About Melissa Koren Photography
I take pictures of good people.
Wonderful, loving, quirky, sassy, laughing, fantastic, often cheeky people like you!
You are good people! There are adventures to have and memories to keep so let's get to it!
I believe in love & laughter, hoopla & levity. Stolen glances, sweet kisses & snuggles. Connections & kindred spirits.
Not only do I believe in them, I photograph them. I make lasting, tangible memories out of your moments. Love & engagement shoots lead to weddings. And newborns lead to families. I adore them all. Everyone is unique and we all love in our own ways. I have a special way of seeing that. Let me take a picture, and show you. I strive to make memories tangible and moments indelible. Be you sassy and quirky or bold and playful, I’ll find an intrinsic connection and illuminate the everyday.
Me: Koren is my middle name [core-in]
I have an obsession with graph paper or anything square for that matter
I think sometimes Pollyanna has a point
The older I get, the darker I require my chocolate to be.
There are some things you’re just born to do.
Turns out for me, one of those things is being a photographer.
As a kid I played piano, read voraciously and listened to Mozart, Bette Midler & Barbara Streisand.
I wanted to be Anne Sullivan, Julie Andrews and Megan Follows when I grew up.
I spent hours playing with gyroscopes, spirographs & climbing the q*bert pyramid.
My 12th Christmas we got a Nintendo and I think I can safely say I’ve devoted 4 solid years of my life to Tetris.
In highschool, I was a hard core chorus & drama geek.
I went to UNH to major in music education. Turns out, as much as I loved music, I didn’t want it as my profession.
I got a ‘real job’ (admin) and settled into being ‘an adult’ (yay bills).
When my son was born I started taking a lot of photos of him and quickly became an avid hobbiest.
I shot my first wedding in 2007 and I was immediately smitten with it.
The next day (my 29th birthday) I woke up and realized I knew what I really wanted to be when I grew up!
I truly adore and love my job. Meeting new people, finding a way to capture their memories, interactions & emotion, it all makes for a very satisfying days work. I don’t think that hiring a photographer always requires a formal occasion, it might just be you’d like to be in the pictures with the rest of your family for once! Big or small, I love it all! (this dose of cheesy was ode to Dr. Seuss)
I still love Mozart (and Bette Midler)
I’ll challenge anyone to some old school Tetris
I’m addicted to Scrabble
I’m a mother & wife.
Categories: Wedding Photographer