Melissa Wright is an Arizona-based photographer, available internationally and specializing in
photojournalistic wedding photography and portraits. With over 10 years and thousands of hours of experience,
Melissa and her second shooter John bring moments to life and capture special experiences forever.

Wedding Photography

You’re engaged! Congratulations! When you book your wedding photographer, there’s one thing we always encourage you to keep in mind. All the other preparations – the perfect dress, a beautiful venue, meaningful details, your closest friends and family – are preserved forever by your photographer. Everything you’re working so hard to bring together will exist for a few short hours in that special state, and then live on forever in the photographs you have of that day. So choose your photographer wisely! No pressure!
Good photography should capture not only the details of your day but the feeling – the spirit – of those important moments. That’s what we do at Melissa Wright Photography. Melissa will synchronize with you ahead of time to come up with the best way to create a lasting, living document of the most significant day of your life. We have a photojournalistic style, which simply means that we allow your wedding to happen in front of our lenses, without too much posing or artificial arrangements. See our gallery for examples.


We are available anywhere in Arizona and California (AZ and CA), including the Phoenix area, east and west valley, Flagstaff, Sedona and Tucson, with special rates for Lake Havasu City and Parker. We regularly work in Southern California, including the Los Angeles area, San Diego and anywhere in Orange County and the Inland Empire. And of course we’ve photographed many weddings further afield, too, including New Hampshire, Washington and Ireland.

Latest from the Blog

Portraits of Resistance
August 24, 2017 by Melissa Wright 

Donald J. Trump made his first visit as president to the western United States, giving a widely-criticized...

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Lauren & Scot – Sun Lakes Arizona Wedding
August 10, 2016 by Melissa Wright 

It all started with a beautiful Catholic ceremony, and it came to an end with a bumping dancefloor later...

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Life Photography Portrait Wedding 
Lauren & Scott – Engagement at the Botanical Gardens Phoenix
May 3, 2016 by Melissa Wright 

We get to photograph this lovely couples wedding in less than two weeks! Lauren and Scott had impeccable...

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