Here’s what some our clients have to say!

Melissa and Kristen are the best!  We first met Melissa in her studio in Flagstaff and her calm demeanor (and of course gorgeous pictures!) made us sure that she was the photographer for us.  She was quick to respond to any questions we had, either by phone or email, and we felt extremely comfortable with her even after one visit.  We met Kristen on our wedding day and she was very easy to talk with and had a positive attitude.  Our experience with Melissa and Kristen on our wedding day was awesome!  They caught all the details of our day that we wanted captured and then some.  They captured the beauty of Sedona and our wedding and we will enjoy looking back at our pictures to relive our wonderful day.  We definitely made the right decision when choosing them as our photographers.  If you want caring photographers that take awesome, creative pictures, Melissa and Kristen are the right photographers for you!  -Wendy and Jon

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Melissa Dunstan is one of our near and dear friends and despite our desire to have her photograph our wedding personally we wanted her to be a part of our special day as a bridesmaid instead.  Fortunately for us, her partner, Kristen Carnes, was available to shoot our wedding, and did a phenomenal job!  Aside from their friendship, Melissa and Kristen Carnes (both of Melissa Dunstan Photography) have an amazing knack for capturing candid and special moments at weddings; those moments that are genuine, show the love between two people, their families and friends.  Kristen made us feel at ease during our portraits and had a way of being almost invisible throughout the ceremony and reception.  Not having a disruptive or “in your face” photographer on our wedding day allowed us to remember the moments, the laughs and the friends and family.  When it came to ordering a photo album of our wedding (because the pictures were SO great), Kristen designed a masterpiece! We are so happy with our pictures and the memories that Melissa Dunstan Photography captured of our day. – Carrie & T.C.

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Having great wedding photos was one of our biggest priorities while planning. When the day is done, the pictures help you relive the memories forever. From the minute we met Melissa at a bridal fair and saw her work, we knew she was the one we wanted to document our wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with the decision. Not only are the pictures gorgeous, and make me smile every time I look at them, but both her and Kristen were a pleasure to spend the day with. We always felt comfortable  and like we were hanging out with more of our friends. Melissa truly is one of the sweetest people we have ever met and it was a true honor for her to be part of our day. ~ Alicia & Kyle

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Finding the perfect photographer is more than hiring a professional to shoot some pictures. While looking for someone to do our engagement photos I realized that I wanted someone who would find our smile, our laugh, and make us feel completely at ease. Working with Melissa was absolutely great. Our day was adventurous with many on the run outfit changes and random pieces of furniture appearing in the fields of flowers…it was so much fun! Having Melissa take our engagement photos was such a wonderful experience!! ~ Kristen

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We got our album around last week and it’s so lovely!   Our parents (whose albums are huge!) love them so much. My mom has already been taking hers to work to show all of the ladies that she works with! I really can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us. We’ve received so many compliments about our photos and about you!  I really can’t thank you enough! This was just the best experience and I’m so happy that we’ll have these photos forever! We all love you so much! We will definetly be calling you up in the future :)~Mairen

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“I knew that Melissa was the right photographer for my wedding due to her ability to take beautiful and artistic photographs, but also because she loves weddings and marriages.  She is very sweet and sentimental when it comes to love.  She is also very easy to talk with, work with and take direction from.  She is incredibly friendly and genuine.  She will work very hard for you.   I waited in much anticipation to see the photographs and they bring tears to my eyes. They are so incredibly beautiful and worth every penny.   Once your wedding day is over all you will have left is your husband, photographs and memories.   I recommend Melissa to every bride I know.” ~ Cameron Iacona

“Melissa, Thank you so much for coming all the way to Mexico to shoot our wedding. You are awesome! The pictures are wonderful. You couldn’t have captured the day any better!” ~ Mandy and Jay Ortega

“Wow!! The pictures are absolutely amazing!!! I can’t thank you enough for doing such a great job of documenting our wedding! We love every one of them! ” ~ Sara and Chad Friedle

“Melissa, Thank you so much for all you did for us on our special day. The photos you took are beautiful and we loved your down to earth personality. The fact that you took time out of your day (the day after the wedding) to come back down to Sedona was so meaningful to Vann and I and it just goes to show what a wonderful person you are.” ~ Jamie Lanz

“All I can say is wow! The images turned out better than I imagined. The pictures are absolutely amazing!! I am speechless…it will take me a while to look through all of these…I have not seen one that I don’t like so far! I am so happy right now!! Oh, I just can’t believe how amazing they look! We are so pleased!  So many to choose from…it will be hard to pick our favorites. Thanks again Melissa, your creativity and passion for photography is what makes you so successfull. You tell a story with every photo shoot you do, and that is not easy. Thanks again for eveything….”~ Elissa and Luke

“Melissa, the pictures are stunning!! I cried! What a wonderful photographer you are!! !Thank you sooo much.” ~ Lanette Devilliers (Heathers mom)

“Melissa!! The photos are amazing!! I’ve been trying to wait patiently for a glimpse of our photos and they were even better than I’ve been imagining! I can’t pick a favorite, but the one with the moon is surreal and the front picture looks like a magazine! I don’t know if you can tell from all the exclamation points, but I am thrilled with your work. I want to say that it was our lucky fortune to have you photograph our wedding. You made it easy and fun and we’ll always have these amazing images to remind us of our special day. Thank you again so much and I will be happy to recommend you to any and all people needing pictures taken of any kind. Thank you again” ~ Molly Till

In many instances, all we have in life is our memories from different events.  You have such a wonderful talent of documenting those memories for us to share forever and ever. You have, once again, made me cry and I am so thankful for your talent and your time. Our family photos are spectacular beyond words and I will cherish them forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.   ~  The Johnson Family