Melissa Mary Photography
The value of Melissa's work is exceptional. From the begining of the process, she was easy to work with, professional and responsive. She followed-up with us after every meeting, checked in with us in between our meetings, and was always willing to take the time to answer our questions.
She was (early) prompt to every meeting and the event; she lives on the West Side of the Valley and our location site was in far East Mesa (almost Queen Creek). She was there to answer questions/help us stay on track at the event when necessary.
The photos were phenomenal, a great blend of traditional and candid shots.
She sent us some shots while we were still on our honeymoon, and my husband kept commenting that he was impressed because he hadn't even been aware, at the time, that she was taking some very special candid shots of him and his loved ones before the ceremony.
I would recommend her to anyone for thier wedding or special event.
Amanda and Jason
Melissa was extremely professional and did an awesome job in preparing and even helping us prepare for the shots we wanted and needed to commemorate our wedding day. The pictures were delivered sooner than she predicted and they looked amazing. I would absolutely recommend Melissa Mary photography to any one.
Melissa was really great. She listened to the type of photos that were important to us and the end result was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Melissa Mary photography!!
Melissa was absolutely amazing. She did such a beautiful job with our Engagement Photos and we cannot wait to see our wedding photos. She was so friendly and easy to get along with! There to help us with anything we possibly needed. I would recommend her to anyone getting married.
Melissa did a fantastic job with our wedding pictures. She took the time to meet with us a week before our wedding, at our wedding location, and took notes on what we wanted out of our pictures. She was very friendly, professional and obviously very skilled, as her pictures were beautiful. I would definitely recommend Melissa as a photographer...I am so happy we made that choice!
I'm very pleased with this photographer! She did an amazing job capturing the wedding. She's extremely knowledgeable and also is active in getting photos of the details. She comes from one of the best Photography schools (Santa Barbara, CA "Brooks Institute) She is great!
Melissa was great! She was very professional with everything! She really met all of our needs and answered any questions we had. She worked with us on our budget which really helped a lot. She really catered to all of our needs and we could really tell that it was her passion to be working with us rather than just a paycheck. She really made us feel comfortable and was really patient with everything that we wanted. The photos came out really well, we we're very satisfied with her work. If we ever need pictures in the future we will be returning to her!
Melissa was the perfect choice for my wedding. I wanted a group picture of everyone that attended and Melissa finished the task flawlessly and even took the time to make sure everyone was in the right spot and paying attention! Every little detail was taken into account (like the position of my flowers) so the pictures turned out perfect. I received so many compliments from my guests as to how professional and sweet Melissa was during the entire event.
Getting my images took a little longer than expected, but was well worth the wait. Any little request was taken care of quickly and with a smile. Melissa will do everything she can to make sure you are happy with your final product. I strongly recommend her for any wedding or any event!
Melissa was wonderful! She was professional, easy to work with and our pictures were beautiful! We will be using her again in the future for other photography needs!
Melissa is a star! The quality of her photos, her ideas, and her professional demeanor all make her a joy to work with. Never have I met someone more accommodating, helpful, and genuinely in love with her work. Go with Melissa - you will not regret it!
Melissa Mary is awesome! My husband and I were very impressed with her services. We used Melissa for our engagement and wedding photos. She is very professional and her quality of work is impressive. We were confident the entire time working with her. She is very dedicated and works hard to make the couple she is workig with happy. Her enthusiasm for photography is amazing. Melissa loves what she does and it shows. We love our wedding photos and had a great experience with this photographer! I would definitely recommend her!
Melissa, you did such a wonderful job and you are so pleasant to work with. Thank you again so much for being so willing to work with our schedules. We really appreciated everything you have done with our wedding pictures.
I was extremely happy with my choice of Melissa Mary Photography for my wedding. Melissa was great to work, always so patient and understanding of a bride’s needs and concerns. She really put us at ease and even my husband enjoyed taking pictures, which isn’t usually the case. On the wedding day, her direction was very easy to understand and she really help us guide in the midst of all the wedding day chaos. We received many compliment from our bridal party, family and guests about how thorough and kind our photographer was. Of all the vendors I chose and decisions I had to make about the wedding, I think I am happiest with the photography. I truly appreciated how flexible Melissa was, and I would definitely recommend her to other brides. I hope to one day also be able to use Melissa for baby photos! (Some of my friends have gotten family photos from Melissa, and those turned out amazing as well).
A friend of ours who was also recently engaged referred me to Melissa for engagement photos. Before taking the photo session, we had only seen one of my friend's photos. On the day of our session Melissa suggested a location that we had never been to, but when we arrived we were very happy with it. A few weeks later, and after we had paid, we realized that our friends' photos were in the same location that Melissa had suggested to us. The photographs were exactly the same (backgrounds, poses, etc.) and we felt that we couldn't use them since they were so similar to our friends' photos. I would say that each couple wants all aspects of their wedding to be unique and personal and someone who works in the wedding industry should understand this. When we brought this to Melissa's attention and expressed our disappointment, she apologized profusely. However, I expected her to offer to give us another short photo session so that we could have some usable photos. She offered us nothing. I understand people make mistakes and have lapses in judgement, but true professionals make it up to their clients when that happens. We ended up having to hire another photographer and the money and time we spent on Melissa was a complete waste. I would not recommend this photographer.
