Best Of 2017 – Thank You!!

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 15, 2017 in Personal, Weddings | No Comments

I started my business five years ago this spring. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph many weddings of couples who are crazy about each other. During the wedding planning process, it’s not only a joy to get to know couples but their families as well! I believe that wedding days are important, yes, but it’s not “The Most Important Day Of Your Life.” I believe all of the days after your wedding day are what matters. When life gets you down, there is nothing better than having a loving and supportive partner by your side. I’ve also been lucky enough to get to photograph most weddings with my husband, Nick! We can’t wait to see what the future holds. THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write us reviews and for trusting us to preserve your memories. Here’s to another wonderful year!

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Sarah and Kyler’s Wedding at Piazza in the Village

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 8, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Piazza in the Village is a lovely wedding venue in Colleyville, TX. Sarah and Kyler’s wedding day had a truly laid back but classic vibe. The wedding planning and coordinating was mainly done with Sarah’s mom, Debra, who was an absolutely delightful person to work with, and I was so honored to be the one documenting this special day for them.

Sarah and Kyler were the kind of couple I love photographing: fun-loving, adventurous, and totally trusting of me and my vision (and tendency to lead people down alleyways!).

Additionally, it was a huge treat to get to work with DJ Rob Williams again! It was a total coincidence getting to work with him twice in one season. Brides, if you’re looking for a great DJ guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing, don’t hesitate to contact him.

I hope y’all enjoy these photos as much as we loved taking them.

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I honestly love it when couples ask to take a photo with me. Thanks, Nick!

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Sarah and Kyler, I am beyond happy that I got to be there to witness the beginning of your next big adventure! Thank you a million times over for being so incredible.

Vendor List:

Venue: Piazza in the Village
Flowers:  Devin Designs Flowers
Cakes: Sweet Memories
DJ: Rob Williams
Car: Blue Diamond Limousines of Texas
Dress: Bliss Bridal

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Gabby and Collin’s Winspear Opera House Engagement Session

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 1, 2017 in Engagement | No Comments

The Winspear Opera House is a very popular location for portraits and I am 100% not complaining about that! It’s a great location for many reasons: the architecture, the lighting, and the modern urban setting can make for some really great and unique portraits. Gabby and Collin were no exception. I had a wonderful time getting to know them and exploring this area of Dallas. Be sure to scroll down and read several reasons why we recommend doing an engagement session! And in the meantime, enjoy photos of this super sweet and adorable couple.

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Are you considering an engagement session? Not only is it a chance to have some great photos taken of you and your significant other, it’s a great opportunity to get to know your photographer and the sensation of being photographed! Which is usually a new experience for everyone. Why not practice outside of the schedule of your wedding day? I’m happy to help choose a location and provide outfit suggestions. I want you to feel comfortable more than anything! With me, and with each other.

Thanks to Gabby and Collin for having me out and I can’t wait for their wedding coming up in Spring 2017!

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Evelyn and Mike’s Wedding at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on February 22, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

A Perot Museum wedding. When Evelyn initially contacted me, I was so excited at the prospect of photographing a wedding at this amazing museum. I’m a huge fan of science and found that when we visited this museum it brought back the joyful feeling of being a kid. Why NOT get married there?

Evelyn and Mike met years ago at a Renaissance fair. How awesome is that? They tied the knot in the Geode exhibit in front of an intimate gathering of friends and family after a fabulous first look and portraits taken at the dinosaur exhibit. The perfect setting for a dinosaur themed wedding!

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Evelyn and Mike, no one deserved this perfect day more than the two of you. I am so beyond happy that I got to be there to witness the beginning of your next big adventure! Thank y’all a million times over for being incredible. And really, who DOESN’T want to be a dinosaur?

Cheers to many more years of love and happiness!

I’m a Dallas/Fort Worth/traveling Texas wedding photographer. We specialize in natural light but as  you can see from this post, we can confidently and artistically capture beautiful light in any situation!

Vendor List:

Planning/coordination: Earthling Events
Cake: Annie’s Culinary Creations
DJ and Photo Booth: Uptown Sound
Catering: Beyond the Box Catering

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Amie and Joe’s Denton Backyard Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on February 15, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

I have really loved living close to Denton and also be a Denton Wedding Photographer. Amie and Joe’s laid back, no frills wedding day started out at Oak Street Drafthouse (one of our favorite places) for a beer and a few photos around the Denton square! We then made our way back to their close friend’s house, where their ceremony took place among cheering friends and family. The weather and light were gorgeous and we loved having the opportunity to photograph two families becoming one! They danced the night away and even ended up singing some karaoke during their reception!

I hope you enjoy these joy filled, sunlight filled, absolutely sweet wedding photos as much as I loved taking them.

Denton Wedding Photographer www.melissaclairephotography.com

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Hang loose! Love getting to take photos with my super fun couples.

All in all, it was a truly perfect day and together, Amie and Joe totally compliment one another. They love each other deeply and are absolutely a perfect match! Thanks for having us document your love.

We photograph weddings of all shapes and sizes. We will even help you document that dream wedding you’ve been visualizing (or not, that’s cool too!) What matters to me is that you remain true to yourself and your partner. We’d love to document your love.

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