Melissa Cervantes Photography


Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $5,200

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $3,000

Packages

Prices start at $3,000


About Melissa Cervantes Photography

Melissa Cervantes Photography

Pro whiskey drinker and third wheeler!

I have 12 years of photography experience, 6 years in the industry and have shot more than 180 weddings. Safe to say, this IS my passion. Couples and wedding photography can be SO stressful--the pressure to look and be a certain way or follow trends is INTENSE. Wedding stress is real and I am anti it all the way. For my couples, they're job is just to show up and have fun. I will do ALL the rest!

I don't do basic. I don't do cheesy. I don't do trends. I focus on who you are as a couple and telling your story artistically and truthfully. I'm here for your journey. And I'm here to make it look as cool and wonderful and happy and raw as it is. I'm for the adventurous, intensely real and laid back couple who wants badass photos without the stress. If you're reading this and inside you're just going "YES! That's me." then you're definitely apart of my tribe and I would love to work with you! XO, Mel P.S. If I've invited you to inquire that means I think I could work with your location and budget! Don't be shy!

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Services

Services

  • Bride-only session
  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Image editing
  • Online proofing
  • Printing rights
  • Second photographer

Photo formats

  • Digital

Melissa Cervantes Photography packages

The Wedding Day Collection

8 hours

Peak pricing $4,800-5,800

Description

This is what you need, plain and simple. I love curated, thoughtful options. I like trusted pros to tell me what I need and then I like to follow that advice. It's how I do things. Simple. Easy. Direct. And I tend to attract folks who feel the same. You can add things as you like and your wedding requires but the bare bones of who I am, what I offer and what I believe every wedding should have are contained in this collection.

What’s included
  • Complimentary engagement session
  • Customized wedding day timeline
  • 16 hour roundtrip travel included
  • Hi-res gallery for downloadable images
  • 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage

The Wedding Weekend

25 hours

Peak pricing $8,500

Description

Weddings are more than just one day, especially when it's a destination for you or your guests. Get me for the whole weekend (subject to availability)--rehearsal dinner, unlimited hours on wedding day, day-after brunch, portrait session, adventure outing--you name it, I am THERE for 3 days.

What’s included
  • 25 hours of photo coverage split over 3 days
  • hi-res photos via online gallery for download
  • A customized wedding day timeline
  • Complimentary engagement session
  • 16 hour roundtrip driving travel included

The Wanderlust

8 hours

Peak pricing $3,500

Off-peak pricing $3,000

Description

This package is for weddings in areas I actively want to work in that don't require an engagement session. Saturdays start at $3,500, non-Saturdays start at $3,000. No travel fees, happy to customize this to fit your needs. If I've invited you to inquire with me, this is the Collection I have in mind for you, possibly with some modifications. Let's chat!

What’s included
  • Hi res gallery of downloadable images
  • 1 photographer for 8 hours of wedding day
  • No travel fees

Reviews

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5.0 (5 reviews)

  • 10/10 experience!

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    Mallory Crossa year ago

    Our wedding day was the most important day of our lives (thus far). We placed a lot of value in having quality photography for our big day, and Mel did not disappoint! Having Melissa capture our wedding was THE best decision we made when planning our day. Mel is a dream to work with. She brings the talent, insight, boss energy, and the party! She was super easy to coordinate and communicate with and took out the anxiety provoking part of having pictures taken of yourself (and even made it enjoyable!). Her work is incredible and speaks for itself. We were blown away by the final product and are immensely grateful for how these memories were captured. Many of the photos are proudly displayed in our home. We are glad to call Mel a friend and would highly recommend MCP for all your photography needs.

  • Hands Down Best Photog EVER

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    Erin Kobbemana year ago

    This review is so overdue it makes me sick, but the reason I've put it off for so long is because I've struggled to come up with the words to fully capture how I feel about Mel and what she contributed to making our special day E V E R Y T H I N G I could have ever asked for. If you don't want to read my whole novel, here's all you need to know: Mel is incredible. As a human being, a woman, a friend, a professional, a photographer - all of it. She will take care of you. I would've paid 10x as much as we did for the memories Mel gave us -- both actual memories WITH Mel and the memories she captured in her photos. From the very beginning I knew I wanted Mel in my corner. I find it SO admirable and refreshing that she takes seriously whether she meshes with her prospective clients or not. She KNOWS that the photos are going to pop off that much more if the vibes between client & photographer are *chef's kiss* -- she's not just chasing anyone down for the money or the exposure. To me, this made Mel really stand out. Vibing with Mel also meant I felt comfortable (because she allowed me the space to) text her with questions/concerns or for advice during the planning and she ALWAYS made me feel better about whatever I was worrying about. Mel is a friend, a sidekick, a bada**, ready-for-anything, go-with-the-flow-but-also-command-the-flow hype woman professional. I'm not kidding when I say that a large portion of my core memories from wedding day are with Mel. And I don't mean because she was following me around with a camera all day, I mean because of the actual hilarious, heartwarming, lifesaving interactions with Mel that stick out to me more than conversations I had with our own wedding guests. Imagine spending all day with someone who isn't making you laugh, providing you relief from the stress, tending to you and just making you feel like an absolute prize all day!!?! Couldn't be me. Wouldn't be Mel. She's d*mn good company. We had a large wedding party which can be annoying for any vendor but especially a photographer. Mel never made us feel bad about that. She stated the facts, made clear what she needed and then made. it. happen. The groomsmen in our party were not great listeners and Mel dominated in getting everyone's attention back. My bridesmaids were basically crushing over how much of a boss she is. And because of how much of a boss she is, she kept ALL things on track, even things she wasn't originally responsible for. She is THE ultimate wedding expert and has an answer for everything. Not every photographer could do what she does, so thank god for Mel knowing her strengths and positioning herself to share the power of those strengths with all of us. Nothing could've prepared me for the emotions I would feel looking through the gallery Mel delivered. Utter shock and awe -- our photos were uniquely ours but still dazzled with that same Mel magic I fell in love with when I found her on IG. After our wedding, I looked back on our day and felt sad thinking about moments I missed or wish I could redo. Her photos completely took all of that away. It was all accounted for. You can trust her to have listened to your needs/wants, to have taken any unique or awkward circumstances into consideration and to have captured moments you'd probably be sad about missing (even the really small, less obviously-important ones). Book her. Book her for the max duration that you can. She's the best in the biz and nothing could convince me otherwise.

  • Hire her

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    Maggie and Jasona year ago

    Mel was an absolute pleasure to work with! So fun, outgoing, professional & made our photos look better than we could’ve imagined!

  • Creative Story Telling

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    DJ DAS Entertainmenta year ago

    I've had the opportunity to work with Melissa at a couple weddings and I can say without a doubt that Melissa is one of the BEST in the business. I'll highlight two sides to what Melissa provides. Melissa has a ton of passion for what she does and provides to her clients. She is a great communicator that exudes professionalism! She is very organized, detailed oriented and a team player. Her ultimate goal is to make it the best day ever for her couples. About her work, Melissa captures the most intimate and detailed moments in such a beautiful and unique way. She combines technique, creativity and the couple's personality to come up with some awesome photos! I definitely recommend her. So if you're looking for a photographer for your wedding, go check out her website and her portfolio. You won't be disappointed!


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