As of July 1st, I'm Booking Fall + Winter 2022 through 2023 Elopements + Intimate Weddings!

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, "so, can you explain your style of photography?"
To me, I aim for authentic, timeless photographs with a touch of mood and a pinch of fine art.

I edit in a way that truly represents your wedding and elopement day, from the colors, to the light, to the location.
Sometimes it's lighter, sometimes it's a bit darker. But it's always true to color and true to you.

I aim to create images that reflect your style, your emotion, your intimacy. It reflects the season and the natural elements surrounding you.
I live for those candid moments of adoring glances, tears wiped away, and laughter that makes your sides ache. I believe in leaving you confident enough to be present in every single moment, knowing I'm there, inconspicuously working to make sure your memories are perfectly preserved. (Ninja status!!) If you fear feeling awkward in front of the camera, I promise that melts away. My mission is to guide you during portrait time in such a way that genuine emotion evolves on its own. And beyond portraits? It's all about moments.

 My goal is for the two of you to feel comfortable with me, to keep it simple, and to keep it about you.

Welcome to Ocean + Ridge by Melissa Durham
Elopements & Micro Weddings

I specialize in elopements and intimate micro-weddings, with a goal to focus on the elements of a day that matter most to an O.A.R. couple: the thoughtful details, the vows, portraits, and intimate celebrations. Micro-weddings begin at $3800 which includes 8 hours of coverage, an engagement session (or session of your choice), a curated, online gallery, a USB of all your images, and a single photographer. (Microweddings begin at $3200.) 

For elopements, collections begin at $1500, but please inquire for a bespoke collection! The fun of an elopement is that it's completely customizable to what you envision!