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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!

what if you could have the best wedding photos you've ever seen

WITHOUT THE STRESS OR ANXIETY OF BEING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?

the problem is...

You want breathtaking, romantic, fine art images...

You want to feel comfortable, natural, and "yourself" in front of the camera...

BUT you've never done this before! You don't know how to pose, what to do, or even how to get your "natural" smile without feeling posed, uncomfortable, or odd...

that's where i come in!

Most brides

know the importance of gorgeous wedding images

but there's
a huge problem...

How would your wedding experience change, knowing that I handle everything, from the planning, to the posing, to managing the people...and you'll be left with stunning, romantic imagery that will last a lifetime?

starting right now

You can guarantee that with me, you will have the experience of a lifetime, without worrying that you'll miss a moment on the most important day of your life!

feeling perfectly beautiful & confident

just imagine...

Your wedding experience with me will be seamless but most importantly, joyful. After all, life is about Experiencing the still, present moments with those you love most.

You are embarking on the best adventure of your lives together, and you deserve to have 100% of each and every moment of your wedding day captured in a stunning way, to document not only your family and friends, but also the intimate moments, elegant details, and genuine laughter so often missed or forgotten. I exist solely to make you happy, comfortable, and beautiful in front of the camera, and to remember every detail that goes into planning your wedding, so that nothing is ever passed by!

How would you feel if you are guaranteed that you will be amazing, comfortable, and gorgeous in front of the camera for your entire wedding day? How would your life be different, if you could hang the perfect couple's picture (which you've always wanted) and forver be reminded of why you love each other in the first place?

The No.1 reason why I dedicate myself to your wedding - To curate intimate, soulful, joyful images that will authentically grow & empower your marriage, so that each day after your wedding, you can love each other more than the last. To preserve your story on this day, so that you can always remember and renew your commitment to each other, for every moment hence.

we've been featured in

leading publications

"THE BEST ONE EVER!!!"

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.

"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!

"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!

"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.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

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Schedule a free consultation, so I can make sure I align with exactly what you envision

to wedding day perfection

our 4 step guide

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Booking is super simple - just sign an online contract + deposit & your date is saved!

Next - expect a custom Bridal Guide mailed to you, plus guidance & hands-on guidance, timelines, shot lists to make sure the wedding day is stress-free for you!

to wedding day perfection

our 4 step guide

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On your wedding day, sit back and relax - knowing that I can handle everything for you!

All you need to do is relax and enjoy - I will take care of the rest (from handling people, other vendors, collaborations, and keeping everything on time!)

to wedding day perfection

our 4 step guide

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After your wedding day, you can expect to be stunned and awed, as you receive continued support, friendship and of course, the curated gallery of images that will leave you (and your friends) talking about for years to come!

to wedding day perfection

our 4 step guide

my promise to you

01. Your wedding day lasts for only a split second of time, guarantee that each and every moment will be captured so that even if it blows by in a blur for you, we will be there to remember it for you, for the rest of your life!

02. Trust me as your wedding photographer, to help keep you on time and to help your events flow smoothly (and even help your family & wedding party know where to go, and when to go!)

03. Feel like you’ve gained a new friend with me, as I keep in contact throughout the wedding planning process, to help plan your dream wedding easily. Feel confident & joyous throughout the entire wedding experience.

04. Customized wedding timeline - we will sit down one-on-one and walk you through creating a custom timeline that will easily fit all of the wedding events into one day, without feeling rushed or stressed. We even help carve out portrait time between you and your husband, to capture romantic, fine art images – revitalize your passion and appreciation for one another in a vivacious, exciting way with your stunning photos!

05. Capture your true beauty during your “bridal portrait” part of your wedding day (dozens of photos to showcase you in your bridal dress and jewelry.) Discover a confidence boost during this once-in-a-lifetime moment of you as a bride!

06. Remain stress-free on your wedding day so that you can experience and enjoy each moment and guest that has arrived to celebrate with you! Never feel rushed, stressed, or late – we will take care of the timeline, vendors and details so you can feel energetic, relaxed, and joyful!

07. Receive constant advice and direction for your wedding planning for the ultimate wedding day experience, knowing that we are devoted to showcasing your beauty! Walk away with stunning portraits that will blow you away and more ways that you know!

