Melisa started shooting photographs in the early 1990's when we first came to California from Texas. Her first pictures were of kids and families and were usually taken in and around Lighthouse Field State Park in Santa Cruz where we lived. Taken on a medium format Bronica she purchased used from the now defunct “Camera Club” in Santa Cruz, CA, she learned the hard way through trial and error with a lot of help from the local Santa Cruz photography community. She also did apprentice and professional work with a local wedding pro named Susan who taught her the ins and outs of professional wedding photography.
After moving from Santa Cruz to San Clemente in 1999, Melisa spun up the business in Southern California and rebuilt her client list. Eventually dropping weddings except in rare cases, Melisa continues to focus first on kids and families but has added corporate clients, schools and local teams over the years, being especially well known for her participation in local school fundraisers for many schools in San Clemente.
Today, a lot of smiling faces and happy customers later, Melisa has more experience than she’ll ever talk about and the Bronica camera she started with still sits on the shelf over her desk. As we write, our computers are faster and the cameras are digital – but the fun of what we’re doing hasn’t changed since Smile number One.
Focused Portrait Photography
Melisa focuses on the following areas, with a goal to deliver more photos for your dollar and give you more choices and an easier buying experience than you’ll find with other photographers. We deliver ALL services online, often completing corporate work for remote clients in the US and Canada.
Children and Kids Photography,
Family Portraits (and Friends including Dogs, Cats, Birds, Lizards, you name it.),
School or Sports Team Photography and Fundraisers
Clubs or Associations (Youth and Adult),
Corporate Head Shots and Promotional Photography
Full Digital Editing and Retouching Capabilities:
You are hiring Photoshop professionals. Melisa has about 7 years experience with digital workflows and print fulfillment with a focus on digital retouching and document restoration (references available). As Melisa’s husband and assistant in the digital aspects of the business, I have used Photoshop for almost 13 years with published credits back to “The Web Design WOW! Book” (Peachpit Press, 1998). My focused is on digital image and video creation/production, with a focus on creative digital photography and concept work.
We both enjoy the challenge of honing our digital skill sets and offer experience-backed full retouching and digital photo editing services at unbeatable rates. From simple clean up of the casual stray hair to full head and body replacement or background switching, we’ll happily discuss your digital editing and retouching needs as part of our services.
Photos. Life. Take Notes.
After 25, 35 or even 50 years of marriage, the only two things that will last from your wedding day are: your love and the pictures. For over 40 years we have been committed to not only shooting pictures, but to capturing love, hugs and kisses, commitment, happiness, tears of joy and those romantic and special moments that will last forever as part of your family history.
Please choose your photographer wisely.
We have a 24 edited photos sent you digitally and complete CD within 2 week .
We specialize in Weddings, Engagement photos , proposals, Adult and Children's Birthday Parties, RedCarpet Events , Sports Events and Sport Team Photos , Cheerleading and Special
Events just to name a few .
We have shot the Sundance Film Festival 2015 and will be again in 2016, DayTime Emmys, Oscars,BET and MTV RedCarpets and most recently shot the World Games Special Olympics in LA 2015 and Toyota Sunset Beach Shoot .
Have a special Theme to your event? Let us know and we will do our best to supply the props for photos .
Hope to hear from you soon and Thank you for your time.
Energy Events is a family owned and operated Wedding and Event service provider. We believe being personal, kind, and honest is the glue to a good business. We provide high quality work in all event services.
Our Photography Services include: Wedding Day, Engagement, and Mobile Photo Studio photo services. Each service includes, professional digital photography utilizing Nikon cameras and lenses, digital negatives of all photos provided to you on DVD, and the right to use your photos as you please. We have experience with Weddings, Anniversaries, Quinceaneras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Reunions, Corporate and other types of events.
WELCOME and THANKS for taking an interest in Mobile Video and Photography.
We have over 25 years of expertise and are an extremely talented group of professional artists who have come together with the same passion to tell your wedding story with a fine art twist!
We would love to meet and learn more about your most sacred day and would be happy to customize any of our packages so that it's exactly what you are hoping for! We have some very affordable packages this season!
Truly our greatest reward is to take that very moment when two people promise to love each other forever and make that moment eternal.
Your photography will include candid, formal, classic and photojournalist images with cinematic flair. Also our personal favorite documentary style photography! We look forward to the entire experience of working together!
We truly love what we do – we are here to capture the natural beauty and true spirit of your wedding day while letting you have the time of your life.
* We can customize any package for you
* We have the highest quality at an affordable price
* We offer payment plans if needed
* You own all rights to reprint
So please take a moment and visit our website.
We would love to hear from you - please feel free to call us anytime!
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