18 March 2014

Distinguished Member: Melissa Ergo Photography

BUSINESS NAME: Melissa Ergo Photography
NAME: Melissa Ergo
LOCATION: Seattle, WA & San Francisco Bay Area, CA
AREAS SERVING: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco & Destination
AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL? It’s what I love best!

DREAM WEDDING LOCATIONS: Chile, Turkey, Thailand, Bali, Scotland

ABOUT HER: I am a wedding photographer because I like telling real, uncontrived stories about human emotion and extraordinary things.  It is the same reason that I travel and live a lifestyle of abundant adventure.  People fascinate me, so I’ve been trekking all over the world since I was a teenager to discover new stories.

I adore documenting people in love. I capture real stories as they unfold and give my clients an honest narrative of their love and their loved ones gathering together in joyful celebration. Many photographers tell the same story over and over or to contrive scenarios for images; I am interested in giving you something more honest than a trite, cookie-cutter approach. Your wedding is different!

My love for adventure keeps me interested in constantly learning new things and going new places. When I am not photographing weddings I am hiking in the mountains, dancing or traveling—and often all three simultaneously! This year I am on the road, living and volunteering on organic farms around the Pacific Northwest.

HER STYLE: Bright, Modern and Natural. My style draws from my background as a painter and art history student.  I strive for my work to have a dreamlike quality while remaining very natural and honest. I am all about telling a real story as it unfolds.

>> "We were so happy that we chose Melissa as our wedding photographer. The photos are beautiful and she captured the essence of our wedding perfectly. She is kind, creative, professional, and hardworking. She really worked with us to ensure that we got every photo we wanted and uses natural light and her creativity to capture absolutely beautiful photos. Would recommend her services in a heartbeat!!" -Jill

>> "Melissa was an amazing photographer, not only is she very talented at capturing beautiful moments but she was a pleasure to work with. She has a very calm and relaxed personality which is very comforting to a potentially stressed-out bride. She was very receptive to my ideas and the moments I particularly hoped to capture while also making innovative suggestions. We used Melissa for both our wedding and engagement photography and she is a pro at both posed and un-posed photography. For the engagement shoot she did an excellent job of capturing moments of us that were intimate and did not looked forced or posed (which is particularly difficult since my husband has a hard time smiling naturally for photos). And for the wedding she was able to catch many beautiful moments of us and our guests in the middle of un-posed activities. If I had to do my wedding over, I would definitely use Melissa again!" -Ally



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