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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:
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
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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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
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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
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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
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Melissa is the sweetest person, but on top of this she is an AMAZING photographer. We just received our engagement pics and swooned over every one of them. She's prompt, has great vision, makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera, brings props if you need them and is so patient (we brought our dog with a napoleon complex for the pics). Such a wonderful and talented person to work with. Love her!

UPDATE: Melissa and a 2nd shooter also did my wedding photography recently. Every picture is gorgeous, plus she has so many fabulous ideas to help you take great pictures yet still have time to enjoy your wedding reception (the days of being stuck saying "hi" to everyone and not enjoying your reception are long gone!) . Her pleasant and accommodating persona is what every bride needs during their wedding day to keep them stress free. Think about it, you spend basically your whole wedding with your photographer --- make it someone you feel comfortable and confident with. I swear Melissa is a breath of fresh air and working with her was so peaceful. Even my husband has nothing but rave things to say about her and her staff. We both tell all of our engaged friends, co-workers, strangers on the street, etc to use Melissa! She is, hands down, worth every single penny and then some!
Melissa is the sweetest person, but on top of this she is an AMAZING photographer. We just received our engagement pics Read more...
Melissa is the sweetest person, but on top of this she is an AMAZING photographer. We just received our engagement pics and swooned over every one of them. She's prompt, has great vision, makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera, brings props if you need them and is so patient (we brought our dog with a napoleon complex for the pics). Such a wonderful and talented person to work with. Love her!

UPDATE: Melissa and a 2nd shooter also did my wedding photography recently. Every picture is gorgeous, plus she has so many fabulous ideas to help you take great pictures yet still have time to enjoy your wedding reception (the days of being stuck saying "hi" to everyone and not enjoying your reception are long gone!) . Her pleasant and accommodating persona is what every bride needs during their wedding day to keep them stress free. Think about it, you spend basically your whole wedding with your photographer --- make it someone you feel comfortable and confident with. I swear Melissa is a breath of fresh air and working with her was so peaceful. Even my husband has nothing but rave things to say about her and her staff. We both tell all of our engaged friends, co-workers, strangers on the street, etc to use Melissa! She is, hands down, worth every single penny and then some! Read less
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REBECCA
Wedding:
8/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Well I don't normally take the time to write reviews but I really do feel that my photographer Melissa deserves a couple of minutes of my time after the 6 hours i had of hers.
From the very beginning Simply Captivating were professional and extremely prompt with emails and messages on helping me with my big day. Melissa arrived at least 20 minutes early and was a star from the very first minute. My hotel was a mess, flower girls and bridesmaids everywhere with stuff all over the place and within minutes she had made order and got everyone calmed and ready to start shooting. I had my shoot at The Biltmore Hotel in Coal Gables which appeared to be her second home. She snapped snapped away and put me in all the best parts of the hotel to get the pictures that I've dreamed of.
Melissa stayed with me all evening and even helped by giving a ride for my family that were having trouble getting a taxi.
She is extremely sweet, compassionate and loves what she does!!
If you are getting married in Miami and are looking for someone who actually cares about your photos than Simply Captivating is the company to chose. After the magic is gone and you pack away your dress never forget apart from the memories you carry your photographs are the most important thing that you will look back on!
Thank you for giving me my memories!!
Well I don't normally take the time to write reviews but I really do feel that my photographer Melissa deserves a couple Read more...
Well I don't normally take the time to write reviews but I really do feel that my photographer Melissa deserves a couple of minutes of my time after the 6 hours i had of hers.
From the very beginning Simply Captivating were professional and extremely prompt with emails and messages on helping me with my big day. Melissa arrived at least 20 minutes early and was a star from the very first minute. My hotel was a mess, flower girls and bridesmaids everywhere with stuff all over the place and within minutes she had made order and got everyone calmed and ready to start shooting. I had my shoot at The Biltmore Hotel in Coal Gables which appeared to be her second home. She snapped snapped away and put me in all the best parts of the hotel to get the pictures that I've dreamed of.
Melissa stayed with me all evening and even helped by giving a ride for my family that were having trouble getting a taxi.
She is extremely sweet, compassionate and loves what she does!!
If you are getting married in Miami and are looking for someone who actually cares about your photos than Simply Captivating is the company to chose. After the magic is gone and you pack away your dress never forget apart from the memories you carry your photographs are the most important thing that you will look back on!
Thank you for giving me my memories!! Read less
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Arlene
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We loved Melissa! The photos are fabulous! She is calm and patient and she has an amazing eye. She captured everything we wanted without being in the way. The best way to describe her work is 'Simply Captivating!"
We loved Melissa! The photos are fabulous! She is calm and patient and she has an amazing eye. She captured everything we Read more...
We loved Melissa! The photos are fabulous! She is calm and patient and she has an amazing eye. She captured everything we wanted without being in the way. The best way to describe her work is 'Simply Captivating!" Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
This photographer is not only amazing at what she does, but she is an even better person to work with. Makes everyone feel very comfortable, timely and professional, and is simply amazing! She travels all over so just because you see Miami, don't discard. Her passion is evident in every picture she takes and is the one vendor I would recommend over and over without a doubt. As my husband told me "Does this mean we can keep her as the family photographer"...She is that good!!! My recommendation is the combination of her for photography and Captivated Films for videography, which is her husband. Such an incredible pair to work with that truly understand each other's aesthetic and compliment it...that's very hard to find with these services.
This photographer is not only amazing at what she does, but she is an even better person to work with. Makes everyone feel Read more...
This photographer is not only amazing at what she does, but she is an even better person to work with. Makes everyone feel very comfortable, timely and professional, and is simply amazing! She travels all over so just because you see Miami, don't discard. Her passion is evident in every picture she takes and is the one vendor I would recommend over and over without a doubt. As my husband told me "Does this mean we can keep her as the family photographer"...She is that good!!! My recommendation is the combination of her for photography and Captivated Films for videography, which is her husband. Such an incredible pair to work with that truly understand each other's aesthetic and compliment it...that's very hard to find with these services. Read less
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