Ciao Tutti ~ With over fifteen years of photographic experience, I, Melanie Fiander of Fiander Foto, offer a professional, fun, and unobtrusive approach to destination wedding photography. I'm originally from the Washington D.C. area and now live in Bermuda with my husband, Jim and our three-legged cat, affectionately named Tricycle. Along with working on the beautiful island of Bermuda, I also travel the globe to photograph weddings and events.
Shot in both the photojournalistic and traditional styles, I capture the special and unique moments of your big day, which will be looked at and enjoyed for generations to come! To help ensure that each client receives a fabulous “Fiander Foto” experience and product, I not only work as a lead photographer but I also handle the bookings, personally edit my own photos, design my clients' wedding albums and photo books, and offer consultations on any photo related query.
I'm not only available to hire for weddings but I also photograph events, proposals, engagements, maternity/babymoon, live birth, newborn, family, and vacation portrait sessions too! Beyond the camera, I also offer photo tours, mentorships, and am available for workshops.
My interest in photography started at the young age of 14, when I would borrow my mother’s camera. At 17, I purchased my first camera for $75: a classic Pentax K1000. I hold two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Lynchburg College; one in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and one in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. My photo journalistic approach was learned at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine at the age of 22. After which, I earned my MFA in photography and video from Maine College of Art.
Since then, I have enjoyed every moment spent behind the camera and with my clients! My work has been featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad, The Vendor Report, Ländle Wedding's "Seasons of Yes", Whimsically Wed, Bermuda Weddings and Honeymoons, Bermudian Weddings, How He Asked by The Knot, The Gray Collective, Wedding Wire, United With Love, National Geographic, It Started With Yes, 100 Layer Cake, Lets Bee Together, The Newport Bride, and Wedding Chicks.
When I'm not photographing my "Fiander Foto Clients", you can find me under a large straw hat - milling about the garden with my husband and our cat. On that note: I'd love to hear about your upcoming event; feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call:
Bermuda Mobile: 1-441-516-6498
USA Mobile: 1-202-670-8159
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren Costanzo · Married on 09/07/2018
Best Vendor I Worked With During My Entire Wedding
Trying to plan a destination wedding from outside of the country can be quite a daunting task, one that had its fair share of sweat and tears. Melanie was a breath of fresh air during this entire process! Not only was she the most responsive vendor I had throughout my Bermuda-based wedding, she was extremely organized, helpful and professional. My husband and I felt completely comfortable with her during the whole process and she even took a couple of extra photos for us when we accidentally got locked out of the beach exit haha.Sent on 12/28/2018
Despite the clouds and early rain that we experienced on wedding day, Melanie was able to work her magic and take some absolutely beautiful shots at Cooper's Island and the surrounding area...she even managed to capture our little miniature pinscher "son," Moose, in action.
If you're looking for a photographer that will give you 110%, then look no further than Melanie (Fiander Foto). She's awesome!
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Sarah OBrien · Getting married on 05/16/2020
Wonderful experience with Melanie!
Melanie is a wonderful photographer to work with! Not only is she extremely talented at what she does but she is so kind and goes above and beyond for her clients. She captured such a special and meaningful moment in our lives and we cannot thank her enough for that! Our Bermuda proposal was something we will cherish forever!Sent on 12/03/2018
xo Sarah and Danny
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Donleigh Honeywell · Getting married on 11/10/2019
A creative mind for beautiful compositions!
Mel looks at something that is ordinary and makes it extraordinary! She was able to peak through leaves to give a unique boarder around us; she is patient & flexible even got down on the ground to capture the best angle and lighting; she connected & communicated the entire process to make us feel at ease from scheduling of our photoshoot date, up to the actual day of photos &Sent on 01/03/2019
even continuing her great work all the days following - ensuring all questions were answered & we felt her passion for what she does as it was very apparent in the photos that we received! We love her and her photography skills! A truly enjoyable experience with an amazing outcome, what else could you wish for!
Fiander Foto's reply:
Beautiful images, wonderful with clients and very organized. Everything I look for when recommending a photographer to our couples. Looking forward to many weddings together!
Fiander Photo is an amazing photography company that takes pride in their work! Their family portraits are to die for as well!!
Fiander Foto has YEARS of experience and has provided her clients with the utmost care and best level of service. One of the best decisions you could make for your wedding is to book Fiander Foto to capture memories that will last a lifetime.