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Simply Captivating

Miami , FL
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12955 SW 132 Street, Suite 207
Miami, FL 33186 US (map)

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ABOUT US

Hi I’m Melissa Perez. I started Simply Captivating, and have been shooting since October 2000 but life got so much more fun when I started shooting weddings in 2006.

I... Read more
Hi I’m Melissa Perez. I started Simply Captivating, and have been shooting since October 2000 but life got so much more fun when I started shooting weddings in 2006.

I started shooting when my son was just 3 months old. He just turned 15 and started highschool. Time has flown.

Although I did not originally follow photography as a career it became my obsession in 2005 when I started shooting portraits. I later started shooting weddings in 2006 and have been doing so for 8 years.

Over the years I have shot hundreds of weddings. I never get tired of them.

I live in the beautiful MIA, Miami, with my husband, son, and 2 doggies. My husband, Javier and I have been married for almost 16 years.

We were lucky to be married at a very young age of 16 & 17, but we feel its allowed us to build the life we truly wanted and are now able to enjoy it.

Javier is a cinematographer shooting weddings and commercial work in Miami and world wide, please click on the above link labled "CINEMA" for a preview of some of his work. (or you can click here for a shortcut> CINEMA) Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married the first thing you need to do is call Simply Captivating to see if Melissa is available for your date. She literally made my wedding. From the moment she arrived she put my mind at ease and when I gave her the the list of the photos that I wanted she added in more to make sure I was truly happy and did not forget any details.

She is very good at reading brides. While we were taking pictures at the church, I was unsure if I looked nice in them and she picked up on that right away and brought me the camera to show me how nice they were coming out. If I ever had a stressed out look, she would ease my tension right away. She is a photographer that is looking out for your best interest and as a result I was able to fully trust her with our big day.

If Melissa is not available for your engagement shoot or wedding, she also has a great team of photographers who work with her. We had Ricky for our engagement pictures and he had the best personality and had us laughing the whole time. As a result we were so excited that he was our second shooter for the wedding.

Another plus of Simply Captivating is that they give you all the rights to your photos and deliver them within a week of taking them. I have heard horror stories of couples paying a lot of money for their photographer to only find out they have to pay $20 per photo that they want the rights to. Melissa delivered the photos via a web link the Tuesday after the wedding. My friends and family were shocked with excitement that we received high quality photos so fast!

When you sit down to interview photographers, definitely keep Simply Captivating in mind. They will not disappoint.
If you are getting married the first thing you need to do is call Simply Captivating to see if Melissa is available for Read more...
If you are getting married the first thing you need to do is call Simply Captivating to see if Melissa is available for your date. She literally made my wedding. From the moment she arrived she put my mind at ease and when I gave her the the list of the photos that I wanted she added in more to make sure I was truly happy and did not forget any details.

She is very good at reading brides. While we were taking pictures at the church, I was unsure if I looked nice in them and she picked up on that right away and brought me the camera to show me how nice they were coming out. If I ever had a stressed out look, she would ease my tension right away. She is a photographer that is looking out for your best interest and as a result I was able to fully trust her with our big day.

If Melissa is not available for your engagement shoot or wedding, she also has a great team of photographers who work with her. We had Ricky for our engagement pictures and he had the best personality and had us laughing the whole time. As a result we were so excited that he was our second shooter for the wedding.

Another plus of Simply Captivating is that they give you all the rights to your photos and deliver them within a week of taking them. I have heard horror stories of couples paying a lot of money for their photographer to only find out they have to pay $20 per photo that they want the rights to. Melissa delivered the photos via a web link the Tuesday after the wedding. My friends and family were shocked with excitement that we received high quality photos so fast!

