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Melissa Diep Photography

Chicago , IL
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1250 W Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60607 US (map)

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312-363-9299
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ABOUT US

Hi there. Thanks for swinging by. My husband, Chyna, and I reside in the West Loop of Chicago so if you see us, make sure you say hi!

Photography, gosh, what can I say? As... Read more
Hi there. Thanks for swinging by. My husband, Chyna, and I reside in the West Loop of Chicago so if you see us, make sure you say hi!

Photography, gosh, what can I say? As cliche as this sounds, I love my job! I am immensely passionate about my work and take a lot of pride in my photographs. I've been shooting for ages but discovered how much I love shooting weddings after I shot my brother's wedding a few years back. I haven't stopped since.
Here's a brief summary of what I love...


-My family
-My Giant
-My Apple
-Chicago
-Dresses and shopping for dresses
-Food with LOTS of flavor
-Our Mini (aka The Red Baron)
-Traveling
-Gossip Mags
-The show 24 (Jack Bauer is the man!!!)
-Dancing like no one's watching


You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment. I love hearing from you all.

Once again, thanks for stopping by.



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Michelle
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa shot our September 2014 wedding, and our photos were PERFECTION! I was looking for a certain style in my wedding photos: high-fashion yet still soft and romantic, that captured emotions and not just "photos." I found Melissa and she was the perfect fit! Upon meeting her, I knew she was the photographer for us. Her spunky and positive attitude and experience with shooting weddings made the decision easy, and her work speaks for itself.

The day of our wedding, she arrived on time and ready to shoot! She was amazing all day, giving direction for shots while still capturing candid moments – a perfect mix. Her second shooter was also great to work with. Melissa will take any opportunity to shoot a picture, with any given circumstances. It rained on our day but Melissa thought fast and found an alternate spot to shoot our First Look Photos that had rain coverage, saving the day. Thankfully the rain let out when we got to our destination and she sprang right into action, covering all of the bases during the shoot (wedding party, portraits, solos, etc.). We went to two different locations and she was amazing the entire time. We felt confident she had captured everything we wanted.

Melissa has a blog where she posts a sampling of all of her assignments, and our wedding was up just 3 weeks after the big day. I looked at it numerous times a day and shared the link with all of our family and friends. We received so many compliments on the style and artistry of the photos, and were just IN LOVE with what we saw. The photos make you relive the best day of your life, and I was drawn right back to my wedding day. We received our complete photo gallery a total of one short month after the big day. I can’t wait to receive my leather-bound photo album because I know it will be absolutely stunning! We also receive a print release with all of our photos which is a MUST-HAVE for personal use.

I highly recommend Melissa Diep Photography – you will be extremely happy!
Melissa shot our September 2014 wedding, and our photos were PERFECTION! I was looking for a certain style in my wedding Read more...
Melissa shot our September 2014 wedding, and our photos were PERFECTION! I was looking for a certain style in my wedding photos: high-fashion yet still soft and romantic, that captured emotions and not just "photos." I found Melissa and she was the perfect fit! Upon meeting her, I knew she was the photographer for us. Her spunky and positive attitude and experience with shooting weddings made the decision easy, and her work speaks for itself.

The day of our wedding, she arrived on time and ready to shoot! She was amazing all day, giving direction for shots while still capturing candid moments – a perfect mix. Her second shooter was also great to work with. Melissa will take any opportunity to shoot a picture, with any given circumstances. It rained on our day but Melissa thought fast and found an alternate spot to shoot our First Look Photos that had rain coverage, saving the day. Thankfully the rain let out when we got to our destination and she sprang right into action, covering all of the bases during the shoot (wedding party, portraits, solos, etc.). We went to two different locations and she was amazing the entire time. We felt confident she had captured everything we wanted.

Melissa has a blog where she posts a sampling of all of her assignments, and our wedding was up just 3 weeks after the big day. I looked at it numerous times a day and shared the link with all of our family and friends. We received so many compliments on the style and artistry of the photos, and were just IN LOVE with what we saw. The photos make you relive the best day of your life, and I was drawn right back to my wedding day. We received our complete photo gallery a total of one short month after the big day. I can’t wait to receive my leather-bound photo album because I know it will be absolutely stunning! We also receive a print release with all of our photos which is a MUST-HAVE for personal use.

