Melani Lust Wedding Photographer in New York, Chicago ❤️ Photography Portfolio

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Melani Lust Photographer

Photos that look how your memories feel. Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your interest in my work.

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21 Reviews for Melani Lust

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
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Megan on 19 Feb 2022
Fantastic photography! Great to meet you last night at Women in Business Melani!
Lauren on 13 Feb 2021
Fantastic photographer! We are so happy with our engagement and wedding photos. Strongly recommend her if you are looking for a photographer. Very professional and talented.
Amanda on 10 Apr 2021
Melani Lust is incredibly talented.  Her passion for what she does is evident in every picture!  On top of being one of the sweetest people I know.
Joe Cappa on 22 May 2021
Amazing job! I have never seen such quality pictures so quickly. You clearly captured the emotion of every moment ! As father of the bride, some of the day was hazy to me but you made it crystal clear in your pictures.
Andrea on 11 Dec 2021
Melani has a superior talent for capturing, not only the events but most importantly, the deep joyful emotions of the most special day.
Ana Zoriana on 05 Jun 2021
Melani is the best in the business because she works hard at it.  She reads up and keeps current on new technologies so she can offer services using the best cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment, including albums and print paper; no detail is too small for her to not obtain and use the best.  Her many years of experience guided us to the best venue, makeup artist, wedding planner, florist, bridal store and more.  On the day of the shoot, in addition to the candid shots, I strongly suggest allowing her to set up locations and posing. She knows what she is doing and, as we found out, her guidance resulted in the most fabulous photos ever.  Melani sincerely cares about all the little and large details that will add up to the perfect wedding.  She will listen to you and offer her wisdom, direction and advice which will result in extraordinary photographs.   I believe that her Masters in Art History and her background in dance are why she is so accomplished at lighting and so understanding of movement.  Melani's innate desire to achieve excellence in all she does is so very evident in her photographs, especially in her wedding albums.  She appears to have been everywhere and caught so many cherished moments we never would have been able to enjoy without her all-seeing eye!  I treasure Melani's photographs and now so can our family, for generations to come.
Kristin Carrozza on 19 Dec 2020
The best!  We are so happy with our wedding photos. Melani captured all of the emotions and moments of the day beautifully.
Marianna Marra on 09 Dec 2021
An amazing artist- sentimental, poignant, classic!
Stacy on 06 Nov 2021
The most professional and creative photographer around!  Melani Lust is a pleasure to deal with in all aspects from our  first meeting to the day of!!!! Best wedding photographer hands down!
Marisa on 18 Sep 2021
Though my hubby and I are definitely photogenic, we had no idea how gorgeous the right photographs could make us. Melani is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in Town & Country. I heard about her from a friend. I found her sensitive, likeable and a lot of fun to work with. She also threw in a cool engagement photo session.
Diana D. on 05 Oct 2019
Melani is the absolute best. She captures the most beautiful moments, and brings out the best in every person she photographs. Everyone at my wedding commented on how the photographer was the hardest working person there…she was running around trying not to miss a moment. She also included engagement photos in my package, which she went completely over and above the normal call of duty! We ended up taking pictures starting in the afternoon, during sunset and into the evening – we changed locations, clothing and the result was perfection. I absolutely cherish my photos. I love looking through them and reliving the night. She is so easy to work and extremely professional. Melani makes you feel like you are her only client, even though she is booked every weekend. We will definitely be keeping Melani in our life over the years as our family grows
Antonia on 17 Oct 2020
Full disclosure - Melani is a kinswoman of mine who lives in CT. I always knew that if I got married I desperately wanted her to photograph the wedding. Simply put - Melani sees through to the soul and captures it. Her style is beautiful and evocative, timeless yet contemporary. She does what she calls 'creatives' with the couple, where you go somewhere meaningful to the couple an she captures just the two of you there. She is also uncanny at capturing that moment with your grandmother in law at the ceremony or the wonderful body language between you and your father in law as you dance. My mother is notorious for not photographing well - Melani took the best shot I've ever seen of her. As others have said, she has the most incredible energy and a buoyant personality - which makes everything a breeze, especially getting the formal shots and groupings a breeze.
Theresa w. on 27 Mar 2021
Nothing more I can say than fantastic, fabulous, superb, wonderful, stunning. Without a doubt, the best decision I made when planning my wedding was using Melani Lust Photography. She went above and beyond to create a stress-free day. Highly, highly recommend - not only will you get the most beautiful photographs imaginable, you will feel important, special, and cared for. And did I mention that her photographs are unbeatable? Simply stunning.
