December 2011 Archive

Happy New Year 2011!!

I cannot wipe this stupid happy grin off my face as I relived memories from each of these weddings.
So much love, new friendship and lots of laughs.  I wish the very same for your 2012!

Thank you to our amazing clients in 2011 (including those not pictured here!)  My life has been enriched by knowing you, you are the reason I do what I do!

xoxo, Melissa (and Mandi too!)



Torrey Pines Engagement Session – {Tracy and Howard}

I love hanging out with these two!  They love to laugh, just like me!  We had a blast chasing the sunlight at their Torrey Pines engagement session, ending down on the beach with a gorgeous orange sunset.  I am stoked for their wedding in July!


Happiest of Holidays from my home to yours!

Santa’s Village/Pretty Sunset/One of my favorite beers

Jason my love/red velvet cake balls/my new scarf

View from my office/my family/snow in So Cal

Good friends/Cookie decorating/my Xmas card collection

I am officially addicted to the iPhone app, Instagr.m!  It takes your normal phone photos and allows you to easily put filters over them to make them look more artsy.  I’ve been taking way more photos of every day life now that I have this ability.  2011 has been an amazing year and I cannot wait to see what 2012 has in store for me!  Merry Christmas to all of my awesome blog readers, I appreicate each and every one of you!

Sunset Cliffs and Thursday Club Wedding – {Eric + Erin}

Erin is probably the sweetest person you would ever come in contact with.  From how she talks to you to how she acts.   Eric is her perfect match, shy and quiet but very much in love with Erin.  I just love how they look at each other.   Their wedding day was hot!  The guys limo had a broken AC yet zero complaints from Eric.  He just wanted to marry the love of his life.  W decided to do their first look at the Pt Loma Lighthouse.  We were rushed for portraits there but I am very happy with the time we had.  Their ceremony was at Luscomb Point, Sunset Cliffs with a reception following at The Thursday Club.  Much like Erin & Eric, their entire wedding was a class act!   I loved hearing all her families Irish accents too!  😉

I love the moment just after the first look.

Ceremony Site: Luscomb Point, Sunset Cliffs
Reception Location: The Thursday Club
Photography: Melissa McClure
Asst. Photographer: Michele Goane
Wedding Coordinator: Your Event by Erin
Florist: Four Seasons Flowers
Cake: Shirley the Cake Lady
DJ: Bob with Artistic Productions
Hair: Erica with Beauty Ever After
Makeup: Ashley with AC Makeup
Videographer: Luke McCain
Officiant: Rev. Tuttle
Catering: Abbey Catering
Ceremony Music: Caprice Strings

Seattle Family Portraits – {The M Family}


Nikki is my college roommate and has probably made more appearances on my blog than anyone else!  I’ve been shooting her family since Addy was born!   They recently moved to Seattle and we were having trouble finding a time to do their family photos for the year.  We had given up when I found out I had a 6 hour layover on my way to Maui last month!  Voila!   They picked us up from the airport and took us to the adorable area near their home, in Fremont.  We wandered around the neighborhood and I drooled over all the beautiful Fall colors!

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