Melissa Gaglio | Photographer

Melissa Gaglio | Photographer

crown Top 30 in Washington DC
crown 290 on Wezoree

Destination wedding photography with a focus on chasing the perfect sunset, capturing genuine laughter, and real life fairytales.

star 5(15)
budget $3 700
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15 Reviews for Melissa Gaglio |

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Geri Sawyer Married couple on 10 Oct 2020
Melissa has developed into a highly professional role as a photographer.  
She sees the beauty in every situation and never fails to deliver.
Erin Kiddy Married couple on 16 Oct 2021
Melissa was so great to work with. I was nervous for my engagement photos but she made us feel very comfortable! It was actually pretty fun, and I can't wait for the wedding photos!
Emily Married couple on 14 Aug 2021
Melissa is AMAZING and you should definitely book her for your wedding.
We first met during out engagement photo shoot. Melissa travelled to our preferred location and was ready to do whatever it took to get beautiful photos. She was patient with our energetic puppy and allowed plenty of time for a "costume change." We climbed rocks at Great Falls and got some truly magical images. She sent all of our photos within a few days. At our wedding, Melissa and her assistant, Karle, we super fun and set a great mood for the wedding party. They grabbed some items for detail shots while we finished getting ready and then took some fun photos of everyone. We did a first look and finished the portraits prior to the ceremony, then some intimate photos of us as a newly married couple. All night, Melissa and Karle were in the action and very accommodating to take some impromtu photos of groups of guests. Melissa posted about a dozen preview shots the day after our wedding, which we loved. We highly, highly recommend them to all couples out there. We can't wait to see the rest of our photos soon and to have more occasions to book photo sessions with her :)
Kate Married couple on 22 Aug 2020
AMAZING! She is kind, professional, and the service and product is absolutely perfection. FIVE STARS!
Katie Married couple on 13 Nov 2021
Melissa was amazing! She was so personable, and made us feel so at ease, especially for people who hate being in front of the camera. She fit right in with all of our jokes when we did our engagement pictures, so we knew she would bring some great energy to our wedding day. Melissa was responsive to my emails in the meantime in regards to wedding timeline concerns, etc. Her and Karle fit right in at our wedding and captured all the moments we wanted. Not just formal pictures, but all the crazy moments that we laugh at looking back. Pricing was great and her turnaround time was as promised. Not a single regret!
Erin Married couple on 15 May 2021
Melissa does amazing work! The few photos I have seen so far are amazing! I can’t wait to see the rest!
Amanda Married couple on 31 May 2019
We had the opportunity to book with farfalla during one of the sales she had, which is rare in the world of wedding planning! She was very flexible when scheduling our engagement session and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. On the day of the wedding she was gonna wonderful and I’ve loved our sneak peek photos! I can’t wait to get the rest! Thank you for capturing our special day!
Amity Married couple on 12 Oct 2019
We used Farfalla for our engagement/ wedding photos back in February '19 and October! One of the best things that she does is include an engagement session in the wedding packages. I love that the engagement session gives you a chance to comfortable with your photographer and also see just how awesome her style is going to be for your wedding photos. Our engagement session was on a cold windy day and Melissa totally rocked by making sure we were all still having fun! She has such a bubbly personality it feels like you've known her forever which makes you so relaxed on the big day! She also pays attention to the little details that leave a lasting impact (our USB with our photos we is stunning!). Overall, I 100% reccomend Farfalla Photography to everyone looking for a photographer that makes you feel beautiful and relaxed!
Jill Married couple on 26 Oct 2019
We love Melissa! I first fell in love with her work through Instagram. Once I saw her there I stalked her website and knew I had to reach out! Melissa was so easy to work with, professional and always responded in a timely manner. Melissa went above and beyond to capture all of the photos that we wanted and made everything go so smoothly. We did a first look and she made that so special. We also have a big confusing family and she was able to get all of the pictures for us with no problem. Not once did we ever feel rushed or pushed. Melissa posted a few sneak peeks on Instagram which are absolutely stunning and breathtaking and I am so in love with our photos already! I cannot wait to get our whole gallery and relive our day all over again! I cannot say enough good things about Melissa and would recommend Farfalla photography in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a photographer! I also hope to one day do a boudoir session with Melissa as a surprise to my husband. Her boudoir shots are amazing as well!
Katie Beam Married couple on 13 Jun 2020
Melissa is nothing short of incredible.
It’s obvious that her photos are stunning after scrolling through her page for a few seconds. But beyond that she is kind, creative, patient, efficient, thoughtful, and FUN.
She is everything you could want in a photographer and more. She captures genuine moments that easily recall the emotions of the moment. And her services are affordable no matter what occasion or package.
She is quick to send sneak peeks and edit your entire collection. The online platform for downloading and sharing photo is easy to use. Her printing options are a great quality and price. She has photographed so many special events for me and I cannot wait to continue having her persevere our moments for years to come.
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Farfalla Photography
Photographer Farfalla Photography About me

I’m an adventure seeker, and nothing brings me more joy than travelling the world, exploring old, mysterious houses and castles, and taking really long road trips. When I’m not busy chasing the perfect shot, I love to dabble in cross-stitching, explore different cuisines (Mexican food is my favourite!), and lose myself in the aisles of bookstores for hours.


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Melissa Gaglio | 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.

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Dazzling Captures by Farfalla Photography

Capturing Love in the Capital
Based in the bustling hubs of Washington DC and London, Farfalla Photography has established itself as a premier choice for couples seeking to immortalize their special day. With seamless proficiency in navigating the energy and romance of urban weddings, Melissa of Farfalla brings a heartfelt commitment to every click and flash of her camera.

A Testament to Excellence
Recognition through Wezoree Awards—three, to be precise—serves as a testament to Farfalla Photography's exceptional service and the enchanting quality of the photographs taken. Each award stands as a beacon of professional and artistic affirmation in the highly competitive realm of wedding photography.

Voices of the Betrothed
Diving into the sea of client reviews, with fifteen recorded on Wezoree, one finds a consistent narrative: praise for Melissa’s remarkable ability to capture the essence of a couple’s love story. The testimonials highlight not only her photographic expertise but also an unparalleled ability to connect with clients on a personal level.

A Beacon of Warmth
Melissa’s warmth radiates through her interactions, making clients like Melissa Sindy feel comfortable and natural. This ease in collaboration often culminates in spectacular engagement and wedding photos that profoundly resonate with the couples.

Through the Eyes of Those Entwined
Cassie G.’s and Claudia M.’s endorsements highlight Melissa’s flexibility and composure, even when faced with unforeseen changes such as pandemic-related postponements. Emphasizing both organizational skills during the ceremony and the joy infused in the process, it’s clear that Melissa's presence is cherished.

The Prints of Passion
Finally, reflections by Tracey W., Lauren, Katie Beam, and Jill encapsulate the lasting impression left by Farfalla Photography. Not only do her photos overflow with authenticity, but her comprehensive services—from sneaks peeks to a convenient online platform and quality prints at great prices—are highly celebrated.

In essence, Farfalla Photography, through the lens of Melissa, crafts more than just images; she weaves a tapestry of timeless memories, infused with genuine emotion and delivered with a professionalism that makes every snapshot a treasure for the ages.