Melanie Julian




documenting milestones

I believe that part of my journey on this Earth is to serve others by documenting their milestones - the ones that add up to a lifetime full of love, laughter and adventure! As a photographer, storyteller and friend, I am honored to help you preserve your most important memories and experiences. With every client I serve and each photograph I take, it is my hope and goal to cultivate lasting relationships. I can’t wait to walk with you through these moments, from your wedding day, to family gatherings, to graduations and beyond. 


freeze-frame time

Brandon Rhyder sings it best when he says "it's moments like this that make me wish I could freeze frame time." This is my hope for your big life events; that we can do just that - freeze time. 

My process begins with the buildings of a beautiful friendship with a personal phone call getting to know you, to a collaborative and detailed wedding day timeline, to gracefully wrangling your rowdy groomsmen on the big day and everything in between. 

I believe that your wedding day is best documented when I know you on an intimate level. My style always includes natural light and authentic posing. My heart is to tell your story in such a way, that when times are tough, you can look back on your images and reflect on how much you love your spouse and how you will fight to honor your commitment. Marriage is not for the faint of heart. I'm not in the business for only pretty pictures - I'm here to encourage you along the way. Every good thing is worth fighting for. 

the process:

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capture the romance!

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cherished moments

the process

a quick glance:

Melanie Julian, is natural light, fine-art wedding photographer offering a variety of portrait sessions and custom wedding day packages that are documented on digital & fine-art film. All portraits, will be captured outside, 60-90 minutes before the sun sets.  

Clients will receive their images via an online gallery, where they can download the images and order fine-art prints. Standard turnaround times is 2-3 weeks*. (This is likely to change during busy holiday seasons)


In a few words:


Engagement Sessions
Bridal portraits
Wedding Day Coverage
Anniversary Sessions
Albums + Fine Art Prints

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investment begins at $4,000

now booking 2019



When the wedding dress is hung,
all that remains of the cake is the topper,
and the thank you notes have been sent to your guests... 
the one piece of your wedding day that remains is 

amazing locations



- inquire to learn more -

a legacy-filled

the photographs. 

places I've photographed:

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA | RUIDOSO, NM | Las Vegas, NV | washington d.c. | grand junction, co | nashville, tn | Baton Rouge, LA | Seattle, WA

Las Vegas, NV
washington d.c.
grand junction, co
nashville, tn
Baton Rouge, LA
Seattle, WA

- available to travel worldwide -

cherished moments

Celebrating your engagement or Marrying the love of your life?
You can trust me to capture these events as beautifully as you see them in your memory!

inquire with me

let's be friends!

"I can't brag about Melanie enough! Her pictures are amazing, and she was so much fun to be around. Her vibe is great, which really helps when you're not super comfortable in front of a camera. She has a great eye, and you'll be obsessed with her shots."

- kelly h.

"Melanie is absolutely amazing and so very talented!
I can’t put into words how wonderful she is - She puts her heart into everything she does and we feel so blessed to have met this sweet lady, that we now call our friend!"

- stephanie + jarrett

Melanie is amazing! From the second you have your first meeting until far after your wedding is over she will be your number one fan, cheering you on throughout the entire planning process. She takes the most beautiful photos!! She will make you laugh, cry happy tears and help you get to your big day with ease. You will not go wrong if you choose Melanie as your photographer.

- maddie + colton

I seriously cannot say enough amazing things about Melanie! She's gorgeous inside and out, the sweetest soul, and incredibly talented! Her eye for capturing stunning and timeless images is impeccable. She makes everyone feel so at ease in her presence which is crucial on your wedding day. I recommend Melanie so highly! Do not think twice about choosing her to be your photographer!!

- elizabeth ise