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Dan and Melissa | Wedding Photographers

Traverse City , MI
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LOCATION

742 Hobbs Hwy
Traverse City, MI 49696 US (map)

PHONE

231-421-5000

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ABOUT US

We are Dan and Melissa, husband and wife wedding and portrait photographers specializing in wedding and portriat photography. We absolutely LOVE meeting and working with our clients to... Read more
We are Dan and Melissa, husband and wife wedding and portrait photographers specializing in wedding and portriat photography. We absolutely LOVE meeting and working with our clients to create an event they will cherish forever. To us photography is more than a great photo it's about creating a great experience. Photography is a passion we view as art and we strive to continue to grow our business and push our creativity to new levels. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital
How many photographers do you work with?
just the two of us
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes however if something unforeseen happens we provide a replacement
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
sometimes 2 weddings a weekend. Saturday and Sunday!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
pretty much all our camera gear and some lighting stuff
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
hourly for portraits/hours of day coverage up to 10 hours
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes at weddings we will eat with the guests. Food is provided by the clients
Do you charge for travel?
if travel is greater than 40 miles from our studio
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
we say 30 days for weddings, one to two weeks for portraits
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
in an online viewing gallery
How long can the client keep the proofs?
online galleries expire 6 months from delivery, portraits one month
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes, but we do offer print release
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
for an additional fee
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
12x12 custom designed 20 page album
When will the client get the final album?
within 4-6 weeks of final approval of album by client

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Allison
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing Dan and Melissa as our photographers was hands down one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only are our images STUNNING, but both of them were also so great in helping to coordinate the day. I had a bit of a panic attack about the logistics of our First Look a few months out and Melissa was so kind and patient and got straight to helping me figure out the details and calming my anxieties. I am truly in awe of how smoothly the day went with their guidance and how many precious moments they captured. I hardly noticed them taking pictures during the ceremony and reception so I could be completely in the moment but they were always right there when I needed them, like magic. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Choosing Dan and Melissa as our photographers was hands down one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only Read more...
Choosing Dan and Melissa as our photographers was hands down one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not only are our images STUNNING, but both of them were also so great in helping to coordinate the day. I had a bit of a panic attack about the logistics of our First Look a few months out and Melissa was so kind and patient and got straight to helping me figure out the details and calming my anxieties. I am truly in awe of how smoothly the day went with their guidance and how many precious moments they captured. I hardly noticed them taking pictures during the ceremony and reception so I could be completely in the moment but they were always right there when I needed them, like magic. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Dan and Melissa were our wedding photographers. We were planning a destination wedding across the country, so most of our contact was over email and the phone. We were able to make a trip to Michigan and set up a last minute engagement shoot a week before we arrived. Dan and Melissa were so flexible, and scouted out the best site ever for our shoot. They are professional, fun and make you feel so at ease. They really took the time to get to know us as a couple and capture all the details/moments that were important to us at our wedding. The turn around from the wedding to receiving the photos was very quick, and we couldn't be more impressed with the photos! Thank you Dan and Melissa for making our day even more special!
Dan and Melissa were our wedding photographers. We were planning a destination wedding across the country, so most of our Read more...
Dan and Melissa were our wedding photographers. We were planning a destination wedding across the country, so most of our contact was over email and the phone. We were able to make a trip to Michigan and set up a last minute engagement shoot a week before we arrived. Dan and Melissa were so flexible, and scouted out the best site ever for our shoot. They are professional, fun and make you feel so at ease. They really took the time to get to know us as a couple and capture all the details/moments that were important to us at our wedding. The turn around from the wedding to receiving the photos was very quick, and we couldn't be more impressed with the photos! Thank you Dan and Melissa for making our day even more special! Read less
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Pepa
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Dan and Melissa were so easy to work with. They care, they listen, and they take fantastic pictures. They captured our wedding perfectly.
Dan and Melissa were so easy to work with. They care, they listen, and they take fantastic pictures. They captured our Read more...
Dan and Melissa were so easy to work with. They care, they listen, and they take fantastic pictures. They captured our wedding perfectly. Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Dan and Melissa was one of the best and easiest parts of planning our wedding! We were planning everything long distance, so it was really important that our photographers be responsive to emails and questions, and Melissa is amazingly on top of communication! We also did an engagement shoot with them, which was a lot of fun and a great way to get to know Dan and Melissa before the wedding.

