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Melissa Jill

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Melissa Jill's Packages Include:

  • A pre-wedding photo shoot
  • 9 hours of coverage on your wedding day by Melissa Jill and a 2nd photographer
  • 500+ images to choose from
  • Online presentation & ordering of prints
  • A bound book that includes all your proofs
  • A $2,000 credit toward a custom designed album

MJ is available for travel worldwide. $100 from every package will be donated to the Autism Research Institute.
Associates available for travel in Arizona only.

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Associates

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Your First Family Heirloom

MJP clients can customize their packages with any combination of the products we offer. But the #1 product that we hope each client will choose to include in their package is a custom designed album. An album tells the story of your day in a way that no other product can. And it lives on to tell that story to your children and grandchildren. When you face trials in your marriage, and like my grandma always said, "it's not IF you will face trials, but WHEN," I challenge you to sit side by side on the sofa and look through your wedding album together. I don't know any couple who could do this and not be reminded of their love and the fact that they can make it through anything...as long as they have one another.

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Melissa had been my DREAM for 6 years, ever since I found her blog. I’ve oodled and drooled and stalked her for years, and loved every wedding she’s done.

- SUNIL & AMANDA

I'm only getting married once, so I had to do it right. Wait for the right man, wait for the right timing, and pick the right photographer. Jesus took care of getting me the right man, and we waited on Him for the right timing, so all I had to do was pick the right photographer. Easy enough, right?

Wrong.

You see, I'm a photographer myself. And as my now husband, Sunil, can attest -- I was a wreck. We had a budget, and I wanted to stick with it: cheap. Melissa had been my DREAM for 6 years, ever since I found her blog. I've oodled and drooled and stalked her for years, and loved every wedding she's done. So naturally, I wanted her to shoot my wedding. Easy enough, right?

Wrong.

She wasn't in my budget. I, being the saver, did not want to spend millions of dollars on my wedding, so I was cutting corners at every turn, which included the photography. So silly me, I decided to look for someone cheap. I wasn't thinking like a photographer anymore, I was a bride. I wasn't thinking like a business woman, I was thinking like a stressed out, soon-to-be wife. As I searched around for a photographer, I just wasn't satisfied. Melissa was still my dream.

One night, Sunil sat me down for a talk. He asked me who my dream photographer was. Naturally (duh!), my answer was Melissa. "What's stopping you from hiring her?" "Babe, it's not in our budget..." "But do you have the money?"

Yes. I did. You see, God had blessed me abundantly last year, and I had a bunch saved up. It was like Sunil was offering me my dream on a platter and I didn't want to take it -- it was too risky. But since when is life not about taking risks?

So I risked. I emailed her right then at like 11:30 at night, hoping she wasn't already booked for our date. She emailed me back the next day that she wasn't booked, was totally open, and I booked her the same day.

Freedom. Joy. Rest. I was like a little kid that had just found out that Christmas was TODAY! The whole experience with her was incredible -- from the booking process, to the engagement shoot, to our wedding day. I couldn't have dreamed for anything better, and since that moment of decision, I've never ever regretted it. She gave me the incredible gift of trust. I trusted her. I was able to focus on Sunil -- not my photographer ("but are they doing it right? Do they know what they're doing? That's the wrong lens for this shot! This lighting is going to be horrible!"). I knew everything would be amazing. And it was.

So if you're looking for a photographer -- whether it's for your wedding, or even just your family pictures for that year, make sure to ask yourself: Do you trust your photographer? Did you choose them because they were affordable? Are you making excuses or dreaming dreams? I learned something.... If I, as a photographer, wasn't going to splurge and INVEST in my own wedding photography, how could I expect my clients to?

So please. Invest. Invest in your photos. Tomorrow, they may be the only way you can remember yesterday.

Melissa has a lovely way about her; at once, you sense both her skill and passion for her craft, as well as her compassionate and authentic love for people.

- DAN & LINDSEY

Within 5 minutes of my first meeting with Melissa, I knew wholeheartedly that she was the photographer we would use for our wedding day. Melissa has a lovely way about her; at once, you sense both her skill and passion for her craft, as well as her compassionate and authentic love for people. She put me at ease right away, just as she did me and my husband, when she took our engagement and wedding photos. Melissa went to great lengths (literally and figuratively!) to make us happy clients. She flew to meet us in San Diego to photograph us for our engagement shoot at Balboa Park in San Diego. Afterwards, we enjoyed appetizers and a glass of wine together; I felt fortunate to have found both a wonderful photographer and a new friend. At our wedding, Melissa was fabulous. Her calm demeanor helped my husband and I remain relaxed, as well. We were SO pleased with the results -- our wedding pictures are just perfect. I love Melissa's photojournalistic style; both the staged and candid shots she captured explain the storyline of our wedding day, as well as the array of our emotions so accurately and effortlessly. Melissa is a master of her craft and what's more, she's a beautiful person, too. Wholeheartedly, I recommend Melissa! At the next opportunity, I plan to hire her again for future photo shoots!

