We are Melissa and Alex, a team of wedding photographers who have been capturing life’s intimate moments for more than ten years.
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Reviewed On 6/25/2020 by Allison G
Melissa did such an amazing job as the photographer of our wedding on 5/17/20! The photos came out beautiful, so many memories captured to cherish forever! Thank you !!
Reviewed On 1/29/2020 by Emily M
Melissa was very sweet and patient with the family chaos. She took some amazing pictures and was very reasonably priced. She also had a very quick turn around getting the pictures to us. I would definitely recommend her.
Reviewed On 11/07/2019 by Kirsti O
We used Melissa Lauren Images as our photographer for our wedding on October 12th. We love all of our photos! We got them back super quick too! We couldn't be more pleased and impressed. She had great suggestions on different types of photos to...
Reviewed On 6/12/2019 by Darlene B
Melissa and Alex were the best! They worked perfect rly in harmony and were able to capture Lauren and Omar’s special day without a glitch! Very creative, courteous and passionate about their work and it’s shows, so professional all with a pe...
rsonal touch! Couldn’t have had it any better! Thanks ❤️
Reviewed On 6/04/2019 by Michelle G
Melissa was AMAZING!!!! She photographed my brothers wedding. I cannot say enough great things about her. Her pictures speak for themselves and her personality is wonderful. She was kind hearted, warm and helpful with pictures. She got so many ...
shots and angles it was unbelievable. She had two cameras all night and it is hard to believe she is a one man show with her amazing images.
I wish I knew about Melissa when I got married. She would have been hired in a second.
We were so lucky to find her and capture my brothers important day.
If you don’t choose Melissa you’ll be missing out.
Reviewed On 2/27/2019 by Krissy B
Melissa was amazing!!!! She was flexible with the different sites we got ready at. And truly captured our wedding in such a beautiful way. I loved every photo. And we got so many!
Reviewed On 2/07/2019 by Mary Jane T
OMG!!! I just saw the photo gallery of my daughter's wedding Keila and Anthony and the it is just breathtaking!! Melissa did such a wonderful job I don't even know what to say other than she listened to what we were looking for in terms of phot...
ographic style, likes and dislikes and she took it from there. She was on time, professional and paid attention to every detail - even moments that we as parents had totally missed out. That is the sign of a detail focused professional with an eye on quality and making any event memorable. I highly recommend Melissa hands down!! Will now be involved with putting together an album and guests ordering prints. Much success Melissa - you deserve it! Will post on The Knot as well :)
Reviewed On 1/22/2019 by Katie M
Melissa was such a wonderful photographer and did a beautiful job for my wedding. She was always answering any questions I had. A very good price for such great quality and quantity of pictures! Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 12/30/2018 by Danielle M
We loved Alex so much, can’t wait to see the pics! Alex made us felt like part of the party, so relaxed and enjoyable. I highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 12/03/2018 by Brittany M
Melissa was so great to work with! She was very professional and responsive. I gave her a list of all of the photos I wanted and she made sure that we got them all throughout the night! I know the pictures will turn out amazing! Highly recommen...
d using her.
Reviewed On 11/20/2018 by Clarissa B
We are so happy that we chose Melissa & Alex for our wedding and engagement photos. Melissa & Alex were prompt, easy to communicate with, responsive to emails, captured all of the moments that we asked for, and let us be ourselves in our photo ...
shoots. They did a great job of not only capturing our wedding day prep, first look, bridal party, and ceremony, but they also got great shots of our family and friends having a good time and enjoying themselves. They delivered finished photos as promised and conveniently send a link, as well as a flashdrive. Thank you, Melissa & Alex, for commemorating the BEST DAY EVER! We highly recommend them for your wedding or engagement photos.
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Elise J
I'm so glad that I was able to have Melissa Lauren Images photograph my wedding! After extensive research online, I came across their website. I immediately loved the photos that I saw, and thought their rates were very fair in comparison to ot...
her price quotes that I received. I appreciated their prompt replies to my emails, and their willingness to answer all of my questions throughout the entire process leading up to my wedding day. The booking process was so simple, and I loved that I could complete everything online. Melissa showed up on time on my big day, and went right to work. I'm glad that I never felt the need to tell her what shots to get. She was on top of everything, and blended in seamlessly with everyone. Family and friends commented on how professional and pleasant she was to work with. I received all of my wedding photos in less than a month, and there are sooo many great shots. I love that I'll forever be able to sit down and relive my wedding day through these wonderful memories. Thanks again, Melissa!!
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Alanna R
If I could give more than 5 stars I totally would! Alex was absolutely fantastic! I go back and look at our wedding photos literally everyday and am so happy with them. He truly captured every moment. He was quick to answer any emails I sent wi...
th questions and made sure to get any specific looks I wanted. I am so glad I used Melissa Lauren Images and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone else in need of a AMAZING photographer.
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Stacey L
Steve there are not enough words to say about my amazing experience with my wedding photographer. Alex was absolutely amazing and made us feel so comfortable and of course made wedding pictures so fun! I am from Illinois and planned a destinati...
on wedding in Florida so I was very nervous about choosing vendors without having any experience with them but one of the best decisions I made on my wedding day was choosing this company as my photographers! I would recommend them over and over to anyone!
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Ericka M
Melissa Lauren Images is truly amazing!! It took us a while to find a wedding photographer as we did not want to spend an arm and leg on wedding pictures but also wanted the pictures to be elegant and beautiful. We definitely found that in Meli...
ssa Lauren Images. The price point was great along with how the pictures turned out. I wanted pictures that would be timeless and classic. I am not a fan of pictures that have a lot of different under tones when they are edited as to me it does not look natural in regards to the background etc. Melissa Lauren Images defiantly surpassed my expectations. Alex was our photographer and we had him for the whole day (8hrs). He arrived to the hotel promptly and was super respectful. I did not have to tell him what shots I wanted etc he just knew which is great. Also all our guests loved him as well. I had a few tell me that they forgot there was even a photographer in the room. I would definatly use Melissa Lauren Images again for any of my photography needs.
