new york wedding photographer




We take on the role of the "fly on the wall," navigating our way through your wedding day like pros, never disrupting the flow.

When we photograph your wedding, we want you to be able to live in those memories for years to come. You'll receive photographs that are a perfect depiction of every moment, so go ahead and get lost in it.




wedding day photos that tell a compelling story

Our style is like that of a photojournalist/documentarian. Documentary wedding photography is for those who want their images to tell a compelling story. The eye of a true photojournalist sees things slightly different than a traditional wedding photographer, and that may be something to take advantage of.

Emotions and gestures first, composition later.

I cannot say enough incredible things about Melissa and SAVA Studio. Melissa is responsive, kind, professional, and very patient. And she was very accommodating as I kept adding things on to our photo & video packages leading up to the wedding. Working with Melissa for our wedding day was the easiest decision we made, and by far the best! My partner and I love her photography & editing style – we really really did NOT want “light & airy”/over exposed photos. We wanted our photos to look real & true to real life and that is EXACTLY what SAVA delivered!

Melissa kept everything on track on the big day; making sure we got all our portraits/family formals in before the ceremony (with time to spare!), which was important to me. She and her team cruised through the evening capturing the most wonderful photos and video. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with all the beautiful work. I mean, I even woke up the day after the wedding to an email of about 30 sneak peek photos! Melissa’s work ethic is just unmatched.

I will recommend SAVA & Melissa for the rest of my life.

-jess & diego

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the process






initial meeting + call


engagement session

Planning + final details

your wedding

In the initial convo, we'll discuss exactly what you're looking for wedding-photography wise, and we'll give you all the details you need: pricing, package options, add-ons, contract details, and payment info.

Pre-wedding day, we'll finalize your family photo list, put the finishing touches on your timeline, and answer any photo-related questions you have.

We'll be there early (always) and make sure the day runs smoothly. You'll receive sneak peeks ASAP.

After we confirm your package details, you'll receive a digital contract to sign and a link to pay your deposit. You'll also receive our wedding planning guide and lots of timeline planning help!

The best way to spend time getting to know each other + become comfortable in front of the camera! Always available as an add-on.






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