About Melanie

With over fifteen years of photographic experience, Melanie Fiander of Fiander Foto offers a professional, fun, and unobtrusive approach to destination wedding photography. Melanie is based out of a few unique locations, Bermuda, Washington D.C., and New England, although she travels around the globe to photograph weddings.

Shot in both the photojournalistic and traditional styles, her images 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, Melanie not only works as a lead photographer but she also handles bookings, personally edits her photos, designs the wedding album or photo book, and offers consultations on any photo related query.

Melanie’s interest in photography started at the young age of 14, when she would borrow her mother’s camera to photograph her teammates competing at their swim meets. She began working as a photographer when she was 19 while a student at Lynchburg College in Virginia, where she earned her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Making the next step towards becoming a wedding photographer occurred when Melanie was 23 and was a student at Maine College of Art in Portland, where she earned her MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography and video.

Since then, she has enjoyed every moment spent behind the camera and with her clients! Melanie’s work has been featured in 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, and Wedding Chicks.

Melanie is not only available to hire for weddings but also to shoot engagement, proposal, maternity, live birth, newborn, family, and vacation portrait sessions too! When she's not photographing her "Fiander Foto Clients", she's teaching her students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, where she's a photography professor. To learn more about her work as an educator, click "here".


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