Reviewed On 8/31/2018 by Kaitlin A
I found Melissa Lauren Images online when I was looking for local photographers who had smaller packages. Melissa and Alex both responded to messages quickly and professionally when we were making inquiries. Their promptness in responding was a...
big draw for me and my husband.
Alex arrived on time and got right to work at our wedding. He was friendly and pleasant to work with. When it came to posing for our photos, he was very helpful. He put everyone at ease (including the little flower girls!) and moved everyone into their positions efficiently.
During the reception we knew he was around and snapping pictures but he was so unobtrusive that it was really comfortable.
We just got the pictures back this week and they are gorgeous! Alex captured everything we wanted in a beautiful way. His work is outstanding.
We are so glad we found Melissa Lauren Images and we will recommend them to anyone who asks. Book them. You won't regret it.
Reviewed On 2/05/2018 by Claudia R
One of my best friends got married in May 2016 & had Alex as her photographer. After seeing how hard he worked during her wedding & seeing her photos, I did my research on Melissa Lauren Images and found nothing but rave reviews. I decided to b...
ook them for my own wedding, as well as my engagement photo shoot. Working with Alex on both occasions was such a pleasure!! He really listens to what you want, is very patient & gets a variety of photos. Everyone at my wedding was so pleased that he was patient & allowed them to take pictures of their own and also took the opportunity to take pictures himself. He was my favorite vendor that I booked for my wedding and the pricing is very reasonable. I HIGHLY recommend Melissa Lauren Images for any event. Alex is superb! My husband and I could not be any happier with our photos!!!
Reviewed On 12/31/2017 by Melissa C
Melissa was on time and spent the entire day with us! She did everything thing I asked for the pictures. She was patient with all the kids and she make everyone feel very comfortable.
Reviewed On 12/07/2017 by Cassie B
Hands down the best photographers around. I live out of state and Melissa made the process so easy for me. Melissa and Alex were both amazing and very accommodating for us. I am so happy I found them. Thank you again for making our big day comp...
Reviewed On 12/06/2017 by Melissa H
Melissa and Alex were fantastic to work with, from start to finish! They are quick to respond to all correspondence, extremely patient and professional! On top of that, they are meticulous with their shots, while one is lining up the picture,...
the other is making sure that all debris is out of the way, the flowers and dress are perfect, and that no one interrupts the photo! Melissa and Alex, were a joy to work with. They took so many amazing photos! We love them all!!
Reviewed On 11/21/2017 by Melissa L
Melissa and Alex are amazing! Definitely spend the additional amount to get them both, as they make a fantastic team and you will not have to worry about missing any special moments. Melissa spent the afternoon with me getting ready, while Ale...
x was able to capture the guys getting ready. Despite my day being rained out, and having to move inside, they were still able to capture some great photos. I am so glad I chose Melissa Lauren Images!
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Amy D
Alex came and photographed my wedding on 10/21/17 and he was THE BEST. He took our silly photo requests, let us relax when our "smile batteries" we're running out and was so professional the entire evening. He was all over the venue capturing t...
ons and tons of photos. I highly recommend Melissa Lauren Images for anyone in search of a photographer for your event!
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Kelsie T
I HIGHLY recommend Melissa Lauren Images! Melissa was AWESOME! She did an amazing job photographing our wedding! We had her come for a few hours in the morning/afternoon for the ceremony and then she came back to do sunset photos on the beac...
h. It was very hard trying to find a photographer that would do that and break it down into a customized hourly package, without going way over our budget. Melissa asked to view my Pinterest page to look at any photos I have liked from other weddings. On our special day, Melissa kept asking if I wanted to do this pose/photo since it was on my Pinterest page. WOW! I couldn't even remember what I had pinned to that page, so the fact that she knew those was absolutely amazing! She was super fast with editing the photos, which was great that we didn't have to wait long to view them all. Thank you so much, Melissa! We loved working with you and having you photograph our special day!
Reviewed On 10/10/2017 by Amber B
In researching photographers, I found many who produced quality pictures but for a fairly high price. Then I found Melissa Lauren Images. Their pictures on their website were top-notch, and their price was very affordable. Their process, from s...
tart to finish, was a cinch- everything was available online and through their website (contract, pictures, payment, everything). But =none of these are the real reason I'm writing this review. Meet Melissa and Alex and you'll understand. I was lucky enough to have both at my wedding, and they were the PERFECT photographers! The candids they took were priceless! The most difficult decision I have to make about my wedding pictures is which ones should go on the wall- I want to hang them all!!! :D
Reviewed On 6/11/2017 by Amanda I
We had Melissa shoot our engagement photos last year and both Melissa and Alex for our March wedding. Both of them are super kind, professional and great at their jobs. We used the engagement shoot as a sort of trial before booking them for our...
wedding and we were amazed at how great all of our pictures came out. At the wedding, they were always on top of things. I asked Melissa when we got to the reception site if she could take detail shots before the guests went in and she said Alex already did it; we had a guest who wanted a picture with us at the reception and I said 'oh let me find our photographer' and as soon as I turned around she was there. The photos were returned to us really quick (in fact, I asked her to hold off a little bit since we were going on our honeymoon two weeks after the wedding). We received around 1,700 photos, all great quality. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 5/22/2017 by Kendra R
Melissa was the BEST photographer I have ever met! She had exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond to capture the most amazing moments of my engagement and wedding. She took pictures I couldn't have even imagined that i could capture...
. She also has a variety of packages that meets any budget needs. I recommend her to anyone and everyone who is getting married/engaged! Her and her husband work as a great team!! Thank you Melissa for all you have done and been there for! I couldn't have done it without you!! <3
Reviewed On 5/03/2017 by April C
Our wedding pictures are very nice, although we missed ALOT of pictures with family members. I'm not sure if it was because I didn't specify what pictures I wanted or if the photographer wasn't organized as far as knowing "ok, bride with mom, b...
ride with dad, any grandparents", etc. I think about having my wedding all over again because of the pictures we missed. But I will say the photographer, Melissa did an amazing job photoshopping my husband's late father in a couple pictures and she was very pleasant to work with!
