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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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ABOUT US

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 13 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.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

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Katy
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding from another state so we weren't able to meet our photographer Janelle until the day of the wedding. Up until then most of our contact was with Alaine who was extremely prompt, responsive and helpful. On the wedding day, once I met Janelle and Rachel it felt like we had known each other for a while. They made me and my husband so comfortable and were so much fun to work with. I can't wait to see the pictures! Thank you Janelle and Rachel. You were both fantastic!
We planned our wedding from another state so we weren't able to meet our photographer Janelle until the day of the Read more...
We planned our wedding from another state so we weren't able to meet our photographer Janelle until the day of the wedding. Up until then most of our contact was with Alaine who was extremely prompt, responsive and helpful. On the wedding day, once I met Janelle and Rachel it felt like we had known each other for a while. They made me and my husband so comfortable and were so much fun to work with. I can't wait to see the pictures! Thank you Janelle and Rachel. You were both fantastic! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa Jill Photography was incredible from the first moment of contact! Alaine, in the office was so sweet, so on top of everything, so informative, so GREAT! We had Michelle, one of Melissa Jill's Associate photographers, and we could rave about her! She was so warm and inviting when we first met her. Her creativity showed so well in our photos and she was so kind and patient during the entire wedding day! We also purchased one of their Metal Cover photo albums they created for us....and WOW!!!
Melissa Jill Photography was incredible from the first moment of contact! Alaine, in the office was so sweet, so on top of Read more...
Melissa Jill Photography was incredible from the first moment of contact! Alaine, in the office was so sweet, so on top of everything, so informative, so GREAT! We had Michelle, one of Melissa Jill's Associate photographers, and we could rave about her! She was so warm and inviting when we first met her. Her creativity showed so well in our photos and she was so kind and patient during the entire wedding day! We also purchased one of their Metal Cover photo albums they created for us....and WOW!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/27/2016
4.7/5.0
Rennai and Sarah, from Melissa Jill, did a great job capturing our special day! The pictures were beautiful and were delivered within 3 weeks (which is much better than most photography companies). The communication along the way was great, and everyone was so friendly!
Rennai and Sarah, from Melissa Jill, did a great job capturing our special day! The pictures were beautiful and were Read more...
Rennai and Sarah, from Melissa Jill, did a great job capturing our special day! The pictures were beautiful and were delivered within 3 weeks (which is much better than most photography companies). The communication along the way was great, and everyone was so friendly! Read less
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Skyeler
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her team did a wonderful job at our wedding. They captured so many special moments at our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. We rarely take posed photos together and we can be pretty awkward but they made us feel very comfortable! They worked very well with our dogs too! The quality of the photos cannot be beat. Everyone who sees the pictures comments on how great the photography is. Melissa and her team are so talented. We love the pictures and will cherish them forever!
Melissa and her team did a wonderful job at our wedding. They captured so many special moments at our rehearsal dinner, Read more...
Melissa and her team did a wonderful job at our wedding. They captured so many special moments at our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. We rarely take posed photos together and we can be pretty awkward but they made us feel very comfortable! They worked very well with our dogs too! The quality of the photos cannot be beat. Everyone who sees the pictures comments on how great the photography is. Melissa and her team are so talented. We love the pictures and will cherish them forever! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
We had associate photographer Tina as our engagement picture & wedding photographer, her second shooter for the wedding was Myrian. Tina did a great job with our engagement photos, we loved them! We also had a good experience working with the office manager Alaine, she was always very helpful, and probably had the quickest email response rate of any of the vendors I worked with! On the wedding day though, we were a little bit disappointed. As I was getting ready Tina stressed me out a bit and said we wouldn't be able to take any photos outside because it was too bright! We're from Minnesota and were so excited to have beautiful mountain outdoor pictures! We were able to get some pictures outside, but I had to insist and ask for group pictures to be taken in a certain location, that she didn't recommend. These ended up being my favorite pictures, even though she insisted that they would be too bright! They also completely missed getting pictures of my husband & his groomsman getting ready. There were also no photos of cocktail hour decorations, I was extremely disappointed with this. I just feel our venue had so many beautiful locations that were not used! The pictures that turned out did look beautiful, but Tina did stress me out on the wedding day, and they missed some key parts of the wedding!
We had associate photographer Tina as our engagement picture & wedding photographer, her second shooter for the wedding Read more...