I knew that when I was researching photographers before my wedding, and started to cry at a complete stranger’s wedding photos on Melissa’s site, that she was the photographer for us

- SEAN & TIFFANY

Wow! I am in love...and I am not just speaking about my husband! Melissa Jill is amazing! She was a dream to work with and captured moments from our day that we will be able to treasure forever!

The first time that I viewed our photos, I felt so many emotions as the photographs took me right back to particular moments from our day. After viewing our photos and being so impressed with them, I started to share them with friends and family. EVERYONE has been looking at Melissa's amazing blog post with our photos and telling us that our pictures look stunning! From friends on Facebook to people that we see every day at work, they have all sought me out and commented on what an absolutely phenomenal job she did! I have heard so many comments about how it looks like a beautiful magazine spread and even a comparison to having been photographed by Annie Leibovitz! So many others have said how even though they couldn't physically be at our wedding, her photos made it seem like they were there and saw/experienced everything! There have been so many tears of happiness and joy around so many laptops here viewing the blog entries and now our album!

My husband and I have been married for about ten days now and we have already been able to show off our beautiful photos on her blog, have our album design layout, and have access to ALL of our proofs! Melissa is the only photographer that I know of that works this quickly AND is able to provide such high quality and beautiful photos!

I knew that when I was researching photographers before my wedding, and started to cry at a complete stranger's wedding photos on Melissa's site, that she was the photographer for us...but she has truly exceeded any and all of my expectations!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Melissa!

Planning for a wedding can be a hectic and stressful time, but Melissa made everything easy.

- BRIAN & VERONICA

After we got engaged I knew that for us the most important part of planning our wedding was finding the perfect photographer and from the moment I found Melissa's website I was sold! If you ask my now husband Brian, I was borderline obsessed! Her work is so amazing! Melissa's photographs captured weddings so exquisitely and in such a classic way that we hadn't seen in our search for a wedding photographer. Then we met her and I loved her even more! She is simply delightful and her team is wonderful as well. Planning for a wedding can be a hectic and stressful time, but Melissa made everything easy. She and her team are talented, professional and prompt. We were so pleased with our experience from beginning to end. I truly can't say enough good things about Melissa! She exceeded our expectations in every way and we couldn't be more thrilled with our wedding photos. They so wonderfully captured our special day and we will cherish them always!

Once we pulled the trigger and booked Melissa, we never had a single doubt that we’d made the right decision.

- DAVE & JESSICA

As soon as Dave and I were engaged I was determined to find the perfect photographer to shoot our wedding. Even though I consider myself photo-obsessed and a frequenter of many wedding blogs, I didn't know what to expect when I started hunting for my own wedding photographer as far as the investment, the packages, or the overall experience. I knew the kind of photos I wanted to have of my own wedding day but no idea who could make it happen or what that would cost. As soon as I found Melissa's website I was hooked! Even though I loved her images, it was scary making a big commitment to photography so early on in the wedding planning process when everything is adding up rather quickly... but when I compared her work to others, I just couldn't get myself to feel the same way about their images... I had to have her! Once we pulled the trigger and booked Melissa, we never had a single doubt that we'd made the right decision. It was such a relief not to spend any time during the wedding planning process worrying that our photographs wouldn't be all that we imagined -- we knew we were in more than capable hands! Not only did she shoot our wedding and New York City engagement session, but we ended up bringing Melissa to shoot our rehearsal dinner, my business headshots, and our son's first infant photo shoot. It's hard to imagine calling anybody else to take our picture! We love her and loved the entire experience we had with Melissa and her team from the initial inquiry to the moment the final album arrived at our door.

To any future bride out there, I would urge you to invest in your photographer! There are so many other places to shave costs on the wedding but your photographs are truly the only tangible thing you will have when the big day is over. You do not want to regret hiring the wrong person because there is no way to re-capture the emotions, the feelings, the people and the places from your wedding and the day goes by so quickly... you will cherish having great images to relive it all, over and over again.

Every time I look back at my pictures, which I promise you was everyday on our honeymoon, at least once, I felt as though I was right back in that moment.

- SETH & BETHY

MJ is not only the epitome of class and has the kindest heart, she truly is the most amazing photographer I have ever worked with. She understands that your wedding day is about you and your future husband, sits back and photographs the day with all of the emotions and love coming through in her photos. Every time I look back at my pictures, which I promise you was everyday on our honeymoon, at least once, I felt as though I was right back in that moment. My husband also hates getting his picture taken and no joke MJ is golden to me because he is more than happy to be photographed by her since she is not a 'poesy' photographer. He feels he can be himself while she shoots photos and isn't put into a specific place with a fake smile. We have not only used MJ for our wedding photos, we may have the record for the amount of times using her between our engagement photos and our wedding. We did 2 sets of family photos within that year time span. So with that said, you won't be disappointed if you choose MJ, you will get your photos back from your day within 2-3 days of your event and make a friend in the process. Choose MJ and you will have pictures to cherish for a lifetime!

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