Main Office Location:
San Francisco, California
San Francisco native Melinda Rodriguez is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things vintage, and a total people-person. With a fun and witty approach, Melinda establishes trust with her clients right from the start—quickly putting them at ease in front of her camera, which in turn, produces relaxed, true-to-life images. Her photos are vibrant, light-hearted, and romantic, and she delivers the perfect balance of candid and posed shots. She is adept at not only photographing people, but also the surroundings and the details.
Wedding Commissions begin at $3200. In addition to wedding photography, Melinda also specializes in glamorous boudoir photography. Boudoir Commissions begin at $450. Please contact the studio for detailed pricing information.
I absolutely love what I do. I feel blessed to have the privilege of sharing in the happiness of my clients' special day. Since I am so passionate about capturing weddings, I envision each wedding as a new adventure and work to give each bride and groom unique photos.
I am a huge fanatic of yester-year! I love all things vintage. I've been inspired by the movies, art, wardrobe, architecture, etc. since I was teenager, before it became the "in" thing. It definitely inspires and influences my art.
Capturing weddings has taught me to appreciate life, family and moments in time. Life is short and full of unexpected adversities. You can NEVER turn back the hands of time! Keeping those thoughts close to heart makes me strive to do the best job I can do with EVERY wedding that I capture. You just don't know when that photo will be the last photo you capture with a person's loved one.
I am a hopeless romantic at heart, so weddings appealed to me. My photography career actually started by accident. I took a trip with girlfriends to Europe and "played photographer." When I came back with great photographs…Voila! The love affair with photography and the journey began!
Funny. Passionate. Considerate.
My favorite quote is actually my tagline: "Excellence is not an act but a habit." It is a partial quote of the Greek philosopher, Aristotle.
I have been married for almost 20 years and I always tell my couples not to take themselves too seriously. Laughter has been the best medicine for my husband and I. When you laugh together, you can't stay angry or sad for too long.
Singing and dancing.
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- Solano County
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“My photos were the best. I was very impressed with the flow and completeness of the photos Melinda captured. All moments were captured—and then some. Viewing the photos was like reliving the most amazing day of my life. Plus, I got to see some moments that I’d missed on the actual day!”
“Melinda was very easy to work with. She had great ideas and also listened to mine. I would rate her a 10 out of 10.”
“Melinda is very friendly, warm and personable. Our guests loved working with her, as did the wedding party.”
“All through the planning process everything was great. Melinda always got back to me really quickly, forgave my gazillion bride questions and answered them promptly.”
“Her style is very unique, romantic and almost retro. She has a fabulous eye and works well with even fuller-sized women. Not everyone is a size 2 and she makes everyone look beautiful. I was happy and very satisfied.”
“Melinda and her assistant were both so professional. What I liked more was that they were comfortable!! On a day that can be highly stressful, it was nice that they were so calming.”
“She worked hard to make sure I had all the photos that I requested on my list.”
“Melinda made everything very easy. As a bride, you want things less complicated. I didn’t have to follow up with Melinda, she actually reached out to us.”