LGBTQ, LTBT, Same Sex Wedding Photographer - Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
LGBTQ+-owned Business, Woman-owned Business
Destination Wedding Packages
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Boudoir, Engagement, Trash The Dress
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Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
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Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle
Getting Engaged, Wedding
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Melissa Koren Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 1/06/2022 by Elaine S
Very happy with the professionalism of Melissa she was very friendly and captured all the images we requested as well as random and outdoor shots. Our photos are beautiful would highly recommend. Elaine S
Reviewed On 7/29/2021 by Becky L
Melissa should be your go to photographer for your pics and your personal assistant. Not only does she take amazing photos but she assisted me in making my day go so smoothly, from buttoning my dress to bustling my gown. She has this magic to...
ol belt with everything you could possibly need in it! I knew hiring her she was gonna be awesome but she was even better than I could have imagined! Thank you Melissa!
Reviewed On 10/27/2020 by Candace F
I can’t say enough positive things about Melissa Koren Photography and how much my partner and I appreciate Melissa and respect her work. Melissa was exceptionally responsive, kind, and flexible (especially given that I had a last-minute weddin...
g). She was happy to accommodate us. On the wedding day, we were shocked at the number of pictures she was able to take within the time frame we had booked her for. She made us feel comfortable and confident. She didn’t hesitate to help moving my dress around and even made a great suggestion about where to stand for the ceremony due to the light. We were so glad to have her there. The pictures from both sessions with her are stunning and we can’t imagine a more special way to have documented the day. We’re so thankful to have found Melissa and would love to work with her again sometime. It’s clear to us that Melissa is a true, quality professional who excels at the job she does and is passionate about her work. We’ll be highly recommending Melissa Koren Photography to anybody looking to have pictures done!
Reviewed On 7/22/2019 by Ariana L
Melissa was absolutely amazing to work with! She did our engagement and wedding wedding photos. As someone who is not the most comfortable in front of the camera, Melissa made us feel so at ease and we had a ton of fun shooting our engagement p...
hotos on the beach! When the wedding rolled around, Melissa was so detail oriented, she kept us on schedule and made sure we all had fun! She went above and beyond the call of duty: fastening boutonnieres, bustling my dress, and keeping everyone on track! She came highly recommended to me from a friend who used her for her own wedding and we were amazed with the beautiful work she did! We were so incredibly pleased with the photos when they came back (quicker than quoted) and would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding or special event photographer!
Reviewed On 7/07/2019 by Heidi L
Melissa really made our wedding happen. She rolled with the weather threats, kept us all on pace, even helped me get dressed, cleaned the makeup off my dress, and put on my earrings. We would have been lost without her organization and exceptio...
nal help every step of the way, not to mention her bright smile and great personality. I'm so grateful that we found her for our wedding and I can't wait to see the images she produces! Melissa, you're the best! Thank you!
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Terri W
Melissa was incredible! She was able to make us both feel so comfortable taking pictures. Her ability to find some perfect pictures is outstanding. Guests commented on how professional and fun she was. Melissa goes above and beyond, besides ...
taking pictures she is helping with dress issues, bustling my dress and keeping people moving! The engagement pictures are incredible and the sneak peak of the wedding ones are breathtaking! I can't wait to see the rest!
Reviewed On 7/23/2018 by Evan K
Just got our "teaser pictures" access and are so pleased with how everything turned out! Leading up to the day Melissa worked with us many times back and forth to ensure that we got the time frame and services that we wanted. She took the time ...
to get to know our vibe as a couple and matched that very well on the wedding day. She worked well with our families and friends capturing all the important moments without any fussing. She even worked on her birthday for us! We will enjoy the memories she has captured for us as well as the encouraging words she shared with us for many years to come.
Reviewed On 7/07/2018 by Acacia K
Melissa was absolutely amazing! We planned our wedding from over 1,000 miles away and we met Melissa on the day of our wedding. She was professional, incredibly efficient, fun, and gave very good directions for formal photos. Our pictures turne...
d out beautifully! She captured bright colors, laughter, tears, and many lovely candid moments. We are so thankful we picked her for our big day. My family and friends also commented on how she genuinely looked like she was having a blast while taking photos at our reception. We highly recommend Melissa.
Reviewed On 1/07/2017 by Erica K
I can't say enough wonderful things about Melissa! She was AH-MAZING! She responded quickly to all my messages (email, facebook, etc.) and kept me at ease. She knew I was stressed planning a wedding in NH from another state and she helped me wi...
th anything she could. I chose her based recommendation from a friend and based off her website, which is fabulous. Her blog and her website let me see her personality and style which was totally what I was looking for. After chatting with her a little via emails and social media we booked my wedding! She gets to know you as a couple via a questionnaire which I thought was very smart. I was nervous never having met her in person, but when I finally got to meet her when I went to NH, she was very sweet!
