I was given my first Canon AE 1 film, fully manual camera at the age of ten by a photographer. He inspired in me such a love of photography at such an early age, a dream was planted in my heart that lay dormant for many years while working in finance and having children, but stayed alive. Five years ago I decided to follow my dream of being a wedding photographer and the rest is history!

I absolutely love to capture all the wonderful moments and emotions that create a wedding and I put my heart and soul into each event to create unique and timeless memories. Ultimately, theses beautiful memories become heirlooms and are passed on from generations to generations. I can’t think of a greater responsibility.

I am grateful to have had my work featured in wedding publications like Wedding Wire and Borrowed and Blue, The Clutch Guide etc. I regularly photograph throughout the south, but have also been fortunate to travel various destinations across US photographing beautiful love stories.




The day you get married to your best friend isn’t about the size of the venue or the number of guests. It’s not about the flavor of the cake or flower arrangements. It’s simply about two people madly in love with each other, the intimate connection they share, and the memories they create along the way. After the food has been eaten, the presents have been opened, and the dress is hanging in your closet, your wedding day will still be with you – in your memories and in the images captured that day.

The most successful photographs are those that stand the test of time. They preserve genuine, intimate, and playful moments that otherwise only live in our memories. I photograph people in these moments. Authentic photographs will transport you back in time and allow you to relive emotions of your wedding day twenty, thirty, or even forty years from now. Your memories will last a lifetime.

I am blessed to photograph people on one of the happiest days of their lives, telling the story of their love through images. Whether you elope in the City or plan a romantic destination wedding, together we will make sure you remember this day just as it was – with love and happiness.

 Melissa Batman | Virginia, D.C, Maryland| Fine-Art Wedding Photographer