We have five years of wedding photography experience together (we used to be known as Sweet Little Photographs) plus Tim has an MFA in photography (and almost ten years experience photographing editorial portraits, musicians, travel stories, and fine art). Because of that we are much more than this new wave of post-Instagram wedding photographers. We bring a high level of experience and professionalism to all of our shoots. We come prepared for anything, roll with the punches, and have a freaking blast. Seriously, try to stop Merrill from dancing at your wedding. And try to keep Tim away from the cake. Maybe it's our laid back California vibe or the fact that we’re just awesome, but we don’t need strict timelines or weddings where everything goes according to plan… because none do! We’re there for you and ready for whatever happens. We like to capture the event as it unfolds naturally, rather than staging a production that feels forced. We want to keep the wedding about you, not about us or our notions of what your wedding should be. It is your wedding after all, right?
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Callista · Married on 10/31/2015
We initially fell in love with Tim and Merrill's wedding photography style which is featured beautifully on their website. After meeting with them in person we knew they were the perfect photographers to capture our wedding day. They are such a joy to be around and have such a love and genuine passion for capturing beautiful wedding moments. Their eye for an image is incredible and I guarantee you will not end up with boring wedding photos. Tim and Merrill have an ability to capture all of the love, laughter and happiness of a wedding in their pictures.
On our wedding day Tim and Merrill arrived at the hotel ready to go, they work quickly and seamlessly. They are also a lot of fun and very conformable to be around so you never feel overwhelmed or pushed into posed pictures. They are an excellent team and even managed to execute all of the family photos and group shots in only 30 minutes!
We received our photos a few weeks after the wedding and they are STUNNING, everyone has been telling me they belong in a magazine. We gave Tim and Merrill such a challenge as we didn't see each other before the ceremony (usually a key picture moment) and our wedding was at night in a very dark venue, yet they managed to take the most beautiful pictures and nail it! They really are the dream team and we would recommend them to anyone!!
Amy · Married on 09/25/2015
We love the Melideos! My husband and I got married just a month ago in NYC, and we could not have been happier with Tim and Merrill as our wedding photographers. They are beautiful people inside and out, and they bring so much warm, positive energy - even in their emails! When I first found their website (through a featured blog post on another wedding site), I could not stop looking through their photos. All of their events and photo shoots were magical and creative, and I loved their style and take on weddings. They're all about celebrating your happiness, and genuinely want to be a part of your personal, unique event.
I loved how Tim and Merrill took the time to meet with us to learn more about our story, and how enthusiastic they were about making sure to capture special moments, whether that was our first look, ideas for group photo locations around NYC, food and dancing pics, and more. They were also so reassuring throughout the entire process, especially as we got closer to the wedding date and we were inevitably stressed out with planning - we knew we had nothing to worry about when it came to the photos.
On the day of, they were so accommodating - I was especially thankful when Merrill took charge of organizing our family members for some group photos prior to our ceremony. They managed to capture the most amazing and special moments throughout the ceremony and the rest of the night, but totally blended in with the crowd - it was all really organic. They were like these photo-guardian angels that just kept an eye on everything that was going on and managed to truly capture the magic, and who we really are.
They also sent us our photos so incredibly quickly, which was amazing because we can't stop looking through them and trying to relive our wedding! We loved working with Tim and Merrill and we absolutely adore our wedding photos.
Zach · Married on 09/20/2014
We hired The Melideos as photographers for our wedding in September, and we couldn’t have been happier! After months of researching and talking to photographers, we finally stumbled across The Melideos. After seeing so many “instagram” wedding photographers, we were thrilled to find someone with real skill, attention to detail, and love for bright and timeless colors! Merrill answered all our neurotic questions via email and over the phone, and was always in contact with us up to and past the wedding. We had an awesome time meeting Tim and Merrill in person at our engagement shoot in Malibu Creek State Park - Tim’s bad jokes really are pretty great. They got us our engagement pictures much sooner than we thought, and we absolutely loved them. We were so excited to see them again at our wedding, and once again they did an amazing job! Our wedding was a schlep to get to, and we wanted a lot of specific photos, but they handled the long, bumpy dirt road and our big, loud, hard-to-wrangle families with good humor and joy. They captured some really amazing moments from the wedding and reception (surprise paper airplane fight!), and we still get goofy smiles every time we look at them. We would highly recommend The Melideos to anyone who wants professional, joyful, and timeless photographs.