Kim and Cole’s Wedding at Magnolias in Kaufman

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on January 12, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Magnolias in Kaufman, a former early 20th century bank turned wedding venue, was the perfect location for Kim and Cole’s whimsical, music festival themed wedding. Guests were seated by the couple’s favorite artists, such as Alabama Shakes and Beck (who may or may not be one of my favorite musicians of all time), and the music selections were fantastic.

Kim and Cole have been together for almost a decade! Their love reminded us a little bit of ourselves when we got married last year. They were such easy going, sweet people to work with and both had a very memorable group of friends and family! Plus, Kim even sent us home with a pizza, which was an absolutely delicious treat to enjoy while backing up their files!

Enjoy their bohemian, good-vibes-filled wedding day and cheers to a great 2017!

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Any couple who makes their grand exit with their inflatable alien friend are good people in my book.

I specialize in photographing vibrant and unique couples in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Texas, and beyond. Contact me today, and let’s preserve your wedding memories the right way!

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Kristen and Julian’s Engagement Photos at UT Arlington

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on November 30, 2016 in Engagement | 1 Comment

Kristen was one of the first people I met in the dorms at UT Arlington back in the day. We have come full circle as we get ready to photograph her and Julian’s Fort Worth wedding this October! We took their engagement photos back at the UT Arlington campus right before summer classes started, so it was decently empty. And afterwards, since we were back at our old stomping grounds, we had to go and feast at Beirut Cafe!ut_arlington_engagement_0001

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Susan and Kathy’s Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on November 16, 2016 in Weddings | No Comments

I don’t have a “favorite” type of wedding based any certain elements: size, location, expense, theme, etc. My favorite weddings are weddings that stay true to the couple. Susan and Kathy’s wedding day was truly an expression of their life, their love, and their families all coming together to celebrate their new union. It’s always a huge honor to be invited back to document another family milestone, and I would like to sincerely thank the Patterson family for having us out again.

Susan and Kathy’s wedding day was fluid, fun, and free. Their ceremony was full of personal touches and was followed by the most heartfelt, beautiful round of toasts I’ve ever witnessed. And with such a talented family, music was woven throughout the day.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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We have experience photographing weddings of all sizes and celebrate all kinds of love. We are proud to say that we believe love is love and we will document your wedding as it is!

Are you a LGBTQ couple based in the DFW Area? We’d LOVE to photograph your wedding! Contact me, and let’s talk.

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Marissa and Logan’s Tarrant County Courthouse Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on November 1, 2016 in Weddings | No Comments

Marissa and Logan had a memorable and adorable Tarrant County Courthouse wedding ceremony surrounded by their closest friends. Afterwards, we went on a delightful group adventure around downtown Fort Worth, and I had a fantastic time getting to know everyone and documenting the newlyweds as they basked in that newlywed glow.

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Thanks to Marissa, Logan, and their friends for having me document this special time of your lives. Y’all deserved everything about this special day. They even spent the evening after at home, eating cheesecake, and watching Deadpool. Sounds like my kind of evening! It was an honor to be a part of their lovely wedding day.

Are you considering eloping at the Tarrant County Courthouse? I would love to be the one to document it for you! No frills wedding? No problem. You may as well have someone experienced there to document it, though! The Tarrant County Courthouse is a truly beautiful building with stunning architecture and lovely natural light. Which makes this photographer’s heart very happy!

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Adrienne and Mike’s Wedding – Dallas Wedding Photographer

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 26, 2016 in Weddings | No Comments

Adrienne and Mike’s Dallas wedding was formal yet relaxed and laid back. Their wedding ceremony was a traditional Catholic one, and we had more than enough time to take portraits AND to take a break from the July heat before the reception started. Adrienne and Mike, thank you for having us document your intimate and easy going wedding. It was an absolutely lovely day for two lovely people.

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Susan and Kathy’s Engagement Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 19, 2016 in Engagement | No Comments

Susan and Kathy’s engagement session started where they had their first date and ended in one of the most beautiful wildflower fields I’ve ever seen. What a marvelous way to welcome spring! Stay tuned for photos from their wedding coming up in a few weeks.Dallas LGBT Photographer

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Scott and Kassie’s Intimate At Home Engagement Session – Dallas Engagement Photographer

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 12, 2016 in Engagement | No Comments

This was the first at home engagement session I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Scott and Kassie moved into their new home and wanted to mark the occasion with photos. I love that this session was not only a way to take “pretty pictures” but was also a chance to document Scott and Kassie in this truly unique time in their lives – just as they are. Nothing fancy or over the top – just two lovely people (and their pups) as they are.

I am looking forward to venturing down to Mercedes, TX this November to photograph their wedding!

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Thanks Kassie and Scott for this special peek into your lives.

Do you have something funky or offbeat in mind for your engagement photos? Let’s talk and make your vision come to life!

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Durango, Colorado 2016

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 5, 2016 in Personal | No Comments

The Texas Wedding Season is about to be upon us! I’m lucky enough to be very busy coming up in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please enjoy some photographs from our recent trip to Durango, Colorado. There aren’t enough words to convey how truly majestic the landscape is or how wonderful this trip with my in-laws was, so I’ll let these photos speak for themselves.melissaclairephotography-1

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I’ve always wondered what the top of mountains look like… this is it! I won’t lie, I might have gotten a bit green from the steep mountain roads…

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Here’s to a wonderful trips and to a great fall wedding season, everyone!

 

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Chris and Tina’s Newlywed Session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 27, 2016 in Engagement, Lifestyle | No Comments

Chris and Tina’s newlywed photo session took place at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. They had their original wedding ceremony over in Kenya with Tina’s family, and after having a courthouse wedding back in Texas, they wanted to have photos to accompany it. There’s something magical about the early summer light and haze once the seasons start to change. Aren’t they a beautiful couple?

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Matt and Casey’s Wedding at Trinity River Audubon Center

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 21, 2016 in Weddings | No Comments

Matt and Casey’s wedding took place at one of my “bucket list” wedding venues – the Trinity River Audubon Center.

Matt and Casey are a couple who deeply appreciate the outdoors, and with the addition of Casey’s bohemian bridal style, this wedding really came together.

One of the most personal touches was the unusual plan for their ceremony. During our pre-wedding meeting, Matt and Casey mentioned that they wouldn’t have an officiant – their bridal party would officiate as a group instead. The best man led the conversation, and each member of the bridal party read off of a very personalized script. Matt and Casey also read their own vows to each other.

The styling and aesthetics aside, their wedding day was one of the most delightful and unique ones we’ve ever photographed. It’s obvious these two are prepared for a happy lifetime together!

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