A warm, SnapKnot welcome to Melissa Amengual Nava of Flare Affair, one of the most recent additions to our list of Miami, Florida wedding photographers. Melissa considers herself to have a romantic, documentary style approach to photography resulting in natural, sweet wedding photos.
Melissa hails from a large, loving family in Caracas, Venezuela, where any excuse to celebrate and share together is a good one. She has loved photography since she was a child, but decided to make it a part of her life a few years ago when she realized that she wanted to help couples make memories that they can cherish for the rest of their lives- much in the same way that she had growing up!
She explains further that she has always been a very romantic and emotional person.
“I found my place in this wedding world when I realized what I could give my clients was something no other vendor could do. Being a part of the families for the rest of their lives through my work has always been an inspiration and honor I cherish.”
Melissa’s two major professional influences include Elizabeth Messina and Jose Villa. Both are photographers she deeply admires, as she believes that they have the gift of transmitting feelings and emotions through their images, which is her ultimate goal.
Melissa recommends couples just starting their search for a wedding photographer to think critically about what their personal style is, so that when they find a photographer that suits that style, they can be relaxed and confident about what the outcome is going to be.
“Something that happens a lot with weddings is that I become part wedding planner, part maid of honor, and photographer at the same time. Because I end up bonding so much with the bride, groom, and their families, I now have every client as a dear friend who is always wanting to know about my latest work and talk for hours to catch up! I love my job!”
Lastly, Melissa says not to be surprised if you see her and her hubby dancing in the corner by the end of the night. He assists her from time to time, and they love working together!