Reviews

Melissa went above and beyond from our engagement through our wedding day and everything in between. She was so organized and had every detail worked out, which was amazing on our wedding day because it took so much stress off of us and our families. Melissa made our day so smooth and seamless and allowed us to enjoy every moment. She has such a great eye for photography and will make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Our wedding and engagement photos were absolutely beautiful, we could not be happier. Melissa is a joy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing photographer!

Delaney C

Via WeddingWire

Such a wonderful photographer in every way! Professional, friendly, fun to work with and takes the most AMAZING photos!! I would 100% work with her again.

Kaylee H

Via Facebook

Melissa is such a phenomenal photographer! She photographed my wedding March of 2018. When I met her for the first time she was so nice and taught me so much about wedding pictures! I honestly had idea there was so much to it. I just thought it was a few pictures here and there. Right then and there I knew she was the prefect one for the job! The day of my wedding it poured the entire time. But she didn’t let the rain stop her from capturing my big day. She stood in the rain and took pictures the entire night, she didn’t care that she was getting soaked all she cared about was getting beautiful pictures. Which she did! I love all my wedding pictures. I still use her to this day for any type of pictures I need because I am in love with her work! Don’t think twice about booking her for your special day, she is the right one and you won’t regret it!!❤️

Jazzmen W

Via The Knot

I found Melissa on Instagram and she responded right away. She went out to the location a few days before the shoot to make sure the flowers were still there which she didn’t have to do because it was quite a drive for her. She gave me a few options on locations, and the different flowers that would be there. We were a little late arriving for our photos but Melissa didn’t mind. We kind of did our own poses and Melissa let us take as much time as we needed. She didn’t give us a time frame which is what a lot of photographers do. She was in no rush and I felt like she really took a lot of pictures of my 1 year because we all know how hard it is to get a good picture of a baby. A few days later she sent me some edited pictures to show me some samples and I really liked that because I was very anxious to see them. Lol. They all came out perfect and we definitely being booking her in the future.

Andrea

Via Yelp

Melissa was so patient with my daughter and getting her to smile. It was my daughter and I first time taking professional pictures together and they came out so good.

Nicole

Via Yelp

We recently did a couples shoot with Melissa and it was wonderful! Melissa did such a great job not only with our photos but making us feel comfortable and we had so much fun! If you are looking for some great natural light photos Melissa is your girl! We will definitely be booking her again!

Courtnie

Via Yelp

Melissa is amazing, truly has an eye for photography and is sure to impress! I will continue using her for all of my portrait and family sessions. I do not have kids but she was patient with my three wild dogs and our photos turned out fantastic. I’ve also done a boudoir session and felt very comfortable in front of her, she is respectful and her photos made me feel beautiful! I highly recommend Melissa Brannon Photography.

Jordan V

Via Yelp

Melissa is a new photographer in Bakersfield but she has the promise to be one of the best! She is very friendly, professional, and easy to work with. I had a few ideas for poses, and she is great at collaborating with you. I’ve worked with several other photographers in past and things she did NOT disappoint with as others had: She scoped the location ahead of time to make sure it was good to go (I’ve had a photographer tell me same day that the location wouldn’t work after all and had no backup location so we cancelled), she was on time and ready to go, (again, I’ve had some be late), she had ideas/toys to try to get child to look into the camera. (I’ve had another photographer with absolutely nothing).
She was very PATIENT and understood that kids need time to warm up. She worked with us and was able to get nice smiles from my girl. Other photographers I’ve worked with will keep shooting whether the child is frowning and not even care in the end how the child looks. That would make for bad and unnatural photos. I compared her to other photographers because I’ve worked with several others who had been doing it for years who did not compare to Melissa’s professionalism! It was a breath of fresh air! She takes photos until she gets great ones! Melissa captured a variety of posed and candid photos. She is super easy to work with and does beautiful work! 🙂 We love our pictures and are thrilled with them! You won’t regret hiring her for your photos! She is awesome at what she does & loves it!

Christie

Yelp

Melissa gave us the best experience while taking our family photos. She was so laid back, made it so easy for us to be ourselves and have fun. She was great with my kids. Her prints came out so clear and look so great on my wall. I can not wait for another session.

Stephanie

Via Yelp

Melissa is so sweet to work with. She recently squeezed me in for a family session. She was patient with my 3 year old and ensured she got great shots. She had a quick turn around time too and I them back very quickly. We love our photos and our experience with her. I highly recommend her and will definitely be using her in the future.

