"Melissa, I have to be honest, I was worried about doing this. There seems never to be enough time in the day and I have seen the art you produce from your pictures. Amazing! I was between events, hot and sweaty, feeling self-conscious and you immediately made me feel comfortable. Thank you for that. You are a dream to work with and I had fun! Smoke and mirrors really do work! Looking forward to the next session and HIGHLY recommend Melissa M. Harden, Paparazzo, to make your moments into art." Jim W.
"I can't express enough the unique experience I had with Melissa and her team. The moment I walked in till I left I was a true princess. The photo shoot was nothing I had ever done before. Melissa was full of laughter, smiles, creative ideas, and so willing to do what I wanted in my poses and outfits. She encouraged me to step out of my box and I did. It truly is a gift and talent to be able to share her love of photography with others." ~Cricket J.
"Melissa is amazing! Makes you feel like you're right at home an is an amazing as a photographer!! I know exactly where I'm going for now on.. right to Melissa Harden!!" ~ Jessica S.
"Melissa is so fun to work with and her creative ideas amaze me! She has taken photos of us on multiple occasions and I have loved her work every time!" ~Amy L.
"Melissa was wonderful to my family and took such great care and time creating the best family pictures that we will cherish." Jill H.
"So much fun and pictures turned out amazing!!" ~ Amanda H.
"You're awesome, Melissa! The pictures look great! Thank you for getting them to me so quickly. I really appreciate it!" Andy R.
"Excellent pics & great fun!!! I highly recommend a headshot session for everyone!" ~ Stephanie C.
"I met Melissa at a 3 Little Birds 4 Life charity event, she took a couple of photos of me in a Superman shirt in honor of my Godson Landon Stuckey, we became friends and had been talking and I decided to get my pictures taken. Was kind of nervous at first because never been in front of a camera like that. Yet we had a good time, she is very professional and I just love the photography she does and how she just loves the pics while she takes them. Talks about them, get excited and have to show you. Either way check out her page, set up an photo day and you are just going to love how your pictures turn out." ~ Jeffrey A.
"Melissa was great to work with! Made me feel very comfortable and I love the end results!" ~ Jodilynpaintings.com
"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you again SO much!!" ~ Melissa L.
"Not only did you provide us with superb photos, but also a fun time that we will cherish forever! Thank you, Melissa, for beautiful photos and memories!" ~Sharla Y.
"Melissa is an amazing photographer. I highly recommend her for your next headshot. Super sweet gal, too." ~Tanille U.
"My experience with Melissa in event pictures and individual portraits has been awesome! I love the way she draws out of you the most natural and perfect facial expressions by engaging in friendly conversation throughout the session. She really makes you feel right at home in front of the camera!" ~ Pastor Mike L.
"I had a wonderful time at my session with Melissa! ! She made me feel right at home!! And did a fantastic job with my pictures!!! Thank you Melissa" ~ Amy F.
"Melissa came to Brookstone, South here in Mattoon and took tons of pic of our residents! She is so amazingly talented! Not only did she capture our residents outside beauty she also captured their inner beauty!! Each and every one of us had so much fun!! She took her time and her warm and sweet personality made it an outstanding event!!! I personally cannot say enough great things about her! i have told everyone that will listen to me about her!!!" ~ Shannon O.
"Melissa Harden takes [photographs] from her heart - -I think she does everything form there ..... Melissa M. Harden, Paparazzo ... good stuff ...." Dr. Jim F.
"Melissa is an inspired photographer who cares about every detail. She can get your kids to look their best while having fun with them! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for professional and unique family portraits, individual pictures, party pictures, or special events. She takes her photography seriously, but make it feel like a party!" ~ Wendy L.
"Melissa is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. Her creativity is endless. She can see a shot or detail that we mortals miss. Melissa is pleasant, energetic and fun. She brings out the best in all her subjects including my cameraphobic son. You will LOVE her work!" ~ Lisa T.
"Excellent photographer! Definitely would recommend for any event! Very professional and photos are outstanding!!!" ~ Penny S.
"Melissa did a wonderful job taking out family photos.. we will be calling her again for spring pics this year." Melissa P.
"I had an absolute blast working with Melissa Harden to get my senior pictures I never had, taken today! She was so nice! Plus, Melissa also did a really great job with not letting my forever awkward photo taking, get in the way this time!! Its going to be tough picking winners out of this batch, their were so many! I never felt so beautiful! It was an experience nobody should miss out on, and Melissa is one women I most certainly recommend for the job! Thank you sooo much!" ~Layne K.
"Thank you Melissa you are awesome!!! Pleasure to work with you, thank you for the great ideas!" ~ Chris B.
"What a fun set-up with great props! I love this!" ~ Angie C.
"Melissa takes wonderful pictures and makes sure everyone is having fun while being photographed! She is also a patient and thoughtful photographer! She takes time and care to take unique photos that showcase the personalities of each person. My family and I are thankful for the wonderful school pictures she took of our daughter. We highly recommend her for professional family pictures, event pictures, wedding photos or individual portraits! We look forward to working with Melissa as a photographer this year and many more in the future!" ~ Kristine L.
Yearbook project for Classical Conversations, Charleston, IL
"Yearbooks are magnifique! Melissa Harden went above and beyond! !! Thank you!" ~ Wendi C.
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