March 2012 Archive

Atlantis Resort, Nassau Bahamas Wedding – Featured!

I’m sooooo excited about this latest feature! Shawna + Jason’s Bahamas wedding is on the main Atlantis Resort website!  As in their main page of weddings!  Fingers crossed an awesome bride sees this and contacts me. I”m desperate for another trip to the Bahamas! Mandi and I had such a great time at this wedding. 

PS Did you notice it’s 84 degrees there right now…jealous!  🙂


San Juan Capistrano Engagement session – {Ashley + Anthony} – Photos by Mandi

Photos by Mandi Contreras, Associate Photographer

I adore these engagement photos of Ashely and Anthony that Mandi took!  They incorporated their Mustang for some really hot photos.  I’m excited to see their wedding photos soon! -M

Mandi Contreras is an associate photographer for Melissa McClure Photography.  To contact her directly, email

The Pearl Hotel – Styled Photoshoot with After the Engagement

My friend and planner extraordinaire Courtney from After the Engagement posted a call for interested vendors on her Facebook page.  She wanted to enter a contest to win a spot at an industry conference but needed to style a shoot to enter.  I had never been part of a styled shoot before and was curious!  I volunteered and the rest was history!  She pulled this all together in about 10 days!  The contest went live today so I’m able to share the outcome.  Her vision was Fabulous + Graceful and her inspiration was a ballerina bride wearing black.

Click here to visit Backstage Bridal and see the feature. If you are able, take a moment to comment on the blog at Backstage Bridal to give Courtney a vote to help her win! You can also see her original inspiration board/colors over there and compare how her vision ended up!

The vendors that all contributed to this photoshoot were fantastic to work with!  See below for full list!  I’m sharing a few different photos that were posted on the other blog today so I hope you enjoy!


Photographer – Melissa McClure Photography | Designer and Stylist – Courtney Tibbets, After the Engagement | Location – The Pearl Hotel | Flowers – Exquisite Blooms | Paperie – Brightly Designed | Arch – Arc de Belle | Custom-made black bridal gown – D’Marie Bridal Couture |Bridesmaids Dress – Trixxi Ballerina Dress, Nordstrom | Hair and Makeup – Gerine Coronado | Linen and napkins – Ranch Events |  Cake ball cake – Cake Ball Love | Custom bowties – blackrufflebrigade | Jewelry – Claire’s | Bride and Bridesmaid Shoes – Target

Iao Valley & Kihei, Maui Trash the Dress Session – {Jen + Clayton}

Jen + Clayton’s trash the dress session happened the day before the wedding!  It was my first time getting to know them as well as my first trip to the Iao Valley. Oh my gosh, this place was gorgeous!  Green mountains, rolling clouds – exactly how you would picture Hawaii!  It had so many unique places to shoot. At sunset we went back to Kihei and had some fun in the waves!  Well, they had more fun while I got to photograph it all 😉


San Diego Boudoir Photography – The Stunning Ms. D

I’m so excited to share one of my favorite boudoir sessions!  Ms D stepped out of her own comfort zone for this shoot and left feeling so confident!  She wrote me and is already planning her 2nd shoot for the future!  She totally rocked every shot and made her boyfriend a very happy man with this gift! Oh and that amazing hair….Ms D is a hair stylist and I am so incredibly jealous of her luscious locks! 🙂

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