MJW Photography
MJW Photography

MJW Photography

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Introduction: I love photography and the memories it can create. I am a small business specializing in small and unique venue weddings, engagements, family, children and boudoir. I take pride in my work and use photo editing software to enhance your photos, but not change them. As a small business, I have flexibility to work with your individual needs and budget. Prices listed here are starting fees....final price will depend of type of event and other factors. Weddings have a 4 hour minimum price which are listed in my fees. I would love to create your memories!

Hired 23 times

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1 employee

9 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

66 photos

  • Engagement Photography - Hagerstown 2019

    Boudoir Photography

  • Wedding- Front Royal 2019

    Boudoir Photography


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

20 reviews


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Charles L.

Wedding and Event Photography

Had an amazing event and our choice for the photographer was perfect. She posed us and captured casual moments that we could not be more pleased. We are so happy with the end result and the whole process. She was the best.
Jun 16, 2021
Mandy L.

Wedding and Event Photography

We planned a difficult wedding, not on purpose, just because of compounding circumstances. We were having a location wedding, we are from Michigan and planning to get married in Shenandoah National Park, at the bottom of Dark Hollow Falls. As the planning was in full swing so were COVID-19 restrictions, that were different in each state. I had already had a contract with a photographer for our wedding and then 3 months before they canceled on us citing COVID-19 as a reason for not doing any events. I was frustrated because we were not local and finding vendors was difficult. I reached out to Melanie through Thumbtack and she responded very quickly that she would love to discuss our wedding and see if she could be part of our day. Melanie was absolutely the best! We were able to work out all of the details through video calls and emails, that she never left unanswered. She is very talented and takes a lot of pride in her work. On the day of the wedding, she was open to all of our “asks” she was very accommodating to the way we wanted the day to go, and she was such a good sport about the 3-mile roundtrip hike she had to endure as part of our ceremony. Not only did she take amazing pictures of our day, but she was also the whole reason we were even able to have a wedding cake, she helped us find a vendor, and even helped transport the cake to the park where we were having the ceremony. Melanie is an amazing person and was so great with everyone in our families, and while our ceremony was very different from most, she knew exactly how we wanted it to be captured. I cannot recommend Melanie enough. Do yourself a favor if you are looking for a photographer for any event, CALL MELANIE FIRST!
MJW Photography's reply
Oh my goodness Mandy, thank you! It was an amazing day and so much fun. The hike was so worth it to have the falls for your and Kevin's vows and pictures afterward. It was a challenge, but I was determined to prevail. Your families were just so wonderful, I felt like I had known them for a long time, especially Kevin's father. 'm happy you like your photos and USB keepsake. I'll certainly take a look of more photos of the hike down even with lighting issues to see if I can get a few more to you. Happy Holidays early and if you are ever back in Virginia, please say hi!! Melanie
Nov 9, 2020
Monica O.

Melanie really captured the beauty of the day...my daughter's wedding! She was amazing and so easy to work with. Along with the list of photos that we knew we wanted, she had wonderful ideas throughout the ceremony and reception and took such beautiful pictures...things we never thought of. Melanie, her professionalism, her creativity and her photography skills helped to make this day perfect! We absolutely loved working with her and we will be calling her again in the future for more special occasions/events! Thank you Melanie!
MJW Photography's reply
Thank you Monica, when you have a beautiful event, made my job easier. Was a PERFECT day!!
Oct 20, 2021
Katie L.

Wedding and Event Photography

Melanie was awesome to work with. She took every picture we asked and had great ideas for the rest of our pictures! Highly recommend her to everyone!
Oct 8, 2021
Navneet K.

Portrait Photography

I had an awesome experience with Melanie for my maternity photoshoot. My pictures came out beautiful. It was easy to book, easy communication and she's is very flexible in terms of everything.
Mar 21, 2021
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Melanie Werdebaugh


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I will work with any budget, we just have to design a session to capture your needs and still meet the budget. Weddings do have a minimum of 4 hours....you are not just paying for photos, but the experience of the photographer and the time taken to ensure you have beautiful edited images to be cherished.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to either meet for coffee, FaceTime, Skype, a Zoom call or talk via phone about needs and expectations before any photo shoot or special event to ensure their individual requests can be captured, and I honor any traditions important to them and their family.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am self taught and have taken many courses online to further enhance my skills. I learn something with each session that I can continue to build my skills on.

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