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Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I am a wedding photographer based in Denver, Colorado who loves to travel and meet new people!. Grab a nice hot drink (or glass of wine!) cuddle up, and enjoy browsing my latest work and getting a peek into my life!

Hi! I'm Melissa

Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I am a wedding photographer based in Denver, Colorado who loves to travel and meet new people!. Grab a nice hot drink (or glass of wine!) cuddle up, and enjoy browsing my latest work and getting a peek into my life!

Hi! I'm Melissa

I’m so excited to share this Highlands Ranch Mansion styled shoot! It turned out so much more amazing than I could’ve ever dreamed. I wanted to do this shoot specifically at Highlands Ranch Mansion because I really love the classic elegant style that the mansion exudes. It was my inspiration for the whole shoot. I […]

Colorado Weddings, Personal, Weddings

Highlands Ranch Mansion Styled Shoot

Man, has the time flown by!! I really can’t believe I’ve been doing this for over 7 years!! It feels like it’s been forever and only 2 seconds all at once. I’ve photographed 127 weddings and over 400 portrait sessions. (yes I went back and counted) When I was thinking about what I wanted to […]

Engagement, Personal, Weddings

Melissa Sue Photography is 7 years old!!

Hiring a wedding photographer can be such a tough decision! There are so many options out there, it can be hard to decide. To help you out a little bit, here areĀ 4 myths about hiring a wedding photographer. You have to hire a photographer where you live/are getting married So false!!! These days, almost any […]

Wedding Planning Tips

4 Myths about Hiring a Wedding Photographer

I love engagement session so much!! These mountain engagement photos for Chi and Brenda was no exception. In fact, I might have even loved it a little more than I usually do because these two were SO much fun to hang out with!! I was laughing the whole session long! These two were complete naturals […]

Engagement

Mountain Engagement Photos – Chi and Brenda

In a clifftop terrace, overlooking the bay, I watched as family members stood and praised Jordan’s steadfast, constant character, and Molly’s beautiful, exuberant spirit. I stood surrounded by the smiling faces of the friends and family who cherish this couple so much they would travel thousands of miles to be a part of this day. […]

Destination Weddings, Weddings

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos Wedding – Molly and Jordan

Crooked Willow Farms is one of those venues that I’ve dreamed of working at since I became a wedding photographer. So, when Erika of Erika Overholt Photography said she needed a 2nd photographer for a Crooked Willow Farms wedding, I jumped at the chance! I was so excited to finally photograph a wedding at Crooked […]

Colorado Weddings, Weddings

Crooked Willow Farms Wedding – Isaac and Stephanie

Yesterday was my 29th birthday! This time last year I was photographing Mercy and Nicholas’ wedding in Jamaica. They have the added Melissa Sue Photography benefit of me never forgetting their anniversary! This year, my wonderful, amazing, so so thoughtful husband planned a surprise trip for us up to Steamboat Springs. He thought of everything! […]

Personal

Steamboat Springs for My Birthday!

What to do When You Get Engaged: Celebrate!! Don’t get caught up in the stress of wedding planning just yet! Take a minute to celebrate with your new fiance and enjoy just being engaged! You’ll be married for the rest of your lives, but only engaged for a short while, so celebrate it! Spread the […]

Denver Engagement Session, Engagement, Wedding Planning Tips

What to do When You Get Engaged

“You must see some crazy stuff!!” I hear this alll the time when people find out I’m a wedding photographer! Honestly, I haven’t really seen very many truly “scandalous” moments that most people think I have. I’m 100% sure that is due to how incredible my clients are, and what good people they are! What […]

Colorado Weddings, Destination Weddings, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort wedding, Personal, The Manor House, The Pines at Genesee, Weddings

My Favorite Moments of 2017

What. A. Year. This might be the longest year in review post yet!! I was so blessed to be a part of so many incredible weddings, I had SUCH a hard time narrowing down what images to include in this post! I love doing these posts at the end of each year, it is so […]

Colorado Weddings, Destination Weddings, LDS Weddings, Personal, Weddings

2017 Year in Review – Weddings