Main Office Location: 1737 Chorro St / By Appointment Only
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact: Melissa Fitzpatrick
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Service Area: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties and available worldwide.
Melissa Fitzpatrick and her husband Martin have been photographing weddings together on the Central Coast for almost a decade. Getting her start in commercial and fashion photography, Melissa’s images are artistic and stylized while Martin takes a more candid, photojournalistic approach. But brides tell us the best part about Fitzpatrick Studios is how they perfectly balance the formality with the fun—making the picture-taking process comfortable and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Melissa is flexible in designing her packages and albums to best suit your needs. Take a look at her website for examples of different album designs and general package information and pricing.
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“Melissa really made taking our pictures fun. She has a combination of formal and spontaneous style, and we trusted her completely.”
“I was 100% happy with my wedding photos.”
“Pictures are one of the only things that you have left from a wedding, and I have incredible ones that will remind me of what a wonderful day I had for the rest of my life.”
“Melissa herself is warm and easygoing and it makes you want to work with her.”
“I was very clear in communicating desirable shots and she captured them all beautifully. I love the photojournalistic approach she took in our photographs.”
“Melissa is friendly, funny, easy to talk to, and good at directing the shots for the posed ones—we didn’t have to worry or think about anything, she took care of the whole process.”
“She was just very easy and accommodating. I give her a 10.”
“Melissa and her husband were tireless throughout the whole day, and laughed with us until the very end.”
“She was always available to discuss or answer any of our questions. She was helpful with wardrobe choices for the engagement pictures as well as creative poses for engagement and wedding pictures.”
“The photo album turned out amazing. I could not have been happier.”
Questions and Answers
What 3 words describe your work? Classic. Elegant. Timeless.
Why should someone hire you? We take great pride in our work and do whatever it takes to create beautiful images for our clients while being sensitive and unobtrusive.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started? I loved taking photos all the way back to high school, but at first, I wasn't very good at it! So I took a few classes and was hooked. I loved that I could use my camera as a tool to create art as I see it and realized that no two people see things the same way, so what I create is unique to me.
What is your favorite quote? "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
What makes a wedding memorable for you? Definitely the people I meet.
What have weddings taught you? Every person is unique and every relationship is unique.
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding? Start as early as possible, be organized and most importantly, enjoy the process of planning your wedding.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be? To be invisible. That would be really great.
Extracurricular activities: Golf, remodeling our 100-year-old home, and home decorating.
Fitzpatrick Studios Covers These Areas:Central California
- Central Coast Beach Area and San Luis Obispo
- Fresno Bakersfield and Central Valley
- Paso Robles and the Central Coast Wine Country
- Santa Barbara Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.