Melody is a phenomenal photographer! Not only did she make me feel at ease, she did not rush and her photos turned out beautifully!"

— Rachel R.

"Melody made me feel comfortable, was accommodating to my requests and took really beautiful photos!"

— Lisa C.

"Melody did a beautiful job! She was great to work with, and very quick responding to all of my questions ... our pictures turned out perfect.  I would definitely recommend working with her!"

— Rachel A.

"Melody is amazing! I don't normally get headshots taken, and she made me feel so comfortable. The shots came out amazingly, and I would definitely go to her again. She is very professional, and is extremely talented. Thank you, Melody!!!!!"

— Kate H.

Gallery

Melody Carmody Photography

Wedding Photography Detroit

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