Let’s go on an adventure.

Iron + Honey clients value photography, desire spontaneity, and embrace the imperfect. There’s nothing wrong with wanting formal, posed photos, but if that’s what you’re looking for, we probably aren’t the best fit. You deserve to have a photographer document your day the way you’ve always dreamed.

I want photography to be more than another thing to check off your wedding to-do list. I don’t want you to hire me because I was the cheapest option. I know there are plenty of other photographers out there, but I want you to choose me because you value the experience. If you aren’t afraid to do some light trespassing, trek through a muddy field, or let the wind mess up your hair, we’re going to have some fun together.

My wedding photography style can be described as documentary or photojournalistic. I love capturing moments as they happen without direction. While I have no problem getting those posed family photos, I’m there to photograph your day as it unfolds. I’m obsessed with details. I want to capture the moments you’ll want to remember and the ones you didn’t even know happened. Your wedding day will be a rollercoaster of nervousness, laughter, and tears of joy. I want you to look back at your photos years from now and be able to feel the emotion.

I take on a limited amount of weddings per year because I want to get to know each of my couples. It’s a privilege to be able to document one of the most important days of your life and I feel it’s important to get to know who you’ll be spending the day with.

I enjoy capturing elopements and small, intimate ceremonies. If your event isn’t one of those but you feel a connection to my images and think we’ll be a great fit, I still want to hear from you!

Proposals/Couples/Engagement – starts at $500

Elopements – start at $1200
Elopements are small ceremonies. Typically up to three hours of coverage. We’ll get photos of the two of you tying the knot, wander around for some fun portraits, and document your time celebrating with family or a few close friends.

Destination Weddings
I’m located in Chicago, but I absolutely love to travel. If your event is taking place elsewhere, I definitely want to talk! Please send me a message for a quote.

Wedding Photography – starts at $3000
Coverage starts at $3000 for 6 continuous hours. The average I+H couple invests ~$4800. Since no two weddings are the same, please contact me to build a package to suit your needs!

          Wedding packages include:

  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • Beautifully edited images in an online password-protected viewing gallery
  • High-resolution image download with printing release
  • Planning consult with custom timeline
  • Online print ordering available
  • Discounted anniversary session
  • Second photographer available for additional cost

Lifestyle/Fashion Photography
I also do lifestyle portraits, so if you’re looking for some fun, relaxed photos for your website or blog, send me a message for my current rate!


Whether you’d like to book a lifestyle session, are looking for a wedding photography quote, or maybe you’d like to just hang out and grab a drink, I’d love to hear from you!

You can reach me by sending an email to melissa@ironhoney.com or by calling 219-577-3102.

OR, the easiest way would be to fill out the nifty form below and I’ll get back to you shortly!