My blogs will be all things from Elopement tips & ideas, photo sessions I've documented, photography gear I'm using and loving, marriage advice that's personally helped me and my hubs through hard times, and ways to personalize your wedding day! Basically all things wedding, marriage, and photography! If that sounds like you, then you've arrive to right place!

I am a wedding and couple photographer that is based out of Hawai’i!

Aloha! I am Melly Ray, and you guessed it, the face behind Melly Joy Photography!

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"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