Desjar Photography, pronounced (day-jhar), was founded in 2010 by head photographer and Hallmark Institute of Photography Graduate, Melissa Desjardins. With years of professional photography experience in weddings, portrait, and commercial work, Melissa brings not only a successful academic photography background but also an acquired skill set and knowledge base through her years of experience out in the field.
We are Wedding Photographers serving Central Virginia, the New England region and Destination Weddings Worldwide. We offer a wide range of products and services to suit exactly what your needs may be. Not only do we pride ourselves on our photographic prowess, but we also strive to possess the very best customer service in the industry. We will go above and beyond in whatever product or service you are seeking to ensure you are more than happy with your experience with us.
Our photographic style is a combination of modern techniques, photojournalistic, and classic elements all rolled into one. We prefer to capture one’s personality and natural beauty without it coming across as posed or forced. We are pleased to present to you the new standard in professional photography, Desjar Photography.
What was your favorite wedding photo?
My favorite photo that Melissa took was catching my parents holding each other crying while I said my vows. That simply pulls on my emotions every time I look at it.
How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?
They did an amazing job throughout the day and we barely even noticed they were there. They would walk around quietly and catching all the great unsuspecting shots that no one would of thought to capture and the end result turned out to be unbelievable. They caught all the little details, all the action shots of the random festivities throughtout the day, and everything in between.
What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?
I believe all their packages come with 2 photographers, a DVD of all images, an Engagement photoshoot, and our own website for our guests to log on and sign our guestbook and read about our story/view pictures. The package we chose also came with an amazing album along with 2 albums for each our parents, prints, and these cool "mini" wedding albums that I handed out to our wedding party as thank you gifts.
How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?
They made us feel comfortable because they were down to earth people that fit right in with us. They made us feel like they were our friends and we had known each other for years. They worked with us along the whole process, listened to our wants, and accomodated us in every aspect we could have imagined. I am definitely so happy that I chose them over the other campanies I had gotten quotes from.