I create magic, so you can remember exactly how you felt on your wedding day

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heya, i'm melissa

fine art photographer
est. 2011

My sole purpose as your wedding photographer, is to take care of all the fine art details for you, so that you can relax and enjoy this wedding-day experience. Each time you look at your wedding gallery, my goal is to produce stunning, emotional images that will support your marriage, and help you fall in love with each other, just a little bit more each day.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I BOOK LUX LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MY WEDDING?

WHAT IS MY STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

WHAT DOES THE ACTUAL WEDDING DAY LOOK LIKE, IF I BOOK YOU?

CAN I INCLUDE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN MY WEDDING PACKAGE?

First of all, welcome to the Lux Light Bride family! You deserve the exclusive right to not only have a photographer during your day, but to consider me your wedding planner, detail coordinator, seamstress, organizer, and much more leading up to the wedding, and even a friend on the actual day! I enjoy working one-on-one with you, and this transcends to not only a work relationship, but often a lasting one as your lives move forward, families are established, and generations grow on. With this in mind, I can guarantee that I will be there for you-through every question, every obstacle, and every action that occurs throughout this process.

You can expect to experience an all-inclusive luxury service, dedicated solely to making you feel happy and beautiful, confident in me, that I will help your day flow harmoniously.

During the actual wedding day, you can expect my team to show up early and get to know the bridal party and the couple’s families before I start shooting. It is a time to meet everyone, get comfortable, warmed up, and establish that today is your day and that we are here exclusively, for YOU. Our team works effortlessly to capture every intimate moment, facial expression, detail, and artistic display of emotion that occurs. Explore my Getting Ready Tips to ensure you have the perfect start to your day!

The first part of the wedding entails the “getting ready” shots, where we capture you with your bridesmaids and family, amongst your gown, flowers, and jewels but more importantly, the raw emotion that you are experiencing, building up to becoming husband and wife! Whether you choose a “first look,” or not, I help guide the activity of the day, to ensure that our wedding timeline schedule is harmonious and enjoyable for all those involved. 

During the ceremony, my team will be spread respectively around the aisle, to tell the story from several perspectives. While guaranteeing those “life-time” moments as you become husband and wife, you will see timeless images of each event at your ceremony (first kiss, vows, etc.) 

After the ceremony, we take a few hours with you personally and your wedding party, and travel to specific locations around the area, to get those artistic, modern, and stylized shots designed with you in mind. This is where I capture those “Lake Michigan Beach” photos that so many people know us for! 

Then it is on to the party and the reception. And this is your time to relax and my time, to capture the candids, laughter, funny facial expressions, and ridiculously hilarious dance moves that you never thought your grandma could pull off! Yes, we even get the pictures of you breaking it down in your dress! Trust me when I say, these will easily bring smiles and laughter to your face for years to come!

Certainly! All wedding packages have an engagement session included!

I would describe my wedding photography style in 3 words: genuine, luxurious & romantic. The "genuine" refers to the way that you will feel. Your laughter, your expressions, your emotion that you feel on your special day, will all be authentic to you are as a couple, and the relationship that you share with your closest friends/family. Nothing will be forced or too "posey," it will beautiful tell your story, the way you envisioned your wedding day. The "romantic" refers to my ability to seek out those intimate moments, the looks shared between you and your fiance that no one else might notice. So it's not necessary the "kissing" shot that I showcase, but it's the moment right after, when you slightly pull away and smile, looking at each other with light in your eyes, which is one of my favorite moments! The "luxurious" refers to the service that you will experience working with me. I pride myself on being more than just your wedding photographer. I want to be your wedding planner, your coordinator, help design your timeline, help orchestrate the day of your wedding so that you never have to feel stressed or worried. I take care of so many details, especially on the day of the wedding, so that you don't have to worry about a thing!

WHAT SETS ME APART FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?

What sets me apart is my attention to detail, and the pure joy & excitement that I have for your day. Having just been married myself, I am so passionate throughout your entire planning process, wanting you to only have the best of the best. Being a wedding photographer is my life, my passionate, my joy and I seek to let that enthusiasm spill forth, to help you in any way possible so that you can literally have your dream wedding, just the way you imagined it:) You can even read one of my favorite blog articles I wrote, detailing how to choose the right photographer for you.

WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY FINAL IMAGES?

You will receive your images within 2-4 weeks. We pride ourselves on the ability to turn our images around quickly, and never want to keep you waiting! The industry standard is about 6 weeks, and we promise to always stay ahead of this timeline!

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