Reviewed On 3/31/2017 by Sonia M
Amazing!! Alex was not only the best photographer, but if I have to rank all my vendors, he was #1. He was at every step of my wedding, and delivered the most beautiful pictures. He also did my engagement session, and at that time I knew I hir...
ed the best.
Reviewed On 3/16/2017 by sandy O
We hired Melissa Lauren Images after finding them online and speaking with Alex. We scheduled our engagement session with him first at Honeymoon Island and immediately scheduled him for our wedding day, 1/21/2017 at the westchase Golf Club. W...
e received our engagement pictures back within days and they came our gorgeous! We were so pleased. We hired Alex for our wedding day, and he arrived and blended in completely with the event, taking pictures, making sure we got all of the pic/poses that we wanted, and professional. He was so organized. Throughout the entire process, he made it so seamless to communicate, make deposits, complete the contract, etc. On the wedding night, he gave us and our guests a business card with our images album website and and approximately time frame of when the pictures would be available. For both the engagement and wedding albums, he emailed us once the online albums were ready and mailed us a USB with all of the pictures. Approximately 3 weeks after the wedding(as the card noted), we recieved our pictures and are in love! We would definitely recommend Alex and Melissa Lauren Images to anyone looking for a easy-to-work-with, organized, professional, fantastic photographer! Thank you Alex!!
Reviewed On 1/05/2017 by Breanna C
Mellisa and Alex were amazing she snapped so many pictures laughed along with us and we just revived the pics and they were amazing she captured everything !
Reviewed On 12/14/2016 by Lauren K
I am happy with every single picture! Alex captured every detail of the wedding. He is a great person to work with. They got our pictures back to us quickly too!
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by Carrie T
I do not have enough good things to say about MelissaLauren Images. They had actually photographed our friends' wedding and I loved how their pictures turned out. They were punctual, involved, directive yet calm & relaxing. Every in the wedding...
party loved them both and we even got compliments from the guests on how nice our photographers were. Pictures just came back and we LOVE them! They captured everything and everyone! I would choose them time and time again. :)
Reviewed On 10/14/2016 by Rebecca D
Hiring Melissa and Alex was the best decision we made on our wedding. They were so great the day of the event and the photos were amazing. I would highly recommend them as they are a great value for the product.
Reviewed On 8/23/2016 by Richelle M
Melissa Lauren Images did a phenomenal job at our wedding!!! Alex got there on time and immediately began taking photos. He was very polite and patient as I was trying to figure out what pictures we wanted to take. Their prices were prefect for...
the amount of time that we needed them for. I would definitely recommend them for someone else!! Great job guys!!
Reviewed On 8/07/2016 by Carmen B
Alex was our wedding photographer, and we couldn’t be more pleased with his talent, skill, professionalism, and his demeanor. I really appreciated that in the mix of trying to accomplish family photos with elderly, kids, and strong opinions, A...
lex was very calm and accommodating. My sister is a professional photographer in San Francisco and tends to have strong opinions, and she remarked on what a great job Alex did in venue with tricky lighting. Alex didn’t ask us to do any cheesy poses like the groom chasing the bride or every jumping in the air like they just won the lotto or something. He was able to read us, offering suggestions that suited us as a couple. At the time I was almost 6 months pregnant, and Alex created a fabulous shot of my husband on one knee kissing my belly with amazing lighting on the dance floor. Everyone who has seen it LOVES it! Also, I appreciated that Alex was available before the wedding for my last minute questions and he was able to offer helpful information on where to find hair and make-up artist. Ok there is more… I am so glad he walked around and took pictures of little décor details that I had made such as the painted table numbers, card box ect. He truly was a blessing for our wedding day and we feel so fortunate to have chosen him to capture our most special day! I would absolutely recommend him!
Reviewed On 6/25/2016 by Haile N
Melissa was such a joy to work with! I'm so glad she spent the day with us. She is super sweet and knows what she's doing! I can be somewhat picky about my photos and how I like things, because Hey! You only get married once! But- I heard so ma...
ny great things about Melissa before I hired her from friends who had her as their photographer. I can't wait to see the candid moments she captured, I don't think my day would have been the same with out her. She's a joy to work with and I highly recommend her! Everything was seamless and I cannot thank her enough!
Reviewed On 6/15/2016 by Linsey S
I feel so fortunate that Alex was available to shoot our wedding and reception. My husband and I are from Ohio so we were not able to meet with Alex before hand to review ideas or discuss a plan, yet he gave us exactly what we wanted. Alex wa...
s so nice, and also blended in with our friends and family in order to capture all of the fun and love that was going around! We could not be happier with our experience with Alex and Melissa Lauren Images!
Reviewed On 5/01/2016 by Rebecca R
Alex was a true delight to work with. He got such amazing pictures of everyone throughout the afternoon and evening and I am so thankful to have such wonderful memories captured to look back on forever. My bridesmaids were praising how he captu...
red every moment so perfectly without being intrusive, which everyone appreciated. I highly recommend Melissa Lauren Images to anyone I talk to!
Reviewed On 4/03/2016 by Allisha M
Amazing! Alex did a wonderful job. Very professional, handled all the crazy chaos that went on while us ladies were trying to get ready. He got a ton of amazing photos. I couldn't of asked for anything more. We told him to use his best judgment...
on what looked best, we weren't too picky about what shots we wanted and everything turned out perfectly! Highly recommend!!!!
Reviewed On 3/26/2016 by Elizabeth B
My husband and I are so in love with our wedding photos! Alex shot our engagement photos as well, and we couldn't be happier. Alex did such a good job helping us coordinate family shots and come up with creative poses and photo spots. I can't d...
ecide which photo is my favorite. And he made us feel comfortable the entire time. I highly recommend.
