Behind the lens

Hello. I'm Melanie.

I am a storyteller.

“Of all the paths you take, follow only those where your heart is wide open, mind enriched, and your soul learns to dance.”

I am elated that you found me!

About Melanie

  1. I truly feel like I have the most incredible people in my life – and for that, I am beyond grateful.
  2. I aspire to be on Jeopardy one day.
  3. Enneagram Type Two.
  4. Music, traveling, plants, dance parties, food, wine, books.
  5. I can quote pretty much any episode of “The Office.”
  6. I have two bachelor’s degrees. One in art + the other in science. In other words: I am a big nerd.


melanie underwood

My little family in all its wildness

My Style

First and foremost – I am an artist & a documentarian.

I am fascinated by the power of the human connection and love how each couple has a unique story to tell.

I will create an environment for you that allows you to be yourself. To be comfortable. To laugh. To cry. To love. To be you: In all your craziness // weirdness // wildness.

I will capture the beautiful details of your wedding. The moments you didn’t know were happening. The seconds that made your heart skip a beat. The smiles on the faces of those that mean the world to you. The laughter. The tears. The dance moves.

The images I create will make you feel something.

When all is said and done…you will rest assured knowing that your collection of photographs will tell your love story to generation after generation.

This is the legacy of your life


It’s all about connection…

A photograph is not taken – it’s created – by us.

After photographing weddings for the past 11 years, the most profound lesson I have learned is that amazing photographs are created when a bond of trust is present. You trust me. You tell me your story & together we will create something uniquely beautiful.

Being asked to photograph a couple’s wedding day is something that brings me great joy and honor. My passion is to curate stories with the photographs that I take so that each couple can relive their wedding day for the rest of their lives. I pour my heart and soul into my art and am beyond grateful for the amazing people I photograph.

Do we sound like a good match?

Let’s chat!