Day of came and she was very organized. We had nailed down details about a month ahead of time via her worksheet she has you fill out as far as photography of family members you want, so when the day came she gathered everyone and called out the line ups and we got them done in a timely manner, but was not rushed, was just organized which I loved. Not only that, during the getting ready in the bridal suite, when my dress literally BROKE (a clasp broke on the back when closing me in the dress, she was ready with needle and thread and sewed me into my dress. Like...WHAT?! BEST photographer ever! Not only needle and thread, she had safety pins which she used to pin the bridesmaids dresses, and a whole slew of things in her bag! Dang! She literally saved the day!
Her package options are great, and competitive. She was the only photographer I had there but she can handle the job on her own. My pictures were done about a month after the wedding and I am in LOVE with them. She didn't miss a beat. She is phenomenal. I HIGHLY recommend!!
Reviewed On 10/15/2016 by Sarah B
I can’t think of a better way to start my weekend. This morning I opened up my email and I had a message from Melissa “Wedding Pictures!!!”. I couldn’t have imagined that someone would have been able to capture our perfect day so beautifully, b...
ut Melissa went above and beyond. We could not be happier with our photos and I am so grateful that Sam and I will be able to relive that amazing day for the rest of our lives through her amazing images. I haven’t stopped looking at them all day, and will now probably get nothing done for the remainder of the weekend.
We met Melissa about a year ago when she did our engagement photos, and when she got my then-fiance/now-husband to actually smile in a photo, I knew she was the one for us! She didn’t disappoint. If you are looking for an amazingly professional photographer, and human “fix-it” kit, Melissa is your lady. She assisted with my dress, fixed my hair, made sure Sam and I ate, and was so kind to all of my guests.
Her work speaks for itself, but if reviews are your thing, here’s mine- She is absolutely amazing and we will be going back to her for all of our future photography needs.
Thank you Melissa, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for capturing our day so wonderfully.
Reviewed On 9/06/2016 by Samantha W
Melissa is an incredible wedding photographer and a huge help in helping the whole day run smoothly! We were just married several days ago, so obviously no photos yet, but I know they will be beautiful! She is so easy to work with and is really...
skilled at wrangling and organizing lots of people for the group photos! Can't wait to see the photos!!
Reviewed On 5/23/2016 by Kathryn N
Melissa had shot a wedding for a friend of ours a couple years earlier, and I knew from the second I saw her photos that I wanted her to be our photographer. She is a genius at capturing real "moments". It was super easy to get in touch with he...
r and book her services. One of my favorite parts of the whole process was that she is very up-front with her pricing, and it is very reasonable. The booking process was completely stress-free. My husband (who hates posing for pictures) and I had a blast at our engagement shoot, and we are in love with the pictures!
As for the wedding, Melissa and her assistant went above and beyond. They were constantly snapping very thoughtful photos, but Melissa still somehow managed to help everybody get ready on time, bustle my dress, and be totally fun to hang out with. She really played a huge part in keeping things running smoothly all day. Her skill and professionalism were essential in making sure we had time for every photo we could have ever wanted during the cocktail hour. We can not wait to see our photos which we know will be absolutely breathtaking!!
Reviewed On 1/11/2016 by Nadia K
Melissa was truly a pleasure to work with - very responsive, creative and flexible. She is very professional and definitely knows what she is doing. She took amazing photos at our wedding that we still can't stop looking at after 4 months. The ...
albums that she created for us were gorgeous! I absolutely recommend her!!!
Reviewed On 10/24/2015 by Catherine M
Melissa is incredibly talented, efficient, professional, and such a sweet person. My sister recommended Melissa to us after she, her family and friends had used Melissa. Since day one of planning our wedding photography was on the top of my lis...
t to find the best of the best vendor. Let's be honest, weddings are quite frankly one of the best but fastest days of your life so pictures are THE most important thing you can have to look back on your day. When we met her we were immediately sold. Not only does she take incredibly beautiful pictures but she is just a fabulous person. She was so quick to respond to all of my emails, and she explained every little detail. We purchased a package which included an engagement session and our family and friends were blown away at how beautiful they were. When it came to our wedding day Melissa was on point, so professional and so fast. I thanked her via email the very next day. We recently received our pictures and were in complete awe at how beautiful they were and how she sent them to us(we were married 9/19). And I should add our package included all of the rights to our pictures!! If you are looking for a photographer that will do an amazing job, look no further. Melissa will amaze you!