I highly recommend Melissa Diep Photography – you will be extremely happy! Read less
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Vikki
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is more than amazing. My experience with her exceeded my expectations. We could not have chosen a better photographer. Melissa is high-energy, creative, passionate, responsive, professional, flexible, and a perfectionist. The moment my husband and I met Melissa, we instantly clicked. She was the first and only photographer we met. There was no need to look any further! After the first meeting, we were confident that Melissa would deliver the experience we desired and that we would enjoy working with her. We love her non-conventional style. Melissa will do anything - climb tables, walls, windows - to get the perfect shot. And her "hee hee hee ..." gets the authentic smile every time. If you don't understand what I mean, you will *when* you book her for your wedding! Melissa's work and personality made our journey and marriage celebration even more memorable.
Melissa is more than amazing. My experience with her exceeded my expectations. We could not have chosen a better Read more...
Melissa is more than amazing. My experience with her exceeded my expectations. We could not have chosen a better photographer. Melissa is high-energy, creative, passionate, responsive, professional, flexible, and a perfectionist. The moment my husband and I met Melissa, we instantly clicked. She was the first and only photographer we met. There was no need to look any further! After the first meeting, we were confident that Melissa would deliver the experience we desired and that we would enjoy working with her. We love her non-conventional style. Melissa will do anything - climb tables, walls, windows - to get the perfect shot. And her "hee hee hee ..." gets the authentic smile every time. If you don't understand what I mean, you will *when* you book her for your wedding! Melissa's work and personality made our journey and marriage celebration even more memorable. Read less
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Mimosa
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
In a nutshell, Melissa is the greatest and has been the anchor to our dream wedding!!
I was originally going to work with another photographer because I was in a friend's wedding and really like the work of her photographer. When it came time to plan my own wedding I didn't bother to look around. However, when I was researching other wedding related things such as make up artists, wedding venues, and getting wedding photo ideas, I kept on coming across Melissa's work. I finally decided to give her a last minute call just because. It was complete serendipity...sounds weird I know, but it was meant to be.
We instantly clicked on the first phone conversation. We are both foodies, like the same things, and our personalities just meshed well. I showed my fiance her work and he loved her style more than the first one. Melissa also knows this other photographer well and was honest and said I really couldn't go wrong with either one. I was quite torn for a short while because they are both so talented, but what got me gravitating towards making the change to sign-up with Melissa was ALL that she offered - from her photo package, her great/loyal assistant, my input in who the 2nd shooter would be, to her magazine type style. She is really strong at showcasing the subject in her photos and making them look good too. =)
When my fiance met her, he instantly liked her too and told me she's the one, lol. Yes, I'll admit she was my splurge for our wedding but she is so worth it. Heck if my fiance saw value signing up with her, then I promise you will feel the same too.
Melissa is extremely professional, energetic and creative. For example, she got pregnant soon after we hired her...her due date was almost a month after our wedding date. She immediately gave me the heads up and made plans to allay any concerns with the extra steps she would take for my wedding to ensure there wouldn't be any issues come wedding day. Needless to say, everything worked out perfectly and she was a super trooper throughout it all. I can keep going on about her work ethic and all but her photos of us at our engagement session and wedding day is testament to her talent (check out her website/blog and search for "Mimosa" so you can see for yourself !!!). As an aside, she has been my inspiration to be beautiful and enjoy my own pregnancy like she did.
All my friends and family are amazed by her work. Even almost a year later after the wedding, I still have people raving about her and wanting to hire her for their own special occasion.
We have become great friends over the past year. I look forward to working with her more to document various milestones of our life.
In a nutshell, Melissa is the greatest and has been the anchor to our dream wedding!!
I was originally going to work Read more...
In a nutshell, Melissa is the greatest and has been the anchor to our dream wedding!!
I was originally going to work with another photographer because I was in a friend's wedding and really like the work of her photographer. When it came time to plan my own wedding I didn't bother to look around. However, when I was researching other wedding related things such as make up artists, wedding venues, and getting wedding photo ideas, I kept on coming across Melissa's work. I finally decided to give her a last minute call just because. It was complete serendipity...sounds weird I know, but it was meant to be.
We instantly clicked on the first phone conversation. We are both foodies, like the same things, and our personalities just meshed well. I showed my fiance her work and he loved her style more than the first one. Melissa also knows this other photographer well and was honest and said I really couldn't go wrong with either one. I was quite torn for a short while because they are both so talented, but what got me gravitating towards making the change to sign-up with Melissa was ALL that she offered - from her photo package, her great/loyal assistant, my input in who the 2nd shooter would be, to her magazine type style. She is really strong at showcasing the subject in her photos and making them look good too. =)
When my fiance met her, he instantly liked her too and told me she's the one, lol. Yes, I'll admit she was my splurge for our wedding but she is so worth it. Heck if my fiance saw value signing up with her, then I promise you will feel the same too.
Melissa is extremely professional, energetic and creative. For example, she got pregnant soon after we hired her...her due date was almost a month after our wedding date. She immediately gave me the heads up and made plans to allay any concerns with the extra steps she would take for my wedding to ensure there wouldn't be any issues come wedding day. Needless to say, everything worked out perfectly and she was a super trooper throughout it all. I can keep going on about her work ethic and all but her photos of us at our engagement session and wedding day is testament to her talent (check out her website/blog and search for "Mimosa" so you can see for yourself !!!). As an aside, she has been my inspiration to be beautiful and enjoy my own pregnancy like she did.
All my friends and family are amazed by her work. Even almost a year later after the wedding, I still have people raving about her and wanting to hire her for their own special occasion.
We have become great friends over the past year. I look forward to working with her more to document various milestones of our life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa is a 5 star photographer in every category. We are very fortunate to have found Melissa and we feel blessed to have had her be our photographer for our wedding. Her service is first rate and she is super responsive at ALL HOURS of the day. She is someone you can quickly tell will give you high quality service and she does this through putting her clients first. Whenever I had a concern, issue or question, I felt like Melissa was there with me every step of the way. This was very reassuring as I was planning my wedding in Chicago from San Diego. As someone with a Type A personality, it is refreshing to see someone like Melissa who is the same and demands only the best in her work.

