Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Joyful, Romantic, & Timeless images of your love story

Hi! I’m Melissa, wedding photographer, mountain lover, and fall foliage enthusiast. I believe in capturing timeless wedding photos while providing an effortless client experience full of positivity and laughter.

On your wedding day, I’m not only your photographer but I’m your hype girl, your personal hydration coach, and an extra set of hands to hold your veil. I am deeply honored to be a part of so many love stories and I truly care about creating heirloom images for my clients to enjoy for years to come!

What’s the Occasion?

A Growing Family

Capturing your family’s prescious moments

Getting Married

Creating joyful, romantic, and timeless portraits from your engagement to your wedding day


Documenting your senior journey

Kind Words

Melissa was absolutely amazing! From the start she was so personable and easy to communicate with! Throughout the whole experience she was helpful in answering all our questions and worked with our tight timetable! The wedding day she was a bright ray of sunshine and kept us and our wedding party laughing the whole day! She and Chuck had the whole day running so smoothly, Ben and I could relax and enjoy our day! The next day we got a sneak peak of our photos and we’re blown away!!! The magic of our day was captured so perfectly and we were in awe of her talent! If you get the chance to hire Melissa for your wedding, do it!!! I promise you will be so thankful you did!!!


Choosing Melissa Diane Photography for our wedding was the absolute best decision ever! I couldn’t be happier with how our wedding (and engagement) pictures turned out. You spend so much time on your wedding day taking tons of photos, and Melissa made it so much fun and effortless.


“Melissa was the best decision we could have made for our photographer! From the initial contact to the delivery of our wedding gallery, she was super sweet and professional. We are very much obsessed with our wedding photos and they really capture the day spectacularly. Melissa also did a great job in constructing our wedding day timeline in which she and Chuck are PROS at organizing and getting large families together to take pictures. 12/10 will be recommending her to every bride I know.!”


Melissa was amazing from the start! Our engagement pictures were amazing. Then she helped plan out our wedding shots perfectly. She is so sweet and actually cares about making your wedding day the best it can be. She will get ANY shot you want. I highly recommend having her shoot your special day!


Melissa is the best! I chose her because her portfolio was stunning and she has such a timeless and beautiful aesthetic to all of her photos. She also turned out to be so amazing to work with. She was incredibly responsive throughout the entire process, always showed up on time/early, and was so, so great at making my husband (who is usually not photogenic) and family feel comfortable and beautiful in the photo taking process. Could not recommend Melissa more.