• 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.

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!!!

Jessica with Child {CT Maternity}

Jessica is due anyday now, so I wanted to give a few of my favorite photographs from our Elizabeth Park Maternity session! Many blessings for you and your soon bundle of joy named Penelope, LOVE THE NAME! Can’t wait to capture her cuteness!

Melissa & James, Wedding teaser video

I’m so honored to be a part of documenting this wedding! I’ve been working with Melissa for a few years now, and she is such an amazing person! We are both Christians and raised in the church, so we have some wonderfully theological conversations during our adventures photographing brides and grooms! NOW SHE IS GETTING MARRIED tomorrow, and I can’t WAIT!!! A little note about this video: James is a singer and songwriter, so I used one of his beautiful songs written for Melissa as the intro and the ending….I paired his soul sounding love ballad with an amazing song from The City Harmonic, not typically at all what I’d pair it with, however IT JUST WORKED!!!! ENJOY you two:)

Congrats Mel and James, can’t wait…it’s ALMOST HERE!!!!!


Wendy SparlingAugust 23, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Thank you for sharing your beautiful family, Melissa and James. Your video was so much fun to watch, the love showing in every frame. Good luck and congratulations!!

Anne FranklinAugust 24, 2012 - 1:20 am

Wow! Beautiful!! Loved every part of it! Envious! Have to repent now! Great Job w/ music, pics. Video. Captured love and joy! May God bless your Every day and stay true and faithful to Him, put Him first! Ooh so wish I could witness that beautiful union! Will be praying for you all! Enjoy your day!

AuroraAugust 26, 2012 - 12:08 am

Melissa this is just stunning!!! so happy for you and your wonderful big happy family!! Congratulations girl!

Best Friends, Camilla & Terry {Harkness Memorial & Devil’s Hopyard}

Meet Camilla and Terry, as opposites attract, so did these two beautiful friends that turned soul mates. We photographed this engaging session at Harkness Memorial along the water, and then went to Devil’s Hopyard for the second half of the shoot, as Camilla is the beach beauty and Terry is the outdoors man! I had the amazing assistant Tracy Harvey helping me out that day, it was definitely one of the more adventurous shoots I’ve done, standing in the water to shoot and hiking in and around Devil’s Hopyard and the rocks at Harkness were equivalent to a full day workout for us:) Camilla and Terry, I CANNOT wait to photograph your wedding, enjoy the prequel session to your wedding!!!


Camilla & Terry engagement teaser {Harkness State Park & Devil’s Hopyard}

Just a quick teaser for you Camilla and Terry! ENJOY!!!