As a recent Bride, and somebody who thought about every detail, my biggest advice is to hire a GREAT photographer. After all the stress and planning, the only tangible item you’ll have is your photos. From start to finish, Melissa was professional, down to earth, and passionate about her work. On the day of the wedding, the least of my worries was how the photos would turn out. She was detailed oriented, kept the entire day flowing on time, and was extremely creative with different shots. Melissa truly understood how big this day was for me. From one Bride to another, she will capture every aspect of your dream wedding.
– Brooke F.
Melissa photographed a coworker family I knew. What drew me to the images was the un-posed child and family pictures that captured the love that they had for each other. When pregnant with my first child Olive I wanted to capture that beautiful newborn baby as she grew over her first year.
When I met Melissa I knew she was right for us. Her values, work ethic, quality and commitment to family was what keeps us coming back.
We might not get our pictures taken as often these days but when we do we are always surprised at how amazing the images look. We compare how we feel our kids behaved during the session and It seems like I am “just hoping for one good one”. When we view the images those feeling are gone and replaced by love and beauty for our kids and family. I am always grateful for the many beautiful selections to choose from.
– Michelle H.
In the fall of 2013 my husband and I found Melissa at Gregersen Photography during a google search for newborn baby photographers in Kalamazoo Michigan for our maternity pictures. In addition to our maternity photographs Melissa has been photographing and capturing our most important life moments for the past 3 years such as our son’s newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year photos, to our engagement and wedding. After every photo session we are always stalking Melissa’s photography page on Facebook awaiting for her to upload a sneak peak photo from our session. Melissa always goes above and beyond our expectations with every session especially our wedding day! We wedded on May 14th, 2016 downtown Kalamazoo on the Sky Deck where we experienced all 4 climate seasons on that one day.
Through the high winds, rain, snow, sleet and hail Melissa and her team were right there every step of the way weathering the storm with us making sure they didn’t miss a beat! Melissa invited us to be featured in a wedding blog on her website and she also gave us the opportunity to finish our wedding photos at a later date during the summer when the weather was better. Our 2nd wedding photo shoot gave us the opportunity to relive our wedding day with better weather with the most beautiful sunset. It was perfect! We are truly blessed and thankful to have Melissa as our photographer she is very skilled and talented at what she does and her breathtaking work truly speaks for itself.
Melissa is very professional, accommodating and very passionate about her job as a photographer. We truly appreciate her for helping us capture our created memories through her beautiful eye behind the lens of her camera! Melissa you are truly amazing and we would recommend you to anyone who is in search of a photographer! Thank you for helping us capture our most beautiful important created memories that we will have to cherish for a lifetime!!
– Quanteec W.
Wow! Where to begin?!? My husband and I first met Melissa when we needed a wedding photographer. She took our engagement photos, and “HELLO!” this gal is amazing. We were totally blown away by our engagement photos, and this was only the beginning. She was so great to work with very nice, patient, understanding, and shared the same Christian beliefs as we did.
Melissa is very professional, but makes you feel like she has known you as a friend forever (even when crazy OCD bride kicks in). Our wedding photographs were incredible. Melissa’s photographs are very professional and have a unique personal touch. She knows how to capture that “perfect” moment and bring out the life and emotion in the photo. The photographs she captures are not only of people looking directly at the camera posed, but are timeless, real moments captured with a click.
We also used Gregersen Photography for our maternity pictures and adored baby plan for our newborn photography and the first year of our baby’s life.. The maternity and newborn photos bring tears to my eyes every time I look at them. Our now 11 month old son has been photographed by Melissa for newborn, 3 month, and 6 month photos. We are scheduled to go in for our 1 year in a couple weeks. What can I say?!? We keep coming back. Our home is covered in Melissa’s awe inspiring photographs. Time will pass, and Melissa’s photographs will be moved around our home as our family grows, but those moments she captured will always seem just as real as the day she took them.
Melissa doesn’t only take amazing photographs and capture the most precious times in our lives, but she also gives back to the community. She volunteers her time to go to Bronson Hospital and take photographs of babies. We have been very impressed with Melissa and Gregersen Photography and won’t go anywhere else!
– Dana A.
