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Hey friend, I'm Melissa! A Chicago Illinois wedding photographer!

My heart loves a sunny day in the city, complete with an iced oat milk latte, fresh flowers, time with my family, and some ben & jerry's ice cream!!! BUT there’s really nothing sweeter than knowing you, your story, and being invited into it all!!

Your story is unique, beautiful, quirky, & fun. I capture all your moments in a way that is true to color & genuine to you! So that you can live it, share it, and enjoy it - just the way you felt it - for years to come!

Here's more about me & why I do what I do!

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If you are looking for a genuine, professional, kind-hearted, and joy-spreading photographer, you will most certainly find that in Melissa Stuckey!

Melissa captured my engagements, rehearsal dinner, & wedding! BUT she does so much more than taking stunning photos. She encourages you, listens to you, makes you laugh, and feel at ease. During our engagement shoot, she had endless ideas and inspiration resulting in the most wonderful collection of sweet, goofy, and sincere photos of my husband and I. On the day of the wedding she made sure I was doing okay throughout the day and gave my husband and I our own private moments between all the big events of the day to ensure we took it all in together as a couple.

- Olivia & Dave


Melissa captured our special day so perfectly. She’s a joy to be around, a helpful hand, and a lovely wedding guest. She added to the party! And she did it all while 8+ months pregnant! Blessed to have had her by our sides though our wedding sacrament and celebration !!!

- Katie & Chanlin

Just so thankful for her kindness and professionalism for our wedding, and the friend we have in her! 10/10 recommend!!!

My husband and I started the wedding planning process with a photographer being the most important. We wanted our wedding to be intentional and bring glory to God and not ourselves so we were nervous about which photographer to pick who would feel the same. After searching through Instagram, we found her profile and loved the natural look of the photos and called her immediately! From the first phone call we knew she would be intentional and supportive of our vision for our wedding. When the wedding came, she was there early, met all our bridal party, and willingly did my bridal portraits in the rain! She was patient and supportive all day and checked on us if we needed a break, she let us have a private moment for our first look too. The whole photography process was stress free, and Melissa was so kind and understanding. She took care of it ALL! 

- Madison & Byan

We are so blessed to be able to relive every moment from that day when we scroll through the album!

Melissa is truly the best! Throughout the whole process of planning our wedding, she was helpful, encouraging, and cooperative! I was one of those brides that did not have it all planned out already and Melissa met with me to help talk through the day and helped create my timeline! Melissa was more than a photographer! She truly got to know us as a couple and made sure the photos she took showed our true personalities! 

- Alice & Alex

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