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Melissa Jill Photography

Phoenix , AZ
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Phoenix, AZ 85008 US (map)

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480-241-9762

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There’s one thing you should know about me before you hire me to shoot your wedding… I might cry during your ceremony. Despite my best efforts, I’ve done it a number of times. Ok… a lot... Read more
There’s one thing you should know about me before you hire me to shoot your wedding… I might cry during your ceremony. Despite my best efforts, I’ve done it a number of times. Ok… a lot of times. There’s just certain couples whose love and pure joy at the culmination of their years of waiting for one another pours out of them and infects everyone at the wedding… and I get sucked in. I can’t help it—I shoot with my heart. And if you’re one of the couples I’ve described above-I want to shoot your wedding. I want to be there. My approach to weddings is to capture spontaneous moments with an artistic eye while working unobtrusively. My goal is to create images that tell a story & become tangible reminders of the feelings shared between a bride & groom.



Melissa Jill is an internationally recognized Phoenix-based wedding photographer who has been shooting weddings for 12 years. She photographs 10-12 high-end weddings a year and also has five associate photographers who shoot weddings under her brand at lower price points. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
No
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Melissa Jill shoots a combination of film and digital and all of our studio's associate photographers shoot digital only.
How many photographers do you work with?
I always have one 2nd photographer and one assistant at the wedding event.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I guarantee my presence if you book me. I also have Associate Photographers that you can book specifically, and I guarantee their presence as well.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Since I shoot 8 hours per wedding, I never book more than one a day. Sometimes I have more than one per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, this is spelled out in the contract.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
A full arsenal of camera bodies, lenses and flash equipment (only to be used at the reception).
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My pricing packages include 8 hours of shooting. If more is necessary, it can be paid on an hourly basis.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, I use Pictage.com. The couple, family and friends can all view and order photos from there.

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Melissa
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rachel was amazing! Everyone keeps telling us how amazing our photos turned out. We love looking at them and reliving the day!!
Rachel was amazing! Everyone keeps telling us how amazing our photos turned out. We love looking at them and reliving the Read more...
Rachel was amazing! Everyone keeps telling us how amazing our photos turned out. We love looking at them and reliving the day!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was planning my wedding from all the way across the country- living in Boston. I had reviewed several Scottsdale area photographers via their websites and had emailed back and forth with the Melissa Jill office a few times. I loved the portfolios of photos I had browsed online and once I received a quote for associate photographer Michelle, and spoke to her on the phone about my expectations and other things I was looking for in my wedding photos, I thought it would be a perfect match! I had a few email exchanges over the year of planning to make sure we were all on the same page going into the big day. I only met Michelle the day of the wedding, and she was great! Very nice, very personable and flexible to make sure we got what we wanted. The photos turned out wonderfully and my husband, family and friends are all in love with our photos! Thanks Melissa Jill and Michelle!!
I was planning my wedding from all the way across the country- living in Boston. I had reviewed several Scottsdale area Read more...
I was planning my wedding from all the way across the country- living in Boston. I had reviewed several Scottsdale area photographers via their websites and had emailed back and forth with the Melissa Jill office a few times. I loved the portfolios of photos I had browsed online and once I received a quote for associate photographer Michelle, and spoke to her on the phone about my expectations and other things I was looking for in my wedding photos, I thought it would be a perfect match! I had a few email exchanges over the year of planning to make sure we were all on the same page going into the big day. I only met Michelle the day of the wedding, and she was great! Very nice, very personable and flexible to make sure we got what we wanted. The photos turned out wonderfully and my husband, family and friends are all in love with our photos! Thanks Melissa Jill and Michelle!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When I began planning my wedding, I knew I was going to have to make a lot of tough decisions. Some worked out perfectly while others could have gone a different way. My husband and I both agree that our best decision was choosing Melissa Jill as our photographer. Melissa Jill and her team were professional, yet personable. She captured some extraordinary moments that really took our breath away. She was so easy to work with, and never missed an opportunity for the perfect shot. She made us look amazing. She took the time to get us in the right position and never made us feel overwhelmed.

We were impressed to see several pictures displayed during he reception! Everyone there was so impressed by that. And people are still complimenting us on our album and asking who we hired. We’re confident in recommending Melissa Jill to anyone who asks. Thanks Melissa for doing such great job!
When I began planning my wedding, I knew I was going to have to make a lot of tough decisions. Some worked out perfectly Read more...
When I began planning my wedding, I knew I was going to have to make a lot of tough decisions. Some worked out perfectly while others could have gone a different way. My husband and I both agree that our best decision was choosing Melissa Jill as our photographer. Melissa Jill and her team were professional, yet personable. She captured some extraordinary moments that really took our breath away. She was so easy to work with, and never missed an opportunity for the perfect shot. She made us look amazing. She took the time to get us in the right position and never made us feel overwhelmed.

