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Melissa McClure Photography

Carlsbad , CA
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PO Box 130871
Carlsbad, CA 92013 US (map)

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760-504-8246

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ABOUT US

So you came here to learn a little more about me, did you? Here are some fun tidbits:



- I was a vegetarian for years, but now crave a good rare steak.

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So you came here to learn a little more about me, did you? Here are some fun tidbits:



- I was a vegetarian for years, but now crave a good rare steak.

- I am hopelessly addicted to photobooths; if you have one at your wedding I will find my way in there!

- I played soccer for 14 years and recently started playing again!

- My boyfriend Jason and I love to try new restaurants and are addicted to Groupon!

- Travel is my #2 passion. Photography is of course #1.

- I'm an only child.

- I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine.

- I overuse exclamation points!!!

- I never take myself too seriously.



If you are curious to know more about me, drop me an email, we can chat!

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We've booked Melissa for our April wedding and cannot wait! She took our Engagement Photos for us and did an amazing job! We were looking forward to sunset shots at the beach, but in typical San Diego fashion, June Gloom did not cooperate with us. Turns out, it didn't matter - Melissa brought her own brand of sunshine! She had us relaxed in a matter of moments, laughing the entire time, and we ended up with beautiful pictures. I can't say enough good things about her!
We've booked Melissa for our April wedding and cannot wait! She took our Engagement Photos for us and did an amazing job! Read more...
We've booked Melissa for our April wedding and cannot wait! She took our Engagement Photos for us and did an amazing job! We were looking forward to sunset shots at the beach, but in typical San Diego fashion, June Gloom did not cooperate with us. Turns out, it didn't matter - Melissa brought her own brand of sunshine! She had us relaxed in a matter of moments, laughing the entire time, and we ended up with beautiful pictures. I can't say enough good things about her! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/23/2016
5.0/5.0
To know Melissa is to be consistently impressed with just how engaging and professional she is. From the moment we met her to discuss our wedding plans, we were blown away with her grace and confidence. Any anxiety we may have had about our pending wedding day was washed away after getting to know her and learning about her wealth of experience; how organized she is and just how passionate she is about her craft. Communicating with her leading up the big day was a breeze and every step of the way we were reassured that we had the made the right choice to have her as our photographer. On the big day itself, we were left in awe of her work ethic and we both overwhelmingly agreed that our wedding would not have been as special, or such a success, without her. We will forever be appreciative of her and how she effortlessly organized, orchestrated, and contributed to the most important day in our lives. Her genuine warmth, caring demeanor and talent came through in every single photo she choreographed and captured that day.

Whatever level of expectations you may have for what a photographer will provide to you, she will undoubtedly exceed them.

Thank you Melissa!
Love,
Caitlin and Dan
To know Melissa is to be consistently impressed with just how engaging and professional she is. From the moment we met her Read more...
To know Melissa is to be consistently impressed with just how engaging and professional she is. From the moment we met her to discuss our wedding plans, we were blown away with her grace and confidence. Any anxiety we may have had about our pending wedding day was washed away after getting to know her and learning about her wealth of experience; how organized she is and just how passionate she is about her craft. Communicating with her leading up the big day was a breeze and every step of the way we were reassured that we had the made the right choice to have her as our photographer. On the big day itself, we were left in awe of her work ethic and we both overwhelmingly agreed that our wedding would not have been as special, or such a success, without her. We will forever be appreciative of her and how she effortlessly organized, orchestrated, and contributed to the most important day in our lives. Her genuine warmth, caring demeanor and talent came through in every single photo she choreographed and captured that day.

Whatever level of expectations you may have for what a photographer will provide to you, she will undoubtedly exceed them.

