• 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.

Alex & Joelle Newportastic Teaser

Cannot wait a SECOND longer to show of a few teaser pics from Joelle and Alex’s Newport, RI wedding! WHAT A BLAST!!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Eliana

I know your birthday is TODAY Eliana, so I just wanted to share a few photos from your session! You are so wonderfully sweet, never change!!!


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!