Vendor response to review
I was extremely saddened and disappointed to hear this review because I care very much about the quality and service I provide to each and every customer! I don't ever want anyone to feel this way! This was an unfortunate lack in communication that ended up in an unnecessary result. I did everything I could to provide a high quality, unique and lasting result for this couple and they were extremely happy with the images but unfortunately, reconsidered these feelings only after they discovered one of the locations was the same as the friend's. All sessions are provided on location in the setting of each couple's choice and I suggested several other location options, however, they chose this specific location in addition to another. They received over 200 highly professional portraits and I provided them with another complimentary location nearby to add variety to their results. Following the session and learning their feelings, I did offer to shoot additional images for them on more than one occasion and asked her specifically to express how I can turn this situation into a positive one. I am very sorry they feel the images are useless to them because my clients' and the images I provide mean everything to me. I am very blessed and fortunate for each opportunity I am given and I fully intend to fulfill the expectations of my couples to the very end.
You so want Melissa! The pictures are the most important thing you can ever spend on your wedding - they are all you have left when the day is gone and Melissa is so amazing. Her work is so beautiful that every time I look at them I relive that incredible day in such phenomenal precision, the photos are so beautiful. Being a photographer myself, I have to admit I was picky... but not about to shoot my own daugthers wedding. I can truly say Melissa is educated and immensely talented. You will love everything about her, her work, her personality, her sweet and kind manners, even her prices. You will have a worry free day knowing you will get the best of the best and be able to relive the occassion over and over again as if you were there all over again.
She took wonderful pictures. A complication arrived at my wedding, and she was incredibly flexible. She even took time to help out while managing to take amazing photos of the event ( I'm convinced she's a ninja). When I look back, the wedding seemed perfect. She got along with all my guests, she was professional, warm, friendly, knew how to handle children and adults alike. I would highly, highly, highly, recommend her. I have no regrets =)
We absolutely loved Melissa and are so happy we used her for our wedding. Out of all of my vendors, Melissa was the most accommodating, trusting and professional. I cannot thank her enough!!!
Melissa photographed our engagement & wedding. She has an exceptional talent for capturing beauty & emotion. We love, love, love our photos. Many of our family members requested copies of candid shots, stating it was far better than their professional family photos. She is a skilled, creative professional. Excellent customer service and superior camera work.
Melissa was wonderful to work with. She is so warm and friendly and really made us feel like our wedding was important to her. She was always ontime for any appointments we scheduled and took time out to make sure of all our requests were met. I would highly recommend to have Melissa capture all life changing events.
Her passion for photography along with her love for helping and serving people make Melissa a phenomenal photographer.
Melissa was exactly the kind of extraordinary photographer I'd hoped for! Attentive, accommodating and professional, she arrived exactly on time and remained so sweet throughout the entire event. She was even able to wrangle my huge, crazy family for the perfect shots! In my past experiences, standing for more than a few photographs had been difficult, but she made it such a wonderful experience and put us at ease. Her photography is stunning and my husband and I found it tough to choose our favorite pictures to display around our home. There were just so many! To this day I remain in awe that she was affordable, yet capable of producing the kind of work my friends paid thousands more for. Not only that, but after the wedding was over, she was still happy to take care of us and respond to emails about prints, discs, etc. It was a pleasure working with Melissa, and I continuously recommend her to family and friends!
Great mix of classic and cool photos. Melissa was very prepared an organized and was very attentive to detail - she made sure she knew exactly what we were looking for. Our photos turned out so well that we bought the rights to the images!
Melissa captured our wedding day exquisitely through photos! My husband and I knew that photographs and memories would be the only true way to remember our special day, so we sought out a professional, timely, and high quality photographer - Melissa was the answer to our prayers!
I should add that since shooting our wedding in Dec., 2007, she has since became our unofficial family photographer because our family simply LOVES her photojournalist style. She has shot my sister-in-law's wedding, our family portraits, my daughter's one-year birthday portraits, and my sister's wedding which will be held October 1, 2010.
My husband and I used Melissa for our engagement and wedding pictures. We were so happy with her work we used her again for our family pictures once our daughter was born. She is an amazing photographer and artist! One of my bridesmaids liked her work so much she is using her in her wedding as well. Melissa's work amazing and I plan to continue to work with Melissa as my family grows, to cature life's special moments.
In addition, my guests at the wedding were amazed at the pictures she produced. They stated they never even saw her taking the pictures. She will cature the best parts of your wedding without making herself part of the wedding. I can't say enough about her professionalism and quality of work.