Thank you Melissa!
Love,
Caitlin and Dan Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa is AMAZING! She did our engagement shoot as well as our wedding photos, and there is literally not enough room for all the good things we want to say! Melissa makes you feel comfortable right off the bat, and provides easy directional cues for posed photos.. as well as beautifully capturing candid moments. She sees things in the environment around you for backgrounds and detail that always turn out perfectly! Her vibrant personality and contagious laugh make it easy to spend hours taking photos without feeling self conscious.. you feel like you're hanging out with a friend. Trusting her vision is the best decision we made for both the engagement shoot and the wedding, and we couldn't be happier with our beautiful photos and wonderfully (and epically!) captured memories!
Melissa is AMAZING! She did our engagement shoot as well as our wedding photos, and there is literally not enough room for Read more...
Melissa is AMAZING! She did our engagement shoot as well as our wedding photos, and there is literally not enough room for all the good things we want to say! Melissa makes you feel comfortable right off the bat, and provides easy directional cues for posed photos.. as well as beautifully capturing candid moments. She sees things in the environment around you for backgrounds and detail that always turn out perfectly! Her vibrant personality and contagious laugh make it easy to spend hours taking photos without feeling self conscious.. you feel like you're hanging out with a friend. Trusting her vision is the best decision we made for both the engagement shoot and the wedding, and we couldn't be happier with our beautiful photos and wonderfully (and epically!) captured memories! Read less
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William
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa is great!!! Not only does she have amazing shots, but she's got a great attitude and professionalism too. Responsive, easy to communicate with, and a reliable vendor. We used her for our engagement shoot as well as our wedding, and couldn't be happier with her! Her photographs are beautiful and capture the special moments like few photographers can. Her work exudes the happiness and love of our wedding day. We couldn't be happier with her photography!

In addition to photography, she also was like a 2nd wedding coordinator. Because Melissa understood the entire flow of the day, she provided great advice, eased all my fears and answered all the questions I had. I cannot imagine going through the day without her. She's a super cool person with a great personality, which is important because you have to feel at ease in front of the camera. We'd highly recommend Melissa to anyone, and hope to use her again in the future!
Melissa is great!!! Not only does she have amazing shots, but she's got a great attitude and professionalism too. Read more...
Melissa is great!!! Not only does she have amazing shots, but she's got a great attitude and professionalism too. Responsive, easy to communicate with, and a reliable vendor. We used her for our engagement shoot as well as our wedding, and couldn't be happier with her! Her photographs are beautiful and capture the special moments like few photographers can. Her work exudes the happiness and love of our wedding day. We couldn't be happier with her photography!

In addition to photography, she also was like a 2nd wedding coordinator. Because Melissa understood the entire flow of the day, she provided great advice, eased all my fears and answered all the questions I had. I cannot imagine going through the day without her. She's a super cool person with a great personality, which is important because you have to feel at ease in front of the camera. We'd highly recommend Melissa to anyone, and hope to use her again in the future! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was a perfect fit for us! She photographed our wedding, as well as our engagement photos. We could not be happier with the results!

Let's be clear, my fiancé and I are not models. In fact, despite being together for years, we had very few nice photos together…until now! Because of our lack of photographic history, we decided a great photographer was a top priority for our wedding. Enter Melissa.

Melissa is down to earth and professional. From the beginning of our engagement session, we felt comfortable in front of the camera. We even shot in a handful of public places (sidewalk, inside a record store, a popular beach at sunset), and ended up many great photos.

Our wedding photos are beautiful. Melissa and her team were great on our Big Day. They took many wonderful photos, but also didn't keep us from the festivities for too long.

We love Melissa! And you will too!

Best,
Amy & Bryan
Melissa was a perfect fit for us! She photographed our wedding, as well as our engagement photos. We could not be happier Read more...
Melissa was a perfect fit for us! She photographed our wedding, as well as our engagement photos. We could not be happier with the results!

Let's be clear, my fiancé and I are not models. In fact, despite being together for years, we had very few nice photos together…until now! Because of our lack of photographic history, we decided a great photographer was a top priority for our wedding. Enter Melissa.

Melissa is down to earth and professional. From the beginning of our engagement session, we felt comfortable in front of the camera. We even shot in a handful of public places (sidewalk, inside a record store, a popular beach at sunset), and ended up many great photos.

Our wedding photos are beautiful. Melissa and her team were great on our Big Day. They took many wonderful photos, but also didn't keep us from the festivities for too long.

We love Melissa! And you will too!

