Melissa Marie Photography
I cannot say enough great things about Melissa. From the minute I booked with her I felt at ease with our wedding photography and so happy we choose her for our September 8 wedding. She was beyond helpful in every way. She shot amazing engagement photos for us!! We get non stop compliments. I even made one of the photos into a big canvas and hung it in our living room!! My wedding day was full of craziness and she was like another bridesmaid helping me with everything. My hairstylist unfortunately put my veil in wrong and Melissa came right to my rescue to fix it!!! Every step throughout the day she helped with so much not just our wedding photos. She helped not only put my veil in but helped take it out. Then my dress had a wire poke through in the top of the corset right under the arm. She went and got sissors to cut it out. I cannot thank her enough for everything she helped me with. If I could give her a 10 I would!! She is beyond an amazing photographer!! Nicee also was our second photographer and she too was like another bridesmaid. She was so incredably nice and helpful!! She was more then willing to get right in on the action of the dance floor. My experience with Melissa and Nicee is beyond phenomunal!!! I am so thankful and honored to say they were our wedding photographers!!!
Melissa is great!! She is very helpful, sweet, and most importantly takes awesome pictures!!!!
Melissa was absolutely wonderful! She felt like my assistant for the day. She makes you feel very comfortable....she felt like part of the family. The pictures she took were beautiful. I was very happy and I am a very particular person when it comes to pictures. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to have beautiful pictures taken by a person who obviously loves her job!
All I can say is PHENOMENAL!!!! I don’t think the day would have gone as smoothly had Melissa not been there. She kept me calm and answered all my what’s next/is this normal questions… Her experience and professionalism were key in making the day run smoothly. I was so excited to see the pictures that I stalked her blog every day on my honeymoon. And, when we got them (within 1 week of the wedding) they were so much more than what we could have ever expected. Some of them I can hardly believe are me! We're only sad that we do not have enough wall space in our home to hang them all. Thank you so much Melissa. We will recommend you to everyone we know who needs a photographer for their wedding or any other event… you will definitely be seeing us again in the future.
From the moment we met Melissa we knew she was the photographer for our November 2009 wedding! She was punctual, organized, flexible and knowledgeable. She put us at ease right away with her calm and cheerful demeanor and we left feeling like we were "people" to her...not just "clients." Over the course of the upcoming months Melissa immediately responded to emails and questions asked of her. She gave great suggestions and followed through on everything she said she was going to do - without me needing to remind her. Certainly a relief with everything else that goes into planning a wedding! Our engagement session was awesome and really gave us the opportunity to "practice" together for the big day. Melissa worked so hard to put us at ease that my husband (fiance at the time) and I were really able to just get lost in the moment with each other, often forgetting that she was taking pictures of us at all. To this date, our engagement pictures are some of our favorites. Melissa also helped coordinate the hire of our 2nd photographer who was just as creative and awesome as she is. Melissa communicated everything we wanted and needed directly to him - one less person for me to worry about contacting! They worked really well together on the day of our wedding and their images complimented each other really well. On the day of, Melissa was available as soon as I wanted her to be there and hung in there for the entire day! A considerably long time from getting ready in the morning to the end of the reception near midnight. Last but not least, Melissa worked super hard to get our wedding pictures back to us ASAP. We could not wait to see all of the pictures captured over the course of the day...and we didn't have to wait long. In less than a month (she's usually even faster than that...we just had so many images!) the pictures were up on the website and discs in our hands. We highly recommend Melissa Marie Photography to any bride and groom out there looking for an intimate experience with their photographer. You will not be disappointed! After it's all said and done, you pretty much just have your pictures and your own memories. Melissa was well worth every single penny...and quite reasonably priced at that!
Melissa was AMAZING! We received so many compliments about her professionalism even before anyone had seen the photos.
She was great at getting group shots even when they involved way too many people :) and somehow got everyone to look great in every photo.
Another HUGE plus was that we got the link to our online gallery before we even returned from the honeymoon! We had friends who waited almost a year to get their photos back, so we were psyched!
Any bride and groom would be lucky to have Melissa as their photographer!
Melissa by far exceeded my expectations. She was extremely professional, kind, and available throughout the whole wedding process. My pictures were absolutely perfect in every way possible. I would recommend her to anyone!
Melissa takes some of the most stunning photos I have ever seen, and yet is also incredibly professional--that is a combination not often found in some of the more "artistic" vendors. Her rates are extremely reasonable for the quality of photo, and the quick turnaround is great! I would recommend MMP to anyone looking for a high-quality photojournalistic wedding photographer.
There's one thing you should know about me before you hire me to shoot your wedding...I might cry. Despite my best efforts I have to admit I've cried a few times. Okay... a lot of times...Whether it's the way the dad looks at his little girl in her wedding dress for the first time, or the way the strength of a groom melts into tears as he watches the love of his life walking down the aisle, there's just certain couples whose love and pure joy at the culmination of waiting for that perfect someone pours out and captivates everyone at the wedding...and I get sucked in. I can't help it. I shoot with my heart... and if you're one of those couples I've described above- I want to shoot your wedding. From laughs, to tears of joy, I want to be there... Capturing every moment.
Make sure you know your photographer. Sure, the odds are they've shot at your wedding location many times. But it wasn't YOUR wedding. The more they know you the more the pictures will reflect that. Also, be sure that your photographer (who knows you) is also the editor of your images.