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Suzanne Melissa Photography

Gilbert , AZ

LOCATION

Gilbert, AZ US 85296 (map)

PHONE

480-628-4306

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Are you a DIY junkie? LOVE all things wedding and obsessed with details? Then we are a perfect match! Give me a call or email and lets talk wedding!

I want you to have an... Read more
Are you a DIY junkie? LOVE all things wedding and obsessed with details? Then we are a perfect match! Give me a call or email and lets talk wedding!

I want you to have an amazing experience as we work together from your initial consult thru to the delivery of your images. I am all about the details, I LOVE my brides and I can’t wait to hear about your wedding!

Here are a few fun facts to get to know me:

10 quick facts to know about me (kind of like speed dating, but much better!)

1. My husband thinks I am secretly planning a second wedding because I still watch, “Say Yes to the Dress”.
2. In a former life I was an engineer, so I like lists. I sometimes make a list of things I have already done just for the satisfaction of crossing them off.
3. I could eat honey nut cheerios for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 days a week.
4. Because I love to know every detail of your wedding plans, sometimes I ask more questions at the client meetings than my clients.
5. I watch way too much Bravo TV (Rachel Zoe anyone?? I D-I-E).
6. We have 3 dogs. All labs. I feel the need to explain to everyone that we are not crazy dog people. Just individuals with dogs that got married.
7. Parents love me. I’m not totally sure why, but they always do.
8. I start a new diet…every Monday (uggg…so wish this one wasn’t true, but it is).
9. Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing are the best movies ever made. E-V-E-R.
10. I LOVE my job. 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, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
How many photographers do you work with?
Two professional photographers to photograph your event is included in every package.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I personally shoot every wedding.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have established friends within the wedding photography community that will provide their services should anything happen to me that I could not (never missed a wedding!).
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with all Canon professional level equipment (including back-ups).
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes in deed!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My packages range in hours of coverage. A custom package can always be created to meet your wedding day needs.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
The client is not required to provide a meal, but it is greatly appreciated. With two photographers at every wedding we schedule quick breaks, but ensure that someone is always photographing the event (usually we only take a quick break during the reception when your guests are eating.).
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
A preview of your images will be displayed via a slideshow at your wedding!! More images will be posted on the blog within 7 business days and all of your images will be ready and on-line within 4-6 weeks of your event.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
On-line.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The on-line gallery is available until you receive your albums and CD of images.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files are included with every package.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes!
What kind of albums do you offer?
Only the best. You can read more about the albums here on my blog:
 
 http://suzannemelissaphotography.com/investment/albums/
When will the client get the final album?
You will receive your album 4-5 weeks after you approve the final design. Most clients receive their albums 2-3 months after the wedding.

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Sarah
Wedding:
11/20/2010
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Suzanne first did our engagement photos a few months prior to our wedding. They turned out great! Then our wedding came. She did an amazing job at our wedding. During the ceremony I never saw her once. She blended in so well. During the reception she set up her laptop and had a slideshow with some of the ceremony pictures. I could not believe how beautiful the pictures turned out. I keep getting phone calls regarding her slideshow. Everyone was so impressed with the pictures. She has an amazing talent. I would recommend her over and over again!! Thank you so much Suzanne!!
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tsissel
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Suzanne was great! She helps you to feel relaxed when your nerves are high. She did an excellent job of making sure we got the shots we wanted but were able to enjoy time with our guests. Instead of spending hours taking photos while everyone was having fun, she knew the look we were going for and made it happen quickly.

She's down to earth, professional and talented! We loved working with her!!!

-Theresa
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Love Love Love,working with Suzanne she made us feel comfortable and can make you look and feel beautiful in whatever the setting. I have and would recommend her for any photographs you may need!!! I know our engagement photos turned out fantastic and can't wait to see our wedding photos!!!
Thanks
Sarah and Demar
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JillianL
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
I found Suzanne Melissa Photography while I was planning my wedding. I initially hired her to do my engagement photos, but I enjoyed her personality and style so much I also hired her to do my wedding photography. She made our engagement session fun and not so awkward (kiss for the camera!) and she was able to suggest the best places and times for ideal photography. She was quick and responsive via phone and email. For our wedding, she was with us all day from getting ready to leaving the reception. We got a lot of great photos, and she was fast getting them back to us. She even provided us a few teaser photos by the time we got back from our honeymoon. I have recommended this photographer to my friends that have are planning weddings.
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MemorialBride
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Suzanne with AliGirl Photography! Right from the beginning when we met her for our engagement session, I knew she would be the perfect photographer for our wedding. She had really great, fresh ideas and had a really creative eye to capture unique shots. I really appreciated her assertiveness during our engagement session when she went into restaurants to ask if we could use their patio to get some fun photos. She really goes out of her way to get neat backgrounds. She has the right mix of directing us into posing and then just letting us have fun and almost forgetting she was there snapping tons of pictures.
Suzanne did a fantastic job at our wedding even when it got a bit hectic with both of our huge families. She stayed calm and collected the whole time and did not show any frustrations with us when we had a hard time gathering all our family members. Our wedding venue had some limited photo background areas but she really got creative, and the photos look like the venue was even nicer than it was. Even though a lot of the groomsmen and even groom did not want to spend tons of time taking pics, Suzanne managed to keep our whole bridal party together long enough to get lots of great shots.
During the whole reception I saw her working away, and she seemed to know exactly where to be for each event. She stayed right up til the end nearly, and did not disrupt the groom nor I in any way. She was just extremely easy to work with; very pleasant and professional.
I love the pictures I had seen, and can't wait to order an album from Suzanne!
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Andy Royal
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Suzanne was very nice to work with. She paid attention to detail and took pictures that I didn't even think I would want!! The best was that most of time you didn't even know she was there. I was very pleased with my pictures and the price.
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Chrichelle
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a small wedding ceremony in June of 2008 and celebrated our "big" ceremony and reception on April 19, 2009. Suzanne was such a delight to work with and her photographs are absolutely sensational! Since the bride and groom are the center of attention, they often do not get to truly "enjoy" the details and reactions of the atmosphere and guests throughout the entire day. I knew from the beginning that I wanted a "photo journalistic" look to our wedding photos and Suzanne captured all that I asked for and more. I love the natural, beautiful look of all her photos. She captured the "realness" of every detail and seeing her photos helps me relive our special day. She was always very quick to respond to any inquiries I had and made sure my photo album was exactly how I wanted it. I know she will do fantastic in this business. Thank you, Suzanne!!!
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