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Costa Rica! Oh my goodness was it amazing! Last week my husband and I took a week long trip to Costa Rica with our close friends Mallory & Aaron (pictured below). It was an incredible trip to say the least! We stayed in Potrero which I would highly recommend. The house we rented was a 5 minutes walk to 2 beaches, with 2 more within a 5 minute drive. There were incredible restaurants everywhere and so much to see! We saw a pack of monkeys one night while walking down to the beach in these photos, Playa Penca. It was HOT the entire time we were there, which I love. Give me 90 degree weather with a crap ton of humidity and I am in heaven. Add a beach on and I’m pretty much set for life! Costa Rica has my name written all over it!

One of my favorite things about the scenery were those islands off the coast. I wasn’t expecting them, and there were a ton! The first morning we were there I though a few of the smaller ones were boats, until I realized they’d been in the same spot for hours! April is dry season in Costa Rica, so a lot of the trees were dead (though that didn’t make it any less beautiful there!) and I’ve already told my husband we’re going back after rainy season one of these years so I can see all those islands GREEN! It’s happening.

Mallory & Aaron were so great to let me photograph them during our vacation. I think they’ve accepted the fact that just about anywhere we travel together, I’m going to make them get dressed up for a photo shoot. Get ready to see a lot more of them, because these two our are travel buddies for life! Not that you haven’t seen a lot of them already, what with their wedding, engagement session, and proposal already on the blog! These two are old pros in front of my camera! And they already know, but I just love the crap out of them for putting up with my photographer needs!

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Melissa Sue Photography is a Colorado and Destination wedding photographer who specializes in wedding and engagement photography. Melissa is based in Colorado, but travels worldwide, capturing local and destination weddings all over.

To learn more about me, my photography, and how I can best serve you on your wedding day click here or send me an email to set up a consultation.

I can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Poppy Carter - These are just so beautiful and full of so much love! Incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Kira - I love Costa Rica, glad you had a great trip!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - Oh that’s golden beach light! Swoon!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - I love the lighting on this one! Their expressions are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Marie - Ahhhhh…this looks like a wonderful, relaxing vacation! Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

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6 years old already!! Time is just flying by!

Every year when this anniversary rolls around it always makes me stop and think about all the people who help make my business successful. Building a photography business is simply not possible on your own, and there are so many people that I will forever be grateful for. Family members, my husband, my mentors and friends. All of you know who you are and what you mean to me.

But also, again, my sweet clients. My beautiful brides and wonderful grooms. You amazing couples who bring so much joy and light to not only my business, but my life. You, who have shared with me your most precious moments, who have welcomed me into your lives like I’d always been there. You sweet, beautiful people.

Thank you.

Thank you, again, for choosing me, trusting me to be there on this day for you. Thank you for treating me less like a wedding vendor and more like a friend. Thank you for sharing your joy with me. Thank you for your kind words about your photos that truly make the hard parts of this job so worth it.

Thank you.

Now, in true MSP fashion, it wouldn’t be a proper thank you without a giveaway! I love being able to give back to my clients who have given me so much!

This year I’m giving away 2 free couples sessions!

Head over to my Facebook page to learn more and enter for your chance to win!

Melissa Sue Photography is a Colorado and Destination wedding photographer who specializes in wedding and engagement photography. Melissa is based in Colorado, but travels worldwide, capturing local and destination weddings all over.

To learn more about me, my photography, and how I can best serve you on your wedding day click here or send me an email to set up a consultation.

I can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Kaylee Korbelik - Nate and I can’t wait to have our pictures done by you!! You have done an amazing job for so many of our friends and we are honored to have you as our photographer for our engagement session and in 2018 for the wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Mariah - Mel! I’m so happy to see how far you’ve come! Your work is amazing and inspiring! Congratulations on your success! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Jessica villela - Thats amazing! Your work is amazing! Congrats melissa on the success!
    Have you put much thought on sessions with livestock? Just a thought.ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlyn McEntire - We felt privileged to have found such a FANTASTIC photographer to create such beautiful memories of our special day! We hear stories all the time of people having to retake their wedding pictures later with another photographer, etc, and we get to brag about our gorgeous photos and how easy you were to work with! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Jones - Six years- how awesome is that! You should be proud. I’m so glad to have found you- only wish I knew you when we were married! :)ReplyCancel

  • Joanna - Congratulations on your 6 year anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Misty Prater - I’ve followed you for at least 3 of those 6 years and have always been impressed by your work! Congratulations on your successes! I look forward to seeing more in the years to come!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Congrats on 6 years! Crazy we’ve been apart of it for 4&1/2 years!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Congratulations on your 6th year in business! Your amazing at what you do! Hopefully we will win the couples session!!!ReplyCancel

    • melissasuephotos - Don’t forget to comment on the facebook post too! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Staci - Congrats on six years your photos are beautiful! I always look forward to seeing what you capture!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Bulkley - Congrats! Your work is beautiful! I’d love to win this giveaway. My hubby is leaving for 6 months in May and I’d love to get some photos before he goes :)ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - What an awesome anniversary giveaway! You’re the best! Congrats on your success lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Marie - Congrats on 6 years! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Aryn Baker - Congratulations on six years of business! Your photography is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharee - Happy business anniversary – 6 years is big! The couples that win your photography giveaway are very lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Alissa - Happy Anniversary! What a great giveawayReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Yes! Happy Anniversary. Here’s to another six years! And another….and another!ReplyCancel

  • Tiara - Happy anniversary to MSP!
    It must feel amazing to be in business for 6 years and have amazing clients supporting you!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Garza - Congratulations on your 6 year anniversary! So amazing and any couple would be lucky to win a session from you. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jina - I love these photos! I wanna get married all over again just for pictures lolReplyCancel

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