Maria and Matt are Engaged! – Dallas Proposal Photographer

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 9, 2017 in Engagement | No Comments

Matt’s Dallas proposal to Maria yesterday at Prairie Creek Park was a true labor of love! Matt sent Maria on a scavenger hunt all over Plano with Maria’s best friend, Melanie. At the same time, he was setting up paintings (painted by Matt and Maria!), a “Will You Marry Me?” banner, and scouting out the best possible location to pop the question.

It was quite a successful hunt because Maria did say YES! It was heartwarming and quite an honor witnessing these two go from boyfriend and girlfriend to engaged. It’s so rare to see such a transformation in person. Matt, you did good!

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Engagement season is coming. I’ve got a spiffy new contact form up and running. Let’s talk about how we can preserve your wedding day memories over coffee or happy hour!

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River Legacy Park – Lindsey and Brett’s Engagement Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 4, 2017 in Engagement | No Comments

River Legacy Park is, hands down, one of my top 10 favorite parks in Dallas/Fort Worth. I used to go exploring there at my time while studying photography at UTA. There are many trails and views of the Trinity River that make the perfect background for photos. Lindsey and Brett met up with me to go exploring around some of my favorite spots. I may sound redundant but I’m truly lucky to have the opportunity to serve couples like them.

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If you’re wondering why to take engagement photos, here are several great reasons:

  1. We can get to know each other! If you’re more introverted (like I am) or feel awkward in front of the camera (like I do!) it’s a great way to break the ice and learn posing outside the inevitable scramble of your wedding day.
  2. You can do a “test run” with your makeup artist to ensure you love their style!
  3. You’ll have beautiful portraits to display in your home and at your wedding! Which, in my opinion, is a win-win.

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Unicorn Styled Photo Shoot at Brik Venue

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 27, 2017 in Styled | No Comments

Brik Venue in Fort Worth, Texas is a modern industrial wedding venue and was the perfect setting for this Unicorn Tea Party editorial shoot dreamed up by Elizabeth with The London Baker. I love editorial photo shoots because they’re a great opportunity to slow down and be creative. I left this shoot feeling inspired by vibrant and creative details, amazing vendors, and expert planning by The Pink Tuxedos. Even better news is this shoot will be featured on PartySlate in the near future!

Side note: I fully support the Unicorn trend.

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We are still booking for 2017 and 2018 weddings! And here’s embracing and taking on more creative shoots in the future.

Vendor List:

Planner/Designer: The Pink Tuxedos

Florist: Vella Nest Floral

Linen: AM Linen Rental

Rentals: Top Tier Event Rentals

Venue: Brik Venue

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Michelle and Blake’s Wedding at River Road Chateau

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 24, 2017 in Weddings | 1 Comment

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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