Melanie Reyes Photography


Michigan Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Portrait Photographer

Ultimate Story Contest...I won!

I was truly astonished to receive an email and phone call telling me that I was the Grand Prize Winner in the Ultimate Story Contest. The contest sought entries of professional photographers that use marketing videos to promote their work, passion and enthusiasm to their future clients.

A year ago S'Mitten Video produced a marketing video for me that does just that. I loved the way that they captured me working - while it was difficult to be on the other side of a camera (and especially a video!) they did an excellent job of capturing the real me. 

This is what I told PhotoDex and Skip Cohen about the use of video:

"Even after nine years it is a thrill to walk into a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah and creatively document the day. I have a passion for human interaction and portraying relationships. Capturing monumental events in people’s lives brings me the most joy because what I capture will be cherished forever.

Hands down word of mouth has been the best way to market my photography business over the last 9 years. I meet hundreds of people each month by working weddings. I love interacting with people and I believe being warm and friendly leaves a lasting impression. I experience such a profound connection to my clients when I spend one of the most important days of their life by their side. The last few years as I began to widen my market I wanted a way for customers to meet me and experience how I work, even if they had never seen me in action.

This video captures my interaction with my clients and portrays the joy that I experience doing my job. The video lives on my website where potential clients are able to experience how I work. It is in invaluable tool. ” 

If you haven't seen the video it's below - enjoy!

thanks, Melanie