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Melissa Mary Photography

Glendale , AZ

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623-229-4416

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ABOUT US

"Your wedding is so important to me! I want to be there for you to remember every aspect of your day forever! Throughout the 8 years of capturing weddings, I've learned so much and want... Read more
"Your wedding is so important to me! I want to be there for you to remember every aspect of your day forever! Throughout the 8 years of capturing weddings, I've learned so much and want to share it with you. The process of this planning journey takes so much effort and as it all comes together, the memories are in the details. The detail of how you both met and how he proposed, the significance of your family members, the classy arrangements, beautiful wedding bands, the peek out the window, the cascading wedding dress, the candid glances, the belly laughs and the tearful exchanges...these are your moments that will never be again and after all is cleaned up, tucked away and forgotten, these are your moments you'll have to treasure! Thank you truly for considering me for this honor!" - Melissa

Experience the beautiful quality, flexibility and professionalism you're looking for! With a bachelor's degree in professional photography from world renowned Brook's Institute of Photography and over 8 years experience, Melissa will be that comfortable experienced fit you're looking for to assist you in making your day unfold smoothly in the most relaxed, natural and elegant way.

Allow me to share with you my passion and love for photography over coffee! I've designed my packaging to reflect your goals and we'll create the most fitting, memorable option for you. Each and every image is fully retouched by Melissa and your digital memories on disc are always included with full copyrights! I want you to remember every aspect of the day, so your images are just that...your images!

Visit our website at www.melissamaryphotography.com for more details and find us on Facebook with our latest image samples! You are appreciated so much! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
The creative enhancements and editing process is such an essential part of choosing your photographer! I personally enhance ALL of your images (which is typically 500+) using the most natural color enhancements, b&w and sepia-toning, soft-focus techniques, selective coloring, motion blurring and other highly professional techniques. I want every image to stand out in some way, so much of my time invested is in this post-production process.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely! Indoor, outdoor, natural light, low light, candle light and everything in between
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Having 2 photographers is always a bonus but please don't feel as if it's a necessity. With the proper planning of your timeline, Melissa will be there for every moment. However, if a 2nd photog is important to you, you bet we'll have one available for us!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, if I am entering into an agreement with you, I will always be your primary photographer.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I do ask a minimum of 4 hours of coverage for the time invested into your wedding, but any additional time is structured on an hourly basis at your desire.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I do retain copyrights for advertising/sample work but I will NEVER sell your images or provide your contact information to another entity. You will also receive full copyrights to print, share, post and do anything you'd like with your images!
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All packages include your high-resolution images on disc with full copyrights because when I capture your day, I truly believe they are your memories!!!
Will images be available for viewing online?
Absolutely! Upon completion of the editing process, you will receive a complimentary online portrait viewing/sharing gallery as part of my service.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer everything from the classy, high end flush mount albums and coffee table albums to contemporary books.

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
The value of Melissa's work is exceptional. From the begining of the process, she was easy to work with, professional and responsive. She followed-up with us after every meeting, checked in with us in between our meetings, and was always willing to take the time to answer our questions.

She was (early) prompt to every meeting and the event; she lives on the West Side of the Valley and our location site was in far East Mesa (almost Queen Creek). She was there to answer questions/help us stay on track at the event when necessary.

The photos were phenomenal, a great blend of traditional and candid shots.
She sent us some shots while we were still on our honeymoon, and my husband kept commenting that he was impressed because he hadn't even been aware, at the time, that she was taking some very special candid shots of him and his loved ones before the ceremony.