Heather M. on 30 Oct 2021
When I became engaged I knew exactly who I wanted to capture the day! Melani had photographed a friend’s wedding I was blown away by her style, esthetic and warm nature. Thankfully she was available for my day! By far the BEST vendor I worked with throughout the entire wedding planning process. The images she captured are breathtaking. Her eye sees precious vignettes of not only the bride and groom but of all our loved guests. Our day was documented beautifully and we have more favorite images then we ever hoped for! The best decision we made was booking Melani.
Cassandra on 25 Sep 2021
I cannot stop looking at Melani's pictures from our wedding. She is truly an artist and beyond talented - there are *too many* beautiful pictures to choose from! She was a pleasure to work with, a calming presence on the day and the end results we've seen are stunning!
Christina M. on 09 Jan 2021
I can't say enough good things about Melani Lust and her team. From our initially meeting, I knew that Melani was someone who took great pride in her work and was fully committed to capturing the most beautiful pictures for her clients. Leading up to the wedding, she always touching base with me, ensuring that all the details were in place so we would get exactly what we wanted the day of the wedding. We went back and forth about a day of timeline until it ended up being perfect. The day of the wedding, Melani and her team did not stop for a second, capturing everything with beauty! She was extremely concerned with making sure we got every shot we wanted and even would ask periodically if there was anything in particular we wanted that we hadn't shot yet. Our pictures we absolutely amazing. She has an ability to fall into the background and allow you to be natural and relaxed, creating beautiful shots. We couldn't be happier! Thank you for these amazing memories!
Virginia M. on 04 Sep 2021
Her accolades and accomplishments speak for themselves, but Melani is simply the best! My husband and I have never considered ourselves especially photogenic and were very nervous to meet Melani and have our first experience with her - our engagement photos. We were on the fence before the shoot but now highly recommend doing an engagement session. Although an additional fee, they turned out so beautifully and really put our minds at ease for our wedding photos after our "practice round"! The day after our wedding, we received at least ten 'sneak peak' photos, each of which are incredibly gorgeous on their own, with the balance of photos coming 4-6 weeks after the event. We can't wait to see the rest and have already received so many compliments on the photos as well as Melani's & her helpers' interactions with guests at the wedding. Needless to say, we are so thankful we made the best decision in hiring Melani. Not only does she clearly have an artistic gift, she is a beautiful and uplifting person to be around too.
Jaymie A. on 21 Aug 2021
Melani, Julia and Jacek were an unbelievable team of photographers at my wedding at the Riverhouse! They captured the most beautiful images and were wonderful to work with. Melani got us to take such gorgeous creative photos and we can't wait to see the album! I highly recommend Melani Lust!
Christina C. on 11 Dec 2021
If you want the absolute best photographer on the biggest day of your life, you HAVE to book Melani! She was referred to us by a friend and as soon as we met her and saw her talent, we didn't need to look any further. Fr om the intimate details of her shots, to her incredible talent for capturing the most fabulous moments throughout the day blew us away. Her flawless attention to detail was showcased throughout our entire wedding portfolio of pictures. We thought we were looking at pictures out of a bridal magazine but they were from our wedding. She scouted areas before-hand for pictures and we decided on one museum and one outdoor barn shot on our way to the reception around 5:30 PM wh ere the lighting was just gorgeous! She is so sweet and professional and her talent is incredible! Our families and friends were amazed by her level of expertise throughout the whole day and night. We had a very large bridal party of 34 and that group shot she captured of all of us, is absolutely breathtaking!! Trust me, you will brag about her and your wedding pictures for the rest of your life to anyone and everyone...I promise!! Thank you Melani for everything that you did; our experience was nothing short of amazing!
Roseann M. on 09 Oct 2021
our search stops here! Professional, accommodating, friendly, puts you at ease, and gives you tremendous support from start to finish. Highly recommend- goes above and beyond. I went from a bridezilla to an elegant and calm bride all thanks to her!
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What is the average price for Melani Lust wedding photography services?


What avaliable photography services that can be provided by Melani Lust?

Melani Lust offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Film Photography, Bride-only Session, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Printing Rights, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does Melani Lust identify with?

Melani Lust works in the following photography styles: Fine Art, Natural, Editorial, Film, Photojournalistic, Traditional / Classic, Fashion, Vintage, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative, Underwater

Which wedding events does Melani Lust service?

Melani Lust provides photography services for the following events: Wedding

What percentage of users recommend Melani Lust and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Melani Lust is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.