Miranda

Via Yelp

Melissa was very sweet and very professional! The pictures came out absolutely amazing! She was so great with my son. I highly recommend her! I’ll definitely have her to more photos in the near future! Thank you again Melissa!

Christie

Via Facebook

Melissa did a family session for us, and it was awesome! She is very patient with small children & manages to capture all the perfect moments! I would recommend her to any friends or family!

Liz

Via Facebook

Melissa is by far the best photographer I’ve worked with. She did both a boudoir session, as well as almond orchard session. She made us feel comfortable, and able to capture us as we are and make the photos beautiful!

Jordan C

Via Facebook

She’s amazing! I am beyond amazed with my pictures. She will now be my photographer for everything. She captured the sweetest most intimate moments. Literally bawled when going through my pics.. Thank you melissa!

Nichole

Via WeddingWire

Melissa far exceeded my expectations! I couldn’t have picked a better photographer to capture my wedding day. I am having such a hard time picking my favorite pictures to frame because there are SO MANY amazing shots! She managed to catch a ton of details and fun little moments. I feel like everyone’s personalities truly show in the photos and it makes me cherish them much more. I have a tendency to be a little awkward for pictures but she made me feels so comfortable and we were laughing and smiling the whole time. She also managed to get my husband to loosen up for pictures and he hates getting his picture taken. Lol I’m totally blown away with her professionalism and talent. I got a bunch sneak peeks back almost immediately and her turnaround time for my (huge) wedding gallery was so fast. She’s just amazing. The whole experience was very relaxed and fun. I highly, highly recommend her to anyone needing photos done.

Katherine

Via WeddingWire

Endless memories
Melissa was such a pleasure to work with. She was very attentive to my requests and really saved my sanity on my wedding day! She provided a detailed timeline which was incredibly helpful but was also flexible when something didn’t fall exactly in line. I am still in awe of the 700+ amazing photos she provided from my wedding in July. She was able to capture so many one time, special moments and having photos to reminisce and be reminded of our special day for years to come is priceless! I highly recommend Melissa, she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and she made me and my husband feel so comfortable even before we met in person. She is very talented and definitely will not disappoint!

Lilly

Via WeddingWire

Melissa is an AMAZING photographer. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and truly made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day. She is very nice and professional. She gave me a timeline ahead of time so that I knew exactly how my day with her would be. She delivered my photos ahead of time and sent me sneak peaks the next day. If you are in search of a photographer, end it here! She is overall an amazing person! My husband and I are SO HAPPY & IN LOVE with our photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

Kayla

Via WeddingWire

She was amazing!
Melissa was an absolute dream to work with. She made everything so easy and she was so organized. Her pictures turned out stunning and we are so happy she captured our day for us. I would recommend over and over again!

Krista

Via WeddingWire

Amazingggg!
I knew from the moment I met Melissa she was going to make this process so easy. When you think back of your wedding day all you have are photos to remember your big day that’s why it’s important to pick an amazing photographer and we did just that. I’m so thankful she captured beautiful photos and made the process so smooth. I would totally recommend Nelissa to anyone looking for a photographer. Thank you from the bottom of my hearts.

Becky

Via WeddingWire

The bessssssst
Whatever you do, PICK MELISSA. Just do it. Don’t think about it, just do it. When choosing Melissa I had no clue about anything to do with weddings. I literally saw her instagram by doing my own research & set up an appointment strictly off of her Instagram. I met Melissa on a lunch break so it took me less than 30 minutes to decide that she was the one who would capture the best day of our lives. I didn’t know Melissa , I didn’t know anybody who knew Melissa I just instantly loved the person she was! It felt like I knew her lol.
She tells you exactly what to do for your photos and even the poses you might think are kinda awkward turn out the best, because she knows what she’s doing! She brings things to life that would have never even crossed your mind. I have the BEST wedding album. I have pictures of literally everything that went on at my wedding and then some. And she was all by herself without a second photographer (which proves how amazing she really is!)
Before my wedding I would have known the HUGE part a photographer plays in your big day. It’s bigger than anybody can imagine. You think “yeah I’ll get some nice pictures” but who comes up with the poses for those nice pictures? Who makes sure to tell the guys to keep their hands in pockets??? MELISSA! So thankful we had her for our big day! We love you!!!! And look forward to using her in future events, family photos, whatever else I can get a picture out of lol.

Kandice

Via WeddingWire

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