We were impressed to see several pictures displayed during he reception! Everyone there was so impressed by that. And people are still complimenting us on our album and asking who we hired. We’re confident in recommending Melissa Jill to anyone who asks. Thanks Melissa for doing such great job! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Associate Photographer Tina for both my engagement portrait shoot and wedding day. She was not only extremely professional but such a delight to work with. I hit it off with her immediately on the day we first met to discuss all of my plans. I knew then that I could trust her and the Melissa Jill team to fulfill all my wedding day dreams. I am more than pleased with our wedding photos and cannot thank them enough for delivering quality beautiful images that I will cherish for the rest of my life. You must seek quality when searching for a wedding photographer! I would highly recommend Melissa Jill Photography to any future bride.
I had the pleasure of working with Associate Photographer Tina for both my engagement portrait shoot and wedding day. She Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Associate Photographer Tina for both my engagement portrait shoot and wedding day. She was not only extremely professional but such a delight to work with. I hit it off with her immediately on the day we first met to discuss all of my plans. I knew then that I could trust her and the Melissa Jill team to fulfill all my wedding day dreams. I am more than pleased with our wedding photos and cannot thank them enough for delivering quality beautiful images that I will cherish for the rest of my life. You must seek quality when searching for a wedding photographer! I would highly recommend Melissa Jill Photography to any future bride. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were really lucky to have found Melissa Jill Photography on our Google search for a photographer (I planned my entire wedding in less than 5 weeks!) :). We ended up booking Tina who is one of her associate photographers and she was perfect! She worked really well with my fiance (now husband!) who is pretty tough to work with and who hates posing for photos. Great job, Tina! The focus and colors of the finished pictures are soft and flattering and she got a lot of impromptu photos that are really awesome. There are a lot of creative shots as well that I love. I am not sure how the photos could have turned out any better! The booking was very easy and all questions were answered. I would definitely recommend to a friend and I would use this vendor again.
We were really lucky to have found Melissa Jill Photography on our Google search for a photographer (I planned my entire Read more...
We were really lucky to have found Melissa Jill Photography on our Google search for a photographer (I planned my entire wedding in less than 5 weeks!) :). We ended up booking Tina who is one of her associate photographers and she was perfect! She worked really well with my fiance (now husband!) who is pretty tough to work with and who hates posing for photos. Great job, Tina! The focus and colors of the finished pictures are soft and flattering and she got a lot of impromptu photos that are really awesome. There are a lot of creative shots as well that I love. I am not sure how the photos could have turned out any better! The booking was very easy and all questions were answered. I would definitely recommend to a friend and I would use this vendor again. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
4/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! I am in love...and I am not just speaking about my husband! Melissa Jill is amazing! She was a dream to work with and captured moments from our day that we will be able to treasure forever!

The first time that I viewed our photos, I felt so many emotions as the photographs took me right back to particular moments from our day. After viewing our photos and being so impressed with them, I started to share them with friends and family. EVERYONE has been looking at Melissa’s amazing blog post with our photos and telling us that our pictures look stunning! From friends on Facebook to people that we see every day at work, they have all sought me out and commented on what an absolutely phenomenal job she did! I have heard so many comments about how it looks like a beautiful magazine spread and even a comparison to having been photographed by Annie Leibovitz! So many others have said how even though they couldn't physically be at our wedding, her photos made it seem like they were there and saw/experienced everything! There have been so many tears of happiness and joy around so many laptops here viewing the blog entries and now our album!

My husband and I have been married for about ten days now and we have already been able to show off our beautiful photos on her blog, have our album design layout, and have access to ALL of our proofs! Melissa is the only photographer that I know of that works this quickly AND is able to provide such high quality and beautiful photos!

I knew that when I was researching photographers before my wedding, and started to cry at a complete stranger's wedding photos on Melissa’s site, that she was the photographer for us...but she has truly exceeded any/all of my expectations!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Melissa!
Wow! I am in love...and I am not just speaking about my husband! Melissa Jill is amazing! She was a dream to work with and Read more...
Wow! I am in love...and I am not just speaking about my husband! Melissa Jill is amazing! She was a dream to work with and captured moments from our day that we will be able to treasure forever!

The first time that I viewed our photos, I felt so many emotions as the photographs took me right back to particular moments from our day. After viewing our photos and being so impressed with them, I started to share them with friends and family. EVERYONE has been looking at Melissa’s amazing blog post with our photos and telling us that our pictures look stunning! From friends on Facebook to people that we see every day at work, they have all sought me out and commented on what an absolutely phenomenal job she did! I have heard so many comments about how it looks like a beautiful magazine spread and even a comparison to having been photographed by Annie Leibovitz! So many others have said how even though they couldn't physically be at our wedding, her photos made it seem like they were there and saw/experienced everything! There have been so many tears of happiness and joy around so many laptops here viewing the blog entries and now our album!

