My fiancé and I booked Melissa for a very spur of the moment engagement session in Vail, and it was everything we could have wanted and more! We booked a last minute ski trip this past December, and since Colorado is a meaningful place to us as a couple, this idea of taking our engagement pictures while vacationing in Vail took off. Being from the Midwest, I was not familiar with photographers in that area and began some research a week before we left for our trip. After very little research and browsing of portfolios, I was immediately drawn to Melissa’s work and decided to shoot Salty Spruce Studio an email to check availability. Luckily, Melissa responded back to me and was available to shoot our engagement session! She was the first photographer I emailed, and I immediatly knew she was the photographer for us. She responded back with ideas for our session, but also asked us what we wanted out of the session and was open to our ideas. Never having taken professional photos as a couple, we were worried about being awkward and having that awkwardness come across in our photos. It was the complete opposite- Melissa made us feel very comfortable during the session, and it felt like hanging out with friends. It was all very natural... and that comes across through our pictures- the pictures turned out fabulous!!! We could not be happier with the entire experience and outcome of the photos. I would recommend Salty Spruce Studio to anyone looking for a creative, down to earth, technical photographer.

My fiancé and I booked Melissa for a very spur of the moment engagement session in Vail, and it was everything we could have wanted and more! We booked a last minute ski trip this past December, and since Colorado is a meaningful place to us as a couple, this idea of taking our engagement pictures while vacationing in Vail took off. Being from the Midwest, 

I was not familiar with photographers in that area and began some research a week before we left for our trip. After very little research and browsing of portfolios, I was immediately drawn to Melissa’s work and decided to shoot Salty Spruce Studio an email to check availability. Luckily, Melissa responded back to me and was available to shoot our engagement session! She was the first photographer I emailed, and I immediately knew she was the photographer for us. She responded back with ideas for our session, but also asked us what we wanted out of the session and was open to our ideas. Never having taken professional photos as a couple, we were worried about being awkward and having that awkwardness come across in our photos. It was the complete opposite- Melissa made us feel very comfortable during the session, and it felt like hanging out with friends. It was all very natural... and that comes across through our pictures- the pictures turned out fabulous!!! We could not be happier with the entire experience and outcome of the photos. I would recommend Salty Spruce Studio to anyone looking for a creative, down to earth, technical photographer.

-Ela + Clay

As a native mountain girl, Asheville is as close as I get to feeling like I’m at home in North Carolina. Mountains and wedding photography go together so well for me! I feel like I am exactly where I need to be in this life. I feel so lucky to be able to photograph my couples in some of their most vulnerable moments. There is nothing that I love more than watching love overflow. It is truly what we as humans have as our best quality, and to be able to experience that on a daily basis is what life is all about.  



Someone who can recommend locations, help you come up with ideas, and adventure around the Appalachian Mountains with you? I have been helping couples plan their weddings all over North Carolina since 2015. You may be looking to spend your weekend at a cabin in Asheville, sitting around a fire pit, hiking and fishing. Adventuring to a remote location in the mountains to say your vows. Spending the evening with friends and family, eating a meal made by a private chef. Waking up the day after your elopement to brunch, and views of the Appalachians. If that made you say “that’s EXACTLY what we’re looking for”, then we are going to get along so well!! Contact me and let’s start planning your Asheville wedding! 



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If you are looking for more of an excuse to share your love with the world, and get to work together before your wedding or elopement day, I suggest that we do an engagement session. We can go on a sunrise hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or stroll through Asheville and go to a coffee shop. Why not make it fun and uniquely you two? If you both love bowling, let’s go to a bowling alley. If you brew beer together, let’s do that, or go to an Asheville brewery for your engagement session. The sky's the limit, and seriously, how fun would any of these session be?? 

Check out my wedding pricing, which includes Asheville or anywhere within 3-hours of Winston-Salem, North Carolina! 



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