Testimonials

“Anyone can take a photo, but when I am lucky enough to have Melissa shooting an event for us in our store or on location at a trade show she always manages to give us spectacular photos that give all of our events an impressively professional look for our website. She’s able to create and find moments that you didn’t even notice as they were happening but you find them afterwards in her photos. All of her talent is in these photos, you only need to look at them to understand what makes her a professional in this industry.” Jonny, owner of Metropolis Comics and Toys

“My wedding day was a blur. Getting ready, walking down the aisle, the ceremony, running around like idiots with the wedding party, dinner, speeches, dancing… it all went by so fast. Getting our wedding photos was like getting to do it all over again, but in slow motion. Some people’s wedding photos look over-stylized, overly artsy, and over-posed. Melissa captured, perfectly, exactly how exciting, emotional, and crazy-beautiful our wedding really was, and caught all those very real, once-in-a-lifetime moments with the eye and flair of a brilliant artist, so they will forever look their best. I only get to marry Rob once, but thanks to Melissa, it will never lose any of it’s awesomeness.” Kim and Rob, wedding clients 2011

“In the time that Melissa Dex Guzman has worked for Ricepaper, she has been able to use her photography talent to add visual flair to Ricepaper reviews, profiles, and features. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for taking visually arresting photographs. In addition to her enormous creative skills, she has a strong work ethic and great teamwork and communication skills (whether working with coworkers or freelancers). She is also a ton of fun to work with.” Patricia Lim – Managing Editor, Ricepaper Magazine

“Melissa Dex Guzman is an astute individual with a passion for people, culture, and attention to visual detail. I have worked with her on a number of magazine features, and have been pleased with the results. Melissa is open to clients’ suggestions and provides a unique perspective to each assignment. Her flexibility (and quality equipment) will be of asset to whoever she works with. I support her career as a professional photographer — whether for personal, professional or industry contracts — and I’m sure that she will contribute to capturing the essence of your event, with flair!” Eury Chang – Editor, Ricepaper Magazine

“How can we ever thank you for the beautiful wedding photos! Thanks for doing such an outstanding job. You’re professional, creative and passionate about your work. It is so admirable. We had so much fun working with you and we had so many compliments from our wedding guests about our pictures. You were able to capture the feelings and the beauty in every photo. We will look at them fondly for many years to come.” Negar and Alhagie, wedding clients 2005

“We are so happy and amazed with our wedding photographs from Melissa. Melissa is talented, professional and demonstrates a passion for what she does. She has a unique style and flair for photography. Her vision captured the emotions and feelings of our special day. She provided high quality photographs but also went above and beyond so we will forever carry the memories of the day with us.” Natalie and Chris, wedding clients 2006

“Melissa is awesome! The pictures were beyond our greatest expectations and she was excellent at making everyone feel relaxed and have fun, even the kids. I loved all the photos, especially the candid ones, she really documented the whole event. It is important to have a creative photographer that you can be completely confident in and Melissa definitely fits the bill on that.” Jessie and Trevor, wedding clients 2009

“Melissa is one of the most talented photographers I know. Her technical skill is matched only by her creative abilities. I enjoy her both as a inspiring photography buddy, and when she has worked with me professionally as a well organized second camera at a wedding shoot.” Rod, primary photographer and partner 2008

“Melissa was a pleasure to work with! Her experience and artistic eye made it easy and fun to put together creative shots. Melissa has the unique ability to understand the personality and needs of her clients. This is evident in her photos and editing. I would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for professional and memorable pictures that have a classic feel with an artistic edge.” Mark and Carlyanne, wedding clients 2010

“Melissa did our engagement photos AND shot some great action shots at our Roller Derby Bout. Her versatility and range of styles allowed her to be sufficient for each event. The photos she took of my fiance and I were thoughtful and turned out better than I could have imagined. She is quick, efficient, easy-going and even trucked out in the rain with us. Her product is very professional and I’m hiring her again for my wedding.” Rebekah and Darren, wedding clients 2011

“I had the chance to work with Melissa, she took photos for my band (Waiting For Sunday). We did a session of live shots and group photos. Melissa is not only a treat to work with, but her professional attitude and ideas are an asset that’s hard to come by. Her work is best expressed through film and is truly something you need to experience to believe.” Dan, Waiting for Sunday

“Melissa is a detail oriented, creative and edgy photographer. She’s not afraid to go out of her comfort zone to get the job done, makes bold statements about what she likes or doesn’t like and challenges the status quo. I chose Melissa because I trust her completely to take awesome shots and everyone loved the photos on my site – www.beautifulomyoga.com.” Mei, Beautiful Om Yoga