With a sense of ease and a lot of fun, my strongest desire for you is to genuinely enjoy this season of life.

You’ve scoured Pinterest to figure out what kind of engagement session and wedding photos you want.

And now you find yourself thinking...

“how can I get photos like that!?”

No worries friend, I hear you!

It’s time to stop daydreaming

(or tapping that save pin button)

and get your own awesome Pinterest-worthy photos!

i'm ready, Tell me more!

I am obsessed with my Golden Retrievers, Madewell jeans and I love cooking gourmet meals! I have a passion for making couples feel comfortable in front of my lens and helping them have amazing Pinterest-worthy photos to look back on for years to come. 

Welcome friends, i'm 

get to know me better!

I’d love to help you celebrate during this time and that means having fun in the process!

take a peek inside my journal

and see other couples’ love stories and the laughter we shared during their session.

Blowing Rock Anniversary Session, Boone, NC

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Blowing Rock Anniversary Session, Boone, NC

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Blowing Rock Anniversary Session, Boone, NC

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notes from my past clients,

"Melanie is an absolutely exceptional photographer, friend, and person! My fiancé and I did our engagement photos with The Golden Collective Photography and it was a magical experience. Melanie was high-energy and had so many creative ideas! She even played music during the shoot to keep our spirits high and helped direct us on everything from poses to expressions. Our pictures turned out INCREDIBLE and we can’t imagine having worked with anyone else! One of the truly special things about Melanie is that she cares about her clients as people and goes out of her way to build a relationship. I highly recommend The Golden Collective Photography to anyone looking for incredible photos taken by a kind and talented individual!"
~ Alex and Dave, past couple