I’m Melissa Claire and I capture moments for a living.

My clients come from all walks of life. No matter who you are or who you love, you deserve to have your biggest day be memorable, and I want to celebrate and document it with you!

A bit about my photography experience: I graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in photography in 2010. I learned the fundamentals of art and photography at my time there, and was captivated especially with learning about art history. After graduation, I spent some time working as a professional retoucher and officially launched my wedding photography business in 2012. I've photographed 100+ weddings since, gaining knowledge and expertise along the way.


meet Melissa

Hello, Friend

I’m a firm believer in marriage equality and have had the great pleasure in photographing couples in the LGBTQIA+ community. To me, love is universal.

When I’m not behind the lens, you can find me curled up on the couch lost in a fantasy or science fiction novel. My hair might be a different color every time you see me; it’s a reflection of my mood and the vibe I’m feeling. If personality tests are your thing, my Myers-Briggs personality type is INFJ, and my Enneagram type is 4w5. Basically, I'm a dreamy go-getter.

My husband, Nick, and I are parents to three cats who are spoiled rotten: Niles the tabby, George the black cat, and Alexandria the calico. When Nick’s not spending his time as a professional musician or podcaster, he teams up with me as a second shooter.


My clients come from all walks of life. No matter who you are or who you love, you deserve to have your biggest day be memorable, and I want to celebrate and document it with you!

I graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in photography in 2010. After graduation, I officially launched my wedding photography business in 2012. I've photographed 100+ weddings since, gaining knowledge and expertise along the way.

When I’m not behind the lens, you can find me curled up on the couch lost in a fantasy or science fiction novel. If personality tests are your thing, my Myers-Briggs personality type is INFJ, and my Enneagram type is 4w5. Basically, I'm a dreamy go-getter.

My husband, Nick, and I are parents to three cats who are spoiled rotten. When Nick’s not spending his time as a professional musician or podcaster, he teams up with me as a second shooter.


We are firm believers in marriage equality. Love is love and we want to help you capture your story. We know wedding planning can be scary or intimidating for some couples but we want you to know you always have a seat at our table. 

our Values

Love is universal.

From small, intimate elopements to all-out bashes, there are no "rights and wrongs" when it comes to planning your nuptials. Throw that old rule book out the window and do what feels right! Planning a pizza unity ceremony? We're here for it! Opting for a backyard BBQ dinner over a stuffy formal meal? We'll bring extra napkins! Your weddings is yours and no one else's so have fun with it!

There are no wedding rules.

When searching for your wedding vendors, we think the most important thing should be connection & trust! Hire people you vibe with and the process will be a breeze. We want you to know that we are on your team throughout the planning process. We've got your back.

We are on your team.

This or That

mountains

beach

nights out

nights in

winter

summer

coffee

wine

cats

dogs

candids

posed photos

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let's get to know each other!

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Mel in Action

Take a peek at our process!

Wondering what it's like to work alongside us on your wedding day? Take a look behind the scenes!

Our goal is always to put our couples at ease. If you are feeling worried about looking comfortable in front of the camera, know we'll be there to walk you through and capture you as your most beautiful and magical self. 

we are ready when you are.

let's grab a cup of coffee

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Get in touch

mail@melissaclairephotography.com

469 389 1959

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