BellaDiva Photography Reviews

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Karen · Married on 11/21/2015

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    Melissa at Belladiva photography was referred to us by our friends with a beach wedding. We saw her that day in action and we knew we wanted to hire her. Working with her was an absolute pleasure; she’s funny and creative – not your typical photographer.
    We scheduled Belladiva photography her for two sessions; one before the wedding for couple’s pictures at two different locations, Balboa Park and Coronado Beach. The other session for the wedding day, this included the religious ceremony, happy hour, and reception at the church and hall. Melissa was able to capture all the emotions of both days on all three locations. We cannot praise her work enough. We would recommend her to all our friends. Melissa got our photos done punctually, expeditiously, and professionally.

    Sent on 12/29/2015
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    Leonard · event on 08/06/2015

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    We are completely amazed at the quality of Melissa's work. We are a nonprofit that works with homeless families. We hired Melissa to take portraits and candids of families in our program for use in our annual report. The results were stunning, emotional and impactful. We will definitely hire her again for future projects. Her work is outstanding and we highly recommend her.

    Sent on 08/14/2015

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much, Leonard ! It was great meeting you, your staff and the people in your program ! You guys do fabulous work !
  • User5011537 · 2+ years ago

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    Melissa did photography for our beach wedding, and she was fabulous! She was so good in making sure to get important shots from all angles. The quality of her work is superb. She truly understands photography. We are so glad we hired BellaDiva. We are recommending her to all our friends!

    Sent on 04/25/2015
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    Anne · Married on 09/13/2014

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    To say I was pleased with my wedding photos would be an understatement !! We LOVED our photos !! Melissa ran a special . It was only a one hour session - she took the most beautiful pictures of us in that one hour , we couldn't be happier ! We've gotten so many compliments ! Thank you Melissa ! You're the best !!

    Sent on 11/11/2014
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    alicia · Married on 08/22/2014

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    Not only did Melissa take beautiful pictures but she helped make our wedding day the best it could possibly be! She helped us in more ways then one, from recommending florist too helping set up decorations at our wedding! I would recommend BellaDiva over and over again!

    Sent on 10/07/2014

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much Alicia !! It was a pleasure to capture your Big Day !
  • User4415711 · 2+ years ago

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    My wife and I through every challenge we could think of at Melissa. We booked with her about two months out, our venue was outdoors at Admiral Kidd between 11 and 12 in the morning with the hot sun directly overhead. Melissas ability to work with the elements and limited backdrops was commendable. She was a pleasure to work with and provided exactly what we were looking for in both quality and quantity of photographs. We would highly recommend her for anyones special occasion.

    Sent on 09/21/2014

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks for the great review, Mindy & Ron ! Congratulations again !
  • User4285014 · 2+ years ago

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    Melissa was a responsive and reliable professional from the very first call we had. I appreciated this since we were organizing this from long distance. I felt comfortable immediately and that gave me a lot of confidence. I would recommend her for small or large events.

    Sent on 07/29/2014

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks Molly & John ! And congratulations again !
  • User4568736 · 2+ years ago

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    Melissa was incredible to work with!! She was great at working with around our difficult families and made the experience so fun for us all! We would highly recommend her to all of our friends and family and plan to work with her again in the future.

    Sent on 11/24/2014

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much, Courtney ! It was great being a part of your Big Day ! Best Wishes !
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    Nadia · Married on 05/22/2014

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    If there was an ability to rate more stars, I totally would! Melissa is phenomenal and truly an amazing photographer. I am so glad she was recommended to me from one of my good friends.

    When I first spoke to Melissa, I was frantic because I was not getting a good vibe from the previous photographer I had lined up. Melissa set a date to meet just a couple of days after our initial conversation. I was so excited that she was ready to meet right away!

    We met at Starbucks, and I was so impressed by her positive attitude, PASSION and APPRECIATION for her art. She is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to.

    It's obvious to me that Melissa really cares about all of her clients and seems to go the extra mile to make us all feel special. I felt so relaxed and had a blast with her on the day of our ceremony. She gave me sneak peak photos the NEXT day!!! I also just got my photos and it was exactly one month from our ceremony. The quality of the photos are AMAZING and she really captured memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

    They say a true love story never ends, and if you go with Melissa, you will have beautiful photo's for a lifetime that capture all the emotions from your special day! I'm so glad she was able to make my fairytale dream wedding come true!

    Sent on 06/20/2014
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    Kristen · Married on 04/26/2014

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    Not only very professional but very nice and makes one less stress when planning such a big day! She is very organized and on top of everything always kept on touch and made me feel very confident in knowing she was prepared!!! Plus the pictures she took where amazing. So glad ill have them forever!!

    Sent on 05/19/2014

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much for the nice words, Kristen ! Best wishes to you and Steven !
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    Kris · Married on 03/08/2014

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    Melissa was the best thing that happened to my Wedding day. She was super supportive and went ABOVE and beyond to help out in any way shape or form. She researched, used connections, offered to help run the Rehearsal, met with me to scope out places to take pictures, sent adorable gifts, made timelines, ETC. The pictures she takes are both beautiful and natural. We did 2 engagement sessions with her and she shot our wedding photo's... all were perfect. If you are looking for great results, realistic pricing, and someone to help you then Belladiva photography is the way to go. Literally one of the best decisions we ever made.

    Sent on 03/31/2014
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    Bo · Married on 11/05/2013

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    Melissa did an awesome engagement and wedding shoot for my hubbie and I - we were so happy with how beautiful the pictures came out as Melissa worked with us to chase the setting sun and find the perfect places and poses for our wedding album. She was super flexible and very responsive as we had our engagement shoot just a few weeks before the big day. Melissa was great to work with providing a fun energy and even incorporated our darling pups into the shoot to capture our everyday life before the wedding day.

