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Nov 02, 2010

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Melissa McClure Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
When it came to planning our wedding, my only request was to have an amazing photographer on our wedding day that didn't only take those "posed stand here and smile" photos. We wanted someone to be able to capture those special candid and natural moments for us.

At first, we were going to have a large wedding in our hometown and then decided that what we really wanted was a small and intimate destination wedding. I began lurking around the PW forums for wedding photography in the Bahamas and eventually stumbled upon a PW bride's bio, screen name Tovaqt, who had a destination wedding in Hawaii. Her wedding and trash the dress photos were to die for!!!!

Her and I talked on the phone at length and she recommended Melissa McClure to me. I was hesitant at first because she resides in CA and we were in NY. I was expecting her price quote to be astronomical because of traveling costs to the Bahamas. I contacted Melissa via email and she was instantly so sweet and wanted to help us. She quoted us less than what a local photographer would have charged for a hometown wedding...and this price quote included the cost for Melissa AND her assistant Mandi to travel on a cruise ship to the Bahamas with me and our immediate families/friends, shoot the entire wedding day and included a bonus trash the dress photo session!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I was dreaming...

Needless to say, we booked her! The first time we actually met in person, we thought she was the sweetest person. She gave us a big hug and we instantly felt so comfortable with her. My whole family loved her and her assistant Mandi. This made us feel so comfortable during our trash the dress shoot and the day of our wedding.
What an amazing time!

She had "teaser" photos of our wedding right away and a beautiful slideshow just a few weeks later. We will be getting the rest of our photos very soon but we are in love with the work she has done, just by looking at the photos we have so far! She is extremely talented. Everyone who has looked at our pictures has asked "Who was your photographer?". We are so happy that we had her as our photographer and we will be recommending her to every bride we meet :)
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