We had associate photographer Tina as our engagement picture & wedding photographer, her second shooter for the wedding was Myrian. Tina did a great job with our engagement photos, we loved them! We also had a good experience working with the office manager Alaine, she was always very helpful, and probably had the quickest email response rate of any of the vendors I worked with! On the wedding day though, we were a little bit disappointed. As I was getting ready Tina stressed me out a bit and said we wouldn't be able to take any photos outside because it was too bright! We're from Minnesota and were so excited to have beautiful mountain outdoor pictures! We were able to get some pictures outside, but I had to insist and ask for group pictures to be taken in a certain location, that she didn't recommend. These ended up being my favorite pictures, even though she insisted that they would be too bright! They also completely missed getting pictures of my husband & his groomsman getting ready. There were also no photos of cocktail hour decorations, I was extremely disappointed with this. I just feel our venue had so many beautiful locations that were not used! The pictures that turned out did look beautiful, but Tina did stress me out on the wedding day, and they missed some key parts of the wedding! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I definitely recommend Melissa Jill Photography and specifically associate photographer Janelle! Actually, I already have recommended Janelle to a friend of mine! The whole team was amazing to work with. They are super responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, and creative. All the things I was looking for in a photographer! Our photos are stunning! We've gotten so many compliments and exclamations of, "Oh, how beautiful!" ;) I love that I have amazing photos to remember such a meaningful day and to share with friends, family, and future children!
I definitely recommend Melissa Jill Photography and specifically associate photographer Janelle! Actually, I already have Read more...
I definitely recommend Melissa Jill Photography and specifically associate photographer Janelle! Actually, I already have recommended Janelle to a friend of mine! The whole team was amazing to work with. They are super responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, and creative. All the things I was looking for in a photographer! Our photos are stunning! We've gotten so many compliments and exclamations of, "Oh, how beautiful!" ;) I love that I have amazing photos to remember such a meaningful day and to share with friends, family, and future children! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa Jill Photography was an incredible studio to work with for my wedding day! From the very beginning I received nothing but kindness, excitement, and great information! Alaine, the office manager, always kept me updated via email on dates, prices, etc and always asked if I had any questions throughout my engagement. Melissa Jill made me feel welcome by inviting me to her facebook group so that I could see and share experiences and ideas of the whole wedding process. I very much enjoyed receiving Melissa's blogs and other wedding tips every couple weeks to stay informed on current wedding trends. Janelle, one of Melissa's associate photographers, photographed my engagement photos and my wedding day (along with Rachel, another associate). She was AMAZING!! My husband and I were so happy with everything. Janelle made everything so easy, natural, and fun. All of our photos were phenomenal! Janelle and Rachel captured all of the beautiful moments in our very special day and we are so thankful and blessed for our experience with them. I would recommend any bride and groom to use Melissa Jill and associates in a heartbeat!
Melissa Jill Photography was an incredible studio to work with for my wedding day! From the very beginning I received Read more...
Melissa Jill Photography was an incredible studio to work with for my wedding day! From the very beginning I received nothing but kindness, excitement, and great information! Alaine, the office manager, always kept me updated via email on dates, prices, etc and always asked if I had any questions throughout my engagement. Melissa Jill made me feel welcome by inviting me to her facebook group so that I could see and share experiences and ideas of the whole wedding process. I very much enjoyed receiving Melissa's blogs and other wedding tips every couple weeks to stay informed on current wedding trends. Janelle, one of Melissa's associate photographers, photographed my engagement photos and my wedding day (along with Rachel, another associate). She was AMAZING!! My husband and I were so happy with everything. Janelle made everything so easy, natural, and fun. All of our photos were phenomenal! Janelle and Rachel captured all of the beautiful moments in our very special day and we are so thankful and blessed for our experience with them. I would recommend any bride and groom to use Melissa Jill and associates in a heartbeat! Read less
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Dimple
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
I moved to Phoenix earlier this year to be with my fiancé. When wedding planning started I found myself short on recommendations because I knew very few people in Phoenix area. So, I looked to the good old internet where I found Melissa Jill Photography. Although Melissa was outside of our budget, her Associate, Mary, was perfectly within it and we loved her photo gallery. Mary was amazing - friendly, funny, & responsive. I'd say with any photographer you never know if you're going to be happy with the end product but we were so thrilled when we got our photos! We literally have photos that look like magazine shoots and our Facebook pages and Instagrams were abuzz for days about the pictures. I would hire Mary, and her associate photographer, Michelle, again for family portraits down the road!
I moved to Phoenix earlier this year to be with my fiancé. When wedding planning started I found myself short on Read more...
I moved to Phoenix earlier this year to be with my fiancé. When wedding planning started I found myself short on recommendations because I knew very few people in Phoenix area. So, I looked to the good old internet where I found Melissa Jill Photography. Although Melissa was outside of our budget, her Associate, Mary, was perfectly within it and we loved her photo gallery. Mary was amazing - friendly, funny, & responsive. I'd say with any photographer you never know if you're going to be happy with the end product but we were so thrilled when we got our photos! We literally have photos that look like magazine shoots and our Facebook pages and Instagrams were abuzz for days about the pictures. I would hire Mary, and her associate photographer, Michelle, again for family portraits down the road! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had Janelle, an Associate Photographer with Melissa Jill Photography, take the photographs of our special night, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. From the time that we first met Janelle, almost a year before our actual wedding, we knew immediately that she was the photographer that we wanted. Leading up to our wedding, I worked extensively with Janelle to make sure that she got all of the photographs that I wanted, and on the day of our wedding, she got everything we wanted and more.

