I'm all about capturing candid, intimate, and fun through the youth of your love. 

Let's bring out the raw and authentic moments

forget corny poses
no more hiding who you are

serving Hawaii & West Coast

wedding + elopement photographer

My passion for photography is to create an experience where you feel like you come alive and connect with the love of your life in the playground of God's creation! It's important for me to connect with you beforehand & get to know ya so we can dream and create magic together. Whether that be through a rad hike, underwater, or your big day, I'm here for it all!

My name is Melly Joy and I am a wedding and elopement photographer based on the Big Island of Hawai'I


"Melly communicated very well, and was very flexible and understanding. She’s very friendly, and makes sure to connect before taking photo’s so that it’s not awkward. It honestly felt like a friend of mine was the photographer. She even managed to get some photos of me and my spouse with our 6 month old in her arms! She was sure to ask if she got all the photos we had in mind, and even backtracked to take photos in an area I seen when we came in. She’s a great photographer and 100% worth it."

Kaian and Chaz


"Melly was so fun to work with on our photoshoot! She made me feel so comfortable and beautiful and made the whole experience very lighthearted and fun! I get nervous in front of a camera sometimes and feel very awkward but Melly made sure to make me laugh and encourage me to just have fun and be myself. The end result was absolutely stunning and I will cherish these gorgeous photos forever!"

Jacob & Rachel

"Melly was such a joy to work with. She is super flexible and was able to work around our crazy schedule. She is super funny and made us laugh the whole time. We had such a blast taking photos with her and she made our experience so memorable. She worked fast since we were on a time crunch and communicated so well through out the whole process. She seriously feels like a friend and I can't wait to do another shoot with her!"

haley & NAte