    Sent on 01/06/2014

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Aw thanks Bo ! Love you guys ! Congrats again !
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    Danielle · event on 11/02/2013

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    We had our family photo session with Melissa yesterday and had such a great time. She was very professional but yet very personable and fun and was great with my 3 little girls. We will definitely be using BellaDiva photography for all of our future family portrait memory making! Looking forward to our next session Melissa.

    Sent on 11/04/2013
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    Joleen · event on 10/13/2013

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    I loved how she was able to look at things, like a brick wall, old door, railroad tracks and windows for amazing pictures of my 17 year old daughter for her graduation pictures..

    Sent on 11/01/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks Joleen. I had a lot of fun with you guys !
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    J · Married on 10/10/2013

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    Melissa was just wonderful to work with - kept us smiling and natural in our photos and has a great eye and skill with capturing precious moments!

    Sent on 11/15/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks Jarrod & Juliana ! It was great to meet you both and a pleasure to photograph your big day !
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    Nichole · Married on 08/25/2013

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    Melissa was on time, professional, and very helpful. She went above and beyond. The pictures were beautiful and we appreciated the "sneak peeks" to curb our curiosity!!

    Sent on 10/03/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much for your nice review, Nicole ! It was great meeting you and Gabe and photographing your Engagement and Wedding !
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    Ashley · Married on 08/24/2013

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    Melissa is wonderful! We will never stop saying good things about her and her services. We meet with Melissa about a year before our wedding, an booked with her quickly. She was great, she worked with our ideas and offered her expert advice. She helped work around our busy schedule and we had both awesome engagement photos as well as wonderful wedding photos. She is super easy to talk to and an absolute delight to work with, all of our friends and family loved her too! We will defiantly be booking her again for future family photos.

    Sent on 10/03/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Aw, I love you guys ! I've loved being a part of your wedding experience ! Now, make me some babies to photograph !
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    Nichole · event on 08/10/2013

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    My husband and I were impressed with Melissa's creativity and guidance. Our first photography session was a fun experience and it was not a difficult decision when choosing a photographer for our wedding!

    Sent on 10/03/2013
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    Rosanna · Married on 07/28/2013

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    I got more than what I asked for. Good quality.

    Sent on 09/04/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks Rosanna & Estil. It was a privilege to photograph your 10 year anniversary vow renewal !
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    Karen · event on 07/24/2013

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    Melissa did an awesome job for our family portraits at the beach. Not only was she professional but she was fun and made us feel comfortable and relaxed and we laughed a lot, which makes for great pictures. She had an artistic eye for the landscape and poses. She is a great value for the quality of work she does. We couldn't have been happier with how the pictures turned out. We would definitely use her again and recommend her to friends.

    Sent on 11/03/2013
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    Megan · Married on 07/16/2013

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    Melissa was awesome all the way around! I would recommend her to anyone! She did our engagement and our wedding photos and we couldn't have been happier!

    Sent on 08/17/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks Megan & Jayme ! It was a pleasure photographing you and your handsome hubby !
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    Tracey · event on 06/30/2013

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    I asked Melissa to take our family pictures while we were vacationing in Oceanside from the dry deserts of Arizona. Booking months before we went from a family of 5 to a multiple family group of 12. Melissa was more than accommodating with a "more the merrier" rapid response. She captured our family of 5 beautifully, as well as my sister-in-laws surprise engagement and our whole families love for the beach! We will treasure our photos for a lifetime and highly recommend BellaDiva Photography to anyone heading to the San Diego area.

    Sent on 11/03/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Thanks for the great review, Tracey ! It was great meeting you and your family !
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    Cassidy · Married on 06/22/2013

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    Greatest happiest decision I made booking Bella diva Photography for our Engagement session and Wedding !!!! Melissa (Photographer) is AMAZING at what she does! Melissa not only is she very talented but she is also very sweet and thoughtful! When meeting up with her for the first time, not only was she very welcoming, she was very professional and patient! We were in Starbucks for two hours talking,by the time I booked her, I felt she became more of a friend, than a Vendor ;) Melissa really loves what she does and it shows! She goes way beyond your expectations and makes the whole process easy! We also loved that we received ALL our photos and got them very quickly. If you want all your special moments captured, don't hesitate! Bella Diva Photography is the way to go! ;)

    Sent on 07/26/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Awww, thanks for the great review Cassidy ! It was a pleasure getting to know you and Anthony during the whole wedding process !
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    Kris · event on 05/18/2013

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    While Melissa wasn't feeling good the day of our engagement photo session, she didn't let that get in the way of taking the most priceless pictures.

    Can't wait to see how our wedding photo's turn out.

    Also, if you are eager and can't wait to see them, don't worry she had our "highlights" from our engagement session UP on Facebook in ONE HOUR. I have NEVER seen any other photographer do that. EVER. She really goes above and beyond with her clients to make them feel special. She invests in each person as if she has known them her whole life.

    She's great, use her for ONE party and you will realize what i'm talking about.

    Sent on 06/20/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Awww, thanks Kris for the awesome review !
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    Christa · Married on 05/05/2013

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    Melissa at BellaDiva Photography is amazing! I have worked with her for my wedding, engagement photos, and also a family photo shoot. I am so happy to have found her! When planning a wedding it is so stressful and Melissa made my life so much easier. She is a great talent and if you are looking for a photographer and are reading this post: stop and book her! You will be so very happy to have her shoot your precious moments!
    She has a great response time, is profressional and so easy to work with! Melissa will give you everything you are looking for and much much more! Love you to pieces!

    Sent on 06/24/2013

    BellaDiva Photography's reply:

    Aw, thanks Christa for the great review ! It was such fun being involved in your wedding. Love you both !

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