Reviewed On 3/22/2016 by Diana F
I probably looked at 20 photographer's sites before deciding on Melissa Lauren Images and I couldn't be happier I did. From the moment she got there, Melissa was on point. She knew what she wanted to shoot and didn't waste a second (even thou...
gh we all weren't ready yet). I got so many compliments from my guests about Melissa. They all said she did a wonderful job, she was very professional and she wasn't intrusive at all. I would HIGHLY recommend her for any of your photography needs.
Reviewed On 1/15/2016 by Lindsey P
I highly recommend Melissa Lauren images to any and everyone! My husband and I were so pleased with them from the very start. I messaged them and within a day they got right back to me answering every question and added additional information f...
or me! I met with Melissa and found her very down to earth and so sweet. I explained how we aren't big "picture" people and we would need some guidance. The day of our wedding she was on time and everyone loved her! She took so many pictures throughout the night and we got them back within 12 days!! They are so beautiful and very "us".. We love them!!!
Reviewed On 1/13/2016 by Knottie98922161
My husband and I were planning our destination wedding in Florida all the way from Ohio! Imagine the process of locating professional, helpful, courteous, detail-driven vendors for ALL aspects of your special day over the phone and internet alo...
ne! Which brings me to our photographer....Perfect. Professional. Thorough. Personable. All the moments we had hoped for when it came to capturing our special day...We have them! And then some! I'll say we did receive a "vendor list" from the venue and we researched 3 other prospective photographers and just didn't feel comfortable with any of them, from prices and potential "extra fees" to time constraints. Thankfully, my now husband took control at that point(giving credit where it's due here!), and he found Melissa Lauren Images online and he exchanged communication with them to book our wedding. All the email exchanges with Melissa Lauren Images were prompt and all of our questions were answered thoroughly. The pricing was very reasonable and very simple to understand. We simply COULD NOT be more pleased with the great amount of images sent to us within a few short weeks of our wedding. Stunning. And plenty of images to keep. We are forever grateful and I can only hope this review will give the next beautiful bride all the reassurance she needs to select Melissa Lauren Images as her photographer!
Reviewed On 1/08/2016 by Knottie1438648171
Between the quality (and quantity!) of photos & the easy going professionalism, you simply cannot beat the reasonable price. Our photos turned out amazing. Alex caught perfect moments throughout the evening - the expressions he captured are pri...
Reviewed On 12/15/2015 by Rachel H
I am so pleased with the services Melissa provided my husband and I; both for our engagement session, and our wedding! She was so easy to communicate with, and very flexible. For our engagement session, the weather was being SO difficult! We we...
nt back and forth so many times changing the dates and times trying to beat the rain, and I really appreciated Melissa's patience through that.
We received just over 1,000 photos from our wedding. She captured the day beautifully, and we have gotten endless compliments from our family and friends. We will cherish the memories she captured forever.
Thank you, Melissa! Xoxo. :)
Reviewed On 10/20/2015 by Liz S
The months leading up to my wedding were tumultuous. We lost several members of our family, including both our fathers. Melissa and Alex are an amazing team. They captured our wedding perfectly. They were fun, and professional. They stayed as l...
ate as I needed. Their photos were amazing.
I'm a full-figured bride and sometimes finding someone who knows how to take flattering photos of your body shape can be a challenge. Melissa and Alex both alleviated my concerns very quickly. I was so pleased with our final result - so many photos of our beautiful day.
Our family continues to use Melissa Lauren Images for our family photo needs. As do our best friends.
Have no fear in booking Melissa Lauren Images - you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/25/2015 by Laura C
Melissa Lauren Images was one of the best Wedding Vendors that I had! Alex (a co-owner) is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. He did an amazing job of capturing our beautiful Wedding Day, our Ceremony, our guests, and all th...
ose special moments that you want to look back on for years to come. Working with Melissa Lauren Images as a whole was a great customer service experience. They are very flexible with appointments, photography locations, and details but can also help you narrow down your ideas into an actual decision. Their pricing is very fair and their packages are completely comprehensive. You will be paying for all of your beautiful unmarked and re-touched photos, instead of a bloated package full of albums and stuff that you don't even want. I would highly recommend Melissa Lauren Images to Brides and also to anyone else looking for Grad pictures, family photos, Engagement sessions, etc. They are truly kind, professional, cost-effective, and talented at what they do. Our family and guests can't stop commenting on how amazing all of our pictures came out. My husband and I really can't thank Alex and Melissa Lauren Images enough!
Reviewed On 6/19/2015 by Molly R
I got my engagement pictures done by Alex in Ybor City. He was awesome! My pictures are beautiful, and I got them within a week. My fiance and I will definitely be booking them for our wedding. Very professional and gave us very high quality im...
Reviewed On 5/10/2015 by Caitlyn U
This duo is absolutely incredible! I had the pleasure of having Alex work my wedding as the photographer and I couldn't be happier with how our pictures turned out. The amount of photos that he took and that I got to see were simply amazing! Th...
ese guys are totally worth using and I wouldn't have wanted to go with anyone else!
Reviewed On 5/06/2015 by Anna S
This company is amazing! Beautiful pictures and super reasonably priced! I am so happy to have had them at my wedding! I would recommend to everyone!! Book them now because they are booked months and months in advance!
Reviewed On 4/05/2015 by Rachel B
Wow! I can't say enough about Melissa and Alex. They were amazing! We did not have a videographer and it did not matter because Melissa captured EVERY moment possible!! She is so sweet and so professional. Best of all, she is so reasonably p...
Thank you so much!!!!
Reviewed On 3/17/2015 by Mandi B
I cannot say enough good things about Melissa Lauren Images! Our wedding pictures are outstanding, we got over 1100 pictures and all the copyrights belong to us. Alex was an excellent photographer and we enjoyed spending the day with him - even...
though part of it was in the rain! His candid shots are fantastic. I have already recommended them to another friend who is getting married this year. The only reason not to use Melissa Lauren Images is if they are booked on your wedding day (and then, how important is that date to you REALLY? lol).
Reviewed On 1/12/2015 by Carolina L
From the very start, my now husband and I were on a tight budget. After searching through 100+ photographers, we couldn't find one for less then $2,000. We attended a friends wedding who used Melissa Lauren Images and she just RAVED about how g...
reat her photos were!
