the sweetheart lounge

Welcome to The Sweetheart Lounge. If our website was our home, we consider this our living room, a place where we can sit with future J&M Sweethearts on cozy couches and comfy chairs, and talk about all things related to your wedding.

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! We are so excited and happy for you, and we hope that you are still floating on cloud 9. Secondly, thank you so much for considering having us join you in this once-in-a-lifetime journey of your wedding. We know planning your wedding, while super fun, also involves a lot of decisions. And whether you've been planning this day since you were small or are just now thinking about it because you have a ring on your finger, finding and forming the perfect team to help you realize your dream wedding is a lot of work. 

To help you decide who will be the perfect wedding photographer for your big day, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from us should you become a J&M Sweetheart.

Every J&M Sweetheart Experience includes-

  • An initial meeting where we meet you and your fiance, learn your love story, and hear all your dreams and plans for your wedding day. We'll show and discuss with you our photography style and make sure we're a good fit for what you need.
  • Consultations with Melaina to plan the perfect locations, styling, wardrobe and timing of all your sessions (engagement, bridals, etc.) to ensure your vision for these images is brought to life. 
  • A complimentary engagement session, where we get to work with you and your fiance in front of the camera, capturing some amazing images for you while also setting a foundation for our working relationship. Trust us, things flow so much more smoothly on your wedding day if y'all have spent time in front of our cameras already.
  • A timeline meeting with Melaina a couple of months before your wedding where we form the perfect custom timeline for your wedding day. This ensures that every moment important to you happens and is documented.
  • Our vast knowledge of wedding vendors in the Central Texas area we've acquired as the founders of The Waco Wedding Professionals Network. Our group has 300+ wedding vendors in the Waco/Belton/Temple/Killeen area, so we are always ready and willing to help you find the perfect vendors for your wedding day vision. (We receive no financial compensation for recommending vendors to you. We just genuinely want you to have the best of the best at the price point your budget allows!)
  • Fun surprises along the way!
  • Confident photographers on your wedding day to help you document your love story forever.
  • A J&M Sweetheart discount on a one year anniversary portrait session to celebrate your first year of marriage.

If this sounds like the experience you would love to have, keep scrolling to read testimonials from other J&M Sweethearts, learn all the details of the packages and products we offer, and contact us to set up our initial meeting over coffee or ice cream!


testimonials from our j&M Sweethearts

 Bride and groom hold hands after their wedding at Moon River Ranch

Matt & Ashlee

"We were blessed to have Jason and Melaina take our engagements, bridals, and wedding photos. They are so personable and great to work with! I had an idea of certain poses I wanted and they made the shots even better than I could've imagined! Their wedding and reception "action" shots turned out amazing! I highly recommend them for your photography needs! ❤️ Thanks to them, we have outstanding photographs to cherish forever!"

 Groom kisses bride at Horseshoe Bay resort wedding

Mike & Rachel

"Jason and Melaina took our very important day and made it extraordinary! They paid close attention to us as a couple and it shows in the details of our wedding photos. I recommend them to anyone that asks about photographers and have every intention of using them for family pictures in the years to come."

 Bride and groom embrace by window after Calvary Baptist church wedding

brian & jo ann

"We had a wonderful experience working with Jason and Melaina Photography! They did a great job of learning what was special about our story and communicating that through our photos. I appreciated how they captured the beautiful moments of the day as they happened (instead of directing the day through the lens of a camera)! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional and thoughtful team of photographers!"

 Bride and groom embrace at first look before San Antonio Riverwalk wedding

david & sandra

"Jason and Melaina took a lot of time to frame the shots we were taking pre, during, and after the wedding. They are both very patient and I never felt rushed or pushed in to taking photos I didn't want or didn't feel comfortable with. They are very accommodating to whatever you want them to do. I would highly recommend them. They are a good Christian couple and you can trust that they will take care of you. Thanks to you both for making our day so special!"


wedding photography investment


PREMIER - 3500

  • 12 Hour Coverage by Jason & Melaina
  • High Resolution Digital Image Files
  • Web Gallery for easy sharing online
  • Complimentary Engagement Session
  • Custom Guest book featuring your engagement images
  • Heirloom Album of your wedding day


  • 12 Hour Coverage by Jason & Melaina
  • High Resolution Digital Image Files
  • Web Gallery for easy sharing online
  • Complimentary Engagement Session

CLASSIC - 2500

  • 8 Hour Coverage by Jason & Melaina
  • High Resolution Digital Image Files
  • Web Gallery for easy sharing online
  • Complimentary Engagement Session


High Resolution image files capable of producing prints up to 11x14 inches or larger*

Digital image files receive standard editing and are delivered via online gallery for easy delivery and sharing. Files can be downloaded, printed and shared as much as you want.

(*To produce very large prints we offer professional assistance to help correctly scale the digital image file.)

Includes 1-2 hours of shoot time and high resolution digital image files – 350

GUEST BOOK - Engagement Album
8x8 Hard Cover Guest Book – 250

This quality 10x10 flush-mount album comes with 15 spreads (30 pages) and features a linen cover – 599

Hour of Shoot Time for two photographers – 350
All prices subject to state and local sales tax.
All prices subject to change.
List updated January 2018.

want to grab coffee and discuss being a j&m sweetheart?

We believe it is SO IMPORTANT we click with you and your fiance so we make the perfect team for your wedding day. After all, we're with our J&M Sweethearts all day long on their wedding days.

We'd love to meet with you in person so we can learn all about your love story and your wedding plans. Fill out the form below and we'll set up a coffee or ice cream double date soon! 

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Example: Wednesday evenings, any weeknight but Thursdays, etc.
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