I have used their service for family pictures after our wedding and will use them again in the future.


Can’t say enough good things about Melissa and Mike

If you are looking for 1) An extremely talented pair of photographers who have an amazing knack for plus size brides 2) Someone who will devote their day to you, not squeeze you in 3) The biggest bang for your buck LOOK NO FURTHER!!!! I met Melissa and Mike at a venue open house. After having vendor after vendor tell me that taking pictures of a plus size bride is just the same as a “normal” person (rude much?)…the biggest thing that struck me about this couple was that their presentation had a plus size bride proudly displayed front and center. The bride looked radiant, happy, and not in the least bit self conscious. I told Melissa my gripe and she started passionately telling me that it was not the same AT ALL and it was all about making the bride feel comfortable. The more i chatted in those few minutes, the more i liked them both. Their price was just right too. Significantly less compared to other “budget” photographers, and you got both Melissa AND Mike, not having to pay extra for a second photographer. The big day arrived and Melissa and Mike arrived ahead of schedule to scout out our location for the perfect spot. Melissa even jumped in to help pin my dress when my maid of honor was getting frustrated. Not only did she make us look great, she got my family in on the fun. My family always goes for the traditional (stiff) poses, but she captured the relaxed and candid moments in between. I had my pictures back within a couple of days and I just couldn’t stop looking at them. Being a plus size bride, i was nervous about looking extra fat or ugly, but even to my own overly critical eyes, i look wonderful. Melissa and Mike, thank you for capturing our special day. I love each and every picture and I’m so glad we booked you. We will treasure these pictures always.


She captured all the right moments

I don’t even know where to begin about my experience with Melissa and her work. Working with Melissa was so easy and it just automatically clicked when I first met her. I saw her work and loved it. I met her and her husband and knew they were who would make my wedding memories come to life through their photography. We had multiple meetings to make sure we were on the same page. She followed my wedding photography Pinterest board, but was very open about that inspiration board would be exactly that she would use it to inspire her and make sure that my pictures were my own and didn’t look like they were posed to match the exact picture I saw on Pinterest. She listened to my rambling about my wedding stress and was extremely sensitive and understanding to any of the touchy subjects that can come up when dealing with families and guests. After our last meetings, she emailed me right away and said probably the best piece of advice I could have been given; be vulnerable. The one thing I said was most important to me was having our moments captured and she said the best way to do that is to not be afraid to show my emotions. The day of the wedding she came into my dressing room and it was like a breath of fresh air. It was official. The venue was decorated, I was getting ready, my husband was on his way, but now it was going to be solidified into pictures and I was so excited. She stayed in the background and I barely knew she was taking pictures sometimes. Looking through my preview, there were moments I was so shocked she got because I was so caught in the moment and she was so good about just being there. Melissa didn’t just do a great job of taking the pictures, but she did a great a job at keeping me calm. She wasn’t afraid to tell me to just take a breath and calm down. She just kept reminding me everything was going perfectly. Her and husband are amazing photographers, but more importantly, they are amazing people and I’m so lucky to have had them at my wedding.



OK – and here it is – the thing I probably spent the most time on the day of – and it looks like its well worth it. I met Melissa and her partner at a wedding show we were attending as vendors. I was instantly attracted to all the photos where she captured brides in natural poses. Brides with ink were featured, a big plus for me. She was always using her time there to make connections and promote, though she seemed genuinely friendly and not pushy. When I met with Melissa again, she was fun and understanding of my overwhelmed bridal-mindset. During the next few months we kept lots of open communication, and I never felt like I would have to keep tabs on her. The day of she came in like a true professional and kept things moving along gently. I actually expected that the photographer would TAKE time away from my schedule, but the opposite was true. She had a way of keeping us on schedule and getting us back to the event. ALL AROUND AWESOME – and the pictures prove it!!

A bride with tattoos, dreadlocks, piercings, and tinsel lashes

June wedding

They made us feel so at ease for our wedding photos. The pictures are all so natural and beautiful. The photographers are true artists, and we love their work. We would definitely hire them again. Awesome!



We had a small afternoon wedding at the courthouse but she was there for it all! We met with her at a location and time easy to get to for both of us and were able to talk about what my (now) husband and I were looking for. She was there on time day of and provided us with a cd rom of the photos and a photo book. The cd was excellent because I was able to get some larger pictures printed from it. Additionally, we have one of the photos up on our mantel. Very easy to work with, flexible, and gives you a great day of feeling.



Melissa and her hubby are amazing!!! My wedding pictures are exactly what we had hoped for! She knows exactly what she is doing, we had a short amount of time to get all the pictures we wanted done and she did it without a problem! I have my posed pictures and lots of great candid photos of everything from the seating to the end of the reception!! Thank you thank you thank you! I would recommend Melissa Miksch Photography to everyone looking for fantastic photos for every moment!



We met Melissa and her husband in 2011 when we were in a last minute search for a photographer. She was able to meet with me promptly, I was extremely impressed with her portfolio & her professionalism. We did an engagement session shortly after and I was so happy! She did an amazing job making us feel comfortable. Our wedding day and photographs to follow were incredible! Family and friends were very impressed and I have had many people use her since. We have also used her for pregnancy, newborn & 6 month, and family photos and were very happy with our results. Melissa is beyond creative and I look forward to working with her more! :) Give her a call, you won’t be sorry!



Melissa choreographed all of the shots we discussed ahead of time and then went way beyond my expectations! She captured all the special moments as they occurred and made sure that we didn’t miss a thing. She is professional but approachable. Everything a great photographer should be! Thanks Melissa!



Actually listens to clients’ needs/wants. I’ve had my family photos done on/around my birthday, first time when I was 8 months pregnant, and every year since for the past several years. I love every photo and always have a hard time deciding which one to hang up. Highly recommended.



My family had our pictures taken by Melissa last year and they turned out FABULOUS!!! They were very imaginative with poses and locations and completely amazing!! I would highly recommend them to anyone for any occasion!



After picking the date and the church, Melissa was the first vendor I booked. I’m so glad I went to her first. She referred me to the florist, baker and gave me pros/cons regarding venue for the reception. I was planning an evening wedding and she whipped out this daylight gadget so we knew when the sun would be setting for photos. I didn’t even know that existed. She gave me suggestions all along the way. The wedding photos are gorgeous. She captured a moment at the wedding that was a total surprise to me. My stepson kissed my wedding band before handing it to his Father to place on my finger. That moment, memory and photo are beyond words. Melissa and her husband are a great team. Captured some magnificent photos. For those of you on a budget (EVERY Bride), she is very affordable with high quality. My wedding had it’s fair share of hiccups, but she wasn’t one of them.