polaroids :: toy horse

This was shot with my Polaroid land cam on one of my many US cross country trips. I usually take notes as to where things were shot, but am not sure about this one. It looks like you could just pick him up and play with him doesn't it?!


love :: michael & nancy

Two words describe Michael and Nancy's love for each other: extremely contagious!! They have the kind of love that is so overflowing that it pours into the lives of everyone they come into contact with. The lovely couple resides in Brooklyn, NY but celebrated their day at the family's destination lake cottage in charming little Fish Creek, WI(Fish Crick as the locals say). A little drizzle had nothing on this couple, instead of bringing gloom, it brought beauty to this already heart filled party :) What an honor to be able to be a part of this beautiful and emotional day, thank you guys!

Fish Creek team, local and NYC:
Guest Shooter: Carlos Varela, thanks for your amazing talent, what a fun shoot!!
Wedding Planner: Carrie Baldwin, Door County Events Carrie, thanks for making my job easier, it was such a pleasure working with you!
Venue:Private residence, Fish Creek, WI
Dress Designer: Lela Rose (gorgeous, feminine, soft designs!)
Dress purchased at: Mark Ingram Bridal
Michael’s Suit: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Invite Art: Olaf Hajek (fun illustrations, check it out!)
Invite/Paper Printing: Print Icon
Wedding Rings: Little King Ltd.
Catering: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ
Wedding Pie: Sweetie Pies
Flowers: Sturgeon Bay Florist (the beautiful bouquet was designed and created by the brides mother!!)

(all photos by: mel barlow)


Press: Ali + Elliott in The Knot!!

Congratulations Ali and Elliott! What a beautiful September wedding at one of my favorite venues, Calistoga Ranch. It was a pleasure working with such an amazing crew!

Featured in: The Knot Magazine
Guest Photographers: Christine Farah and Sabine Scherer
Venue & Catering: Calistoga Ranch
Planning: Alison Hotchkiss and Stacy McCain for Alison Events
Invitations: Lisa Hoffman with CeCi NY
Gown: Carolina Herrera
Makeup: Stacy McClure
Flowers & Design: Sillapere
Cake: Perfect Endings
All published story photos by: Mel Barlow
Knot magazine cover: courtesy of Mei Tao (couldn't find link)

Kudos from the bride and groom!


Happy New Year!!

This past year has been incredible! There have been some exciting changes at Mel Barlow Photography. After six years of establishing our presence in New York, San Francisco, and many international destinations, we now call New York City our home base.

Our most recent addition is our amazing studio manager, Judith Filgueiras Weinberg. We are working together to implement new projects and look forward to sharing them with you. Please check back often as we will now be updating frequently!

Some exciting 2009 destinations include: Italy, Mexico, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, South Carolina and many more!! We look forward to an inspiring and prosperous 2009 together!

Please enjoy 10% off of all online print orders for the entire month of January!