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Taylor A Bloom · Getting married on 09/21/2019
Best photos and experience!
We had the best time at our engagement photo shoot and I can truly say that Melissa went above and beyond to make our engagement photos perfect. We loved our engagement photo session so much we asked Melissa to come to our engagement party to take photos too! We are so happy with our pictures from both our engagement photo session and engagement party and couldn't be happier with the overall experience.
Clarissa · Married on 02/05/2019
Melissa's work is magic!
We are so happy with Melissa :D she was one of the highlight of our day. She has a bubbly, fun personality which made us super comfortable posing in front of the camera. She was very intuitive & great with giving out instructions, has great eyes in finding good spots to take pictures -- we are very happy with the result. Everything was handled professionally, we had a contract with DocQuest, she arrived early to the venue and pictures was uploaded within 36 hours! Melissa, you are the best and I highly recommend her for your wedding.
Katie Thompson · Married on 10/31/2018
Smoking hot wedding photos by Melissa Montoya
I am a professional destination wedding planner in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and have worked with many amazing photographers over my 14 year career. However, when my own daughter decided to get married in Coronado, California, I wanted to hire a local photographer who knew the area and would have tips for us for this specific location. After careful review, we selected Melissa Montoya and it was the best decision! She is amazing!!!! Her energy is so positive and creative. From the beginning she understood my daughter Grace's vision. She and her fiancé, Caleb, wanted a more moody, editorial look for their wedding photos, with more focus on their couple's photos than group shot type photos. They got exactly what they wanted, and the photos are gorgeous, romantic, sexy, and truly lovely! Every photo reflects the deep love Grace & Caleb have for each other. Not only was Melissa's attitude amazing, but her knowledge of local venues for the type of shots that the couple wanted helped us out so much! She is a truly creative professional who reflected Grace & Caleb's wedding day in a truly beautiful way.
Grace Schumaker · Married on 10/27/2018
Best wedding photographer ever!
"Melissa is the absolute best! She showed up early, stayed late just so she could make sure we were happy and got all the shots we wanted. She got all of me and my now husbands best angles and was very receptive to everything we wanted! Our pictures turned out so amazing and Im so thankful for her! Now we get to cherish our perfect day forever!!!"
Charmaine · Married on 08/17/2018
Melissa is the whole package! Fast turn around, very responsive and organized. She was such a joy to work with. She was also super creative and had us at multiple locations with the most sweet poses. Our wedding photos turned out gorgeous! She definitely exceeded our expectations. We would use her again in a heart beat and recommend her to ANYONE for any event.
JESSICA · Married on 08/11/2018
I forgot Melissa was even taking our engagement pictures. I was having so much fun and she made it so easy to feel comfy in front of the camera. The pictures she gave us makes me so happy she took them.
She sent them in a very convenient file to my email so quick!
bennett · Married on 06/24/2018
We did not have a wedding coordinator. We had NO idea how difficult and complicated a wedding could be. Melissa stepped in, did an amazing job with the photos and took complete control of our whole wedding. She was a LIFE SAVER. Managed everything and everyone, kept everything on schedule, kept everyone on their toes, and had a list for everything. She's amazing.
Tatiana Walters · Married on 05/23/2018
Great service and beautiful photos
Melissa did an awesome job on our photos. She showed up on time, was very understanding when I had to change some plans, understood and acknowledged some of my insecurities when it came to being photographed and helped both of us feel comfortable during the session. I also really love that she used a lot of different backgrounds from the same area instead of keeping us standing still in the same spot. There is a lot of variety in the photos because of this which I love, especially because the venue was so beautiful. Melissa was also very cute and peppy and you could tell she gets excited about her job. She seems to truly love the exchange of energy between herself and her clients as well as being a part of those special moments. Again, GOREGOUS pics with amazing variety in poses, backdrops, and editing. Can’t wait to have them printed.
Katayoun · Married on 12/02/2017
Mel is phenomenal! I had seen her take photos of my friend for her maternity shoot so I knew we would be in good hands. My hubby and I hate anything too contrived where we feel like we are posing too much and Mel handled what we were worried about like an absolute pro. We got exactly what we were looking for. She is sweet, fun and gets the job done to your liking. We have her photos framed all over our house and I can't recommend her enough. I'm pregnant now so we plan on taking our maternity shoot with her as well. It's awesome to be able to stick with the same person throughout these milestones.
Rachel · Married on 08/12/2017
We had an amazing time working with Melissa and her team and the end result was an incredible set of photos! Melissa was super accommodating to our timeline and limited budget, listened attentively to all of our requests and made us feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera. We wanted our photos not to feel too staged and to capture the memorable candid moments of the night, and that's exactly what she produced in end. Can't recommend her enough!
Emily · Married on 06/24/2017
Melissa was a pleasure and a delight to work with and we got some really beautiful images!
Thank you Melissa!!
Maria · Married on 05/20/2017
Melissa was great. Very easy to work with, fast turn around on photos, and excellent variety and quality of photos. Would use her again in a heartbeat.
Isabella · event on: 06/02/2018
Wow! Talk about exceeded expectations! We had an unbelievable experience working with Melissa as she shot our engagement photos. Her knowledge of lighting and positioning was so precise she made our shoot effortless. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and gave a lot of instruction on hand and body positioning, which we loved/needed!
And then when we actually saw the photos our jaws dropped! They are unreal. We are thoroughly impressed with how they turned kout. The worst part is trying to narrow them down to figure out which ones to frame and display!
Thank you Melissa for capturing this special time in our life in such a perfect way. You have gained a lifelong client in us, we adore you. Can’t wait for you to shoot our wedding!!!!!