equality is essential

love is universal

I’m Melissa Claire, and I'm so glad you're here.

I am an inclusive wedding & elopement photographer dedicated to capturing the true essence of unique couples. I believe that no matter who you are, you deserve to have your story told, milestones captured, and to be celebrated with no exceptions. To me, and everyone at Melissa Claire Photography, love is universal and equality is essential. 

natural posing

authentic love

artistic vision

It's completely normal to feel a little unsure about being in front of the camera, but I come prepared with all the tips & tricks to put you at ease and make you look your absolute best!

Let me capture what makes your love beautiful. No idea is too quirky or weird! Whether it's video games, pets, cosplay, whatever! I'm always down!

I obsess over beautiful visuals, bold colors, and real moments. After your wedding is done, your photos will be cherished memories. I can't wait to capture your love story!

 are you ready to create magic together?

LET'S DO IT!

love from past clients

Taking photos gives me major anxiety and Melissa makes it so painless! She is LGBTQIA-inclusive and open to just about any creative idea you have. She does an excellent job of managing the shoot while respecting her clients and letting what makes them unique shine through. I really can't recommend her enough. My wife and hired Melissa for our wedding and engagement photos and she was a true joy to work with. All of our photos turned out beautiful! I also work in the wedding industry and will be referring my clients to Melissa for all of their photography needs.

Rebecca D.

Melissa is amazing to work with!

...and we were so happy to have them at our wedding! Our pictures came out great, they did a great job of of capturing not only who we are in each picture but also the personality of everyone photographed! That is truly a talent that you don’t always see! And they are just really cool people that are genuine and inclusive. They are our first choice for any pictures we may need in the future!

Patricia G.

Melissa and Nick are absolutely amazing people... 

Words cannot express how impressed my entire family has been with Melissa throughout my 1.5 year wedding planning process. Melissa is patient, conscientious — and a true artist who loves all people — and wants everyone to feel included. You can see this reflected all over her work — she is not only an amazing wedding photographer but I also had her do some headshots for me as well. I can’t say enough good things — and will find so many more excuses to work with her. Hands down — choosing her was the best decision I could have made. You aren’t just hiring an exceptional photographer here — but an exceptional person with a big heart and a lot of integrity.

Jennifer S.

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