Jessica + Nathan
To say Melissa is amazing is a serious understatement, not just as a photographer but as a person!! After seeing Melissa's website and some of the photos she had taken we knew she was the photographer we wanted for our special day. Little did we know that she would not just take amazing photos she would capture EVERY special moment and detail, from the pouring rain and dark skies that started our special day off, to the take your breathe away moment when my daughter burst into tears of joy upon seeing me & her soon-to-be Stepdad after we just had our first look. Melissa doesn't just take photos, she captured the feeling and emotion of the day. She included a second shooter which was something we had not even thought of but it just added to value of everything she offered and provided. Her creativity with not just the photos she took but also her use of the venue/grounds made our photos look like something out of a magazine.
Gabriella + Tom
"I was so impressed with Melissa's service. She was energetic, flexible, creative, innovative and gracious as she worked with me on my wedding day. From riding in a horse carriage, to crossing over to cornfields and hay, she was a trooper. She exhibited such grace and insight as she helped create each scene and background. Melissa had an amazing attitude and a fresh perspective of how to convey our story. I would definitely recommend Melissa to capture your most precious moments."
Kelsie + Skylar
"There is so much I would like to say but I'll try keep it short. Melissa was an absolutely amazing person to work with. She knew getting family portraits and portraits of me and my husband were super important to me and made that a focus and let me just say that they turned out more perfect than I could have ever imagined. I received the pictures the day we got back from our honeymoon and what a perfect ending to a great trip. She went above and beyond with everything she did that day and focused on making sure I was comfortable (giving me her shoes because my feet hurt so bad). She made us feel very comfortable and there were times we couldn't stop laughing. She played such an important role on our special day and I can't thank her enough for how amazing it turned out, we have so many great pictures to choose from it's going to be a tough choice to decide which to pick, and she had so many creative ideas! I HIGHLY recommend Melissa Cervantes Photography to capture anyone's special moments."
Paige + Kenneth
"I don't even know where to begin with my experience with Melissa! I will just describe the entire process from start to finish. When I first booked with Melissa she was so kind to come and meet me at a coffee shop in my hometown to discuss details together! That was a big help with determining what time of the day different pictures should be taken. I was impressed by how she took the time to get to know me personally as well.
I choose the double photographer package and recommend that to everyone! It allowed us more time to get ready separately that morning and my husband enjoyed having a male photographer take their pictures because there was less of an awkward factor. (The second photographer was her husband. They worked so well together!) Throughout the day we we began to fall behind schedule so I started to get worried but Melissa was quick to keep me cool, calm, and collected. She has a special touch for that!
I had put together a list of all the special details I wanted to be documented throughout the day and they didn't miss one thing on the list! I did not have to stress at all whether or not the right pictures were being taken. They rocked it! Literally every detail of the wedding was captured in such an organic and natural way. I love how my pictures don't look fake.
Then to top it all off, our pictures came in the cutest little gift package ever! Now the only problem is that I am faced with the decision of choosing from hundreds of amazinggggg pictures! I think I will rotate new ones on my wall every year!"
Holly + Dan
"We had a wonderful experience! She was very attentive and was so flexible. She made herself available for the entire day which is really special and unusual these days. She was very reasonably priced and we felt like we got a lot of bang for buck with her. We also used her for our engagement session and were very pleased with the outcome! She is such a special person and we felt like she became more than just our 'photographer' but a friend. It has been a pleasure getting to know her. Would of course highly recommend her!! Check out her site. The proof is in the pictures!"
Kailee + Josh
"I've waited 5 months to write this review because I literally don't even know where to begin. When I booked Melissa for our wedding, I knew she was good...but I have to say I was completely BLOWN. AWAY by our photos. You'd think on your wedding day, it would be easy to stare into each other's eyes or whisper sweet nothings while a photographer captures every moment, but as the time drew near, I began to feel awkward about someone being a part of such intimate moments between my future husband and I . Melissa turned a potentially uncomfortable situation into the most natural photography session I've ever had--not only did she know how to capture the perfect moments, but she did whatever necessary to get the shot (i.e. pulling up her dress slacks to get ankle deep in muddy water or sweating her butt off in the July 4th heat taking pictures for hours without a single complaint). I am forever indebted to Melissa and TJ for the beautiful images captured on one of the most important days of my lfie and I would recommend her to anyone, for any occasion. God has truly blessed this woman with incredible talent and she deserves to be recognized more than I can put into words. Thank you, Melissa and TJ. We love you and are so happy we chose you to be a part of the best day ever."