Best,
Amy & Bryan Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I wanted to do a bridal boudoir shoot for my husband's wedding gift, but I really didn't want the generic on a bed covered with my veil shoot. I also didn't want my male wedding photographer to do my boudoir shoot, so I needed outside help. I was referred to Melissa through my wedding coordinator, Day of LOVE, and it worked out great! I was able to do a boudoir shoot at a local brewery (my husband is a beer snob and home brewer) and it was perfect. Melissa was so much fun and made me feel super comfortable. When I got the pictures back, I was so pleased with the results. She has a great eye and got some really amazing shots - I didn't think I could look that good! I would totally use her again and have suggested her to several friends. Oh, and yes, my husband loved his gift ;)
I wanted to do a bridal boudoir shoot for my husband's wedding gift, but I really didn't want the generic on a bed covered Read more...
I wanted to do a bridal boudoir shoot for my husband's wedding gift, but I really didn't want the generic on a bed covered with my veil shoot. I also didn't want my male wedding photographer to do my boudoir shoot, so I needed outside help. I was referred to Melissa through my wedding coordinator, Day of LOVE, and it worked out great! I was able to do a boudoir shoot at a local brewery (my husband is a beer snob and home brewer) and it was perfect. Melissa was so much fun and made me feel super comfortable. When I got the pictures back, I was so pleased with the results. She has a great eye and got some really amazing shots - I didn't think I could look that good! I would totally use her again and have suggested her to several friends. Oh, and yes, my husband loved his gift ;) Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Blame it on the gleeful rush of being newlyweds, but we honestly feel like we just threw the perfect wedding, and a very large part of that was thanks to Melissa, a photographer we confidently recommend. From day one, when we interviewed her at Starbucks, she was a comfort; in fact, she was the very first vendor we hired, and I knew immediately, we were on the right track. My decision to hire Melissa was one I never doubted. She is easy to talk to, quick to respond, a joy to be around, and unmistakably committed and dedicated to her job. Although the very serious conviction she has over what she does is unmistakable, her bubbly joy and the fun she takes in photography is not only contagious but seemed to be the perfect complement to our whole wedding philosophy! She was helpful with us picking a planner, understanding about unique family situations, great with travelling, punctual, considerate and thoughtful and delicate during intimate moments, fast with teasers, sweet with guests, and very sincerely loving towards my husband and I. Moreover, she was so impressively willing to help; she combed my bangs for me, helped me get in my second dress, helped keep us on schedule, never pushed or pulled us, and always had an eye out for my false lashes and running mascara. She even stayed late as a complimentary favor. I mean, how do you ever thank someone for that?? Quite honestly, it felt like hiring a friend, and that came through in the photographs. She made me feel fun and pretty, and that's not all that easy-- I am typically and severely non-photogenic, but that doesn't matter when with Melissa. She takes beautiful photographs; she maintains the honesty and purity of a moment, and amazingly captures exactly what matters most to you and makes it look just as amazing in print as it felt in person. Trusting someone to photograph your most intimate and special moment is huge, and we are so happy we chose Melissa. She brought us her best, and we are forever appreciative!
Blame it on the gleeful rush of being newlyweds, but we honestly feel like we just threw the perfect wedding, and a very Read more...
Blame it on the gleeful rush of being newlyweds, but we honestly feel like we just threw the perfect wedding, and a very large part of that was thanks to Melissa, a photographer we confidently recommend. From day one, when we interviewed her at Starbucks, she was a comfort; in fact, she was the very first vendor we hired, and I knew immediately, we were on the right track. My decision to hire Melissa was one I never doubted. She is easy to talk to, quick to respond, a joy to be around, and unmistakably committed and dedicated to her job. Although the very serious conviction she has over what she does is unmistakable, her bubbly joy and the fun she takes in photography is not only contagious but seemed to be the perfect complement to our whole wedding philosophy! She was helpful with us picking a planner, understanding about unique family situations, great with travelling, punctual, considerate and thoughtful and delicate during intimate moments, fast with teasers, sweet with guests, and very sincerely loving towards my husband and I. Moreover, she was so impressively willing to help; she combed my bangs for me, helped me get in my second dress, helped keep us on schedule, never pushed or pulled us, and always had an eye out for my false lashes and running mascara. She even stayed late as a complimentary favor. I mean, how do you ever thank someone for that?? Quite honestly, it felt like hiring a friend, and that came through in the photographs. She made me feel fun and pretty, and that's not all that easy-- I am typically and severely non-photogenic, but that doesn't matter when with Melissa. She takes beautiful photographs; she maintains the honesty and purity of a moment, and amazingly captures exactly what matters most to you and makes it look just as amazing in print as it felt in person. Trusting someone to photograph your most intimate and special moment is huge, and we are so happy we chose Melissa. She brought us her best, and we are forever appreciative! Read less
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Gemma
