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Hello!  I'm Melissa! 

Lover of dogs, wine, cheese, coffee, and anything to do with the outdoors!

I grew up in the tiny town of Charlestown NH. Eleven years ago I left NH and moved to Burlington VT.  My husband and I now own a townhouse in Essex.  I love Vermont but New Hampshire will always be my home.

I started my photography career 14 years ago! I bought a business called Hal Johnson Photography in Claremont NH.  Hal and his wife wanted to retire but didn’t want to liquidate their business so I bought it, and Hal taught me everything first hand.  

I spent three years running a studio in NH where I was photographing everything from babies, to passport photos, to weddings.  When I moved to Vermont I made the decision to focus on wedding photography.  It was a great decision, I love every minute of wedding photography!

I have recently found a love of photographing portraits such as families, but only in a fun natural and documentary style.  Never again will I put a baby in front of a background, shine a bunch of studio lights on it, and try to get it to smile!

On my days off you will find me outside with my dogs!  If I am not kayaking around Green River Reservoir with my "little" dog Odin (who weighs 65 pounds), you will probably find me hiking Camels Hump, swimming in the Mad River, or finding some other fun outdoor adventure. 

I LOVE to travel!  Some of my favorite places are Iceland, Slovenia, and Manarola Italy. 

I love to explore new places!  Photographing weddings has brought me to so many fantastic little towns and beautiful spots in New England that I would have never seen otherwise! 


I would love to know more about you, your wedding, your family, or your fur babies! 


 

Check out my Instagram to see a combination of my work, fun photos of personal life, my traveling adventures, and of course my dogs!

@melissalynnimages