May 2012 Archive

Merrimans of Kapalua, Maui, HI – {Steve + Carolyn}

It’s rare when I get to meet my destination brides prior to their wedding. I was excited to hear Carolyn & Steve were from San Diego! We got to do their engagement session here which is always awesome to get to know one another. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook, we found out that Carolyn is actually high school buddies with my distant cousin. Such a small world!  Their wedding was held at Merriman’s in Kapalua, which was the first time I had been there.  What a great location!  I am excited to be shooting there again this coming July.  I had so much fun with Steve & Carolyn, they make each other laugh constantly and are so happy together.

Ceremony & Reception: Merriman’s of Kapalua
Wedding Coordinator: Cherise Shulman of The Perfect Wedding Maui
Florist: Sunya Flowers and Plants
Officiant: Pastor Laki Ka’ahumanu
Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes
Guitarist/Deejay: Joshua Kahula
Bride’s & Bridesmaid Makeup: Bridal Hair on Maui by Karine
Caterer: Merriman’s
Bride’s Hair: Bridal Hair on Maui by Karine
Bridesmaids: Deejay of Deejay’s Endless Glamour
Bride’s Dress: Sottero and Midgley
Bride’s Earrings Nadri
Necklace: Lola James
Pearl necklace: family heirloom from Groom
Brides shoes: crystal flip flops by Old Navy
Brides clutch: Sondra Roberts
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alexis (Brass Plum), Brenna (Kitty Kat), Christine (Venus)
Groom Shirt: Tommy Bahama
Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company

Boudoir Marathon – June 16th – San Diego

I’m holding another boudoir marathon next month!  Contact me for more info!

Claremont Engagement Photographer – {Cami + Andy}

These two are so adorable!  I met them at their wedding location in Claremont for a few photos and then we headed downtown to check out the city!  It was my first time there.  I can’t wait for their wedding in July!!

The Crossings at Carlsbad Wedding – {Stephanie and Bobby} – Photography by Mandi

Photos by Mandi Contreras, Associate Photographer

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

Ceremony & Reception: The Crossings at Carlsbad
Photography: Mandi with Melissa McClure Photography
Assistant Photographer: Jackie Guidi
Wedding Coordinator: Wynn Austin Events
Florist: Blush Botanicals
Officiant: Bethel Nathan
Hair & Makeup: Shelisa Burke
Entertainment: Michael Tiernan of Still Listening Productions
Brides Dress: Claire Pettibone from Bliss Bride

Downtown San Diego and Coronado Engagement Session – {Bree + Shea}

Bree + Shea were referred to me by two independent sources (thanks Audra + Erin!) and I am so happy to be shooting their wedding in November!  They are obviously smitten with each other!  We spent some time at Petco (Shea is the biggest Padres and Chargers fan you’ll meet) and then down in Coronado for some amazingly yummy light!  It was a bit chilly by the end but Bree was a trooper! 😉  It was worth it, right Bree?

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