Love Notes

Angela + Judd

"I knew I wanted to book Melanie as my wedding photographer! From the very start, she was so accommodating to anything we needed! Not only are her photography skills amazing and so unique, but she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. My husband and I eloped so he and I were going to drive to the ceremony together, but Melanie insisted that she come pick me up (even though it was very out of the way) so that my husband and I could be in separate cars and have a real "first look" before our ceremony. Then she drove us all over lake Tahoe to make sure we found the spots with the prettiest backgrounds for our photos. She even packed me extra gloves and a beautiful coat because it was so cold! Even though the cold didn't phase her. She handled the 9-degree weather like a champ! Melanie had everything together to make sure our day went so smoothly. I seriously felt as if she was a full-service wedding planner, in addition to a photographer. Her work is truly amazing and I could not be happier with our wedding photos! They look magazine-worthy!"


Candace + Jordan

"Melanie is absolutely amazing at what she does! She did our engagement AND wedding photos. My husband and I do not like having our picture taken, but Melanie made it so natural and fun that it was never awkward. We are in love with all of our photos and get SO many compliments on them. If any of you are looking for a photographer that will provide you with some of the best photographs you've ever seen, look no further than Under the Redwoods Photography!!! It will be the best choice you'll ever make for your wedding!"


Sean + Sabrina

"Melanie was the perfect person to capture one of the biggest days of our life. She was professional, creative and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera the entire time. One of the things I loved most was that she captured our candid moves and all. We received a wide variety of beautiful photos with a quick turn around and felt we could relive our day when going through them. We would highly recommend Melanie for any special occasion."


Meredith + Eric

"Eric and I had the pleasure to work with Melanie for our wedding at Lake Tahoe. I was looking for a photographer that was creative and willing to try new ideas and provide professional guidance. We could not be happier with our choice. After meeting with Melanie to discuss ideas I knew we had the right person. Melanie made everyone feel at ease, captured the perfect moments, and you didn’t really know she was there. She was professional, timely, and stuck with the plan, coordinating with our other vendors/planners. Looking through our beautiful album Melanie created for us, I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. All the photos were gorgeous, in the perfect timeless style."


Denise + Mark

"Melanie is absolutely AMAZING! So worth it to have her photograph our special day and our engagements. Our photos will be cherished forever. The photos capture more than just the moment, the capture the feeling at the moment!"


Mary + John

"Our wedding photographs are my most favorite part of the most fantastic day of my life. The love that my new husband and I share just radiates off the pictures. Yes, this sounds a little cheesy but it’s true. I know that we will look back at these amazing photos 20, 30, 40 years from now and I will remember exactly how this day was unequivocally the best day of our lives."


Ashlee + Kyle

“Looking through our wedding photos is like reliving the day, but better in many ways because we canreally stay in each moment and linger in it as long as we want. The collection tells the story in beats, like poetry. And the expressions that Melanie captured... brought out the true ‘us’ and captured the way we truly feel about each other. What I remember from that day most are the joy and laughter, and that came through in abundance in the photos; and not just fake laughs for the camera, but our real emotions. We are forever grateful.”


Chelsea + Brad

"From the moment I met Melanie I knew I just had to have her do my engagement photos and my wedding! She the most kind-hearted, amazing person you will ever meet and it's a plus that her photos are just as great as she is! My husband and I are definitely camera shy and she made us feel so comfortable and made everything so so easy! I will be forever grateful to her for capturing our special day, and I'll have these beautiful photos to stare at the rest of my life!"


Leslie + Aaron

" Melanie was absolutely amazing! Not only are our wedding photos absolutely stunning, but Melanie was also truly a comfort to have in those crazy hours leading up to the wedding! Melanie thoughtfully organized the first look photography session and captured some truly beautiful moments. After the ceremony, Melanie found the perfect location for portraits and made the whole process so enjoyable and fun! Melanie was such a joy to work with and so helpful I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional photographer for their event!"


Karina + Jake

"Mel is amazing!!! We felt so lucky she traveled to us in Colorado to capture our wedding day. She captured my husband and me perfectly! We cried tears of happiness as we relived each moment of our wedding day. I'm so grateful for the memories that will never fade because of the photos."


Kristine + Dakota

"Melanie is awesome and adventurous - I don't think that we would have scaled a building or mountains for anyone else! We love all of the photos. You are simply the best and so fun to work with!"


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