Michelle and Blake’s Wedding at River Road Chateau

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 24, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Michelle and Blake’s River Road Chateau wedding was the perfect way to kick off the Fall 2017 wedding season! I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know them throughout their engagement and wedding planning process. They both have hearts of gold. You can absolutely tell they are just crazy about each other, and I had a smile on my face the whole time going through these photos to share for their preview. Michelle’s family is from Spain, so they were sure to incorporate fans as their favors and centerpiece accents (which were great heat relief during their ceremony – September is still HOT in Texas!)

Michelle and Blake, thank you for having me out to document your love and commitment, and for making me feel like family! And Nick thanks you guys for the whiskey samples ;) Cheers!

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Excuse me while I pat myself on the back for getting two blog posts out this weekend. I’m about ready to start Halloween decorating and for the soon to be cold front to hit DFW!

We still have some late 2017 and 2018 dates open. Heck yes! Contact me today to reserve your date.

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Ashley and Geoff’s Southlake Courthouse Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 23, 2017 in Weddings | 2 Comments

Ashley and Geoff’s Southlake courthouse wedding took place on a warm September Friday afternoon. I absolutely love photographing courthouse weddings for many reasons: they’re simply romantic, sweet, and genuine. This was my first time shooting at the Southlake Courthouse  and it’s absolutely a new favorite location because of the beautiful architecture, natural light areas, and the Southlake Town Square to take photos in after! Even in the 95 degree heat (come ON Texas fall!) we were able to quickly take some gorgeous outdoor photos highlighting the area.

+1 bonus for getting to photograph several UTA Alumni!

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Ashley designed these bouquets herself! They turned out beautiful.

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Are you a DFW couple planning on eloping or having a courthouse wedding? It would be my pleasure to document your wedding! We specialize in weddings of all shapes and sizes. You can view our elopement pricing here!

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Gabby’s Aldredge House Bridal Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 20, 2017 in Bridal | No Comments

Gabby’s bridal session took place at the Historic Aldredge House in Dallas, TX. This historic house was the perfect setting for Gabbys vintage style and dress. I don’t know about y’all, but I love old houses. It really felt like stepping back in time as soon as we arrived, and with plenty of natural light and a grand staircase to work with, I was a very happy photographer. Gabby’s lush bouquet was quite a showstopper as well.

We were honored to photograph her and Collin’s wedding in Hillsboro, TX. I can’t wait to share that post here in a few weeks!

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Yes, you read that correctly. We traveled to Hillsboro, TX to photograph Gabby and Collin’s wedding day. In addition to DFW, we’ve photographed weddings in Salado, Waco, and the Rio Grande Valley. Are you getting married in Texas? We’d love to travel to you, near or far!

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Dallas Wedding Photography Advice

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 14, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Wedding photography advice from yours truly along with other great DFW Photographers was featured on Dallas Party Ride‘s website. This was super cool! The post was about how to approach creating a fun and easy wedding photography experience. The question was:

“Wedding photos last forever, every bride and groom wants them to be extra special.  What are some tips that every couple should know about to best capture the special events during the engagement through wedding process?”

Check out my answer here along with other fantastic local wedding photographers.

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We still have dates in Winter 2017 and all of 2018 available! Use this nifty contact form today and let’s meet up and talk about how best to preserve your wedding day memories.

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Averi and Prince’s Grapevine, Texas Engagement Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 13, 2017 in Engagement | No Comments

It was so nice to meet Averi and Prince for the first time during their Grapevine Texas engagement session. Downtown Grapevine is one of our favorite areas with all of the fun restaurants, bars, and quirky architecture to explore. I also love having a fun downtown area so close to Lewisville. I had a blast getting to know these two and talking all things wine and goofing around a bit. So much fun!

We were also able to end their session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens which is one of my favorite places to shoot in DFW for many reasons: it’s easy to get to, the light is always gorgeous and it’s free! It provided a great change of of pace and variety in their photos with both an urban and natural setting. And given that it’s the dead of summer while I’m writing this, I’m definitely missing the 70 degree nice weather in February right about now.

Stay tuned for their two-part wedding post coming up!

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Their wedding journey has been one for the books, y’all. I’m so lucky that I get to work with couples like Averi and Prince and their families! Thank you guys for choosing me to preserve your wedding memories.

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