My husband and I have been married for about ten days now and we have already been able to show off our beautiful photos on her blog, have our album design layout, and have access to ALL of our proofs! Melissa is the only photographer that I know of that works this quickly AND is able to provide such high quality and beautiful photos!

I knew that when I was researching photographers before my wedding, and started to cry at a complete stranger's wedding photos on Melissa’s site, that she was the photographer for us...but she has truly exceeded any/all of my expectations!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Melissa! Read less
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Daniele
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were thrilled with our decision to go with Melissa Jill & Associates for our engagement and wedding photography and highly recommend them! We loved working with Tina, our fabulous associate photographer. From the start, Tina wowed us with her funny, warm personality and her sheer skill at somehow making us look great (not always an easy thing to do, haha). Our engagement photos at Papago Park were gorgeous, and our wedding photos from The Icehouse in Downtown Phoenix are truly breathtaking. Tina perfectly captured our day without ever being in our faces -- and she was so polite and kind to all of our friends and family. She captured every aspect of our day -- our first look, all of the decor, family portraits, the ceremony, cocktail hour, the food and dancing at the reception, and our sparkler exit -- every image we received is basically the most beautiful picture we've ever seen.

Sara, the office manager and associate, is also a dream to work with -- she responds quickly, is always so sweet, and does GREAT work. They are definitely, definitely, definitely worth every penny. We cannot say enough great things about our entire experience with Melissa Jill & Associates!
My husband and I were thrilled with our decision to go with Melissa Jill & Associates for our engagement and wedding Read more...
My husband and I were thrilled with our decision to go with Melissa Jill & Associates for our engagement and wedding photography and highly recommend them! We loved working with Tina, our fabulous associate photographer. From the start, Tina wowed us with her funny, warm personality and her sheer skill at somehow making us look great (not always an easy thing to do, haha). Our engagement photos at Papago Park were gorgeous, and our wedding photos from The Icehouse in Downtown Phoenix are truly breathtaking. Tina perfectly captured our day without ever being in our faces -- and she was so polite and kind to all of our friends and family. She captured every aspect of our day -- our first look, all of the decor, family portraits, the ceremony, cocktail hour, the food and dancing at the reception, and our sparkler exit -- every image we received is basically the most beautiful picture we've ever seen.

Sara, the office manager and associate, is also a dream to work with -- she responds quickly, is always so sweet, and does GREAT work. They are definitely, definitely, definitely worth every penny. We cannot say enough great things about our entire experience with Melissa Jill & Associates! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Associate photographer Mary provided us with the most beautiful wedding photos! She was extremely professional though the planning process. Mary scouted the best locations at our venue and worked with our hectic schedule that day. Working with Mary, her assistant photographer, and Sara helped make my wedding day perfect!
Associate photographer Mary provided us with the most beautiful wedding photos! She was extremely professional though the Read more...
Associate photographer Mary provided us with the most beautiful wedding photos! She was extremely professional though the planning process. Mary scouted the best locations at our venue and worked with our hectic schedule that day. Working with Mary, her assistant photographer, and Sara helped make my wedding day perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We worked with Rachel who is one of Melissa Jill’s associate photographers. She had amazing energy to add to our wedding day!! She is warm and professional and did a great job taking our wedding photos and making us feel comfortable. The office was great and had our photos edited and online for us to view quickly. We are so glad we picked Rachel as our wedding photographer and we couldn’t be happier with how our wedding photos turned out!
We worked with Rachel who is one of Melissa Jill’s associate photographers. She had amazing energy to add to our wedding Read more...
We worked with Rachel who is one of Melissa Jill’s associate photographers. She had amazing energy to add to our wedding day!! She is warm and professional and did a great job taking our wedding photos and making us feel comfortable. The office was great and had our photos edited and online for us to view quickly. We are so glad we picked Rachel as our wedding photographer and we couldn’t be happier with how our wedding photos turned out! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa was amazing I can't imagine our wedding day without her. She made us feel so comfortable during our photos. A few times it was easy to forget she was even there, and those are the moments and photos we enjoy the most. Her work speaks for itself, although I will say we fall in love with new photos every time we look at our wedding pictures. She truly captured the day in the most intimate way. We can look back at our photos and remember how we felt in that exact moment, that to me is something that is priceless.
Melissa was amazing I can't imagine our wedding day without her. She made us feel so comfortable during our photos. A few Read more...
Melissa was amazing I can't imagine our wedding day without her. She made us feel so comfortable during our photos. A few times it was easy to forget she was even there, and those are the moments and photos we enjoy the most. Her work speaks for itself, although I will say we fall in love with new photos every time we look at our wedding pictures. She truly captured the day in the most intimate way. We can look back at our photos and remember how we felt in that exact moment, that to me is something that is priceless. Read less
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