fine art wedding photography

for the modern romantic bride

the real lux light experience

Want to see the REAL experience you will receive when choosing Lux Light Photography for your special day! Tune in below for some fun, behind-the-scenes footage and imagine your dream wedding along the way!

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fine art wedding photographer & designer

If you love puppies, lavender fields, the largest macchiatos you can get, and consider yoga pants the only attire you'll ever need, then dive right in friends, let's chat!

my story

meet melissa

lover of film, educator for creative business owners, professional puppy cuddler, obsessive dress-wearer

"She just makes you feel so comfortable and has a great eye for creative photos for everlasting memories"

As soon as I contacted Melissa via email… I knew she was the one! She was sincere in her response and I could sense her passion for photography and weddings before ever even meeting her. We loved her so much! If you are looking for a sincere photographer with a passion for what she does, Lux Light Photography is where it is at. Melissa is wonderful, relaxing and creative. She just makes you feel so comfortable and has a great eye for creative photos for everlasting memories.

Hayley, LuxLight Bride, Traverse City Michigan

"Thank you, Lux Light Photography, for helping make our big day perfect and beautiful in every way!"

Wow, is all I can say! Lux Light Photography, Melissa Lande, is AMAZING! My husband and I are beyond thrilled with the beautiful photos this talented photographer took at our wedding in Michigan! Melissa was great to work with and made us, our bridal party, our family and guests feel completely at ease and comfortable. She was able to capture all the emotions of the day!! We adored them! Thank you, Lux Light Photography, for helping make our big day perfect and beautiful in every way!

Kallie, Lux Light Bride, Traverse City Michigan

"People said that they were the best wedding photos that they have ever seen."

Leading up to the wedding, Melissa would send me helpful tips to prepare myself for the big day. She seemed like the genuinely was excited for my wedding and really wanted to help make it the best experience ever. I would consider Melissa a friend now. She treated me like one. I would recommend her services to anyone who is looking for the best pictures ever for their engagement or wedding. You will not be disappointed. She is simply the best!

Michelle, Lux Light Bride, Traverse City Michigan


THE BEST ONE EVER!!! Melissa was so patient, considerate, very pleasant and happy to work with and indescribably talented at her job! She is just too amazing for words.

Sophie, Lux Light Bride, Traverse City Michigan


wedding experience

the once-in-a-lifetime

this moment only happens once. don't spend your precious time together worrying. there is another way to feel confident & beautiful & to finally have images of you together, without the fear that it'll never turn out...

As your wedding photographer for your northern Michigan wedding, you will experience a luxury wedding photography service that will truly tell your story and relationship, in the most romantic and candid way possible.

The photos I take at your wedding will makes you smile, make you laugh, and will remind you of exactly why you fell in love, in the first place.

My promise to you is to help you feel beautiful & confident, as if you could grace the pages of a magazine. You will relive the magic of your wedding day each time you view your images and in this way, your first day as husband and wife will be forever remembered, cherished, and loved!!! 

Each image is intentionally curated with YOU in mind, knowing that even after your wedding day, the images of your marriage deserve to be nurtured for many years to come.

we curate emotional, romantic & genuine images that reflect moment-by-moment, the best day of your lives

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