Another great thing was how Dan and Melissa anticipated problems before they could even happen. They sent us a very thorough wedding questionnaire so that they would know everything about the wedding itself and it helped us make sure we got every picture we wanted. They were also great to bounce ideas off of because they’ve seen it all (and were so helpful).

The First Look was great, and Dan and Melissa were amazing even with our very rainy morning that shifted into very bright sun later in the day. Even with all of the crazy weather, the pictures all turned out amazing and we couldn’t be happier with them!
Working with Dan and Melissa was one of the best and easiest parts of planning our wedding! We were planning everything Read more...
Working with Dan and Melissa was one of the best and easiest parts of planning our wedding! We were planning everything long distance, so it was really important that our photographers be responsive to emails and questions, and Melissa is amazingly on top of communication! We also did an engagement shoot with them, which was a lot of fun and a great way to get to know Dan and Melissa before the wedding.

Another great thing was how Dan and Melissa anticipated problems before they could even happen. They sent us a very thorough wedding questionnaire so that they would know everything about the wedding itself and it helped us make sure we got every picture we wanted. They were also great to bounce ideas off of because they’ve seen it all (and were so helpful).

The First Look was great, and Dan and Melissa were amazing even with our very rainy morning that shifted into very bright sun later in the day. Even with all of the crazy weather, the pictures all turned out amazing and we couldn’t be happier with them! Read less
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Ronald
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding in Traverse City back in August. Both my wife and I were still living in New Zealand when we planned on getting our wedding photographers. We came across Dan & Melissa's website and instantly fell in love with their pictures.

All I can say is we thoroughly had fun with them! Their years of experience in doing wedding photography can easily be reflected when all your bridal party and guests are having fun and feeling relaxed even with the cameras sticking in their face! We felt like they were part of the family after spending a full day with them. And needless to say, all our wedding pictures were absolutely amazing and we could not have picked any other photographers. Their adorable kids are also their assistants throughout the entire day and they're equally as talented as their parents with the photos too!

I highly recommend Dan and Melissa to be part of your wedding!! I would even have them shoot my future kids' wedding if they're still in business! We love you Dan & Melissa! Yeehaw!!
We had our wedding in Traverse City back in August. Both my wife and I were still living in New Zealand when we planned on Read more...
We had our wedding in Traverse City back in August. Both my wife and I were still living in New Zealand when we planned on getting our wedding photographers. We came across Dan & Melissa's website and instantly fell in love with their pictures.

All I can say is we thoroughly had fun with them! Their years of experience in doing wedding photography can easily be reflected when all your bridal party and guests are having fun and feeling relaxed even with the cameras sticking in their face! We felt like they were part of the family after spending a full day with them. And needless to say, all our wedding pictures were absolutely amazing and we could not have picked any other photographers. Their adorable kids are also their assistants throughout the entire day and they're equally as talented as their parents with the photos too!

