After photographing weddings at the Tarrant County Courthouse for twelve years and counting, I’m here to tell you it’s 100% possible to have a stress free and budget friendly wedding day while also receiving beautiful portraits to cherish for years to come. I greatly appreciate that while some couples are opting for smaller, more intimate […]

A bride and groom smiling and posing happily for a portrait before their wedding at The 4 Eleven in Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is wearing a decorative, floral, white wedding dress, green shoes, a floral headpiece, and is a holding a large bouquet of flowers. The groom is wearing a grey suit, white dress shirt, decorative floral tie, a boutonniere, and a watch.

Mark and Mikaela are two thoughtful, real, genuine people. The couple are both nurses, and they brought their care and kindness with them into their wedding planning.  They’re both half Mexican, so they incorporated their culture by including a mariachi band! They also brought in their history as a couple by using real playbills from […]

A black and white candid photo of an African American bride and a Caucasian groom laughing and holding their holds together and up in the air in front of the Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is wearing a flowing, white, highly decorative, wedding dress, a necklace, a bracelet, a long, flowing veil, and is holding a large bouquet. The groom is wearing a black tuxedo with a white pocket square, and an orange and blue boutonniere.

Jennifer and Brett’s wedding was an intimate affair with 60 guests. Their ceremony was at the beautiful Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth, followed by a reception at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth – one of my favorite spaces!  Jennifer wanted a colorful wedding and made it happen with details like flowers […]

Two Caucasian brides holding hands, raising their opposite hands in celebration, and cheering in front of an outdoor painted mural at Artspace 111 in Fort Worth, Texas. One bride is wearing a detailed, floral, white wedding dress, a floral hairpiece, and a pearl necklace. The other bride is wearing a pink suit, white dress shirt, jeweled necklace, and a jeweled watch. The mural is of birds and flowers painted onto red brick.

Natalie and Taunya got married at Artspace 111, one of my absolute favorite venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  With 40 guests, they had a wonderfully small wedding under the stars, complete with a tree illuminated with twinkling lights. The whole day felt a little magical: a butterfly landed on Taunya’s head during portraits, and […]

Caucasian bride and groom processing down the aisle and smiling during their wedding ceremony at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas. The bride is wearing a detailed white wedding dress, a flowing white veil, and glittery heels. The groom is wearing a blue suit, white dress shirt, brown dress shoes, and boutonniere. Their officiant is standing behind them and off to the side and is wearing a black dress with black platform shoes. Wedding guests celebrate and watch on in the foreground while the bride and groom are backed by floral arrangements and trees.

Carolina and Stephen’s luxury elopement really showcased the qualities of weddings I love to photograph: small, personal, and full of love.  The ceremony and reception took place at the historic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and was full of sweet, beautiful details. From the white peonies and orchids in Carolina’s bouquet to the […]

Hang out with me

Get in touch

Phone calls by appointment only.



Melissa Claire Photography LLC ©2024

Site Credits

Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy

Yes, I take headshots and branding photos! View my commercial work here:

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas based.