My flour power session was so fun and the pictures turned out amazing! You would have never thought that we shot the pictures in the day light and you wouldn’t imagine how much flour we used! I have always wanted to do a dance photo shoot and using the flour made it incredibly beautiful. I would definitely recommend the “flour power” dance session as an add on for your senior photos, they will showed off your lovely lines and toe point. Also. it’s so unique, different and new! Melissa Gregersen photography with capture your best action shots and make it so fun being able to throw flour everywhere!
– Sarah C.
Extremely satisfied! My daughters senior pictures turned out beautiful. Melissa’s warm, engaging spirit, and listening ear towards her clients puts you at ease. Her skilled eye in posing, lighting, and photography brings out your best. Thank you Melissa for photographing this milestone in Jilian’s life.You have captured the young lady she has become and love how her personality shines through. The senior pictures we had done will be cherished memories.
– Rosie S.
We saw pictures done by Melissa in a friend’s home a few years ago and were amazed at the quality of the photos. Going to a new photographer made me nervous as you just don’t know if it’s going to work out. But she welcomed us into her studio and treated us like friends. Our boys didn’t cry – they had fun! With three young boys, I feel like our family sessions will never turn out but Melissa always delivers the most amazing, unsuspected shots of EVERYONE smiling! The quality of the pictures on our walls are absolutely pure and will be treasured in our home for years to come. Melissa’s work is amazing, she is very accommodating and fabulous with kids!
– Anna K.
After some Google searching for newborn baby and family photographers when we moved to the Kalamazoo area 4 years ago, my husband and I happened upon Gregersen Photography’s website. While perusing Melissa’s work online, I immediately knew that this was who I wanted to capture memories for my family – and I have never been disappointed in that choice!
Melissa is not only a gifted newborn photographer, but she is also a true professional in every sense of the word. Melissa is patient (which is a must when dealing with little ones!), kind, honest, and has an uncanny ability of obtaining the “perfect” shot. We always look forward to working with Melissa whether it’s for a quick mini-session of the kids, family photos, or to capture the squish of a newborn. I recommend Gregersen Photography to everyone!
– Erin B.
I cannot rave enough about Melissa! When looking for a wedding photographer on the west-side of the state, my husband and I came across Melissa’s name and what a perfect fit for us! She captures a beautiful blend of posed photos and candid photos but even the posed photos feel like she stumbled upon you in a completely natural setting. Melissa has a way of reading the situation and being present yet blending in.
All of our guests commented on how she was everywhere at once and yet was unobtrusive. For my husband and I, she felt like a friend, a guest at our wedding who happened to be capturing all our special moments. She calmed our nerves before the wedding with a clear vision and plan for the flow of the day. And she has an impressive knowledge, passion, and talent in the art of photography.
We did a “First Look” and could not have been happier having chosen that. It calmed our nerves and allowed us to look even more amazing in our photos as the intimacy and love was captured before a magical day. Seeing her sneak peak photos and her blog on her website of our wedding just secured to us how truly spectacular she is. We are getting to relive the day through her comprehensive capturing of it all in such a sweet and beautiful way. Melissa was one of our easiest and best decisions in wedding planning- we highly recommend!
– Laurie R.
Working with Gregersen Photography was one of the earliest and one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding. Melissa did our engagement photos as well, and right away we were made to feel so at ease and so comfortable and confident with her. Melissa is a professional start to finish. She is very low stress and go-with-the-flow, while still maintaining timeliness and total control over the pictures – which was VERY appreciated during the chaos and excitement of friends and family on the wedding day. She is flexible and open to your opinions, while also offering her own experience and creative ideas that make her work truly one of a kind. She even did our Save the Dates, which turned out gorgeous and garnered SO many compliments!
The products Melissa and her crew deliver are worth ever penny and then some. In comparison to other wedding photography, we felt like Melissa really captured our personalities and all the emotions and moments of the day, however big or small. We never had a doubt that our wedding and the pictures we would have afterwards would be absolutely perfect – and they are!
– Sarah S.
I have had the honor of having Melissa Gregersen be my family’s photographer for multiple years now. She is so incredibly talented and has a wonderful way of putting people at ease. Melissa doesn’t just take pictures, she captures precious memories that I will cherish for a lifetime!
– Katherine D.