• MV the Artist

    Melissa Vandermause has been photographing professionally since 2005, her style is innovative and real. Her signature style includes artful videos and hand painted backgrounds produced and painted by none other than Melissa herself. You must take a moment to delve deeper into her work and you will see the writing on the wall, the soul in the portrait, the love in the lens.

Meghan, Mike & Boston {Boston Engagement Session}

So THIS is Meghan and Mike, I was THRILLED to shoot their engagement session in Boston, and here is why: 1. they met while exchanging a phone number while DRIVING next to each other on the hwy, 2. they are friends of Amy and Jake, so by association, they rock! Meeting these two definitely exceeded my expectations, Mike had us laughing absolutely ALL day and Meghan with her undeniable beauty and super chill personality made for a wonderfully fun day!!! A special shout out to Patrick Muldowny, who slaved on this shoot, or perhaps was assisted, we may never know. We shot at the Boston Common, featuring the ducks from the “Make Way for Ducklings” children’s book. The ring in the road is in reference to how Meghan and Mike met…still the coolest story I’ve ever heard! Also on one of the brownstones we found their wedding date 9-3, so look out for that:)


Nella & Blair Rainy Day Bliss {CT Wedding Photography}

I cannot even begin to express what an amazing couple this is, in the midst of a life storm, rainy day, and rewriting wedding plans on the fly, I saw nothing but love and deep compassion from this couple, I feel SO blessed to have witnessed Nella and Blair’s wedding. Here is a sneak peak for you LINDA!!! God bless you all!!!

Paula RafalaSeptember 29, 2012 - 7:45 pm

Congratulations Nella and Blair! Magical wedding. Best wishes for a lifetime!

NellaOctober 1, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Missy, THANK YOU for posting this blog after a long day of shorting for us!! We were able to show Linda the pictures. Cant wait to see the rest. Thanks again.

Nella & Blair

[email protected]October 2, 2012 - 3:34 pm

You are more than welcome Nella, SO HAPPY she got to see them!!!

Dena-MariaOctober 18, 2012 - 10:30 pm

Truly blessed…. It’s definitely a blessing when God allows you to find your perfect soul mate… Nella, I remember when you and Blair first met and he would talk about you…I think he knew u were the one from hello;) you can tell by your beautiful pictures how much love each of you holds in your hearts for each other…I felt such a warmth in my heart when I was looking at your pics… You two fell in love and now u live love… For ever and ever… Until the end… God bless u both;))) Nella thanks for sharing you look absolutely gorgeous!

Mel & James Wed {Hartford City Hall, Hillstead museum, & Belle Terrace}

This is Melissa & James, they are beyond adorable. Melissa has photographed MANY A wedding with me, so I was of course beyond ecstatic to have her ask me to photograph her wedding day:)!!! Melissa and James are fun-loving and were SO WONDERFUL to work with, it was truly honor to be able to capture these precious moments for them. Melissa is a photographer and James is a vocalist, so we used some retro props for a cool vintage shot at the end of the night signifying their passions. There were lots of kiddos so we had a BLAST taking some fun and sometimes silly photos of them all day! Mel and James, you are poetic and beautiful, I wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!! Oh and I’m adding a little note here, James’ song written and recorded for Melissa is the song I used for the first slideshow, great work man!

For this wedding, working along side of me was the fabulous Amy Trahant as well as my fall assistant and recent bride Joelle Julian.

venues: Belle Terrace/City Hall/Hillstead Museum    floral design: Stylish Blooms   make-up: Hillary Hunt  hair: Beauty Entourage



Melissa Arel-ChappellSeptember 21, 2012 - 10:21 pm

Missy!!!! Omg I looooove it! I am beyond thrilled with how the pics turned out. I can’t thank you & Amy enough for all your hard work. I wouldnt have wanted anyone else to photograph our special day :) love you!

[email protected]September 21, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Awwwwwwwww tear:)!!!!

Aurora Daley OlmsteadSeptember 23, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Beautiful Job Missy… Melissa you look amazing… brings tears to my eyes… you deserve nothing but the best I am so happy for you girl!

DeVende PhotographySeptember 28, 2012 - 7:14 pm

What beautiful photos! Keep up the great work!

Amazing Neighbors {personal}

Ok, these are my AMAZING Neighbors and their grandson Aiden who was visiting this summer from Texas! Karen and Ernst are their names and we have adopted them as a set of our East Coast Parents:) I was so honored to take a few photos of them with their wonderful grandson Aiden during a gathering they hosted this summer! There is SO MUCH I could say about this couple and their generosity. But everyone has said when we bought our home almost two years ago now that we found “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER” street, one of the reason being our neighbors brought over fresh baked dishes and gift cards and all sorts of presents before they even knew us! Well Karen and Ernst was one of those families and they haven’t stopped spoiling us since! Now Aiden is such a polite and happy kid, and it was such a pleasure to meet him. It was so cute because he has a fascination with my daughter Vera, and I’m pretty sure she shared returned the adoration as well:)

Karen ReisingerSeptember 4, 2012 - 7:45 pm

Oh Missy,
You made me cry!! We love you!!! Karen

Baby Chase {CT Newborn Photography}

This is baby Chase, he is absolutely adorable, and it doesn’t help that he has an awesome older sister that shares in his CUTENESS, Miss Addy! Chase and Addy are the children of Tiffanie, of Tiffanie Michelle Interiors. I photographed Addy for her one year session this fall and since then Tiffanie and I have gotten together for different projects, it’s been quite fun! One of the projects was my commercial that was filmed this spring, Addy and Tiffanie were two of the models involved, I cannot wait to show off the images from that shoot and of course get the commercial published online! We can’t neglect to talk about Ryan, Tiffanie’s patient husband and his parents who were also available for this photo shoot, in fact the group shot of everyone is totally my fav! Enjoy the photographs Tiff, you have a beautiful family!!!