We interviewed Alex from Melissa Lauren Images the next week and booked him! All the way until my wedding day communication was great!
He was with us from 12pm all the way until the sparkler exit at 9:30!
Great photos! and A LOT of photos! We got over 1800 photos with print release rights!
Overall, couldn't have had a better photographer :)
Reviewed On 1/11/2015 by Elizabeth M
We were searching for a photographer in the Central Florida area and we hit GOLD with Melissa!!!! Not only was she affordably priced (less than half of the others I contacted), she was professional, very skilled (both with people and a camera)...
and got my images back to me within three weeks!!!! We seriously can't say good enough things about this experience. It was everything I had hoped for... and everyone who attended my wedding raved about her! She was so sweet and easy to work with. No hidden costs or fees unless I ordered from my site. From the very first meeting, she put me at ease with how willing she was to work with me and went WAY above and beyond what I could have asked. If you are looking for a laid back, quality photographer at an unbelievable price, THIS IS YOUR GIRL!!
Reviewed On 11/05/2014 by Lindsey H
I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our wedding day! Alex was great from the beginning to the very end! He was easy going, had great ideas, and even listened to our crazy ideas! We received the photos online and in the m...
ail very quickly! He was able to capture so many amazing shots and some amazing candid ones too! You will not be disappointed in Melissa Lauren Images, they are very reasonably priced and provide excellent service!
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by Jacklyn
I cannot say enough about Melissa and her husband Alex. They were the perfect addition to our special day. They make you feel like you are hanging out with friends instead of on a job. They had so many creative ideas and really paid attention...
to our styles. There was never a moment I thought, I wish we could get a picture of this because they were always two steps ahead of us. The photo booth was a HUGE hit and worth every penny. My guests had so much fun with it that most people stayed there! They were truly amazing to work with and I would highly recommend any bride and groom add them to your special day, you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 9/30/2014 by Knottie00503565
Alex was very professional and very wonderful to work with. He was more than willing to meet to go over details about the wedding prior to the wedding date. He shows up early and on time and he has the gift of capturing the most sacred moment...
s that I have ever experienced. The funny thing is that I do not remember him being around to capture photos; he just blended in with the day. He is amazing!! I cannot not put into words the magnificence, the candidness, and the sheer genius behind every single photo. He made me look the most beautiful I have ever looked. I still look at the pictures and say, "Is that me?" Amazing!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with me on my economical budget. You made all my dreams come true on my wedding date. I can't believe it! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Reviewed On 9/11/2014 by Faith0302
Melissa did a FANTASTIC job at our wedding! From day one she was ultra professional and fun to be around, and I can't recommend her highly enough. Great pictures, great price, great communication - she's wonderful!
Reviewed On 9/09/2014 by Robinson D
Alex from Melissa Lauren Images was the most phenomenal photographer I have ever worked with. He was very patient and understanding made everyone feel like family. My entire family enjoyed his professional services. I would be happy to recommen...
Reviewed On 7/15/2014 by Jen S
Melissa did an amazing job!!! Pictures came out awesome! Would definitely recommend! A++++!!!!
Reviewed On 7/09/2014 by Jessica P
I truly cannot say enough great things about Melissa! She was SO easy to work with and provided us with gorgeous wedding photos. She answered tons of questions in advance and met with my husband and I about a year before our wedding to show us ...
her work. She was great with email and even followed my Pinterest account to get a feel for the photos / photo vibe we would want in our wedding pictures. On our wedding day, she arrived early and had plenty of photo ideas in mind (which was so helpful when my mind was going crazy on the big day!). My husband and I did first look pictures and she handled them beautifully (even in the melting summer heat!). At our venue, she took tons of photos of family, friends, getting ready, and other details I might have otherwise missed on our wedding day. She also did an excellent job of capturing moments during our ceremony and reception without being seen - I don't know how she did it! Melissa was there for our wedding day for almost 10 hours and did a truly beautiful job from start to finish. In one week, we had our pictures. We have SO many perfect pictures to choose from - I can't believe how gorgeous they are. I am so thrilled we chose Melissa Lauren Images for our wedding day - she was a dream!
Reviewed On 4/21/2014 by Aurora P
A week after my wedding, I got the flash drive with our pictures on it from Melissa. And the copy-right to all of our images. And they are amazing. I don't dislike a single on of my 1003 pictures. For under $695, we got her for the entire day. ...
She is so easy to get along with, and does not make you take repetitive photos. You will get unique, amazing pictures.
Reviewed On 3/25/2014 by Tia J
Melissa has been an amazing person to work with. We found her on weddingwire.com and decided to give her a shot with our engagement photos. We had ours done at Clearwater beach, fl and it wasn't the sunniest day out but Melissa made it work. Sh...
e knew all the places to get good photos and even though there were a lot of people there, she got it to where it was just me and the husband in the pics. Once I saw the engagement photos( in like less than a week), I knew Melissa had to be my photographer. She is is a awesome person, very down to earth which is exactly what I needed for my backyard wedding. I would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone, she charges a very good price for the work she does and I had my wedding pics in less than 6 days!!!
Reviewed On 2/25/2014 by lynda2356
Our wedding was small but kind of quirky: we got married in the morning at a park and our dogs were part of the ceremony! We also only needed an hour or two of time, and Melissa gave us a great price! Melissa and Alex were prompt and accommoda...
ted all of our eccentricities with good humor and mad photography skills! The photos are amazing! We got more than our money's worth!
Reviewed On 2/22/2014 by Jennifer H
Melissa was beyond amazing. Her price is beyond affordable and the quality of not only the photos but of her service is beyond superb. She is so sweet and so helpful and she made everything so easy. She was more than willing to accommodate our...
odd photo requests. Her turnaround time is extremely quick when you consider how many photos she gives. I would highly recommend her to anyone for any event. I can't wait to work with her again!