Melissa was the photographer at our wedding, as well as our maternity photographer. She is AMAZING!! I can't say enough about her and her wonderful work. I was first attracted to her because of her natural style and eye for detail, as well as her affordable price. None of her photos seem forced or cheesy, she works hard to really capture who you are! She is easy-going, and open to all of your ideas and visions, and provides her own as well. I have many of her beautiful and creative photographs framed throughout my home. Like I said, I really can't say enough about how terrific she and her work really are! One of the most important things about finding a photographer is someone who makes you feel at ease and comfortable, and she truly does! You won't be disappointed if you choose her as your photographer! :)
I am so very impressed with Melissa Mary Photography. She is a breath of fresh air, and just what this industry needs a whole lot more of...a talented and creative professional who does great work without attitude and ego standing in the way. Perhaps her creative eye or client care explain her success, or possibly it's her reasonable rates and lack of hidden agenda. Whatever the reasons, we're thrilled to recommend her company and look forward to working with her whenever possible.
The pictures are always fantastic. Pictures are just amazing. At the same time great people, and while taking pictures clients are always comfortable.
Melissa Mary Photography is simply awesome to work with! I have had the honor to work with them a few times now and you will be in great hands if you hire them for your Special Day or Event. Amazing photos! They definitely have "the eye"! Chad Trapeur, Owner of All-American DJ Company (Glendale, AZ)
I would definitely recommend this vendor! Not only is she personable, trustworthy and professional, but she genuinely cares for those she works with! I absolutely love having Melissa Mary Photography as one of my vendors!
Melissa Mary Photography is one I would definitely recommend! Not only is she professional and trustworthy but someone who genuinely cares for the people she works with. I would definitely recommend her to any of my clients!
Experience the beautiful quality and professionalism you're looking for at an affordable price, all-inclusive packages from $1,300. Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in photography from world renowned Brook's Institute of Photography and has
been in business for over 7 years.
Your wedding is so important to me! As a woman, a wife and a mother I understand the emotion and the immense planning that will go into your day and my first priority will always be your vision, your goals, & your timeless memories! From your engagement to the "Big Day," we'll develop a photographic plan that will capture each moment to the fullest.
My approach is very relaxed, soft and candid. I don't want to burden you and your guests with a day of stress and demands. I want you to feel relaxed, overjoyed and feel every minute of the day in the most natural way. With every special glance, tearful exchange and belly laugh, I'll be there with a smile and a "click."
Allow me to share with you my passion and love for photography. I've designed my packaging to reflect your individual goals and we'll create the most fitting, affordable option for your wedding investment. ALL images are fully retouched and creatively enhanced to ensure the most professional, gorgeous results at all times. Digital images on disc are always available and included in most packages with full copyrights! Visit http://www.melissamaryphotography.com for more details! We're also on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MelissaMaryPhotography.
I care sooo much about the quality of my work and the overall service I provide! I've invested years of time, money and patience into my business and have an immense background in photography. I've earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional portrait photography from world renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA and have worked with associations, other wedding professionals and my own drive to succeed in my field. To me, success doesn't mean the dollars in my pocket or the car I drive. It means fulfillment in knowing that I've done a sincerely great job for my clients, myself and my family.
How does your packaging work?
I want every couple to feel like I've earned their business and I'm doing everything I can to keep my prices low and the quality of my images and service outstanding! Because of this, I've designed my packaging to be as inclusive as possible and customizable. We have a simple 2 step process where you 1.) decide on the coverage time (hrs.) you'll be needing and 2.) the finished portrait options you'd love! These options include engagement sessions, custom prints, proof & contemporary albums, and more! Receive your high-resolution images on disc (with copyrights) standard with every package! Complete inclusive packages start from $1,300 and expand with your goals and budget fully in mind.
What will we receive with our service?
At the end of our road together, I want you to feel like you've received exactly what you've invested in and so much more! Every wedding is a little different, and I want you to know that there are NO rules when it comes to your wedding! I spend time learning as much about your plans as possible and planning for your special day. With every wedding, I provide the following care:
*Initial consultation plus a "design" consultation for complete planning
*Mixture of candid, photojournalistic, traditional and detail photography
*Color, black & white, and sepia-toned images from high quality digital capture
*Unlimited images captured, group shots and desired poses
*Complete retouching & image enhancements to ALL images for the stunning, professional results you're looking for!!
*Convenient online gallery for viewing/ordering your portraits
*Order shipping and/or personal delivery to ensure convenience
What is your booking/deposit policy?
I ask 25% of your total package price to book your date. With this booking, I will reserve the entire day for you and decline other work in case your time line changes in any way. Your deposit is non-refundable and directly applies towards your total package.
When selecting a wedding photographer, make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed and completely secure in your decision, whether that be with me (hopefully) or another vendor! Always make sure to ask if you will be receiving "raw" or unedited photos or if complete retouching will be involved. Also inquire about the size of the files and the resolution of your images if you'll be receiving your images on disc to make sure the quality is highly professional. If you have a strange feeling about the work or information they share in any way, don't get involved!