Asheville Wedding Photographer

Melissa McElrath Photography

I’m a southern girl, but I was born in New York. I am the wife to the kindest man, and a mama to the sweetest and wildest girl, Jade. For me, photography just kind of happened and I never looked back. I have never been this passionate about any other job that I’ve done. I believe in moments, and capturing them to the best of my ability. I love people, and making strong connections with my clients. In fact, I consider most of my past clients my friends.

 I’m full of energy and will probably talk your ear off, and try to hear your life story the first time we meet. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Most of the time you will catch me in my yoga pants and a t shirt, so don’t be alarmed if I show up to your photo shoot like that. I hope to chat with you soon, and get the chance to capture your memories!!

In the Studio: Plant Love

Plant love overload in this in-studio photography session.

In the Studio: Host Your Event

From workshops to branding sessions to rehearsal dinners, hosting your event is easy with our white walls and available furnishings.

Dream Bridal Shower for Wedding Planner

Dream Bridal Shower put on by top Western North Carolina wedding vendors for one of their own was recently featured by Style Me Pretty Living.

2020: The Unexpected Year Of Love

Love was not cancelled despite a pandemic’s best efforts. Some of Asheville’s top wedding vendors share highlights from what is certainly a memorable year.

3 Tips for Planning a Bridal Shower

This stunning Bridal Shower thrown by Asheville’s top wedding planners, Mingle Events, if FULL of event inspiration. Decor to food to a mimosa bar cart!

Rachel & Preston’s Asheville Wedding

Asheville, North Carolina mountain wedding at Honeysuckle Hill with Engaged Asheville Vendors.

In the Studio: Branding Session

The Engaged Asheville studio space is the perfect blank canvas. Just ask Jordan of Ignite Your Soul who recently used the space for her branding session!

Summer Honeysuckle Hill Wedding

Upscale rustic wedding venue tucked in the mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina? No, it’s not too good to be true, it’s Honeysuckle Hill!

Published: Earthy Neutrals Shoot

Hey Wedding Lady has published a gorgeous earthy neutrals shoot by Mingle Events & McSween Photography featuring woven baskets and stunning florals.