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Looking for light, bright, and colorful
wedding photography?

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Hey there! My name is Melody Carmody, and my specialty is natural light photography, with a big focus on non-awkward, flattering poses!

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Why  Choose

Melody carmody photography?

Here are 3  reasons

for your consideration:

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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?



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! 

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.


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

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Planning Assistance


"Should we do a first look?"
"How long do getting ready pictures take?"
"Should we do family photos before or after the ceremony?"

If you're like most of my couples, you've probably never planned a wedding before! While I'm not a wedding planner and I can't take the place of one, I provide much more than just showing up on your wedding day with a camera.

In the months leading up to your wedding, I'll meet with you virtually several times to go over your wedding day timeline. From your first look to your first dance, I'll review every single detail of your schedule to help ease your mind and ensure that everything is seamlessly planned and nothing is forgotten, so you can enjoy your big day with peace of mind.

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What clients are saying:

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"How many nice things can you say in a single review? Melody was wonderful to work with, she had a way of making us very comfortable and easily directed us to help create beautiful pictures. She also really captured the feeling of our ceremony and reception and the details beautifully. Melody was very professional, and a clear and consistent communicator . . . Great at improvising as things shifted throughout the day and made the whole thing look easy."

— Sam B.

"I tell anyone I can about Melody's massive talent, professionalism, and her massive heart . . . Melody was punctual (early, in fact), responsive, and thoughtful in her consideration of our special requests. It was comfortable to be photographed by Melody (and this is coming from someone that typically hides from the camera). Melody had a special way of helping both me and my husband feel calm (amidst the typical chaos of a wedding day) and beautiful. I can not stress this enough: Melody did much more than capture amazing photos of our wedding day (everyone that has seen them has swooned). Melody captured our hearts. She is a remarkable photographer."

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— Tiffany B.

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"We had the absolute best experience with Melody! She captured all of our special moments so perfectly. Our wedding day would not have been complete without her! She took the time to make sure we got every single shot and did an excellent job of directing all of our friends and family members for each and every photo."

— Hailey H.

"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.

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"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 . . . And the pictures are fantastic."

— Lisa N.


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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 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 15% deposit to reserve your wedding date (with a simple online payment option.) After that, payment plans are 0% interest and very flexible! We'll create a custom payment plan that works for you.

Once 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 have several Zoom planning sessions where we'll go over every detail of your wedding day to make sure that your photography plan is perfect. 


your wedding:

During your wedding day, I'll transition back and forth between photojournalistic photos and posed photos. At certain times (for instance, during the ceremony) I'll be capturing all of the events and emotions as they unfold naturally. At other times (for instance, family pictures) I'll step up to direct the moment for you, posing and directing 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 candid moments, and when to step up to pose, direct, and remind you that you look stunning. 


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.


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Need more or less hours? Something that's not listed? No problem! I'm happy to create a custom package just for you!

Wedding Pricing

Choose from 3 packages:



  • Unlimited wedding day coverage!

  • 1000+ high quality edited digital images

  • Engagement session

  • Custom album  




  • 8 hours of wedding day coverage

  • 800+ high quality edited digital images

  • Engagement session




  • 6 hours of wedding day coverage

  • 600+ high quality edited digital images


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! 


Might be interested but have questions?

Just click the button below! We can email or do a free Zoom consult. 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.

Browse my Portfolio of Featured weddings


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About Me

Hi! I'm so happy to see you here. My name's Melody. I photographed my first wedding when I was 16 years old, but fell in love with the art of photography long before that.

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


In 2016, I started my own photography business, and ever since, I've been using the skills I learned in television production 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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