Category Archives: Published

I’m completely honored to have not only my photos, but also my words published in an article I wrote for Snippet and Ink!  I am addicted to travel and have enjoyed going to so many great locations across the world.  While I mostly photograph destination weddings, I also create travel photography featuring destinations, properties and cultures.  I’ve been lucky enough to have my travel photos featured in various publications as well as write several articles discussing my travel experiences and stories.  I even have my own little travel journal filled with stories from my adventures.

This is the second article in the series I’ve written for Snippet & Ink on honeymooning in Italy.  In this article, we’re exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast just south of Naples where I discuss my favorite towns to visit, great hotels to stay at and be pampered as well as my favorite food!  If you’re honeymooning in the Amalfi Coast or in Italy, be sure to check out this article for all of my tips and recommendations.

Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.comYou can read the entire article by clicking on the image below:

Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.comYou can see more in the Honeymoon Series I’m writing for Snippet and Ink here:

Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.comLast, if you’re planning a destination wedding this year I’d love to talk with you about your plans!  I offer special destination packages for both domestic and international destinations, so Contact Me today to find out more information.  You can add on a Day-After Session or  a Honeymoon Love Shoot with your new spouse?  I am offering my Love Shoot Sessions on the road and will travel to your destination!  How amazing would it be to have photos taken on the cliffs of Cinque Terre, on a sailboat in Greece or strolling a beach in the Caribbean?  Contact me today for more information on my Love Shoots

Ciao!

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer | Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.com

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Releasing my Summer Newsletter which features everything sunny and bright to inspire your summer wedding planning!  First up, my Amalfi Coast Elopement in Italy was published on Style Me Pretty.  Also, I’m featuring one of my favorite “Destinations” for weddings, Sea Island.  My featured Rehearsal Dinner is Hilary & Luke’s lowcountry evening on Amelia Island, Florida.  I’ve also written an article with my tips on creating and utilizing the best lighting for your wedding day.  Click on the image below to take you to the full newsletter!

Newsletter-Summer2015Here’s just a peek inside the newsletter, an image from my Amalfi Coast Elopement session in Ravello, Italy!

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Cheers!

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Food for creative souls usually come in the form of artistic collaboration.  This editorial shoot was born over coffee with Natalia of Tailor & Table, where our ‘inspiration words’ were dark, moody, and texture.  Off our imaginations went from there and I couldn’t be happier with all of the loveliness that Tailor & Table dreamed up for this shoot!  We had a dream team of vendors and were lucky enough to have it published on Style Me Pretty.  You can see the full feature HERE.

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I can hardly believe it myself, but yours truly created the stationery suite and signage for the shoot myself!  Crafted from fine art papers using gold ink, hand drawings and lettering.

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A full post of the Editorial Shoot will be featured on the blog soon!

Cheers!

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Last summer, I had the absolute pleasure to shoot a wedding in the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy alongside my amazing colleague Alicia Swedenborg.  After shooting an amazing rehearsal dinner and wedding in Ravello, we ended up having a little girls trip and hanging out in Ravello and Amalfi for a few days.  Besides getting to spend some time with my good friend, as well as relax after a busy spring and early summer season, we decided that we should do a little inspirational shoot while in Ravello.

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Turns out, Ravello is one of those quaint, perfect little Italian hill-towns that you picture in your imagination.  Very small, in fact so small that by the time we left, we knew so many locals in town by name and they remembered us and said hello daily!  We also ran into some celebrities, as apparently this town is popular with those who wish to be discreet.  In addition to it’s small-town charm, the landscape is gorgeous with the town situated high on the cliffs and hills on the Amalfi Coast, with views of vineyards, farms and small homes inland, as well as sweeping views of the sea on the other side, with bigger towns like Atrani and Amalfi below.  It’s truly amazing, and I highly suggest a visit there if you’re headed to The Amalfi Coast.  It’s also much more quaint than the touristy towns of Amalfi and Positano, and at 5pm all the tourists leave and you have the entire town all to yourself.

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I think some of the tourists thought we were actually models (oops, sorry folks!) when we took photos of each other in the center of town one evening.  The light was dreamy and we were having the best time!  Of course Alicia always looks like a model, for me it took awhile before I warmed up to the camera.

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Back to our shoot, we planned a small, elopement-themed shoot with our amazing friends Alice and Matteo with the help of the vendors listed below and had such a fun day collaborating, creating and shooting.  The shoot was recently featured on Style Me Pretty Destination, which you can see HERE or by clicking on the image below.

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A full blogpost of the shoot is coming soon, but in the meantime be sure to checkout the feature on SMP!  Thanks again to Alicia for collaborating and to SMP for featuring our work!  Here’s one of my favorite images and locations that we scouted for the portraits, so, so dreamy…and the ‘real’ view overlooking the mountains and sea was behind me!!!

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Photography: Melissa Schollaert | Photography: Alicia Swedenborg | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Accessories & Veils: Jannie Baltzer | Gowns: Chaviano Couture | Hairstylist: Tonino | Makeup: Zoe Graham | Models: Alice + Matteo

Cheers!

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I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of my first MSP Newsletter!  This has been on my wishlist for awhile now, and with the design of my new blog, marketing materials and new website (coming soon) I finally created a newsletter magazine to coordinate with all of the new branding.  The newsletter will be released quarterly and will feature the latest MSP News, new wedding and portrait photos and tips to make the most of your photography.  This will be a great way for new, current and past clients to see what I’m up to and be informed of my latest offerings, services and specials.

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Take a peek at the inaugural issue here, featuring one of my latest editorial shoots at Barnsley Gardens that was featured in Style Me Pretty!

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Hope you enjoy the newsletter and please feel free to share it with your friends!

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