We first met Melinda back in February after finding Shoebox Photography on weddingful.com and purchased an Engagement Photo Shoot. We loved Melinda. Her mild, easy going nature quickly put us at ease in front of the camera. Without being bossy, she took charge and had us doing all sorts of fun and entertaining poses. We were so thrilled with the engagement photos, we immediately asked her and Rob do to our wedding.
We sat down and came up with a really great package that was very well priced. Really reasonable and competitive in today’s wedding photography market.
Upon request, Melinda and Rob showed up bright and early (7am!) the morning of the wedding and immediately blended into the wedding party group (they had had a chance to meet mostly everyone a few nights prior at the rehearsal dinner, which they photographed as part of our package). They snapped and snapped and snapped some more, staging photos, taking candids and also wandering around, taking pictures of things they found interesting.
They stayed until the wee hours of the wedding night and were smiling the whole time.
I couldn’t have asked for a better couple. As a team they work well and one on one they are able to take command without making you feel bossed about.
My husband and I were blown away with the final product. Roughly 7000 photos selected and edited down to 1500 or so perfect and beautiful photographs. They took the time to capture photos of everyone in the wedding party, family and friends, as well as some gorgeous shots of the dress, shoes, rings, flowers, food, etc.
People I barely know, but have seen some photos floating around Facebook, etc, comment on how magical and stunning the photos are.
Melinda and Rob of Shoebox Photography are incredibly talented and lovely people. I would 100% recommend them for any photography needs, be it engagement, wedding, family portraits, whatever. They are phenomenal!
We took Mel with us to the Mayan Riviera, in Mexico for our wedding this past October. From the first conversation on the phone, I knew that she was the photographer for us! Mel was very professional, organized and friendly, making both my husband and I feel at ease instantly. She met with me a few times before leaving for Mexico where we planned out the wedding day together. Once she arrived in Mexico, she took the time to walk around the resort with us and plan out where our wedding photos would take place. On our wedding day, she was with us from the time we woke up until the very end of the reception, she blended in so easily with our guests that we didn’t even know she was there, as she captured all the special moments on our wedding day. We had to wait 6-8 weeks for our photos, but it was well worth the wait! The photos that she took were amazing! I would highly recommend Mel @ Shoebox to any future brides looking for a destination wedding photographer!
Thank you Rob & Melinda for making our day so memorable. Your skills as photographers are exquisite, unique, and tasteful. The pictures came out beyond our expectations. We were able to see the professional side of your relationship, and most importantly we were privileged enough to see the wonderful connection that you share with each other as partners in life. It was our family’s pleasure meeting the both of you and we cannot thank you enough for making our family portraits and wedding day so memorable and most importantly a lot of fun. Thank you.
I remember when I first research photographers, I literally found Rob and Mel on Google. When I first saw their website, I knew exactly these guys were going to be my photographers, the rest were history. I love how not only that they capture the moment, but they also capture you also off guard! Which makes a picture worth more than a thousand words! From time to time, I go on their website to look at their amazing work. Not only have they done my wedding photoshoot, but we have done other photoshoots with them and will be doing many more in the future. They have become our good friends, and friends will never let you down nor disappoint you. If you are looking to capture, the bold, the beautiful, the natural, the funnies, the tear jerks… Rob and Mel should be your 1st choice for photography.
Rob and Melinda of ShoeBox Photography photographed my wedding last August. With two photographers they worked seamlessly to provide complete coverage of the whole wedding. They were able to capture the entire day, including all the details that I worked so hard to plan. Melinda’s eye for detail was really appreciated. Both Rob and Melinda are fun and energetic, which made everyone feel at ease. Rob is genuinely funny guy and was able to make the few members of my wedding party that don’t like being photographed feel very comfortable- which resulted in fantastic group shots. I would highly recommend ShoeBox for their amazing personality and stunning results!
Mel & Rob provided us with more than just a service of photography at our wedding. They became our friends, got to know our family and blended in perfectly with our guests. They are personable and easy going, with great ideas and suggestions that create beautiful photos. I never felt pressured to know how to model or even know what kind of pictures I wanted. Melinda and Rob gave us creative ideas, suggestions and presented us with artistic pictures that highlighted our emotions in that moment and captured our hearts.