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I just received my Wedding Album from Melissa and it is amazing! My husband and I had Mandi as our photographer (who we absolutely love!) and were extremely lucky because Melissa came as her second photographer. Those two work so well together and made everything seem so easy. One of my worries for my wedding was how I would know when to do something or even how to (like cutting the cake) but it turns out I didn't need to worry about that cause Mandi and Melissa walked us through everything and all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves. The best part of all was when we received our photos 7 weeks later and got to experience the entire day all over again. It was so hard to pick out our favorites because they all looked amazing. My MIL kept saying, it looked like they belonged in magazines. I will definitely be a returning costumer for capturing future life moments =)
I just received my Wedding Album from Melissa and it is amazing! My husband and I had Mandi as our photographer (who we Read more...
I just received my Wedding Album from Melissa and it is amazing! My husband and I had Mandi as our photographer (who we absolutely love!) and were extremely lucky because Melissa came as her second photographer. Those two work so well together and made everything seem so easy. One of my worries for my wedding was how I would know when to do something or even how to (like cutting the cake) but it turns out I didn't need to worry about that cause Mandi and Melissa walked us through everything and all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves. The best part of all was when we received our photos 7 weeks later and got to experience the entire day all over again. It was so hard to pick out our favorites because they all looked amazing. My MIL kept saying, it looked like they belonged in magazines. I will definitely be a returning costumer for capturing future life moments =) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Blame it on the gleeful rush of being newlyweds, but we honestly feel like we just threw the perfect wedding, and a very large part of that was thanks to Melissa, a photographer we confidently recommend. From day one, when we interviewed her at Starbucks, she was a comfort; in fact, she was the very first vendor we hired, and I knew immediately, we were on the right track. My decision to hire Melissa was one I never doubted. She is easy to talk to, quick to respond, a joy to be around, and unmistakably committed and dedicated to her job. Although the very serious conviction she has over what she does is unmistakable, her bubbly joy and the fun she takes in photography is not only contagious but seemed to be the perfect complement to our whole wedding philosophy! She was helpful with us picking a planner, understanding about unique family situations, great with travelling, punctual, considerate and thoughtful and delicate during intimate moments, fast with teasers, sweet with guests, and very sincerely loving towards my husband and I. Moreover, she was so impressively willing to help; she combed my bangs for me, helped me get in my second dress, helped keep us on schedule, never pushed or pulled us, and always had an eye out for my false lashes and running mascara. She even stayed late as a complimentary favor. I mean, how do you ever thank someone for that?? Quite honestly, it felt like hiring a friend, and that came through in the photographs. She made me feel fun and pretty, and that's not all that easy-- I am typically and severely non-photogenic, but that doesn't matter when with Melissa. She takes beautiful photographs; she maintains the honesty and purity of a moment, and amazingly captures exactly what matters most to you and makes it look just as amazing in print as it felt in person. Trusting someone to photograph your most intimate and special moment is huge, and we are so happy we chose Melissa. She brought us her best, and we are forever appreciative!
Blame it on the gleeful rush of being newlyweds, but we honestly feel like we just threw the perfect wedding, and a very Read more...
Blame it on the gleeful rush of being newlyweds, but we honestly feel like we just threw the perfect wedding, and a very large part of that was thanks to Melissa, a photographer we confidently recommend. From day one, when we interviewed her at Starbucks, she was a comfort; in fact, she was the very first vendor we hired, and I knew immediately, we were on the right track. My decision to hire Melissa was one I never doubted. She is easy to talk to, quick to respond, a joy to be around, and unmistakably committed and dedicated to her job. Although the very serious conviction she has over what she does is unmistakable, her bubbly joy and the fun she takes in photography is not only contagious but seemed to be the perfect complement to our whole wedding philosophy! She was helpful with us picking a planner, understanding about unique family situations, great with travelling, punctual, considerate and thoughtful and delicate during intimate moments, fast with teasers, sweet with guests, and very sincerely loving towards my husband and I. Moreover, she was so impressively willing to help; she combed my bangs for me, helped me get in my second dress, helped keep us on schedule, never pushed or pulled us, and always had an eye out for my false lashes and running mascara. She even stayed late as a complimentary favor. I mean, how do you ever thank someone for that?? Quite honestly, it felt like hiring a friend, and that came through in the photographs. She made me feel fun and pretty, and that's not all that easy-- I am typically and severely non-photogenic, but that doesn't matter when with Melissa. She takes beautiful photographs; she maintains the honesty and purity of a moment, and amazingly captures exactly what matters most to you and makes it look just as amazing in print as it felt in person. Trusting someone to photograph your most intimate and special moment is huge, and we are so happy we chose Melissa. She brought us her best, and we are forever appreciative! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing pictures and so easy to work with. I have used her now for engagement, wedding, and boudoir!
Amazing pictures and so easy to work with. I have used her now for engagement, wedding, and boudoir!
Amazing pictures and so easy to work with. I have used her now for engagement, wedding, and boudoir! Read less
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