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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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a photographer, your first call should be to Melissa of Simply Captivating. We booked her for our upcoming wedding and recently had our engagement shoot with her. Her studio manager, Victoria, answers e-mails and phone calls quickly. Melissa has an easygoing, judgement-free personality, and she made us feel completely at ease during our engagement session. Our pictures came out beautiful, and we had them back within a week of our engagement session (which was even during the holidays). I can't wait for our wedding pictures, and I have no doubt they will be beautiful.
If you're looking for a photographer, your first call should be to Melissa of Simply Captivating. We booked her for our Read more...
If you're looking for a photographer, your first call should be to Melissa of Simply Captivating. We booked her for our upcoming wedding and recently had our engagement shoot with her. Her studio manager, Victoria, answers e-mails and phone calls quickly. Melissa has an easygoing, judgement-free personality, and she made us feel completely at ease during our engagement session. Our pictures came out beautiful, and we had them back within a week of our engagement session (which was even during the holidays). I can't wait for our wedding pictures, and I have no doubt they will be beautiful. Read less
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Thank you so much for your review!!!!
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Jamie
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about this team. They immediately felt like family and fell right into the fold the moment they walked through the door. We felt so comfortable with them there. They managed to wrangle 130 guests for pictures in a speedy and organized fashion. They captured every important moment and knew where to be at every moment. They are experts at their craft and very warm, inviting, courteous and professional. Top Rated!!!
I can't say enough about this team. They immediately felt like family and fell right into the fold the moment they walked Read more...
I can't say enough about this team. They immediately felt like family and fell right into the fold the moment they walked through the door. We felt so comfortable with them there. They managed to wrangle 130 guests for pictures in a speedy and organized fashion. They captured every important moment and knew where to be at every moment. They are experts at their craft and very warm, inviting, courteous and professional. Top Rated!!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa is the best photographer in the industry. Not only because she takes amazing pictures but because she is on your heels all day and night to make sure your day is amazing! She stuck to my timeline, made sure I got all the shots I wanted, and still got so many amazing candid ones. ​I am so happy with the photos of our special day! ​Pictures are the memories that last forever, and I am so glad that Simply Captivating did such an amazing job at capturing every detail and moment so that we can cherish our day forever!
Melissa is the best photographer in the industry. Not only because she takes amazing pictures but because she is on your Read more...
Melissa is the best photographer in the industry. Not only because she takes amazing pictures but because she is on your heels all day and night to make sure your day is amazing! She stuck to my timeline, made sure I got all the shots I wanted, and still got so many amazing candid ones. ​I am so happy with the photos of our special day! ​Pictures are the memories that last forever, and I am so glad that Simply Captivating did such an amazing job at capturing every detail and moment so that we can cherish our day forever! Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
When people ask which vendors I'd recommend from my wedding, my first thought always jumps to Simply Captivating. I cannot say enough positive things about Melissa Perez and her team. It was pouring outside on our wedding day and my bridal party was running late with hair/makeup, yet Melissa remained calm through it all and captured every detail without missing a single shot. One of the greatest benefits of booking with Melissa is that you will never have to worry about missing an important moment. She has this down to a science and knows exactly when and where to be at all times- it's as if she has an extra set of eyes! We were able to view our wedding pictures (over 1,000) in less than a week while lying on the beach during our honeymoon! The images were spectacular and truly exceeded our expectations.

I feel as though I got so much more than beautiful photos with Melissa. She not only acted as my photographer but also as a second wedding planner, making sure that we were running on schedule and even helping me change into my reception shoes. She is kindhearted and truly goes above and beyond for her clients. I must also say that the entire team at Simply Captivating was a pleasure to work with as well. I booked two photo sessions with them and they were extremely friendly and accommodating. I am eternally grateful to Simply Captivating for the beautiful memories, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a five star experience.
When people ask which vendors I'd recommend from my wedding, my first thought always jumps to Simply Captivating. I cannot Read more...
When people ask which vendors I'd recommend from my wedding, my first thought always jumps to Simply Captivating. I cannot say enough positive things about Melissa Perez and her team. It was pouring outside on our wedding day and my bridal party was running late with hair/makeup, yet Melissa remained calm through it all and captured every detail without missing a single shot. One of the greatest benefits of booking with Melissa is that you will never have to worry about missing an important moment. She has this down to a science and knows exactly when and where to be at all times- it's as if she has an extra set of eyes! We were able to view our wedding pictures (over 1,000) in less than a week while lying on the beach during our honeymoon! The images were spectacular and truly exceeded our expectations.

I feel as though I got so much more than beautiful photos with Melissa. She not only acted as my photographer but also as a second wedding planner, making sure that we were running on schedule and even helping me change into my reception shoes. She is kindhearted and truly goes above and beyond for her clients. I must also say that the entire team at Simply Captivating was a pleasure to work with as well. I booked two photo sessions with them and they were extremely friendly and accommodating. I am eternally grateful to Simply Captivating for the beautiful memories, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a five star experience. Read less
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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
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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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