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?


love from past clients

...She communicated every step of the process prior to our wedding and was very open to any ideas or suggestions. On the day of the wedding, she made everything a breeze! She was extremely clear and provided easy to follow instructions with what would look best for the posed pictures. Melissa also captured some irreplaceable moments during the wedding -- some of which I missed completely! I was so grateful to be able to have so much captured during such a chaotic day.

Meghan M.

Melissa was incredible 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... 

 Warm, professional and UBER talented, my daughters pictures were absolutely OUTSTANDING!! They captured her kindness, her loving nature, her compassion, her beauty inside and out!! That’s a lot to ask from a photographer but Melissa delivers!!

Becky S.

Melissa is the sweetest person!

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