We are looking forward to keeping in touch with Melissa as we've found a lifetime photographer as we grow in our marriage.
Melissa is a 5 star photographer in every category. We are very fortunate to have found Melissa and we feel blessed to Read more...
Melissa is a 5 star photographer in every category. We are very fortunate to have found Melissa and we feel blessed to have had her be our photographer for our wedding. Her service is first rate and she is super responsive at ALL HOURS of the day. She is someone you can quickly tell will give you high quality service and she does this through putting her clients first. Whenever I had a concern, issue or question, I felt like Melissa was there with me every step of the way. This was very reassuring as I was planning my wedding in Chicago from San Diego. As someone with a Type A personality, it is refreshing to see someone like Melissa who is the same and demands only the best in her work.

We are looking forward to keeping in touch with Melissa as we've found a lifetime photographer as we grow in our marriage. Read less
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Kim Nguyen
Wedding:
6/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Destination Wedding - British Virgin Islands
We absolutely loved our experience with Melissa Diep Photography! Melissa is a perfectionist and makes sure she nails all the important shots no matter how technical. She definitely went above and beyond our expectations; climbing rocks, crawling through caves and maneuvering around on the sailboat at 6 months pregnant really impressed us. She knows what she wants and goes for it. We absolutely loved her corky technique on how she would make us laugh to capture some really amazing and natural photos. All of our friends and family were blown away on how breath taking the pictures turned out.

Again, we can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you and your husband did with our engagement and wedding photos. We will be forever grateful!!!

We highly recommend Melissa Diep Photography to anyone and everyone!!!!

Forever Grateful,
Kim & Josh
Destination Wedding - British Virgin Islands
We absolutely loved our experience with Melissa Diep Photography! Read more...
Destination Wedding - British Virgin Islands
We absolutely loved our experience with Melissa Diep Photography! Melissa is a perfectionist and makes sure she nails all the important shots no matter how technical. She definitely went above and beyond our expectations; climbing rocks, crawling through caves and maneuvering around on the sailboat at 6 months pregnant really impressed us. She knows what she wants and goes for it. We absolutely loved her corky technique on how she would make us laugh to capture some really amazing and natural photos. All of our friends and family were blown away on how breath taking the pictures turned out.

Again, we can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you and your husband did with our engagement and wedding photos. We will be forever grateful!!!

We highly recommend Melissa Diep Photography to anyone and everyone!!!!