From our engagement photos to our wedding photos, I always felt confident in their ability to give us amazing pictures that would bring tears to my eyes when I looked at them and relived those moments again and again. – Linda
Mel and Rob make an amazing team! The added bonus of having two photographers there to capture the moment is unbeatable. I never expected that my wife and I would be this understood in terms of what we were after in our pictures. So much emotion captured in every shot yet so natural. I can look at these pictures over and over again! Exactly what we were after. Pictures really do speak a thousand words…. when taken by a professional of this caliber of course.
I highly recommend their services as you won’t be disappointed! – Mac
Just went through all the pics on the disc and I said WOW before, but now it’s WOW X 100…PURELY AWESOME. You have some serious talent. There are so many great shots. Thanks again for an amazing job.
We had the privilege of working with Melinda and Rob for our wedding photos and we couldn’t be happier with our choice! Right from the start they were easy to work with and provided us with ideas and suggested that suited us perfectly. We are so pleased with our photo’s – we had the party of our lifetime and the photo’s capture our day and reflect the couple we are. Thank you so much Melinda & Rob – our day wouldn’t have been the same without you!
Melinda and Rob are a great team. It was such a pleasure having them with us on the day and the results were stunning…
We’ve had so many compliments on our photos!
Still trying to pick favourites which is really hard when there’s so much choice.
Looking back a few months ago at our Engagement Party photos….hiring ShoeBox photography was the best choice we made for our event. The photos were amazing, the sunsets, the candid shots, the fireworks, it was better then we ever imagined. We are so so happy and have already enlarged many of the photos. I have received many compliments and contact info for the photographers. Thank you so much for your professionalism and quality of the photos. We plan to use the both of you for any future events.
Rob & Mel, We just wanted to thank you for being part of our 2nd wedding reception. Not everyone gets the opportunity to dawn their wedding attire twice – but we did and we’re happy you were there to capture the special moments. You each have your own unique photographic style and it blends to create an excellent package which captures all the special moments and details of our day. In the several hours we spent with you, we could see and feel the creativity you have, and the passion for what you do. You made us both feel so comfortable during the shoot, that you were able to capture us being ourselves and having fun – only dressed to the 9′s. We had a great time working with you at both the reception and our jaunt around downtown Vancouver. Hopefully the next time you are in Ontario or we are in BC we will get to work with you again – only next time you can capture the new additions joining our family in early spring. We will be enjoying our photos for many years to come.
Rob and Melinda were great, very friendly, easy going and professional. They shot wonderful photo’s and went above and beyond to assist in any way possible (inlcuding helping fix the bussle in my dress numerous times!). They were flexible and stayed an extra hour at the last minute request of us. All shots were great and they produce a great product. Would totally recommend Melinda and Rob to any couple.
You really captured the essence of the evening. We’re so happy with how they all turned out. Both Gem and I really want to extend a HUGE thank you for everything you’ve done to help capture our wedding day. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much.
Rob and Melinda create such a relaxed atmosphere that it’s very easy to feel totally comfortable in front of the camera, and the pictures really reflect that. The photos they took were a great balance of creative and naturalistic, and captured the essence of what we saw when we look at our baby boy.
My wife Kara and I wanted to have our family pictures done in a natural setting. Rob and Melinda directed us in scenarios that allowed them to capture our family relaxed and enjoying ourselves. Because Rob and Melinda work so well together, when one was setting up the next shot, the other was still taking candid shots. Some of those candid shots were some of our favorites. Their ability to work with our young family and keep them interested was effortless. We never felt rushed; it just felt like we were on a hike with great friends. When the pictures where shown to us, we were thrilled with their style. It was beyond anything we could have imagined.
Rob and Melinda were the perfect couple to capture the photos from our rainy wedding. We had to quickly switch to plan B when the weather did not cooperate with us. They were very professional and helped calm our nerves and make sure we got a variety of fun and romantic shots. Some of the ideas they came up with on the fly blew my mind and I can’t wait to see the gorgeous results!
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