I highly recommend Dan and Melissa to be part of your wedding!! I would even have them shoot my future kids' wedding if they're still in business! We love you Dan & Melissa! Yeehaw!! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing!! We are so grateful to have worked with Dan and Melissa. They super responsive and very organized in advance to ensure that we got exactly what we wanted/needed on the wedding day, and they were simply joyful in their presence at our celebration! The photos are unbelievable and I highly recommend Dan and Melissa.
Amazing!! We are so grateful to have worked with Dan and Melissa. They super responsive and very organized in advance to Read more...
Amazing!! We are so grateful to have worked with Dan and Melissa. They super responsive and very organized in advance to ensure that we got exactly what we wanted/needed on the wedding day, and they were simply joyful in their presence at our celebration! The photos are unbelievable and I highly recommend Dan and Melissa. Read less
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Andy
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Dan & Melissa flew all the way from their home in Michigan to take part in our destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We had our wedding at a destination resort and we weren't really sure what to expect until we got there, but we knew for sure that we wanted our photographers to be top notch and we got just that with Dan & Melissa! They had previously done another family member's wedding and we were really eager to have them do ours as well. The pictures turned out AMAZING and Dan & Melissa are so talented at what they do. They take their job very seriously and want the best for you. They are easy-going, will listen to ideas that you have, and offer their own as well. They are also very flexible and will work with individual couples on their specific needs. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anybody out there!
Dan & Melissa flew all the way from their home in Michigan to take part in our destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Read more...
Dan & Melissa flew all the way from their home in Michigan to take part in our destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We had our wedding at a destination resort and we weren't really sure what to expect until we got there, but we knew for sure that we wanted our photographers to be top notch and we got just that with Dan & Melissa! They had previously done another family member's wedding and we were really eager to have them do ours as well. The pictures turned out AMAZING and Dan & Melissa are so talented at what they do. They take their job very seriously and want the best for you. They are easy-going, will listen to ideas that you have, and offer their own as well. They are also very flexible and will work with individual couples on their specific needs. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anybody out there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They have been more than photographers to us. From the beginning, Dan and Melissa truly care about their clients and really want to get to know them. They've captured our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos and we LOVED them! They have really helped make every dream come true. Their imagination and creativity blows me away!!!
They have been more than photographers to us. From the beginning, Dan and Melissa truly care about their clients and Read more...
They have been more than photographers to us. From the beginning, Dan and Melissa truly care about their clients and really want to get to know them. They've captured our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos and we LOVED them! They have really helped make every dream come true. Their imagination and creativity blows me away!!! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot recommend Dan & Melissa enough. They were absolutely phenomenal on our wedding day - they made us feel extremely comfortable and took gorgeous shots. Everything was done with utmost technical knowledge and creativity. We truly felt like Dan & Melissa went above and beyond the role of photographer and cannot be more grateful!!
We cannot recommend Dan & Melissa enough. They were absolutely phenomenal on our wedding day - they made us feel extremely Read more...
We cannot recommend Dan & Melissa enough. They were absolutely phenomenal on our wedding day - they made us feel extremely comfortable and took gorgeous shots. Everything was done with utmost technical knowledge and creativity. We truly felt like Dan & Melissa went above and beyond the role of photographer and cannot be more grateful!! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Two words: Hire them!! You won't regret it! Dan & Melissa Photography was the first vendor we officially settled on (which was scary because these are our wedding pictures we're talking about!) and they were my favorite of every person/company that we worked with through the planning process and the day of the wedding. They made everyone feel comfortable and made it all so easy. We had a bridal party total of 25 people (I know...) and it went way smoother than I pictured, thanks to Dan & Melissa. Our bridal party was all commenting on how nice and fun they were, unlike many photographers who just bark orders on where to stand. They are very quick with their response time, which is much appreciated when there are a million things going on at once while planning. We were able to view some wedding photos on their blog while we were still on our honeymoon. I couldn't wait to get back and see more in our gallery!! I would use them again over and over (and plan to!)!
Two words: Hire them!! You won't regret it! Dan & Melissa Photography was the first vendor we officially settled on (which Read more...
Two words: Hire them!! You won't regret it! Dan & Melissa Photography was the first vendor we officially settled on (which was scary because these are our wedding pictures we're talking about!) and they were my favorite of every person/company that we worked with through the planning process and the day of the wedding. They made everyone feel comfortable and made it all so easy. We had a bridal party total of 25 people (I know...) and it went way smoother than I pictured, thanks to Dan & Melissa. Our bridal party was all commenting on how nice and fun they were, unlike many photographers who just bark orders on where to stand. They are very quick with their response time, which is much appreciated when there are a million things going on at once while planning. We were able to view some wedding photos on their blog while we were still on our honeymoon. I couldn't wait to get back and see more in our gallery!! I would use them again over and over (and plan to!)! Read less
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