We are Jared and Melissa, a husband and wife team who are passionate about photography…… wedding photography to be exact! It really is a dream to be able to work together doing what we love. We are now entering our 9th wedding season together, photographing over 160 weddings and over 200 engagement sessions! It's incredible that we have photographed every single one of these events together!
Twelve years of marriage and three boys later we are still head over heels for one another and best friends. Family is everything to us and our boys are our life and joy. They help us see and experience life in ways we never thought possible.
A few things we both LOVE:
- long drives (cheesy but true!)
- going on adventures with our boys
- spending winter days in the mountains skiing
- caramal macchiato’s while location scouting
- great food and conversation (right now we love vietnamese food and the iced coffee is amazing!!)
- the unexpected
- the adrenaline rush from capturing a great image
We love getting to know our couples, hearing their stories and photographing them in such a way that is special to them. We are constantly striving to create modern, artistic, and emotional images for you to cherish, love, and adore for the rest of your lives! Let’s grab some coffee….we would love to hear all about your plans!!
Our Style & Approach
Captivating, vibrant, and modern would best describe Melissa Rae Photography and our clients describe us as passionate, creative, fun-loving & adventurous. Our images stand alone; they are brilliant, unique, and of exquisite quality. We use our own creative lighting together with natural light to provide you with a variety of breathtaking colour and timeless black & white images. We develop our photographs subtly and do not mask their beauty with trendy Photoshop techniques that will quickly go out of style.
We capture every wedding together, photographing your story as it unfolds. Catching the smiles, laughter, emotion and happy tears. During the portrait session of your day we capture fun and meaningful photographs of your family, bridal party and of course photos of the two of you! We love to sneak just the two of you away to give you a chance to share a moment with one another and also love to find unique locations in order to provide you with “wow” factor, memorable images.
We are a dedicated team who possess an outstanding technical savvy and combine it with a spontaneous and fun loving attitude, in order to provide you with memorable images and a memorable experience.