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Melissa McClure Photography

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

PHONE

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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Melissa Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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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Natalie
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa and Mandy were absolutely fantastic! Like most brides and grooms, there are lots of nerves going on that day and Melissa had a way of making both of us feel as calm and relaxed as possible. She snapped all the photos I could have ever wanted and I really didn't feel like there was a camera in my face at any point at all. We recently got to see all of our photos and they are stunning! We feel very lucky to have had her as our photographer (and now our friend!). You will not be disappointed!!!
Melissa and Mandy were absolutely fantastic! Like most brides and grooms, there are lots of nerves going on that day and Read more...
Melissa and Mandy were absolutely fantastic! Like most brides and grooms, there are lots of nerves going on that day and Melissa had a way of making both of us feel as calm and relaxed as possible. She snapped all the photos I could have ever wanted and I really didn't feel like there was a camera in my face at any point at all. We recently got to see all of our photos and they are stunning! We feel very lucky to have had her as our photographer (and now our friend!). You will not be disappointed!!! Read less
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Melissa McClure Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank YOU Natalie! Your wedding was so full of fun and laughter - I was honored to be there and witness you and David! <3
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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service and such great professionalism! Melissa and her assistants are fantastic, they know exactly how to create shots that will be beautiful! They listen to every simple request and do their best to make it happen. They went above and beyond for me and my husband on our special day. I would definitely recommend them!
Wonderful service and such great professionalism! Melissa and her assistants are fantastic, they know exactly how to Read more...
Wonderful service and such great professionalism! Melissa and her assistants are fantastic, they know exactly how to create shots that will be beautiful! They listen to every simple request and do their best to make it happen. They went above and beyond for me and my husband on our special day. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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Melissa McClure Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Kim! It was amazing to be part of your special day!
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I showed my wedding planner a photo that I liked from a magazine and instantly she recommended "Melissa McClure Photography." I checked out Melissa's website/blog and I really fell in love with every photo! I love how each one of them draws you in to the couple's story. If there is anything to splurge on, photography should be it as these are photos that will capture and preserve the memories of your big day. Besides being a true professional and incredibly skilled at her work, Melissa is a sweetheart with a hint of fire! I have to admit that my hubby and I are awkward in front of cameras, but Melissa makes you feel at ease so that you become a natural at the end while having a blast! Mayr was the second shooter on our wedding day and both of them were wonderful! My family and the bridal party loved posing for them and seeing our heart-melting teaser photos. Thank you Melissa & Mayr for sharing with us your incredible talent and beautifully capturing our wedding day!
I showed my wedding planner a photo that I liked from a magazine and instantly she recommended "Melissa McClure Read more...
I showed my wedding planner a photo that I liked from a magazine and instantly she recommended "Melissa McClure Photography." I checked out Melissa's website/blog and I really fell in love with every photo! I love how each one of them draws you in to the couple's story. If there is anything to splurge on, photography should be it as these are photos that will capture and preserve the memories of your big day. Besides being a true professional and incredibly skilled at her work, Melissa is a sweetheart with a hint of fire! I have to admit that my hubby and I are awkward in front of cameras, but Melissa makes you feel at ease so that you become a natural at the end while having a blast! Mayr was the second shooter on our wedding day and both of them were wonderful! My family and the bridal party loved posing for them and seeing our heart-melting teaser photos. Thank you Melissa & Mayr for sharing with us your incredible talent and beautifully capturing our wedding day! Read less
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Peri
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
To me photos are one of the most important things in a wedding. I wanted an experienced and professional photographer and that is exactly what I got. Melissa was amazing. She captured every moment beautifully and every time I look at those photos I remember how amazing and happy that day was. I would recommend her to everyone! Beautiful photos!!
To me photos are one of the most important things in a wedding. I wanted an experienced and professional photographer and Read more...
To me photos are one of the most important things in a wedding. I wanted an experienced and professional photographer and that is exactly what I got. Melissa was amazing. She captured every moment beautifully and every time I look at those photos I remember how amazing and happy that day was. I would recommend her to everyone! Beautiful photos!! Read less
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Melissa McClure Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the sweet words Peri - I was so happy to be part of your special day!
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krmccollum
Wedding:
4/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding out on the cliffs on La jolly CA. melissa was professional but also fun and happy making the two of us so much more comfortable.
We had our wedding out on the cliffs on La jolly CA. melissa was professional but also fun and happy making the two of us Read more...
We had our wedding out on the cliffs on La jolly CA. melissa was professional but also fun and happy making the two of us so much more comfortable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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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