Meet the Team

Melanie

Hi, I'm Melanie Holochwost, and I'm a professional photographer and an award-winning Air Force photojournalist. I have nine years of experience in the photo industry specializing in weddings and senior portraits. Our studio is located in Gulf Breeze. We regularly serve the Emerald Coast area from Pensacola to Destin, but are available for travel world-wide.

Wedding trends I absolutely love: Extra long veils, first looks, flower crowns, dogs/pets in photos, fireworks and beach house venues. My life revolves around a Siberian Husky and Golden Doodle, Balto & Lexie, and occasionally my husband, Anthony. Caribbean cruises, Italian food and playing basketball are some of my all-time favorite things.

Professional degrees: Associates of Arts in photojournalism, Community College of the Air Force; Bachelors of Arts in Business Management, Hiram College; Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, Hiram College; and Masters of Arts in Public Administration, Wayland Baptist University.

Anthony

Hi, I'm Anthony Holochwost, and I'm a professional wedding DJ and emcee. I also assist/second shoot for Melanie. I have 15 years of experience in the music industry, and five in the wedding industry. I have a home studio in Gulf Breeze where I teach singing lessons and record local artists. 

My favorite songs to play at weddings are "Uptown Funk," the "Cupid Shuffle," "Wobble" and "I Swear."When I'm not at weddings, I'm writing and recording electronic music. 

Professional degrees: Associate of Science in Aircraft Technology, Community College of the Air Force; Associate of Arts in Music in Recording Arts & Music Production, Northwest Florida State College.

Why should you hire us?

WE SEEK AUTHENTICITY....

We are more than happy to capture formal posed portraits, but where we really shine is in capturing authentic, candid, unforced but still beautiful, unplanned moments. These are the moments you'll cherish for the rest of your life. When you see these images in your album, they will bring you back to your wedding day. This is what sets us apart from most photographers.

WE CARE ABOUT YOU.

We are like an extension of your bridal party. We will help you with all those little details that come up during the wedding day. We have your back, so there is no need for you to stress. Thanks to years of experience and coordinating, we don't miss much and your comfort and happiness is are our top priority. We might be your only vendor who cares about your happiness after the wedding is over. This is because we aren't there just for you, we are there for your family, for your great-great-grandchildren who will come across your photos one day and wonder what you were like. Because of your investment in quality artwork, they'll see an intimate insight into who you are, because your printed photographs tell a tale like nothing else.

WE TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

Traveling is our passion, and we love to discover new places as it brings out our creativity and inspires us. We are based in Pensacola, Florida, and will consider any and all travel requests, both domestic and international.