Janelle knew exactly what needed to be done in order to capture the best photographs on what was a very busy and hectic day. Janelle took control and made sure that she got every photograph, one way or another.

What I particularly liked about working with Janelle is that she had a very artistic and creative approach to some of the pictures she took. She took some photographs that we were not expecting, like a silhouette shot of my husband and I at sunset, which we both think is just priceless and ageless.

If you are a bride to be and planning your wedding, I can't recommend more Janelle as a photographer and everyone from Melissa Jill Photography for your special wedding day.
My husband and I had Janelle, an Associate Photographer with Melissa Jill Photography, take the photographs of our special Read more...
My husband and I had Janelle, an Associate Photographer with Melissa Jill Photography, take the photographs of our special night, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. From the time that we first met Janelle, almost a year before our actual wedding, we knew immediately that she was the photographer that we wanted. Leading up to our wedding, I worked extensively with Janelle to make sure that she got all of the photographs that I wanted, and on the day of our wedding, she got everything we wanted and more.

Janelle knew exactly what needed to be done in order to capture the best photographs on what was a very busy and hectic day. Janelle took control and made sure that she got every photograph, one way or another.

What I particularly liked about working with Janelle is that she had a very artistic and creative approach to some of the pictures she took. She took some photographs that we were not expecting, like a silhouette shot of my husband and I at sunset, which we both think is just priceless and ageless.

If you are a bride to be and planning your wedding, I can't recommend more Janelle as a photographer and everyone from Melissa Jill Photography for your special wedding day. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about the awesome experience I had with Melissa Jill Photography! :) From the second I saw the beautiful, natural pictures on the website, I knew I had found exactly what I had envisioned and was thrilled to book with Tina, Melissa’s associate photographer. During our initial meeting, I could tell Tina knew exactly what I was looking for. Leading up to the big day, Melissa’s office manager, Alaine, kept me organized and on track. She was kind, very patient, and so easy to communicate with! On the day of our wedding, Tina and her associate photographer, Janelle, were a true joy to work with. When we got the proofs (shortly after the wedding!), we could not have been happier with them! (I must add that neither my husband nor I are ‘picture people’ and were hoping for just a few great shots that we could remember the day with. Well, we LOVED them all!) We continue receiving compliments on our pictures. So, SO happy with this photographer!!
A million thanks to Tina, Janelle, Alaine, and Melissa for the beautiful memories captured! I look forward to working with them again the next time I need photos :)
I cannot say enough great things about the awesome experience I had with Melissa Jill Photography! :) From the second I Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about the awesome experience I had with Melissa Jill Photography! :) From the second I saw the beautiful, natural pictures on the website, I knew I had found exactly what I had envisioned and was thrilled to book with Tina, Melissa’s associate photographer. During our initial meeting, I could tell Tina knew exactly what I was looking for. Leading up to the big day, Melissa’s office manager, Alaine, kept me organized and on track. She was kind, very patient, and so easy to communicate with! On the day of our wedding, Tina and her associate photographer, Janelle, were a true joy to work with. When we got the proofs (shortly after the wedding!), we could not have been happier with them! (I must add that neither my husband nor I are ‘picture people’ and were hoping for just a few great shots that we could remember the day with. Well, we LOVED them all!) We continue receiving compliments on our pictures. So, SO happy with this photographer!!
A million thanks to Tina, Janelle, Alaine, and Melissa for the beautiful memories captured! I look forward to working with them again the next time I need photos :) Read less
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