We are Mello Moose Photography! We are a duo based in the Twin Cities. We specialize in singing loudly and poorly in our car and capturing memories in their most natural and beautiful forms.
Melanie fell in love with photography when she shot her first concert in the basement of a Minneapolis house, the same place she found her partner Tristan. She fell in love with the emotions of the music, which transferred to her passion for capturing the love and the excitement and all of the emotions wrapped up in a wedding day.
Tristan has been involved with photography since he was younger making videos and taking photos with his friends. He fell in love with the expression and creativity of photography and applied those elements to wedding and portrait photography. He loves to think outside the box and keep you laughing.
We focus on the natural and candid shots to truly capture the unique bond between two people. If you're someone who isn't afraid to ditch the path and take an adventure, we are definitely the photographers for you. So prepare for laughs and giggles and happy tears during your session or special day because we keep the energy and the fun up!
Let's get some coffee or chips and queso, whatever you're style, we would love to talk!
I cannot say enough good things about working with MelloMoose-from the initial meeting and planning, to the engagement session, to working together with our VERY picky church, they produced the most incredible photos from the biggest celebration of our lives. Melanie has such a good eye for creative shots that include natural stances, movement and pure emotions. Their ability to work together, capturing multiple angles of the same shots makes an ordinary moment or pose extra special. Also, they are willing to go way above and far beyond what I’ve seen from other photographers-climbing into the teeny-tiny back end of our classic car to snap one of my favorite shots, walking around a farm in rural Minnesota while it’s sleeting, trekking through piles of snow to get some awesome shots on a bluff, and calming everyone (including my husband and I on the day of) down to make sure you look your best. My husband and I will forever be grateful to Melanie and Tristan for capturing such joy and beauty, truly making a one of a kind story of our wedding day—beginning to end.
said on Oct 3rd, 2019
I have worked with Melanie and Tristan three times now and I can’t say enough wonderful things! They are so easy to work with, have beautiful ideas, and their editing style is so dang cool! They are great at communicating and really want to know how you envision your shoot going and do their very best to make your photo dreams come true. 10’s across the board!
said on Jul 24th, 2019
We hired Mello Moose for our wedding in the Minneapolis area and could not rave more about our experience with Melanie and Tristan. They went above and beyond in capturing our rehearsal party and wedding event. They are extremely talented, fun to work with, and produce incredible work. Have already been recommending them to friends in the area and will continue to do so. If you are looking for an awesome duo to shoot for you, these are your people!
said on Jun 15th, 2019
a. They did a fantastic job shooting our engagement and wedding photos. They were very responsive to any questions we had and checked in with us just the right amount. Their shooting style is really comfortable and aims at getting shots of the real you, which we appreciated. They laughed and joked with us which not only made the photos fun but improved the results as well. They sent us engagement photos within a week of the shoot and sent us a wedding photo preview the day after our ceremony! Their style and editing is absolutely beautiful and really captures not only the beauty, but the emotions of these special moments in our lives. We highly highly recommend Melanie and Tristan!
said on Mar 13th, 2019
Pure magic. I hired Mello Moose for a boudoir shoot as a gift for my husband on Valentine's day and let me tell you, the outcome was phenomenal. Not just the photos, but Mel made me feel so comfortable and confident in front of the camera. From start to finish, Mel was fun, friendly and professional. Too bad I'm already married because I would definitely hire her again.
Kristin Van Tassel,
said on Mar 2nd, 2019
Melanie & Tristian were so fun to work with, they captured our wedding so beautifully, I am extremely happy with our photos! The turnaround time was incredibly quick too!
said on Mar 2nd, 2019
5 stars, undoubtedly. Melanie and Tristan are All Pro.
said on Oct 23rd, 2018
Mello Moose Photography was nothing short of amazing to partner with, and we recommend the hell out of them to anyone in need of a great photographer for their special occasion.
said on Feb 13th, 2018
As a wedding makeup artist, photographers are extremely important when it comes to not only serving our couples, but showcasing our work - and Melanie was AMAZING! While I was applying makeup for my bride and her loved ones, she was friendly, professional, and went out of her way to work around me, which not all photographers do! She even took the time to grab a few shots of me in the middle of my work, which was so appreciated. What I was most impressed by was her EXTREME promptness in editing the photos and sending the gallery to me. Usually, I wait 3-4 months for photos and have to ask photographers more than once to send a few to me; but I asked Melanie on the wedding day itself if she could send "a couple photos" my way - and 3 weeks later, had an absolutely gorgeous photo gallery in my inbox of every single image from the day. I was blown away! The photos themselves are stunning and capture not only the beauty of the day and the love between the bride and groom, but the talent and artistry of Melanie herself. You will not be disappointed in working with her, that's for sure!!
said on Jan 9th, 2018
Melanie is phenomenal! She did above and beyond what we expected! She has a great eye for it! She made our wedding day a breeze and got so many special moments through the day!