• 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.

Messiah Lutheran South Windsor VDC {personal/design/video}

I was SO excited to be involved in our church’s Vacation Day Camp program again this year! It’s a week long camp from 9-4pm and the kids absolutely LOVE it! It’s so great to hear them singing beautiful songs about Jesus, creating amazing crafts and learning about bible stories, it touches my heart to see their faces light up when they hear about God’s love for them! The logo below I designed for the tshirts and the video I put together as well! What blessing to be able to be involved in such beautiful collaboration of Christians shining their light!

Baby Tyler {CT Newborn Photography}

This is baby Tyler, what a handsome little man he is! I had so much fun capturing Todd, Erin, and their precious newborn baby Tyler. Babies are quite the blessing and amidst the sleepless nights, there are perfect and precious moments that will never be forgotten. Many Blessings to you all, enjoy these days on this new adventure as an absolutely perfect family of 3! By the way, I adore his yawning photographs….oh so darling!

GinaJuly 23, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Such a sweet and perfect video for a perfect baby boy! All three look so beautiful and so happy. I love the yawning pictures too!!

For the Love of Vocals & Exposures + 5 {CT Engagement Photography}

Ok, this session was very dear to my heart, Melissa is a great friend of mine through our photography work. She is second shooting almost EVERY wedding with me this year, she is an honest gem in her photography style and personality and has found a talented and loving Mr. James Chappell III to share her life with. J is a vocalist and was recently asked to go to a final audition in L.A. for the VOICE!!!! Melissa and James + five comes with their combined FIVE beautiful children! AMAZING, right! What’s also super stellar about this couple is that they are both creatives who are extremely passionate about not only their music and photography, but also keep God at the center of their world. In fact their first date was to church, what a wonderful foundation they have to build their life together! So I’m going to be honest, thinking about photographing this session made my head spin a little, how am I going to photograph 5 KIDS!!! But we focused on their wonderful and natural interaction and with James’ fantastic of the cuff humor, we were able to capture some really fun memories for this family of seven. I CANNOT WAIT to photograph your wedding this August Mel, it’s going to be absolutely unforgettable!

 

AnneJuly 3, 2012 - 11:14 am

Wow! Beautiful!! So happy for you Mel. Enjoy your wedding day. It is going to be Amazing and unforgettable! Wish I could be there! But looks like you have a great photographer so it will be captured for us that won’t be there! Looking forward to the pictures!!

Melissa ArelJuly 6, 2012 - 11:46 pm

Thank you so much for taking these pictures Missy :) We are so blessed to have you capture our special day. Love you girl!

Sofia Baby {CT Newborn Photography}

This is Baby Sofia, she is an absolutely perfect newborn with the added touch of gorgeous dark hair. I’ve had the honor of photographing Christine and Enzo’s wedding, engagement and pregnancy sessions, now just ecstatic to show of their beautiful baby bundle Sofia! Bless you all!

Stephanie & Adam, Lord Thompson Manor {CT Wedding Photography}

Meet Adam and Stephanie, their chance meeting in Middletown led them to this day. A most perfect wedding day, with blue skies and warm breezes. A day filled with beautiful smiles and happy tears. A day that could only be complete with Adam’s beautiful little girl Camryn adding a bundle of excitement to the entire event. We took full advantage of the beautiful weather and photographed on the grounds of the Lord Thompson Manor, it was majestic. It was an honor, enjoy the photographs. I will have more wedding details coming to the blog as soon as possible!