When you sit down to interview photographers, definitely keep Simply Captivating in mind. They will not disappoint. Read less
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cindy
Wedding:
5/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Simpy Captivating is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with! This couple is so humble and down to earth and made my wedding planning a breeze. My pictures and video also came out amazing, my husband and I are so happy with the results.
Simpy Captivating is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with! This couple is so humble and down to earth and made Read more...
Simpy Captivating is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with! This couple is so humble and down to earth and made my wedding planning a breeze. My pictures and video also came out amazing, my husband and I are so happy with the results. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I LOVE SC!!! Melissa helped me SO much on my wedding day! She had the best advice, and is so organized and patient. She gave me such peace of mind and was so calming on such a crazy day. That is a major essential for a photographer. I'm also soo happy with my pictures. I will use her again in a heartbeat for any photography needs!! Thanks Melissa!!! <3
I LOVE SC!!! Melissa helped me SO much on my wedding day! She had the best advice, and is so organized and patient. She Read more...
I LOVE SC!!! Melissa helped me SO much on my wedding day! She had the best advice, and is so organized and patient. She gave me such peace of mind and was so calming on such a crazy day. That is a major essential for a photographer. I'm also soo happy with my pictures. I will use her again in a heartbeat for any photography needs!! Thanks Melissa!!! <3 Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
2/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa and Javier are the most incredibly patient, professional, and caring individuals! They listened to my fiancée and I to ensure we were able to work with our budget. Melissa was great at our engagement shoot and ensured that each picture was perfect. Her pictures don't even need editing! They are perfect from the moment she shoots them!! At our wedding, Melissa and Javier captured everything so perfectly. Their turn around is also really fast! Bottom line, hire them! They are worth every penny!
Melissa and Javier are the most incredibly patient, professional, and caring individuals! They listened to my fiancée and Read more...
Melissa and Javier are the most incredibly patient, professional, and caring individuals! They listened to my fiancée and I to ensure we were able to work with our budget. Melissa was great at our engagement shoot and ensured that each picture was perfect. Her pictures don't even need editing! They are perfect from the moment she shoots them!! At our wedding, Melissa and Javier captured everything so perfectly. Their turn around is also really fast! Bottom line, hire them! They are worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Melissa and Javier are the most amazing individuals ever! They were professional and easy going. The minute I saw their work I wanted them to shoot our wedding. We customized a package that we could afford. The engagement pictures were spectacular, they were flawless. Our wedding photos were a complete success. Everything I asked for, Melissa delivered, the second shooter was also incredible. The return time of the wedding pictures was incredibly fast and they were perfect. Melissa was so efficient, we got through all of our pictures before the ceremony and we were able to relax during the cocktail hour. Simply Captivating and Captivated Films are my favorite vendor of the wedding, everything exceeded our expectations. After our engagement pictures, my sister did my nephew's newborn pictures and they were also incredible. I would recommend Melissa and Javier for any event.
Melissa and Javier are the most amazing individuals ever! They were professional and easy going. The minute I saw their Read more...
Melissa and Javier are the most amazing individuals ever! They were professional and easy going. The minute I saw their work I wanted them to shoot our wedding. We customized a package that we could afford. The engagement pictures were spectacular, they were flawless. Our wedding photos were a complete success. Everything I asked for, Melissa delivered, the second shooter was also incredible. The return time of the wedding pictures was incredibly fast and they were perfect. Melissa was so efficient, we got through all of our pictures before the ceremony and we were able to relax during the cocktail hour. Simply Captivating and Captivated Films are my favorite vendor of the wedding, everything exceeded our expectations. After our engagement pictures, my sister did my nephew's newborn pictures and they were also incredible. I would recommend Melissa and Javier for any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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We had the pleasure of working with Melissa for our recent wedding and engagement session and she did a spectacular job. My husband and I have never had professional photographs taken, and she immediately put us at ease and made it a fun experience. My husband didn't even want engagement photos taken and he ended up having a great time and absolutely loved how our photos turned out. Melissa is great at directing you and knows what looks good in a photo. She is incredibly detail-oriented and ensures that you are getting the best photo every time. She was a great presence to have at our wedding and was very efficient at getting all of the necessary photos done in a timely manner (bridal party, family, etc.). Not to mention her work itself is absolutely stunning. Her photo style is very soft and romantic and everything we were looking for in our wedding photography. She also has such a fun and easy-going personality and really makes the whole experience enjoyable for you. Turnaround for photos was very fast also. I highly recommend her and can't wait until we have another life event we can hire her for!
