Melanie Zacek Photography

As a fine art portrait and wedding photographer based in Amherst Massachusetts, Melanie travels throughout New England preserving memories and capturing clients' stories with thoughtfully crafted, luminous and romantic imagery. It was through her BFA in fine art photography from the Hartford Art School that she developed her timeless and light-filled vision for her work. With an approach that combines documentary and fine art sensibility, cherished and joyful moments are caught in all their beauty. 

We asked Melanie to give us a deeper look into herself and her work. Here's what she said.

Where do you get your inspiration?

My work is inspired by nature, literature, music and of course my amazing couples.

What's the newest trend in wedding photos that you are loving right now?

I’m absolutely loving the adventure elopement trend! This trend is an incredibly personal and romantic way to exchange vows as well as have photos taken in an epic landscape.

What do you recommend to couple's to best prepare for their wedding day photos?

In the beginning stages of your wedding planning it’s really helpful to go online and look up what time the sunset will be on your day. Many of my couples love to have sunset photos, so knowing exactly when the sunset will be helps us plan the time of their ceremony and portraits to get that beautiful golden light. 

See Melanie at Night at the Registry, enter a chance to win a free engagement photo session!

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Night at the Registry

We are so excited to share something we have been cooking up! First comes love, then comes the registry! A Pottery Barn registry that is!

Pottery Barn + Parsimony Vintage are excited to invite you to Night at the Registry. Overwhelmed by the wedding planning process? Don't know where to start when building a wedding registry? Night at the Registry is an in-store event with private tours, wedding vendor booths and interactive wedding stations!



Swing by the mocktini bar to sample tasty signature drink ideas, create your own floral crowns and boutonnieres, get your sugar fix tasting wedding cake samples and much more!

And if that wasn't enough, we have some amazing giveaways at the event, too. Including Save the Date cards by PV Paper Goods Shoppe, engagement photo session by Melanie Zacek Fine Art Photography, sweetheart table centerpiece by The Tangled Grapevine and much more! You can enter for the chance to win one of these prizes at this event only!

Oh, did we mention it's free? Please register to hold your spot!

Hope to see all of you engaged lovebirds there!