Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Ariel and Matt’s Marty Leonard Chapel Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 26, 2018 in Weddings | 2 Comments

Ariel and Matt tied the knot with a beautiful Marty Leonard Chapel wedding ceremony and intimate wedding reception at Matt’s parent’s home.  It was such a treat to photograph for a group of friends we’ve already worked with in the past (see Evelyn and Mike’s Perot Museum Wedding here). So when Ariel reached out about […]

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Ashley and Kristyn’s Venue at 400 North Ervay Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 17, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Ashley and Kristyn’s wedding at the Venue at 400 North Ervay was a truly memorable wedding day. They contacted me about a month ago and were planning their wedding quickly with the goal of starting a family in sight. And who doesn’t love last minute bookings? I’ve greatly enjoyed getting to know them these past […]

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Marsha and Tony’s Tarrant County Courthouse Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on March 10, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Marsha and Tony’s Tarrant County Courthouse wedding day was a special one! Marsha shared with me that she was an nontraditional bride and even reserved an adorable Air bNb with plenty of natural light to get ready together with Tony and a couple of their close friends. We then made our way to the Fort […]

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Averi and Prince’s Joe T. Garcia’s Wedding Reception

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on February 7, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Averi and Prince’s Joe T. Garcia’s Wedding Reception started off at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, and the celebration continued at the famous Joe T. Garcia’s with delicious fajitas, margaritas, and dancing the night away. Check out the simply romantic first part of their wedding day here! I wanted to highlight the benefit of hiring […]

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Averi and Prince’s Fort Worth Botanic Garden Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on February 1, 2018 in Weddings | No Comments

Averi and Prince’s Fort Worth Botanic Garden wedding: what can I say except that they were an absolutely delightful couple to work with throughout their whole journey. Their wedding day started out with a forecast of rain but magically stopped every time we planned on taking photos outside and for their ceremony! Averi reserved the […]

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Chris and Nick’s Dallas Elopement

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on October 19, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Chris and Nick’s Dallas Elopement took place at a park in Arlington called the Drying Beds. They take frequent trips there to walk and let their dog (and honorary bridal party member) Caju run around and play freely. I love that they chose such a personal location – so when they return they always have […]

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Lindsay and Mariano’s Magnolia Terrace Wedding

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

Lindsay and Mariano’s Magnolia Terrace Wedding took place on Friday the 13th. For most people, this date symbolizes bad luck, but to Lindsay and Mariano, it’s actually a date that is meaningful and special to them. Now, it’s officially their anniversary! Their wedding day was simple, vibrant, and had a touch of a whimsical charm. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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The Marq Southlake – Lori and Adam’s Wedding Reception

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on September 6, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Lori and Adam’s wedding reception at The Marq Southlake was an absolute blast! I was also very glad to sneak out for a few more bride and groom portraits at golden hour. Their first dance was choreographed to mimic one of their favorite dances from Dancing With the Stars! They even had their favorite ice […]

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Whites Chapel UMC Wedding – Lori and Adam’s Southlake Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on August 30, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Lori and Adam’s Whites Chapel UMC wedding in Southlake, Texas was elegant, simple, and laid back. We did something a little different and started with portraits immediately (which I was all for!). I had the honor of photographing their rehearsal dinner the night before, so it was great to work with familiar faces when we […]

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Lora and Allan’s Wedding at the Church of Christ and Reception at the McKinney Flour Mill

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on August 6, 2017 in Weddings | 2 Comments

Lora and Allan’s wedding ceremony took place at the Church of Christ on McDermott Road, and their reception was held at The McKinney Flour Mill in Mckinney, TX. Allan’s love of cat shirts and Lora’s love of Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock made it into their wedding vows which, as an appreciator of all […]

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Leilani and Kevin’s Evening Wedding at Bella Donna Chapel

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on August 3, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Bella Donna Chapel McKinney is a lovely wedding venue located in McKinney, TX, a northern Dallas suburb. Leilani and Kevin had already had a pre-wedding photo session with me, but that didn’t take away any of the specialness of their wedding day. When Leilani initially met with me, she told me they were planning on […]

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Leilani and Kevin’s Pre-Wedding Session at Bella Donna Chapel

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on July 12, 2017 in Weddings | 1 Comment

Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, TX could practically be in another country! It’s an absolutely stunning venue to get married in, especially if you want to experience what feels like a European-style chapel right here in North Texas. Leilani and Kevin decided to do a pre-wedding session with me when we first met since their […]

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Kristen and Julian’s Wedding

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on April 19, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

The Marty Leonard Chapel is a stunning work of architecture/art located in Fort Worth. I have been fortunate enough to photograph several lovely weddings there of all shapes and sizes. We even got to see two of our close friends get married there in 2013! It’s a stunning venue that can accommodate a large or […]

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Scott and Kassie’s Rio Grande Valley Wedding

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

Scott and Kassie’s wedding day took place in Kassie’s hometown of Mercedes, TX, so it’s so exciting to be able to say that I’m a Rio Grande Valley Wedding Photographer! Kassie and Scott are the epitome of a fun loving couple, basically everything I hope for when I photograph weddings. I yearn for laughter and […]

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Ben and Cassidy’s Wedding at The Milestone

Posted by Melissa Claire Photography on April 5, 2017 in Weddings | No Comments

Ben and Cassidy’s wedding at The Milestone was a wonderfully wintry, black tie affair. The Milestone is a mansion venue located in Krum, TX. Cassidy wanted a 100% traditional wedding day and had been dreaming of the moment of Ben’s reaction when she was walked down the aisle. Be sure to scroll down and see […]

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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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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 […]

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