Reviewed On 1/19/2014 by maria c
WoW! Alex was amazing! He was there from the start of my daughters hair (just as I requested) until my husband and I left for the night almost 12 hours later! He simply delivered the best photographs I could have ever imagined. He went above an...
d beyond every expectation I could have wanted and we are so happy that we are going to book a session with him next year for our Anniversary!
Reviewed On 1/12/2014 by Sara A
Melissa Lauren was truly fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. We hired her a year before our wedding date and she remained responsive to all my emails and questions. She met with us at the venue on her free weekend d...
ay to see where the best spots would be to take pictures on our wedding day. She arrived very early to take pictures of my husband playing golf, then was at our hotel taking pictures of the girls, then started taking pictures of the venue, the decor that I had put together myself, and the guests. The reception pictures are hilarious, she got so many great shots, and her sneak peek of my pictures were on her FB page a few days later. Loved it! She goes above and beyond and we were very happy with her.
Reviewed On 12/06/2013 by a member
I was SO happy I booked Melissa for our wedding! She came to the hotel around 2:00 to start and stayed until the last guest left!!
Everyone commented how wonderful she was and our pictures are GORGEOUS! She was so easy to hang out with and tak...
e pictures with. We have breathtaking photos that captured everyone's personalities.
About a week after our wedding, we got the flashdrive with over 1,000 pictures! I couldn't believe how amazing they were. I would book Melissa over and over again and will refer her to everyone I know getting married!!!!
Reviewed On 9/05/2013 by Eileen
Incredible value, nice quality and we have lots of photos! Alex was our photographer and he seemed to be everywhere! Not one guest was overlooked, which made everyone, especially us, very happy :) I do wish video had been an option as well as p...
hoto retouching/enhancing, maybe Melissa will add these to this already great service. We highly recommend Melissa!
Reviewed On 8/18/2013 by Christine M
I am a former wedding photographer and I knew that I would be very critical of the photographs of my own wedding. When it came time to make a decision on who would be doing our pictures, I of course looked at the photographers that I knew from...
my past and I looked at some others that I did not know. I was getting disappointed with what I was seeing out there. Some of these photographers are asking for ridiculous amounts of money in my opinion. During one of my online searches, I came across Melissa Lauren like a bright light she stood out from the rest. I really loved her style and what she offered for her package. There was nothing hidden in fine print, her price is right and she does not limit you to a time limit, which is so important because who wants to feel rushed at their wedding to get everything done in a 4 hour block of time? We met with her shortly thereafter and after speaking with her for 10 minutes, we hired her immediately. Let me tell you, this young lady is so talented. She is so easy going, so fun to work with, she has unique ideas and she is a master at her craft. And she is a professional. She was on time, ready to go with amazing cameras that made me happy to see and she listened to all our requests. Your wedding day is a hectic, emotional day. In essence, at times I felt like I was in a blur. Not once did I have to worry about Melissa and her abilities. She captured things that I had no idea were going on!! It was such a thrill to go through the final product and see the pieces of my wedding that either I did not get to see or completely forgot! She provided us with so,so, so many memories captured from her eyes to ours. She posts the pics online so anyone you send the link to can see all the photographs and order any if they wish. My maid of honor has ordered pictures through Melissa, which I had the pleasure of seeing a few days ago and they are expertly printed on professional paper stock. Our final product arrived so quick, we couldn't believe how quick and there are so many pictures !!! I do not have enough wall space to frame and hang all the pictures I want to! We are so pleased with you, Melissa. Coming from a former wedding photographer of 10 years, you got skills and you got talent and I am so honored that you shot my wedding! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Reviewed On 8/11/2013 by Jennifer L
Her photos are better then I could have imagined. They came out beautiful and you can tell she has an amazing talent. She was absolutely delightful to work with and I cant wait to hire her again for future events.
Reviewed On 8/05/2013 by Kim t
First let me say! Amazing! Planning my wedding for 2 years and the day came July 5th! Through the whole period Melissa was in contact with me and made sure I knew she would be there for our special day!!! In our first meeting... I was like this...
girl is to quiet...BUT don't let that foul u!!!
How hard is it to understand 695 for a day?!? It's a no brainer!! To top it off she's a doll... Flexible... And was a gem to work with !
She had my pictures ready within a week after wedding! Once I viewed them... I knew we had made the BEST choice!!
The quality and quantity is amazing ! I have over 1200 pics of my choice, print what I want, and I control MY photos forever!
She was praised by guests... And bridal party as well!!
If you want to spend 1000s of dollars go ahead !
If you want the same even BETTER service call Melissa!!!
Reviewed On 7/20/2013 by Lisa E
I was in search for a good photographer that was affordable and I was having a hard time finding one until I came across Melissa Lauren. The moment I saw her work and how affordable she was, I knew I had to book her. Melissa was great. She was ...
with us all day until the end of our reception. We got to view the pictures within about a week of the wedding and she even mailed us a flashdrive with all of the pictures. The pictures were great and I just love the candid shots. Melissa did an amazing job and we are extremely happy with her work.
Reviewed On 7/19/2013 by Colleen S
I got married on March 16, 2013. Alex from Melissa Lauren Images was my photographer. I was beyond impressed with his professionalism and how my pictures turned out. Prior to the wedding, he met with my husband, my mom and I and went through al...
l the details for the day. He was very thorough. On the day of the wedding, he arrived around noon and stayed with us all day through the end of the reception without missing a beat. He was everywhere making sure to get all different types of pictures from posed shots to informal dancing shots during the reception. We got our pictures within 2 weeks, and were literally shocked that he took over 1600 pictures. I would highly recommend using Melissa Lauren Images for your wedding photography. I cannot stop looking at my pictures, and I'm so glad that I went with this company. Amazing!!!
Reviewed On 7/06/2013 by Brandie B
Alex is a brilliant photographer, very pleasant, and easy to work with. Our session could not have gone any better. Well... We wish it would have been warmer and less wind on the lake… :) our session laid was back and silly just as we had hoped...
it would be. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! We got the pictures back so quickly and they are something that I will always treasure! Definitely plan on using Alex when we decide to extend our family! Thanks again Alex for wonderful pictures!!!
