Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

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, […]

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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 […]

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Married!

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 30, 2015 in Personal | No Comments

We did it! On December 19, 2015, Nick and I officially tied the knot at the Old Bedford School! After helping our wonderful couples plan their weddings (and absorbing some of their knowledge and experience), our day honestly went off without any major hiccups! Besides me being incredibly sleep deprived due to a combination of […]

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Our Trip to New York City – September 2015

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 28, 2015 in Personal | No Comments

Labor Day weekend was spent visiting New York City. This was my first time visiting, and I was completely awe struck the entire time. Nick’s sister, Rachel, and her boyfriend, Nate, were the best tour guides ever. I couldn’t help saying (multiple times), “This is just like the movies!” We were so lucky to experience […]

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Our Trip to Durango, Colorado, July 2015

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 23, 2015 in Personal | 1 Comment

Nick and I had the amazing opportunity to spend a week in Durango, Colorado over the summer! It was the perfect retreat from the Texas heat while also being an epic adventure. After driving over 2,000 miles, it became pretty clear that we make excellent road trip partners! Our first stop was at Cadillac Ranch […]

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Lately in 2015

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on January 29, 2015 in Lifestyle, Personal, Weddings | 1 Comment

 2015 is already off to a great start with my brand new website theme! I want to embrace simplicity and let the photographs speak for themselves. It’s still a work in progress, but I have a very good feeling about the direction it’s headed. We ended 2014 with several delightful family sessions :) The Penn […]

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Behind The Scenes 2013

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on January 3, 2014 in Personal | No Comments

This past year, I have had the joy and privilege to work with wonderful couples, their families, and their friends on one of the most important and memorable days of their lives. Sometimes, when out shooting these joyous events, Nick and I capture candid photographs of each other. Sometimes it’s just to perform a task […]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 24, 2013 in Lifestyle, Personal | No Comments

Tacky Christmas sweaters, good friends, and a “photo booth” in my office equaled fun and festive times. Thanks to everyone who helped make 2013 the best year ever!

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Spring and Summer Updates

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on July 9, 2013 in Personal | No Comments

It has been an absolutely crazy few months for us! From May-July, Nick and I packed up the cats, the camera gear, the musical gear, and everything else and moved into a fantastic little house. We also got to photograph some amazing weddings (one of which I’m hard at work editing at the moment!). I […]

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‘Tis the Season!

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on December 25, 2012 in Personal | No Comments

This is a personal December (which is a wonderful month) blog post filled with what we’ve been up to in the past weeks. It’s not a proper Christmas in the Spurrier-Villarreal household without The Fleet! The fleet is what Nick calls his arsenal of noise making, light-up, nerdy ornaments from Star Trek and Star Wars. […]

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Thanksgiving 2012 in Kansas

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on November 28, 2012 in Personal | No Comments

Hello all! Nick and I spent Thanksgiving with his family in southeast Kansas at his grandparents’ ranch. I always bring my camera along because it’s a great chance to photograph some gorgeous landscapes and commune with nature. Here are some of my favorites from the trip. I know my mom will love this – Blue […]

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From the Archives: Kicking off 2012 in Hawaii

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 20, 2012 in Personal | No Comments

Nothing says it’s Saturday afternoon like a post from the archives! For the first week of 2012, Nick, Gary (his dad), Rachel (his sister), and I had the amazing opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. Nick’s mom, Beki, had been living there for six months interning at the Surfing Goat Dairy. If […]

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A Post About Niles

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 10, 2012 in Personal | No Comments

Here is a little appreciation post about our cat, Niles.  He showed up in front of our apartment complex two years ago, and a neighbor caught him and put him in a kennel by the front office asking for a home. The very first moment we saw him, he essentially adopted us. This photo was […]

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