Thank you Ellen Robinson from WED, Wedding Event Design in Charleston,
for recommending me to your fabulous clients. I love working with you, Katie and the ladies at WED.
I am also grateful to work with so many other talented vendors that are so creative and take pride in their work.
I LOVE photographing weddings and families. For my entire adult life I have had the honor of creating family histories by capturing beautiful moments of love, joy and commitment at weddings. When my mother, a Greek immigrant who encouraged me to follow my passion first gave me a camera at age twelve, I knew immediately that I'd found my calling. I set out to cultivate my artistic vision and to hone my technical craft by earning both my BFA and MFA in Photography. I have always been a romantic, I love family and the histories that run through them. My camera and the faith of my clients allows me to turn my love into art. I still love glimpsing a subtle posture, gesture or expression that becomes that monumental photograph that in one instant speaks volumes. Catching those fleeting moments and weaving them into a narrative that will last forever is my life's work. It inspires and fulfills me.
Melanie was named one of America's top 15 wedding photographers by PDN. Her work has appeared in Real Simple Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, PDN, The Knot, and many other publications. She has earned her BFA & MFA in photography and has taught photography workshops for aspiring photographers around the world and to local school-age children. Melanie is an avid supporter of the arts and created 'Yia Yia's Travels' in memory of her mother to help young adults in Park County fulfill their dreams of travel. She enjoys spending as much time as possible at home in Montana and traveling with her children and friends.
Keegan Maganias Nashan
While I was growing up, I was constantly around photography because of my mother. I started going with my mom to weddings to help take pictures when I was seven years old, and by the time I was ten, I was being depended on for good photos. Photography is something I love, and I have developed an eye for little details and candid moments. Over the past several years I have been photographing weddings on my own.
My work has appeared on the cover of The Montana Wedding Guide and TheKnot.com.
Half of all my proceeds go to my college savings account.
I approach each wedding as a new and unique adventure. I love working with the bride and groom to transform their vision into beautiful, emotional and meaningful photographs. By shooting in a photojournalstic style, I aspire to remain as unobtrusive as possible while still capturing those once-in-a lifetime candid expressions, emotions and joyous moments. I am honored to have had my work published in the Florida edition of The Knot, Brides and Orlando Weddings.