Reviewed On 11/16/2014 by Julia P
Having Melissa and her assistant Nadia take our photos was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They were so professional, considerate, fun, and friendly. The pictures came out absolutely stunning, and I love the shots she created...
. She really captured the feeling of the day and I can't thank her enough.
Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Amy B
Melissa knows her stuff! On top of taking beautiful pictures, she is really sweet, helpful, and has a great sense of humor. She was open to our vision and had fantastic ideas about different shots. She made us feel completely comfortable and h...
elped to keep us calm on what could've been a stressful day. We are thrilled that we chose her and will continue to use her and recommend her to others! Thanks Melissa!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2012 by Elise C
Melissa is just so professional, and she definitely came prepared (with pretty much an arsenal of just-in-case items)! She definitely knows the business and has just been a joy to work with. She came highly recommended to us, and I would high...
ly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, positive, fabulous photographer! We know her work is excellent, as well, from the engagement shoot - we can't wait for the wedding photos!
Reviewed On 9/18/2012 by Allyson B
So I stumbled upon Melissa by accident because she had amazingly beautiful pictures posted on my vendor's site. I knew she would be fantastic but I didn't know just how much until my day! She arrived of course when I was having a full ...
blown panic attack! As embarrassed as I was she reacted like a true professional. She ran the show with my guidance and that was truly what I needed. I felt like I had an instant older sister, she has an amazing personality. I would not have changed a thing, she was a superstar!
Reviewed On 8/23/2012 by Meghan M
Melissa was great to work with. She was professional, not intrusive like I've seen photographers be like in lots of weddings. She did a great job planning ahead so that the formal pictures didn't take long, and she was very flexible with what w...
e wanted to do. She did so much more for us than she needed to -- she stayed longer than her contracted time so that she could get pictures of our cake cutting, and she fixed my bustle!!! That was huge. She had a sewing kit with her and it took her just a few minutes to fix it so that I could dance comfortably. I don't know what we would've done without her. HIGHLY recommend!
Reviewed On 7/12/2012 by Karen V
Melissa is the best photographer I have ever seen at work! She came into my bridal suite, started snapping away, and before I knew it she was helping tuck me into my dress! She took all the portraits we asked for, but also got candids, which ...
I always feel show the story behind an event. She was extremely personable, and went out of her way for us. Price-wise Melissa was less than any other photographer of her caliber, and after having her there, I would have paid more had she asked! When my bustle hook broke, she stepped in with her magic bag of tricks and helped safety pin me so I could dance the night away. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to use her again!
Reviewed On 6/21/2012 by Katie H
We found Melissa by accident while searching for pictures of our wedding venue and fell in love with her photography immediately. Luckily she was available for our wedding date and within our price range. We first met her in person during a v...
ery cold engagement photo shoot in December and she immediately made us feel comfortable. She had us laughing enough that we (almost) completely forgot about the cold. After that session we were very excited to have a photographer for our wedding that we trusted, were comfortable around and genuinely liked as a person. On the wedding day she did a great job taking control of the crowd to get all the necessary shots, while still making it fun for everyone. She is also an all around wedding expert and fixed my train when it refused to stay bustled :) All of my communication with Melissa during this whole process (mostly by email) was prompt, professional and friendly. We have not seen the final results from the wedding yet, but after seeing her previous work and our engagement photos, we know we'll be happy!
Reviewed On 9/13/2011 by Stephanie R
Melissa is such a wonderful photographer. She listens to her clients and really captures their essence and love. She's great to work with, communicates well, and goes above and beyond. And she's such a fun person, too! She really helped my f...
iance and I relax and enjoy having our pictures taken (which we don't typically like). Her pricing is really affordable and the quality is that of an over-priced photographer (but better!).
Reviewed On 8/29/2011 by a member
No words could describe the professionalism and personal touch Melissa brought to our wedding. Her eye and creative abilities brought everything together. Simply the best. We will certainly contact her for any event for years to come!
Reviewed On 7/10/2011 by Caitlin P
We spent a long time looking for a photographer and were thrilled when we found Melissa. She loves her job and is very talented. We had a blast working with her and have really enjoyed the photos she took. I'd definitely recommend her!
Reviewed On 6/28/2011 by Sara B
Melissa Koren Photography is the most amazing photographer around. She gets my 5-star rating. I can't say anything negative. Her prices are VERY afforable - she's just simply perfect. Engagement photos were included - she stayed longer than...
we booked her - she met me for wine before the wedding - she was always on time - give me her cell number if I ever needed anything - awesome!
Contact Info for Melissa Koren Photography
47 Jady Hill Ave, Exeter, NH | New Hampshire, Massachusetts & Maine(603) 969-2772