Before we even decided upon our wedding venue, I knew Melissa of Whiskey & Champagne would be our photographer! She has the ideal eye to capture candid moments and magical memories through her lens. Always upbeat and ready to please, Melissa made all our guests and the wedding party feel at ease and joyful in front of the camera! There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t look through our wedding album. Melissa’s photographs recount our day of love in every beautiful and blissful way.
The photographs by Melissa of Whiskey and Champagne transcend quality and draw on the spirit of every subject she captures. Having her photograph many of our events that were social or corporate, she has documented the sincere enjoyment of our guests, the culinary talent and the beauty of our space. Melissa’s ability to quietly but effectively see a moment worth remembering and shoot it makes for an effortless feeling of our guests. Her ability to photograph detail without requiring a ton of staging helps keep your event flow and chefs happy! After contracting Melissa for many work events, I could think of no better person to capture my (now) husband and I’s special day at San Francisco City Hall. I am not one for the camera, where my husband is. She was able to give me the direction needed to match his photogenic nature without looking staged. Melissa was even able to softly direct my sassy family to achieve a breathtaking wedding portfolio! This project required more direction and she did not let a moment slip by without capturing it on film! We will never need to look further for our photography needs again! Melissa will forever capture our memorable moments and she captured our hearts with her amazing work, professional attitude and artful eye!
Our most recent family photo shoot in Tiburon was exceptional. It was candid, us, real, easy, and light! Melissa, the talent of Whiskey & Champagne, has a unique gift for not only revealing and amazing shot but she always finds the light! Not just the lighting….but the light in a person’s eyes… face… heart… aura. What a gift - forever preserved in print. The light of our family and love. Very proud and honored to have her as our family photographer.
My fiancé and I knew immediately we wanted Melissa to photograph our intimate wedding at San Francisco’s City Hall. Her ability to capture a moment with such feeling and emotion is a gift, and each time we look through our wedding day photos, we are reminded of the intense love that was being felt on that very special day.