We had the pleasure of working with Melissa for our recent wedding and engagement session and she did a spectacular job. Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Melissa for our recent wedding and engagement session and she did a spectacular job. My husband and I have never had professional photographs taken, and she immediately put us at ease and made it a fun experience. My husband didn't even want engagement photos taken and he ended up having a great time and absolutely loved how our photos turned out. Melissa is great at directing you and knows what looks good in a photo. She is incredibly detail-oriented and ensures that you are getting the best photo every time. She was a great presence to have at our wedding and was very efficient at getting all of the necessary photos done in a timely manner (bridal party, family, etc.). Not to mention her work itself is absolutely stunning. Her photo style is very soft and romantic and everything we were looking for in our wedding photography. She also has such a fun and easy-going personality and really makes the whole experience enjoyable for you. Turnaround for photos was very fast also. I highly recommend her and can't wait until we have another life event we can hire her for! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her husband (Captivated Films) are such great people. Not only are they very kind and heartwarming but their work is outstanding. They truly work hard to capture everything possible no matter the circumstances (Raining nonstop!!). I'm so happy to have chosen them for our wedding day. I highly recommend them both!
Melissa and her husband (Captivated Films) are such great people. Not only are they very kind and heartwarming but their Read more...
Melissa and her husband (Captivated Films) are such great people. Not only are they very kind and heartwarming but their work is outstanding. They truly work hard to capture everything possible no matter the circumstances (Raining nonstop!!). I'm so happy to have chosen them for our wedding day. I highly recommend them both! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If I could give Melissa and her husband Javier (who did our videography) a million stars I would! They were incredible, especially Melissa who went above and beyond her duties as photographer and helped me carry my dress when I needed assistance moving around from one shot to another, and even helped bustle my dress! You can tell she cares so much about her work and the couple and is so passionate about what she does. We just got our pictures today and they look amazing! Definitely go with Simply Captivating!
If I could give Melissa and her husband Javier (who did our videography) a million stars I would! They were incredible, Read more...
If I could give Melissa and her husband Javier (who did our videography) a million stars I would! They were incredible, especially Melissa who went above and beyond her duties as photographer and helped me carry my dress when I needed assistance moving around from one shot to another, and even helped bustle my dress! You can tell she cares so much about her work and the couple and is so passionate about what she does. We just got our pictures today and they look amazing! Definitely go with Simply Captivating! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Ana
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We just got our wedding pictures back and OMG!!! Melissa is amazing!!! We are so absolutely in love with all of our pictures. Melissa was the first vendor we booked and I am so glad we decided to do that! From our engagement pictures to now our wedding pictures, Melissa captured it all. She took her time with us both during the engagement pictures and during our wedding, she did more than just take our pictures, on the day of the wedding it felt like she was our friend, timekeeper and second wedding planner. She helped us with everything. The pictures are AMAZING!!! All of the most important moments captured beautifully, there were a couple of shots that were particularly emotional for me and Melissa helped me through them. We had a second shooter, on the day of the wedding and they were just as talented and amazing as Melissa. We are so grateful for Melissa and her team, thanks to them we have beautiful memories of our wedding that will last a lifetime. Thank you Melissa!!!
We just got our wedding pictures back and OMG!!! Melissa is amazing!!! We are so absolutely in love with all of our Read more...
We just got our wedding pictures back and OMG!!! Melissa is amazing!!! We are so absolutely in love with all of our pictures. Melissa was the first vendor we booked and I am so glad we decided to do that! From our engagement pictures to now our wedding pictures, Melissa captured it all. She took her time with us both during the engagement pictures and during our wedding, she did more than just take our pictures, on the day of the wedding it felt like she was our friend, timekeeper and second wedding planner. She helped us with everything. The pictures are AMAZING!!! All of the most important moments captured beautifully, there were a couple of shots that were particularly emotional for me and Melissa helped me through them. We had a second shooter, on the day of the wedding and they were just as talented and amazing as Melissa. We are so grateful for Melissa and her team, thanks to them we have beautiful memories of our wedding that will last a lifetime. Thank you Melissa!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her team are amazing. You can trust me because I'm picky, skeptical, and all about the details. Melissa is incredibly responsive-she always answers her emails (substantively) and always quicker than I expected. She's also creative and flexible. Shooting in public places (i.e., engagement shoot day) you have to deal with a dodge strangers in your pictures, which reminds me she's incredibly patient too. Patience is key when dealing with your wedding guests too by the way, as well as all the moving variables on the wedding day. On the wedding day, she never leaves you (even when she does; she's a ninja). I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with SimplyCaptivating, I'll be going back to them for years to come.
Melissa and her team are amazing. You can trust me because I'm picky, skeptical, and all about the details. Melissa is Read more...
Melissa and her team are amazing. You can trust me because I'm picky, skeptical, and all about the details. Melissa is incredibly responsive-she always answers her emails (substantively) and always quicker than I expected. She's also creative and flexible. Shooting in public places (i.e., engagement shoot day) you have to deal with a dodge strangers in your pictures, which reminds me she's incredibly patient too. Patience is key when dealing with your wedding guests too by the way, as well as all the moving variables on the wedding day. On the wedding day, she never leaves you (even when she does; she's a ninja). I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with SimplyCaptivating, I'll be going back to them for years to come. Read less
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