Reviewed On 7/05/2013 by Carla R
Melissa photographed my wedding a couple weeks ago and was amazing!! She was extremely easy to work with and coordinate timing, etc. Even day of she was able to come out a little earlier to be there for more of the hair and makeup. She also sta...
yed 'till the very end.
As promised, I had all my pictures within a week (I wasn't even back from my honeymoon yet!) and the flash drive in the mail. The pics were all fantastic (over 1500 of then!) and everyone has said how great the pictures are.
I'm so happy she was able to photograph my wedding, I'm very happy with her service and would absolutely recommend her. In fact, I've already done so for a friend who is recently engaged!!
Reviewed On 6/25/2013 by Nicole M
The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is true when it comes to Melissa's photographs. Melissa did a fabulous job on my wedding. She arrived to our hotel on time ready to work. She took so many pictures throughout the day. She really to...
ld a story of our wedding with the pictures. She took over 1000 pictures and we get to keep all of the images. One picture was better then the next. We got married in Ybor City, she took a picture of my husband and I and our wedding party in the middle of the street in Ybor. Our pictures are so creative and unique. I am so happy I picked her for our wedding and engagement pictures, what an amazing job she did. I have already referred her to other brides. I will definitely be using her again. Choosing Melissa as our photographer was the best choice. Thank you so much Melissa for your amazing work and memories we will treasure for a lifetime.
Reviewed On 6/23/2013 by Haley B
I used Melissa's partner, Alex, as my wedding photographer. He was awesome and took so many pictures and you hardly noticed he was there during all of the important events of the night. I highly recommend them. Its a good price for amazing work...
Reviewed On 6/13/2013 by a member
Melissa arrived to the hotel ontime and provided all day servoce. I cant thank her enough for the work she did. The photos were ready before we came back from our honeymoon! We did not get a video of our wedding but the pictures we did not eve...
n need one!
Reviewed On 5/30/2013 by janine K
Melissa and Alex did an excellent job capturing our special day. They arrived early and took photos for us the entire day. They did a wonderful job taking natural and set pictures allowing us to use picture ideas of our own and coming up with g...
reat ideas as well. I would definitely recommend them for the quality and price of the photography!
Reviewed On 5/23/2013 by Carmel C
Melissa took pictures of everything! The hardest thing is to pick out favorite of the 1500+ pictures she took. We were provided with a flashdrive of all the photos & ownership of the copyrights. We will having them all printed soon
Reviewed On 5/15/2013 by Jill P
Melissa was absolutely amazing with her pictures, communication, and expertise. Doing a destination wedding she eased our mind with any questions we had- she was immediately there to respond. We loved our pictures when we received them- they ca...
ptured all the wonderful moments about our special day. If we lived close by we would have her photograph all our major events in our lives. Melissa you were wonderful and we will highly recommend you to anyone interested! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!
Reviewed On 4/17/2013 by Kimberly R
After seeing other great reviews of Melissa Lauren Images, my husband and I decided to hire her to photograph our wedding. Melissa showed up on time to take lots of "getting ready" pictures and stayed as late as we wanted her. In about one week...
our photos were online. We had 60 some pages of photos in our library. She did a wonderful job at capturing all of the great moments that we wanted. The quality of photos are amazing. Also, you can't beat the price! I will reccomend her to everyone and hope to do business with her again. Thank you Melissa for doing an outstanding job and making our special day even more special by capturing great photos for us to cherish for a lifetime!
Reviewed On 4/10/2013 by Sadie D
When I first told my fiancé I had found a wedding photographer for less than $1000, he was skeptical of the quality work we would receive. When I told him we would have her for the whole day (not just 4 hours like many photographers) and that ...
we would get all the photos without any strings attached, he was at least willing to give it a try. Melissa Lauren Images made a believer out of us both! We opted to have both Melissa and Alex with us for our wedding and they were amazing. They met us at the hotel as we were getting ready. Melissa stayed with the ladies and Alex went to photograph the guys. They snapped photos from the moment they got there until every last person was gone from the reception. Most of the time, we never even knew they were there taking photos, but within a week, they had delivered over 1800 hi-res photos to us. We were stunned not simply at the quantity, but at the immense quality of the images. They were able to capture moments that we will cherish forever. Melissa and Alex are a professional and talented team of photographers. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick them time and time again.
Reviewed On 4/04/2013 by Kim B
Melissa was a fabulous photographer. She was with us all day, was extremely professional but not intrusive, & took hundreds of awesome pictures for us to have. I would recommend her services to anyone, without hesitation! Thank you Melissa f...
or our amazing memories!!!
Reviewed On 4/04/2013 by Jocelyn H
Planning a destination wedding adds a bit of stress when it comes to choosing the right vendors. After researching Melissa Lauren Images & following them on Facebook, I was confident that I had chosen the right photographer. Best decision ever!...
The cost was fantastic, work was phenomenal, and the service we received added icing on the cake! Her clarity and creativity surpassed my expectations. She made sure she captured every moment & told a story through our photos. My guests were also pleased and I received many compliments! Don't delay any further...HIRE THEM!
Reviewed On 4/03/2013 by Jillian D
The photos were just so perfect!!! Melissa was there every step of the way and did an amazing job of capturing our special day. Jillian and Dustin.
Reviewed On 4/03/2013 by Amy R
Melissa Lauren Photography did an absolutely outstanding job at our wedding in Lakeland. Alex was our photographer. He even came to the hotel where my family and I were getting ready 2 hours before the ceremony started. He was extremely profess...
ional and very nice. We assumed that he had got some great shots, but never imagined that we would receive the most beautiful photographs we had ever seen! We are so amazed with our pictures, we want to frame each and every one! Alex stayed at the reception venue right up until the last guest had left. We greatly appreciate all of his hard work! Thank you for giving us memories we will have for the rest of our lives!
