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Hello there! 

My name is Melissa and I am a boutique wedding photographer. I specialize in 
"Fine Art Wedding Photography" in Southern California, and Seattle, WA. I have owned my company for eight years, and have been shooting for over ten now. 

Although I've shot just about everything, weddings are my absolute favorite! What can I say, I'm a sucker for love! There is something so special about capturing the biggest day of someones entire life, and 
saving those precious moments to last forever.  

Throughout my career I have shot around 300 
 incredible weddings in Washington, California, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Hawaii. Over the past couple years though I have limited taking on only a select 10-12 weddings per year to give each couple the adequate amount of attention they deserve.  I would love to work together with you to 
make your dream wedding come true! 

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Behind the lens


HELLO THERE!
MY NAME IS MELISSA AND I AM THE OWNER AND HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER AT MELISSA J SOULE PHOTOGRAPHY. WE ARE A BOUTIQUE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND SEATTLE, WA. I HAVE OWNED MY COMPANY FOR EIGHT YEARS, AND HAVE BEEN SHOOTING FOR OVER TEN NOW. THROUGHOUT MY CAREER I HAVE SHOT AROUND 300 
 INCREDIBLE WEDDINGS IN WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA, OHIO, MICHIGAN, FLORIDA, AND HAWAII. OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS I HAVE LIMITED TAKING ON ONLY A SELECT 10-12 WEDDINGS PER YEAR TO GIVE EACH COUPLE THE ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION THEY DESERVE. I WOULD LOVE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH YOU TO MAKE YOUR DREAM WEDDING COME tO LIFE!

MY LOVE STORY 

Andrew and I met 5 years ago volunteering at a canned food drive in Beverly Hills. I was 19, and he had just turned 20. Being a Northwest girl, I had made a promise to myself never to date an LA boy, but fate would have it a different way. He asked me out shortly after via social media, which I blew off. I didn’t think a guy as attractive as him could possibly be a genuinely good guy. (I’ve never been so happy to be wrong though!) Fast forward 5 years and I was living in Tijuana Mexico volunteering at an orphanage. I would come up to my dad’s lake house in SoCal on the weekends where his cousin ironically had a lake house as well that he would visit on the weekends. Through social media again we reconnected and realized we were consistently within a few miles from each other. He once more asked if we could “hangout”, and I finally agreed.

One time was all it took! I had this insane feeling in the pit of my stomach that he might be the one! I told a girlfriend of mine that night “I think going to marry him”, and she told me I was crazy. He asked me on an “official” date a week later. Our first date he brought his guitar, and we sang worship songs together on the beach. I knew for sure that I had found my missing puzzle piece. Nothing in my life had ever felt more right. Three months later Andrew proposed to me at Laguna Beach, and four months later we had our big fat Egyptian wedding!! Marriage so far has been the greatest adventure of my life! 

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Ten percent of every wedding shot goes to your choice of two different charities we partner with:








The A21 Campaign

The Water Project

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Locally

Globally

The A21 Campaigns main goal is to abolish Human Trafficking. Their strategy is prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership. Learn more at: www.a21.org

The Water Project provides access to clean, safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more at:
www.thewaterproject.org

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On August 29th 2015 my husband and I walked down the aisle and said our vows. With it being one of the most memorable times in our life I wanted the best of the best to document every minute of it, and that is when I came across Melissa and Andrew! From the moment I spoke with her I knew she was the PERFECT fit for our special day, and boy was I ever right!! The professionalism and thoughtfulness they put into our huge day was beyond anything we expected!! These two Amazing people made me look and feel like a million dollars!! The turn around time was perfect and they made sure I was satisfied with the pictures! Satisfied would be an understatement!!! I was OVER THE MOON with how every single picture turned out. They caught the most amazing and special moments! I could not express how happy I am with everything!! 
Thank God for Melissa and Andrew.

Whitney + CRAIG

There is no one I trust more with photography then Melissa. I can not express how incredible Melissa is at her job.  I have used her on multiple occasions including our destination engagement session, my wedding (which was featured on TLC's Four Weddings), and for our pregnancy announcement. She has an amazing eye for capturing the moment. She has an extensive background and thus, you can trust her to make the best calls on your behalf. Melissa tells you how to position yourself to help you look your best, but most of all, she's easy to work with. She can go with the flow or she can step in an take the lead if you need her to. I would highly recommend Melissa J Soule Photography! 

Kaila + Sam

Melissa is the BEST wedding photographer I have ever worked with hands down. Because of this, she is the ONLY person I trusted to truly capture every emotion in essence on my wedding day. (As a hair/makeup artist also in the industry, I'm extremely picky!!) 
She is bubbly, super professional, and always keeps your spirits up. She made me & my husband feel so comfortable that we didn't even realize we were having our picture taken. I still get compliments on our photos from 3 years ago! They are flawless & timeless. 
She delivered all of our photos in a professional & timely manner. She also did my boudoir & engagement photos that turned out phenomenal. I HIGHLY recommend her for your wedding. It will be the best & most important vendor decision you'll make & you'll never regret it!

Jessica + David