Melissa Batman Photography
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Melissa was by far my favorite vendor at our wedding! She is amazing to work with and a complete professional. She went out of her way to work with our schedules for the engagement shoot and really new how to make us feel comfortable. Trust me you want to hire her! She has a way of finding your inner beauty and showing it to the world.Feb 1, 2018VerifiedMelissa B.'s reply
Thank you so much for these kind words Naomi!! You and Taylor were so wonderful work with for both your engagement shoot and your wedding! As I have already told you , you were an absolutely elegant bride and your wedding was ever so beautiful!! It has been a real honor to take your wedding journey with you and I wish you and Taylor many blessings!!
We loved working with Melissa Batman. She was very easy to work with, professional, and was always responsive to any questions or needs we had. Her photography is beautiful; she is excellent at capturing both posed pictures as well as capturing the moments of your day. We very much enjoyed working with her, and would highly recommend her to photograph your wedding.Apr 9, 2017VerifiedMelissa B.'s reply
Thank you so much Roy for this awesome review!! You and Sara and your children were an absolute pleasure to work with! The day was planned out so beautifully and went so smoothly. Thank you so much for the honor of being your wedding photographer!! I wish you all the best!!
Absolutely amazing to work with. The communication from the start all the way through the wedding day (and even after) have exceeded our expectations. We faced some challenges with the weather but Melissa still managed to capture some absolutely amazing photos. She arrived early and captured every little detail of the venue and decor beautifully. We received our photo gallery and we were in awe at the amount of pictures taken that day! The candid shots of the guests dancing the night away make for some great memories. Thank you for capturing every special moment of the best day of our lives!Apr 8, 2017VerifiedMelissa B.'s reply
Thank you so much for this awesome review Felicia and Cody!! I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together over the past year. It was an honor to be your engagement and wedding photographer. I wish you and your sweet children all the best!! Thank you again!
Melissa Batman Photography… On October 15, 2016, Melissa photographed our daughter’s wedding at Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion in Farmville, Virginia. I will lead with, if I could give Melissa a 10-star rating, I would! She was professional, courteous, enthusiastic, and very focused. Melissa visited the venue with us earlier in the year and scoped out where she needed to be to capture the moments and she took Jen & Andrew’s engagement photos as well, there was level of confidence and trust already built making the working relationship easy and comfortable. Now for the rest of the story… We were hoping for a beautiful fall day with loads of color. We received the day; the temperature was in the mid-60s with calm water but little to no color change with the leaves as of yet. It had been too warm up until the week of the wedding for the leaves to have reached peak colors. At the last minute, I put a couple of fall photo opportunities together on the hill where we could capture the fall colors Jen had hoped for. I sent Melissa staged mock-ups of my thoughts two-(2) days before the wedding; without batting an eyelash, she agreed to take the additional wedding photos with the fall backgrounds. Wedding day – We were behind a tad due to the decorator not having her part completed on time but Melissa set-up and began to capture all the special moments while her assistant was in town stopping traffic to capture the exact right shot of the groom & groomsmen. Melissa was so easy to work with that Jen & Andrew had no problem with posing for the perfect shot. The lighting was perfect on the dock after the ceremony so it was a bit difficult to drag Melissa away from those shots an after seeing a sneak peek; those shots are going to be amazing so I’m glad we had allowed extra time for wedding pictures and didn’t have to rush her. Afterwards, we headed up the hill for the fall shots. They were sweet, fun, and different. We had a mirror, a fall background, and a fun Halloween background complete with witch’s hat and stockings! Jen’s favorite holiday is Halloween so we tried to give her all that she dreamed of on her special day. The rest of the evening was spent covering the reception and I have no doubt that Melissa captured virtually every little moment. She skirted the edge capturing moments that I doubt people were even aware of and captured pictures from every angle and height to be sure she had the best shot. I know you’re supposed to give both positive and negative’s in a review and I am so OCD that if there were mistakes, I would be the first to respectfully point them out. However, for the life of me, I cannot think of a single negative comment as it relates to Melissa Batman Photography (other areas, yes, there were a couple of hick-ups but not with the photography). I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a top-notch photographer at a reasonable cost. We are finished with weddings but our family will use Melissa's services in the future to capture special memories. Thank you Melissa for a fabulous job! With our deepest gratitude, Brian & SharonOct 18, 2016VerifiedMelissa B.'s reply
Brian and Sharon, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing review!! I wish there was a place to leave you a review as the client! :) You did an amazing job with the planning, organizing, decor choices, floral choices, food choices - every little detail!! You truly made it all about Jen and Andrew and having it be the most special day ever for them! It was an absolutely pleasant day! This is only my second wedding where the vendors were provided with a table along with the guests to have dinner! Your kind treatment will never be forgotten by myself and Haniel. He loved spending the day with Andrew and his awesome groomsmen and with the guests that evening. Thank you so very much for your generosity, hospitality and compliments! I wish you all the best!!
Melissa was great!! From our engagement shoot to the wedding day! She was the only photographer I found that had the quality pictures that I wanted for a reasonable price! She worked with me and made sure she knew what it was I wanted. I had a wedding party of 20 and she handled it very well!! I appreciate her so much!Oct 25, 2016VerifiedMelissa B.'s reply
Awww, this is so sweet Cristal! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! You , Dorell and your wedding party were fantastic to work with! It was my honor to have been a part of your special day! It is so exciting that we will get to relive the day when your wedding is published is the Richmond Bridal Magazine!:) Thank you again!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I try very hard to work within my client's budgets and have different packages available to fit various budgets.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?With my wedding clients, I like to meet beforehand preferably at the wedding venue. This is a time for us to discuss expectations and desires. If at all possible, I like to do an engagement session. These sessions are a fun, relaxed way for us to get to know eachother and for the couple to become comfortable working with me. On the wedding day, time is so tight and everything goes much smoother if we have already worked together.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I started my photography career apprenticing with a professional photographer many years ago. I continually strive to educate myself with mentoring, classes, books and articles.