Forever Grateful,
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Sanaz
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our engagement session and wedding photographed by Melissa Diep. What a pleasure it was to work with her! She is truly a professional and TALENTED photographer! We had the most beautiful photos taken! We couldn't get enough of her work. She is truly talented. Professional and always willing to do things to make the bride and groom happy and calm. We would highly recommend her work to anyone. We can't wait to have her do future events for us!
We had our engagement session and wedding photographed by Melissa Diep. What a pleasure it was to work with her! She is Read more...
We had our engagement session and wedding photographed by Melissa Diep. What a pleasure it was to work with her! She is truly a professional and TALENTED photographer! We had the most beautiful photos taken! We couldn't get enough of her work. She is truly talented. Professional and always willing to do things to make the bride and groom happy and calm. We would highly recommend her work to anyone. We can't wait to have her do future events for us! Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
I have been told by several dozen people how great our wedding photos are - many even said that they were the best they'd ever seen. Melissa is a photographer powerhouse. She takes you and your wishes very seriously and does whatever she can to make it happen. I had a big wedding party and a lot of desired shots, but not a ton of time because our reception and ceremony venues were 45 minutes apart. We ended up getting some amazing and unique photos in downtown Chicago, on the beach, in a forest, at the Baha'i Temple and at our reception. Most photogs could never get so many great shots in great locations in such a short period of time - but she made it happen with her clear directions, attention to detail, leadership, eye for beauty and committment to her clients. She'll also very fun and sweet- you'll want her at your party!
Her photos will likely be the best you'll ever see of yourself (it is your wedding day!) but they'll also probably be the best you'll see of your friends and family. I don't know how she does it.
I especially recommend her if you want your photos to be modern, intimate, unique, and like they're out of a magazine. She isn't likely to want to do a lot of cheesey, cliched poses, and she'll get you feeling comfortable and model-worthy even if its your first time in front of the camera. That goes for the guys, too. :)
I have been told by several dozen people how great our wedding photos are - many even said that they were the best they'd Read more...
I have been told by several dozen people how great our wedding photos are - many even said that they were the best they'd ever seen. Melissa is a photographer powerhouse. She takes you and your wishes very seriously and does whatever she can to make it happen. I had a big wedding party and a lot of desired shots, but not a ton of time because our reception and ceremony venues were 45 minutes apart. We ended up getting some amazing and unique photos in downtown Chicago, on the beach, in a forest, at the Baha'i Temple and at our reception. Most photogs could never get so many great shots in great locations in such a short period of time - but she made it happen with her clear directions, attention to detail, leadership, eye for beauty and committment to her clients. She'll also very fun and sweet- you'll want her at your party!
Her photos will likely be the best you'll ever see of yourself (it is your wedding day!) but they'll also probably be the best you'll see of your friends and family. I don't know how she does it.
I especially recommend her if you want your photos to be modern, intimate, unique, and like they're out of a magazine. She isn't likely to want to do a lot of cheesey, cliched poses, and she'll get you feeling comfortable and model-worthy even if its your first time in front of the camera. That goes for the guys, too. :) Read less
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Czarina
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.9/5.0
Melissa and Emily was so flexible with our needs. Melissa has always been so prompt and easy to work with. She works had to get unforgetable shots!
Melissa and Emily was so flexible with our needs. Melissa has always been so prompt and easy to work with. She works had Read more...
Melissa and Emily was so flexible with our needs. Melissa has always been so prompt and easy to work with. She works had to get unforgetable shots! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Melissa is hands down one of the best in the business. She is flexible, courteous, professional, dependable, and lets be honest, takes UNBELIEVABLE pictures. In the end that is what it is all about, the pictures. We actually met her too close to our wedding and already had our photographer selected. Even though she did not shoot our wedding, she did shoot our engagement and trash the dress photos for us and we are in awe. Her eye for a good shot and ability to capture beauty and emotion is unique. She is a top-shelf photographer and worth every penny for the memories she WILL capture. We look forward to her sharing and saving the future memories of our family. Thanks Melissa!!!
Melissa is hands down one of the best in the business. She is flexible, courteous, professional, dependable, and lets be Read more...
Melissa is hands down one of the best in the business. She is flexible, courteous, professional, dependable, and lets be honest, takes UNBELIEVABLE pictures. In the end that is what it is all about, the pictures. We actually met her too close to our wedding and already had our photographer selected. Even though she did not shoot our wedding, she did shoot our engagement and trash the dress photos for us and we are in awe. Her eye for a good shot and ability to capture beauty and emotion is unique. She is a top-shelf photographer and worth every penny for the memories she WILL capture. We look forward to her sharing and saving the future memories of our family. Thanks Melissa!!! Read less
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