Hi there, I'm Melissa Markle, a wedding and portrait photographer in Dallas, TX.
As a mom of two children under the age of 4, life can be crazy... including a very busy schedule, dramatic tantrums, cleaning up just to turn around to another mess, and constant chaos... This is easily my every day!
Despite the chaos, I am surrounded by love and constant reminders of the day that led me here. A day full of love, joy, laughter, and the love of our closest friends and family. Family... in the end, that is what it is all about and truly what matters most. Our wedding day was a magical experience that marked the beginning of our own little family. Our home is full of pictures from our engagement, wedding day, and celebrations with our kids. They serve as proof that family and motherhood are worth every single minute (even in the chaos). I like to think of them as little windows showcasing a glimpse into those wonderful memories at every stage in our lives.
To be honest, it's not uncommon for me to get that same warm and fuzzy feeling I had on my wedding day while walking down the aisle every single time I pass by my little windows captured in time.
I am also a proud member of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and TPPA (Texas Professional Photographers Association).
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Melissa Markle Photography is proud to provide our clients with what we call the Melissa Markle Experience. When you work with Melissa, you receive the absolute best care in the industry with premium products and services.
* A one-on-one consultation to custom design your personalized service.
* Special preview night of your portrait or engagement photos including wine and a gourmet cheese plate
* Brides receive my exclusive magazine Engagement Session Style Guide
* Beautiful boutique packaging of your images
* Digital packages available of your edited images
* Free shipping on all prints, canvas, and USB drives
* A special gift just for you!
Want a taste of the Melissa Markle Experience? Let's get together and chat about how to make your photography vision a reality.
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Have you photographed a wedding like mine before?
While most weddings do have similar traditions, it has been my experience that no two weddings are alike. Each wedding is planned around the bride and groom's personalities, their likes and dislikes, making their wedding unique and different from any other wedding. I am always being introduced to new traditions and unique ideas by my brides and grooms.
wILL WE RECEIVE ALL THE IMAGES FROM OUR WEDDING OR PHOTO SESSION?
All of your images are captured in raw color format. After your wedding or photo session, I hand pick the final images and work with each selection to bring it to its full potential and to match my artistic style.
For weddings and major events, your edited images will be available to view on an online gallery and you will receive a USB drive of the final edits optimized for printing. The final images from all photo sessions are presented to you in a stunning slideshow/ordering session. Most of my clients receive between 20-40 images from our time together.
DO YOU EDIT ALL THE IMAGES WE RECEIVE?
Yes, I take the time to edit each image that you receive. Edits include color correction, blemish removal and skin retouching. Every image is adjusted within the guidelines of my personal photography style.
CAN I REMOVE THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN ORDER TO LOWER THE COST?
All of my wedding collections include a "Gift" Engagement Session. This session plays an important part of your wedding collection as it gives me the opportunity to work with you before your wedding day, getting to know you and your personalities. Because it is my gift to you, the engagement session is not included in my collection price, so choosing not to use the engagement session does not alter the price of your wedding collection.
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Next: More FAQ's
HOW MUCH TIME IS A PHOTOGRAPHER REALLY NEEDED ON THE WEDDING DAY?
During your consultation, we will go through my suggested timelines for your wedding day. My suggestion is to determine what timeline fits your wedding best and work backwards from the ceremony time and then forward from the ceremony to determine your start and finish times. Remember, you only need us at the reception to cover the main events such as the dances and the bouquet toss. Unless you are doing a big send off, we do not need to stay for the entire reception.
Can I have the raw images and edit them myself?
When my clients hire me as their portrait or wedding photographer, my previous work plays a huge part in their decision to hire me (which it should). Those images have been individually hand edited to match my specific editing style thus making my photos my art. For these reasons, I do not provide raw images to clients and request no edits be added to my images after delivery.
Are you a member of the Professional Photographers Of America (PPA)?
Yes, I am a proud member of the PPA and also of the Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA). I am always taking classes and workshops to assure I am always using the latest and best technology, techniques, and to stay in tune with the most recent trends in the industry.
How many weddings do you photograph in a year?
As much as I love photographing weddings, I also have a family and it is important for me to spend quality time with them. For that reason, I only book 26 weddings each year.
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