I can’t say enough lovely things about Melissa. She is the first vendor that I booked for my November 2012 wedding because I knew I had to have her shoot my special day! My now-husband and I also flew her out to NYC to shoot our engagement photos and it is some of the best money I have ever spent. She was easy to coordinate with via phone and email (despite the fact that we were planning our Michigan wedding from so far away!). On the wedding day, Melissa and her assistant were both awesome and stepped in to help with a few small things. You can tell that she does weddings ALL THE TIME. She is laid-back and professional, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. – Corner and Kristen // happily married since November 9, 2012
I spent a lot of time researching different wedding photographers in my area. I even attended a bridal show to scope out my options. I am so happy that I chose Melissa Copeland Photography. Melissa is very sweet and professional. I fell in love with her creativity and quality of her photographs. She made me feel very comfortable and confident in her work. She was very flexible with our engagement shoot and extremely helpful with making our Save The Dates. She worked with me on creating a timeline for the day of our wedding and was very efficient with ensuring I got pictures with every person/situation that I wanted. She surprised my husband and I with something special the day of our wedding! I know that I will use her business in the future as my family grows. Pictures are very important to me because they are something I can have and cherish forever. – Jackson and Jordan // happily married since October 13, 2012
Melissa Copeland Photography was amazing! Our engagement and wedding pictures were everything we could have asked for. We couldn’t have been happier with them and still enjoy looking at them 7 month later. Her professionalism and creativeness made our pictures awesome! We definitely recommend Melissa Copeland and will be booking with her for all our future picture! =) – Brian and Tifty // happily married since September 8, 2012
Melissa is the most talented photographer I have ever worked with. She is very professional but has a great personality and is so fun to work with! She did both our engagement photos and our wedding photos and I could not have asked for more. I did not spend one minute worrying at the wedding about getting specific photos because I knew she would take care of everything. We were so happy when we got the pictures back as well. Her style is classic, with a little modernity mixed in, so you don’t have to worry about any cheesy pictures that will be out of style in a few years. Her editing is also impeccible (She doesn’t photoshop pictures to the point where they don’t even look real anymore!) You will not be disappointed by booking Melissa for any kind of shoot! – Dustin and Michelle // happily married since January 14, 2012
Honestly when I first met Melissa at a bridal show I thought her work was amazing, but I was afraid she was going to be out of our budget, even though photography was something we were willing to splurge on. After talking to and meeting with a million other vendors with no luck, I started reviewing the brochures I had received at bridal shows, and stumbled upon hers again. Surprisingly enough her prices weren’t all that steep compared to similar quality photographers in the area AND she was willing to travel a couple hours to do our pictures! Once we met her, we knew without a doubt she was the one for us. (Just a back story, we always had a signal that we would do when we didn’t like a vendor… a big X on the back of the other person… there were LOTS of those before we met Melissa!) We felt SO comfortable with her, and isn’t that what good pictures are all about? Being relaxed, comfortable, and able to have a good time without making it looked forced? Anyways, the engagement session, which was rained out 3 times before we were able to actually have it (talk about dedication from her!) went amazing! She drove to the spot we wanted to use and shot for a good couple hours or so! We couldn’t get enough compliments from our friends and family about how good they were! Then came the actual wedding. She brought another photographer with her, who I hadn’t met so I was a bit nervous, and she was just as wonderful!!! Together we had lots of laughs and captured some really great moments. All of our family commented on how “unnoticed” she was at the wedding. She didn’t feel the need to be up in people’s faces, but still captured all the shots we wanted and then some! We all knew she was there, but she never once made pictures forced or awkward.
I would HIGHLY recommend Melissa Copeland Photography to any bride that wants fun, good quality pictures. If you’re looking for cookie cutter or posed pictures then she is not for you… you gotta have some personality!!! Oh, and if you are up for it, do the “first look”… it was one of the best moments of the entire wedding, and you don’t even notice photographers are there! – Jared and Ashley // happily married since May 7, 2011
Melissa is a photographer who takes photography to the next level. She genuinely cares for her clients and works diligently to exceed their expectations (I believe that is honestly her goal). She recently photographed my engagement session and I loved them all so much it took me a week to choose photographs for my save the dates.
Not only are her photographs amazing, she is an easy going and down to earth individual who is easy to collaborate and communicate with. No matter how busy she gets – she always finds the time to provide quick responses for any questions her clients may have. I cannot wait to see the photographs from my wedding day! I would highly recrommend her as a photographer! – John and Laura // happily married since November 19, 2011
We hired Melissa to do our engagement photos and our wedding, and as the biggest single investment we made in our wedding we are so happy to say it was way, way worth it.
When we did our engagement photos, she knew exactly what we wanted, the types of photos to do and the places to go. There was no stopping in the middle at times to think about what to do next, because she is a total pro at this. We went from one place to the next place to the next place and got absolutely everything in that we wanted with no delays and no hassles at all. We even tried some new things that she was totally open to and had great ideas about.
At the wedding, I realized later that I hardly even saw her or her assistant. She made herself inconspicuous yet got all the shots we needed and wanted perfectly. My family also commented how great the photographer was. We just got the wedding photos and they are fabulous.
Melissa has an awesome business going for wedding photos and I would recommend her to anyone. Her website is so professional and helpful. She has tons of ideas and she is super organized. She let us focus on our wedding and all those details while leaving the photos to her. To us, it was the (or certainly a top) most important thing for the day and yet it was the least of our worries. Now that we have the photos, we are so happy we were right and that we hired her. Thank you SO much! – Ken and Joyce // happily married since May 18, 2013
LOVED working with Melissa! She took amazing photos, was very organized and professional, and fit into my budget! My husband and I were very happy with our experience with Melissa who took both our engagement and wedding photographs. We look forward to using her services again in the future :) – JD and Amanda // happily married since June 2, 2012
Price, picture quality, and attitude of the photographers were perfect! She was very calming and easy going yet got the job done. She captured the feel and emotions of the day and didn’t miss a thing. – Curtis and Molly // happily married since May 12, 2012