Cold-Weather Sessions Are JUST As Beautiful – 5 Tips for Preparing

If you have an upcoming session with me in November or December or beyond, …if are considering scheduling a photo session in the winter months, …or if you’ve never considered a session outdoors in the winter months because you don’t think it’s a good option – this post is for you. Outdoor photo sessions during the winter months can be just as beau...
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Venessa + Robert : Elegant Kemper Center Autumn Wedding

It was a complete joy to document Venessa and Robert's wedding day. The intimate first look and personal love notes, the elegant but welcoming details, the relaxed vibes and chillest bride and groom - ever, made for an amazing and fun wedding day. The cool, autumn day at the historical Kemper Center was just beautiful. Congratulations again, Veness...
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An Engagement + Newlyweds + An Anniversary :: Boho Style in Chicago

Helping tell other's own love story, beautifully, is what I love to do. And last month I had the pleasure of doing just that, while spending the day with Madison's Twig&Olive in Chicago. It was such a fun day. They hosted an amazing wedding workshop and at the end of the day we had three different sessions to capture for three sweet couples - and e...
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The Most Personal Art Imaginable

For those who have yet to know me … Who is Photographer Melanie Landro and Why Do I Need Her? You already know why you need me - because you value the importance of photography and beautiful images that are more like art. Melanie Landro... I am extremely dedicated and passionate about documenting your life’s journey through beautiful, simpl...
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Timeless & Elegant Spring Wedding at The Pfister : Kim + Noah

Enjoying a coffee with a friend at a local cafe, he spotted her across the room. Hesitant to approach her, he left with his friend, but couldn't stop thinking about her. Something kept telling him to go back. So he did. He drove back to say hello... and met his future bride. Two families from two very different cultures, came together this beaut...
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For Just The Two of You : On Your Wedding Day

On your wedding day, don't forget to carve out some time in your timeline for just you two. I've noticed that the time my couples have with me, their wedding photographer, tend to be the ONLY real moments they have together without being surrounded by their wedding party and guests... the entire day. You put SO much care and effort into making sure...
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Yeah, baby!!

More than 400,000 photos from around the world. Amazing artists. Beautiful photos. A well respected, annual industry contest. My very first time entering and participating... and one of my images was awarded with a Top 20% placement in the ‘Engagement & Couples’ category! I am SO humbled, and proud. If you enjoy photography but are not a photogr...
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Tracy + Will :: Extra Special Anniversary Session :: Kenosha, WI Wedding & Couples Photographer

About 15 years ago, I worked side by side with fellow graphics designer and marketing specialist, the talented, Miss Tracy. When you work every day with someone, sharing the same office space, with neighboring cubicles, shared ideas, and late-night teamwork, you get to know each other, well. They become part of your life. And most stay “with” you e...
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My Favorite Tradition

My annual message to all of you. I've created a tradition. For a few years now, I've started every new year out sharing an important, heartfelt message with all of you. A "new year goal" that I wish for all of you, but a goal you can work on any time of the year... "Have prints made." Prints have become a dying breed for so many (myself included...
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WHY You May Want to Consider a First Look

The “First Look” is a newer-ish wedding day phenomenon that has started becoming more and more popular with brides and grooms. However, if you haven’t actually sat down to consider the reasons behind WHY you may want to opt for a “First Look”, as opposed to the traditional “Altar Look”, you may not really understand it and the benefits to doing one...
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Heather + TJ :: Romantic Anniversary Session :: Kenosha, Wisconsin Wedding & Couples Photographer

Calling all romantics! For more than a year I envisioned a romantic, natural, authentic, and simply beautiful session on the shores of Lake Michigan. From the general vibe down to the littlest details, I could see it all and knew I had to make it happen. And this summer I finally did, with the perfect couple. Heather + Tj. Celebrating their 5th...
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A Stunning Lake Geneva Wedding :: Laura & Katie

I had the honor of photographing one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever attended. My beautiful cousins. The love and care that went into the wedding itself, is the same love and care you see the couple putting into their relationship. I couldn’t be happier for these two beautiful souls. Love, kindness, respect, generosity, and patience tru...
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Intimate Lakefront Wedding :: Kenosha, WI

This wedding will always stay with me, no matter how many weddings I shoot. It was the simplest wedding and the smallest wedding I've ever attended, and it was the most romantic and intimate wedding I've ever experienced. The love and chemistry between the bride and groom was palpable. So moving. We were just steps away from the Lake Michigan wa...
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Sandi & Mike :: DeKoven Center & Kenosha Country Club Wedding

She waited for the perfect man to come into her life, and her fairytale came true. One of my favorite weddings to shoot, and favorite couples to capture, Mike and Sandi have the love and relationship where laughter and happiness take the wheel, and adventures always await. They support and cherish each other, and always keep life fun and fulfilling...
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