I would recommend her to anyone for thier wedding or special event.
Amanda and Jason
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Dionne
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was very easy to work with, which helped the flow of our day. I have a medical condition that would require the touch up of every picture that I was in. Right away other photographers would start on their cost to edit each picture. But with Melissa Mary she just smiled and said absolutely this can be done & she makes final touches on all her pictures for sharpness or what ever they may need.
Finally someone who didn't want to charge me extra to look beautiful for our big day!
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Davidm99
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was extremely professional and did an awesome job in preparing and even helping us prepare for the shots we wanted and needed to commemorate our wedding day. The pictures were delivered sooner than she predicted and they looked amazing. I would absolutely recommend Melissa Mary photography to any one.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa was really great. She listened to the type of photos that were important to us and the end result was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Melissa Mary photography!!
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alyshadawnx3
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa was absolutely amazing. She did such a beautiful job with our Engagement Photos and we cannot wait to see our wedding photos. She was so friendly and easy to get along with! There to help us with anything we possibly needed. I would recommend her to anyone getting married.
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B
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a fantastic job with our wedding pictures. She took the time to meet with us a week before our wedding, at our wedding location, and took notes on what we wanted out of our pictures. She was very friendly, professional and obviously very skilled, as her pictures were beautiful. I would definitely recommend Melissa as a photographer...I am so happy we made that choice!
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Anna Marie
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm very pleased with this photographer! She did an amazing job capturing the wedding. She's extremely knowledgeable and also is active in getting photos of the details. She comes from one of the best Photography schools (Santa Barbara, CA "Brooks Institute) She is great!
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jfoster0711
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Melissa was great! She was very professional with everything! She really met all of our needs and answered any questions we had. She worked with us on our budget which really helped a lot. She really catered to all of our needs and we could really tell that it was her passion to be working with us rather than just a paycheck. She really made us feel comfortable and was really patient with everything that we wanted. The photos came out really well, we we're very satisfied with her work. If we ever need pictures in the future we will be returning to her!
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Christina
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Melissa was wonderful! She was professional, easy to work with and our pictures were beautiful! We will be using her again in the future for other photography needs!
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Melissa is a star! The quality of her photos, her ideas, and her professional demeanor all make her a joy to work with. Never have I met someone more accommodating, helpful, and genuinely in love with her work. Go with Melissa - you will not regret it!
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Lo
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Melissa Mary is awesome! My husband and I were very impressed with her services. We used Melissa for our engagement and wedding photos. She is very professional and her quality of work is impressive. We were confident the entire time working with her. She is very dedicated and works hard to make the couple she is workig with happy. Her enthusiasm for photography is amazing. Melissa loves what she does and it shows. We love our wedding photos and had a great experience with this photographer! I would definitely recommend her!
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Melissa, you did such a wonderful job and you are so pleasant to work with. Thank you again so much for being so willing to work with our schedules. We really appreciated everything you have done with our wedding pictures.
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I was extremely happy with my choice of Melissa Mary Photography for my wedding. Melissa was great to work, always so patient and understanding of a bride’s needs and concerns. She really put us at ease and even my husband enjoyed taking pictures, which isn’t usually the case. On the wedding day, her direction was very easy to understand and she really help us guide in the midst of all the wedding day chaos. We received many compliment from our bridal party, family and guests about how thorough and kind our photographer was. Of all the vendors I chose and decisions I had to make about the wedding, I think I am happiest with the photography. I truly appreciated how flexible Melissa was, and I would definitely recommend her to other brides. I hope to one day also be able to use Melissa for baby photos! (Some of my friends have gotten family photos from Melissa, and those turned out amazing as well).
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Darlene Powell
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
You so want Melissa! The pictures are the most important thing you can ever spend on your wedding - they are all you have left when the day is gone and Melissa is so amazing. Her work is so beautiful that every time I look at them I relive that incredible day in such phenomenal precision, the photos are so beautiful. Being a photographer myself, I have to admit I was picky... but not about to shoot my own daugthers wedding. I can truly say Melissa is educated and immensely talented. You will love everything about her, her work, her personality, her sweet and kind manners, even her prices. You will have a worry free day knowing you will get the best of the best and be able to relive the occassion over and over again as if you were there all over again.
Darlene Powell
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Mumbi
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
She took wonderful pictures. A complication arrived at my wedding, and she was incredibly flexible. She even took time to help out while managing to take amazing photos of the event ( I'm convinced she's a ninja). When I look back, the wedding seemed perfect. She got along with all my guests, she was professional, warm, friendly, knew how to handle children and adults alike. I would highly, highly, highly, recommend her. I have no regrets =)
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NDE99
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Melissa and are so happy we used her for our wedding. Out of all of my vendors, Melissa was the most accommodating, trusting and professional. I cannot thank her enough!!!
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erikarepka
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Melissa photographed our engagement & wedding. She has an exceptional talent for capturing beauty & emotion. We love, love, love our photos. Many of our family members requested copies of candid shots, stating it was far better than their professional family photos. She is a skilled, creative professional. Excellent customer service and superior camera work.
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Renee11808
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Melissa was wonderful to work with. She is so warm and friendly and really made us feel like our wedding was important to her. She was always ontime for any appointments we scheduled and took time out to make sure of all our requests were met. I would highly recommend to have Melissa capture all life changing events.
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mrscbenavidez
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Her passion for photography along with her love for helping and serving people make Melissa a phenomenal photographer.
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epmccullough
Wedding:
4/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Melissa was exactly the kind of extraordinary photographer I'd hoped for! Attentive, accommodating and professional, she arrived exactly on time and remained so sweet throughout the entire event. She was even able to wrangle my huge, crazy family for the perfect shots! In my past experiences, standing for more than a few photographs had been difficult, but she made it such a wonderful experience and put us at ease. Her photography is stunning and my husband and I found it tough to choose our favorite pictures to display around our home. There were just so many! To this day I remain in awe that she was affordable, yet capable of producing the kind of work my friends paid thousands more for. Not only that, but after the wedding was over, she was still happy to take care of us and respond to emails about prints, discs, etc. It was a pleasure working with Melissa, and I continuously recommend her to family and friends!
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ebettis
Wedding:
12/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Melissa captured our wedding day exquisitely through photos! My husband and I knew that photographs and memories would be the only true way to remember our special day, so we sought out a professional, timely, and high quality photographer - Melissa was the answer to our prayers!

