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Melissa Palomo Photography

Temecula , CA
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Temecula, CA 92592 US (map)

PHONE

951-805-2339

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ABOUT US

Melissa Palomo is a photographer in the Southern California area. Her passion is capturing the little things - the way that a groom looks at his bride, the way that a father smiles as he... Read more
Melissa Palomo is a photographer in the Southern California area. Her passion is capturing the little things - the way that a groom looks at his bride, the way that a father smiles as he walks his daughter down the aisle. She can't wait to meet you and share her passion for your wedding day! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
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 have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, I do! I've experienced low-light indoor weddings as well as mid-day outdoor weddings.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot with Canon digital professional equipment.
How many photographers do you work with?
While I am the primary photographer, I network with many other local photographers as well. If you book a second shooter, you'll be receiving a second that is another local professional.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
While I cannot 100% guarantee that I will be available (in the event of hospitalization, death, etc) I do work with other local professionals that can be contacted in an emergency to cover your event.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I book one event per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
While I cannot 100% guarantee that I will be available (in the event of hospitalization, death, etc) I do work with other local professionals that can be contacted in an emergency to cover your event.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with Canon equipment and have backups of everything. Several professional camera bodies, multiple Canon L lenses, several flashes, and lots of batteries! You can be assured that I'll be prepared.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course! Any professional photographer that you consider should have backup equipment that is of the same caliber of their main equipment.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I offer up to 8 hour packages which could be considered 'full day' for most traditional weddings. Additional hours can be booked as well.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes! Contact me for current rates.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I ask that a meal be covered by my client or that I am given an hour break to leave site and grab my own meal.
Do you charge for travel?
I do not charge for travel from San Diego to Los Angeles. I am available for travel outside of the area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Within a week a blog post with my favorites will be posted. Typically 3-4 weeks after the event the full gallery can be viewed.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofs are offered in an online password-protected gallery.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I retain the copyright to all images.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All packages come with digital negatives.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, in a password-protected gallery.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer coffee table style books as engagement guest books, and high quality flushmount albums for wedding albums.

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The Mattensons
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
No one else could have captured our moment the way Melissa has. From her professionalism to her personality Melissa has a way with photography. She truely understands the beauty and intamacy of the day and creates a poetic visual of your most cherished memories. We couldn't imagine anyone else being as easy to work with as Melissa. She just knows how to do it right.
No one else could have captured our moment the way Melissa has. From her professionalism to her personality Melissa has a Read more...
No one else could have captured our moment the way Melissa has. From her professionalism to her personality Melissa has a way with photography. She truely understands the beauty and intamacy of the day and creates a poetic visual of your most cherished memories. We couldn't imagine anyone else being as easy to work with as Melissa. She just knows how to do it right. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.8/5.0
Melissa was our photgrapher for our wedding and we were amazed with her work. As the bride, photgraphy was really important to me and it took a while to find a photographer I liked. We both wanted someone who wouldn't just take the traditional standing posed pictures but that would take fun and fresh pictures, and that is just what Melissa gave us. Our budget was quite small for a wedding, so some of Melissa's pricing was a little high for us, but her quality was amazing and worth the money to us, so we made changes where we could to accomidate her pricing. Melissa was also very flexible on customizing her current packages to fit what we wanted and fit our budget. On the day of the wedding, she got there on time and came into the bridal room to get pictures of me getting ready and with all the girls around me. Then she coordinated with the DJ and other vendors to know when everything was happening and where she needed to be. She also did very well coordinating pictures when we became behind schedule on our way to the reception. She got all of our family pictures done in a snap (which can be difficult when you have 50+ people all talking and not paying attention). The only suggestion I would make to future clients is to talk to Melissa before hand on what pictures are the most important to you. I forgot the day of, a lot of pictures that I wanted and didn't realize them until afterwards so make sure you let her know what pictures are most important to you so she can make sure to get those ones above others. All in all she was wonderful to work with and I will (and have already) recommend her to anyone that asks if I know a good photographer.
Melissa was our photgrapher for our wedding and we were amazed with her work. As the bride, photgraphy was really Read more...
Melissa was our photgrapher for our wedding and we were amazed with her work. As the bride, photgraphy was really important to me and it took a while to find a photographer I liked. We both wanted someone who wouldn't just take the traditional standing posed pictures but that would take fun and fresh pictures, and that is just what Melissa gave us. Our budget was quite small for a wedding, so some of Melissa's pricing was a little high for us, but her quality was amazing and worth the money to us, so we made changes where we could to accomidate her pricing. Melissa was also very flexible on customizing her current packages to fit what we wanted and fit our budget. On the day of the wedding, she got there on time and came into the bridal room to get pictures of me getting ready and with all the girls around me. Then she coordinated with the DJ and other vendors to know when everything was happening and where she needed to be. She also did very well coordinating pictures when we became behind schedule on our way to the reception. She got all of our family pictures done in a snap (which can be difficult when you have 50+ people all talking and not paying attention). The only suggestion I would make to future clients is to talk to Melissa before hand on what pictures are the most important to you. I forgot the day of, a lot of pictures that I wanted and didn't realize them until afterwards so make sure you let her know what pictures are most important to you so she can make sure to get those ones above others. All in all she was wonderful to work with and I will (and have already) recommend her to anyone that asks if I know a good photographer. Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her staff performed above and beyond our expectations. From getting ready, to fun group photos, to shooting those intimate moments, she made it very easy to just be ourselves and made sure we knew we looked amazing doing it. We were stunned with the finished product and was able to quickly and efficiently do all of the ordering through her. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience or a more genuine person to successfully capture our most treasured moments.
Melissa and her staff performed above and beyond our expectations. From getting ready, to fun group photos, to shooting Read more...
Melissa and her staff performed above and beyond our expectations. From getting ready, to fun group photos, to shooting those intimate moments, she made it very easy to just be ourselves and made sure we knew we looked amazing doing it. We were stunned with the finished product and was able to quickly and efficiently do all of the ordering through her. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience or a more genuine person to successfully capture our most treasured moments. Read less
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The Thorntons
Wedding:
4/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Melissa was the photographer not only for our wedding, but our engagement and my bridal shower. She went well above and beyond what any other wedding vendor would do for their bride. She even helped transport my dress to the wedding its self! She is wonderful to work with and made the process of taking hundreds of pictures easy and fun. My cousin is even using her for her wedding! I would recommend her to any friend or family member. She is upfront about pricing, and she doesn't try to add on things you don't need. Each of our shoots we're customized to the individual situation, and I will be using her again for future photo sessions.
Melissa was the photographer not only for our wedding, but our engagement and my bridal shower. She went well above and Read more...
Melissa was the photographer not only for our wedding, but our engagement and my bridal shower. She went well above and beyond what any other wedding vendor would do for their bride. She even helped transport my dress to the wedding its self! She is wonderful to work with and made the process of taking hundreds of pictures easy and fun. My cousin is even using her for her wedding! I would recommend her to any friend or family member. She is upfront about pricing, and she doesn't try to add on things you don't need. Each of our shoots we're customized to the individual situation, and I will be using her again for future photo sessions. Read less
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