Reviewed On 3/26/2013 by Lexi A
Melissa is the best! She made our wedding very special with her unique style of photography. We now have pictures that capture all the special moments, and will last a lifetime! She is very professional, great to work with, and does exactly wha...
t she says. We couldn't be happier! Thanks again Melissa, keep up the great work!
Reviewed On 3/03/2013 by Houston P
I was personally recommended Melissa Lauren Images from a friend who recently used them. Since my friend's recommendation carried a lot of weight, I contacted them. Melissa immediately responded and before I knew it, I had a meeting with Ale...
x from Melissa Lauren Images. I was impressed with his portfolio and was impressed by his mild-mannered but friendly attitude.
The price point was well below some of the other photographers I previously spoke with, but unlike these other photographers, Melissa (and Alex) didn't try and shove a bunch of unwanted options on me; they were available if I wanted them.
Prior to the date of the wedding, Alex and I agreed on a time for him to arrive. A couple days before the wedding, he came back to me and offered to arrive even earlier, which he did. He promptly met up with me at 1pm and proceeded to take some absolutely fantastic pictures. Although we were so unorganized and unplanned, Alex was able to 'roll with the punches' and take pictures of our set-up, and even moved between the reception area to the hotel to maximize his time.
In closing, Alex's flexibility to work with us and provide us with some truly creative pictures really makes Melissa Lauren Images a fantastic option for any wedding. If I could do it all over again, there is no doubt in my mind I'd choose Alex and Melissa Lauren Images to shoot my wedding.
P.S. During the wedding reception, when I had about a 30 second attention span, Alex was always there ready to take a picture of my family/friends and I. I remember greeting friends, turning around and thinking, "Where's Alex?"... he was right there ready to take my picture.
Thanks Alex and Melissa Lauren Images.
Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Alexis O
Originally I had met with Alex who would be the photographer the day of my wedding. He drove 2 hours ( i think it was) to meet me at my location to go over a few things. And on my wedding day Melissa actually showed up so i had two photographer...
s for the price of one! They were with my from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm!! they did a wonderful job!! So nice too!
Reviewed On 10/25/2012 by Ashleigh H
to describe how absolutely amazing Alex was. His pictures are the highest quality and he captured every moment even though he worked alone. Simply amazing.
Reviewed On 10/24/2012 by Jennifer v
Melissa did an amazing job at my wedding!!! She was so sweet and easy to work with!!! Also her photography is just beautiful! I am so glad I chose her to do my wedding!! I could not have asked for a more amazing photographer to take my pictures...
!! Thank you Melissa for all of your hard work!!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2012 by Melissa r
Hiring Melissa Lauren was the best wedding decision we ever made! When I first met Melissa I knew that she was going to be the right choice. Not only was I amazed by her beautiful photos but I was also surprised (and pleased) at how reasonable ...
her prices are. Her photos are just as good if not better than many of those pricey photographers out there that are charging thousands of dollars. She came early and captured every moment of my wedding from start to finish. She stayed as long as I needed her to and her price still remained the same. Who knew I could find a talented photographer out there for under $700? Not only was she so sweet and nice but she was professional too. When we returned a week later from our honeymoon our pictures were already delivered on a disc waiting for us. It was nice to come home from Jamaica and re-live every moment of our special day from start to finish. I feel very honored to have had Melissa Lauren take our photos for our wedding day. Because of her we will always be able to see the memory that we made. Thank you Melissa!
Reviewed On 9/27/2012 by Kylie B
Melissa was exactly what my husband and I dreamed of. She was able to direct us when we needed it without being in our faces all night. She was with me from 10am to 10 pm, all included in her very low price. We also get to keep every picture sh...
e took, edited! She also put the photos on a website for our family and friends to see and are able to purchase. We loved her.
Reviewed On 9/20/2012 by Melany F
What can I say about Melissa.....she's absolutely wonderful!!! My pictures were stunning and she is an absolute gem to work with. She was there on time (even though I was late of course :) She always had a smile on her face and took so many pic...
tures that I didn't even realize the amount until I received the discs. She caught every moment to where those that could not make it to the wedding felt as if they had been there. It was a story on film that I'll be able to treasure for the rest of my life. Thanks so much Melissa!
Reviewed On 5/18/2012 by melanie b
I recently got my wedding photos back and they are absolutely amazing!! I loved them!!! She did an awesome job. I had over a 1000 photos and i loved them all. I couldn't have asked for more. Melissa was very prompt in returning emails. She was ...
professional, yet friendly the day of the wedding. My family and friends all commented on how nice she was. She is affordable, but delivers quality, outstanding, top notch photos. She really has a natural talent. She came before the wedding for wedding hair make-up prep and stayed until the very end. I look forward to doing an additional trash the dress shoot with her in the future. She is really an amazing photographer. I would highly recommend her!!!! Everyone has been raving about how great my photos came out and what a great photographer she is. She captured the day, down to the littlest details, and did not miss a beat, and she did so in the most artist aesthetically pleaseing way. I am so thankful i chose her to do my photography.
Reviewed On 4/27/2012 by Whitney R
Melissa is so sweet and easy to work with! When she arrived the day of the wedding she got right to work without any questions and just knew where to be and when. She stayed until the very end and captured every moment. She had all of the pictu...
res, tons of them, ready to go in a week. Her online gallery system is easy to use. I actually hired a second photographer with her but since she stayed with me all day I did not see him much. When looking at the gallery I could tell which pictures were his and that he stayed very busy! His pictures were equally beautiful with a similar style to Melissa's. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone.
Reviewed On 3/27/2012 by Daniella G
I chose Melissa based on my budget. She was very responsive to emails and phone calls. Any questions I had she made sure to answer. At the wedding she was amazing. She listened to my ideas and integrated them with her own. For most of the weddi...
ng, she was like a fly on the wall, snapping away without anyone even noticing. We received the images a couple of weeks after the wedding. The pictures were beautiful and creative. I would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 1/08/2012 by Tamara C
Melissa did a superb job on our wedding day! She was right there for the entire day capturing every moment of our special day. She does great photography and preserved our memories!