I should add that since shooting our wedding in Dec., 2007, she has since became our unofficial family photographer because our family simply LOVES her photojournalist style. She has shot my sister-in-law's wedding, our family portraits, my daughter's one-year birthday portraits, and my sister's wedding which will be held October 1, 2010.
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Tiffany T
Wedding:
11/17/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used Melissa for our engagement and wedding pictures. We were so happy with her work we used her again for our family pictures once our daughter was born. She is an amazing photographer and artist! One of my bridesmaids liked her work so much she is using her in her wedding as well. Melissa's work amazing and I plan to continue to work with Melissa as my family grows, to cature life's special moments.

In addition, my guests at the wedding were amazed at the pictures she produced. They stated they never even saw her taking the pictures. She will cature the best parts of your wedding without making herself part of the wedding. I can't say enough about her professionalism and quality of work.
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vonsmama
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
Melissa was the photographer at our wedding, as well as our maternity photographer. She is AMAZING!! I can't say enough about her and her wonderful work. I was first attracted to her because of her natural style and eye for detail, as well as her affordable price. None of her photos seem forced or cheesy, she works hard to really capture who you are! She is easy-going, and open to all of your ideas and visions, and provides her own as well. I have many of her beautiful and creative photographs framed throughout my home. Like I said, I really can't say enough about how terrific she and her work really are! One of the most important things about finding a photographer is someone who makes you feel at ease and comfortable, and she truly does! You won't be disappointed if you choose her as your photographer! :)
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Gina
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
Melissa was the perfect choice for my wedding. I wanted a group picture of everyone that attended and Melissa finished the task flawlessly and even took the time to make sure everyone was in the right spot and paying attention! Every little detail was taken into account (like the position of my flowers) so the pictures turned out perfect. I received so many compliments from my guests as to how professional and sweet Melissa was during the entire event.

Getting my images took a little longer than expected, but was well worth the wait. Any little request was taken care of quickly and with a smile. Melissa will do everything she can to make sure you are happy with your final product. I strongly recommend her for any wedding or any event!
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sillykate
Wedding:
3/29/2008
4.9/5.0
Great mix of classic and cool photos. Melissa was very prepared an organized and was very attentive to detail - she made sure she knew exactly what we were looking for. Our photos turned out so well that we bought the rights to the images!
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jlrs
Wedding:
9/5/2010
1.0/5.0
A friend of ours who was also recently engaged referred me to Melissa for engagement photos. Before taking the photo session, we had only seen one of my friend's photos. On the day of our session Melissa suggested a location that we had never been to, but when we arrived we were very happy with it. A few weeks later, and after we had paid, we realized that our friends' photos were in the same location that Melissa had suggested to us. The photographs were exactly the same (backgrounds, poses, etc.) and we felt that we couldn't use them since they were so similar to our friends' photos. I would say that each couple wants all aspects of their wedding to be unique and personal and someone who works in the wedding industry should understand this. When we brought this to Melissa's attention and expressed our disappointment, she apologized profusely. However, I expected her to offer to give us another short photo session so that we could have some usable photos. She offered us nothing. I understand people make mistakes and have lapses in judgement, but true professionals make it up to their clients when that happens. We ended up having to hire another photographer and the money and time we spent on Melissa was a complete waste. I would not recommend this photographer.
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Melissa Mary Photography responded with the following comments:

I was extremely saddened and disappointed to hear this review because I care very much about the quality and service I provide to each and every customer! I don't ever want anyone to feel this way! This was an unfortunate lack in communication that ended up in an unnecessary result. I did everything I could to provide a high quality, unique and lasting result for this couple and they were extremely happy with the images but unfortunately, reconsidered these feelings only after they discovered one of the locations was the same as the friend's. All sessions are provided on location in the setting of each couple's choice and I suggested several other location options, however, they chose this specific location in addition to another. They received over 200 highly professional portraits and I provided them with another complimentary location nearby to add variety to their results. Following the session and learning their feelings, I did offer to shoot additional images for them on more than one occasion and asked her specifically to express how I can turn this situation into a positive one. I am very sorry they feel the images are useless to them because my clients' and the images I provide mean everything to me. I am very blessed and fortunate for each opportunity I am given and I fully intend to fulfill the expectations of my couples to the very end.

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