Yesterday we shared a look at the beautiful photography of Melissa Gregersen, and today we’d like to share a little about the photographer!

Q: How did you get into photography?
A: When I got my wedding photos and didn’t like them. That was 7 years ago on June 15th. I was so sad, they were “technically” ok, but no emotion, no feelings, no FUN! I was so bummed. I remember thinking…I can’t believe this guy calls this wedding photography. I chose him purely for the price and boy did I get what I paid for.   I NEVER want one of my brides to feel that way when I photograph their weddings…never ever!

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: For my weddings, I strive for candid, yet when I have “my” time with the couple, I look for gorgeous light, elegance, and mix in lots of  fun. =

Q: What is your favorite moment of a wedding or your favorite moment to capture?
A: I LOVE photographing the bride and groom if they choose to see each other before the wedding. Those expressions can sometimes bring tears to my eyes..so full of emotions! Love that!!

Q: Any personal tips or tricks for brides?
A: Pick your wedding photographer for their photos, style, and quality…but also pick them for their personality. You will be with your photographer from start to finish of your wedding day, so make sure you like them. =)

Q: What is your favorite wedding “trend” of the moment?
A: I love the colors that I see at weddings now. I love how brides are breaking out of the “normal” traditions and truly making their weddings unique to themselves.

Q: What do you do when you’re not shooting weddings?
A: I have worked 10 years doing physical therapy, it’s a very rewarding job to know you are truly helping people recover and heal. I am married to a wonderful man, Jaymem and we have an adorable 3 year old daughter, Norah. I work very hard to perfect my photography skills. I am never satisfied with where I am at…I am always learning! I just love my job as a photographer. It is ME!

Q: Where can brides find your (beautiful) new studio?
A: Downtown Kalamazoo at the Rose Street Market building. 303 Rose Street!