One Red Door

Melissa & Dustin

Wedding photography extraordinaires

We were just where you are! Planning a wedding, trying to find the joy and meaning under the stress.

We are Dustin & Melissa, the proud creative photographers of One Red Door Photography. We love what we do & have so much excitement for you! This is an incredible time in your lives & we would love to have a little chat to see if we "CLICK"! We both went to school for business but fell in love with photography and the connections we made with our clients. We feed off our clients' energy and excitement and have been lucky enough to photograph hundreds of weddings in the last few years. 

You're in good hands with us behind the lens

hey there! we're so thrilled you're here.

Dustin and I always say we have two different stories of how we met. 

OUR love story

There's not an exact date we started dating but I do remember the moment when Dustin surprised me with a trip to San Diego to visit my best friend who just moved there.  It was on the plane ride home that I put my head on his shoulder to see what it felt like and the rest is history. 

I just remember when I put my head on his shoulder it felt like home. 

our engagement

We went back to San Diego and got an air bnb with my sister. One night, Dustin said since his parents just moved, they wanted a photo of us to hang on an empty wall. We went to a cliff that overlooked all the surfers at sunset and as I'm standing there smiling ready for a photo, I noticed Dustin was not next to me! He was down on one knee! It was such a happy and surreal moment that I will never forget! 

our wedding

We would then spend TWO YEARS planning a wedding.  I was SO overwhelmed! It was awful and I was clueless. One day in January I decided enough was enough and that all I wanted was to get married! We got married three months later in Cleveland on Memorial day. A Monday - so we could always celebrate on a Monday and never risk missing our anniversary on a weekend even if the actual date fell on a Saturday. 

We also started our business the year we got engaged.  We were both looking for something more in life.  I was in school for business so we decided to start one! We hit the ground running, said yes to almost EVERYTHING and 3 years later we completed our 5 year plan. We treat people and our couples the way we want to be treated and pour our heart and soul into our business and couples. We go above and beyond in helping with the organization of their big day because its a win win! The more organized they are, the better we can work on taking incredible photos. 

OUR business

We have a 147 step process with each client (they don't see most of it), including questionnaires, bridal consulting, itinerary design assistance and family photo list creation assistance.  

We tell our couples we understand how hard it is to plan a wedding and we totally do!

 our goal is to have a job you don’t need a vacation from and we do our best to live that every day. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Fun
Facts

About melissa

About dustin

obsessed with: 

Cold brew coffee
Gilmore Girls
Fall in Cleveland

style icon:

I worked at Kate Spade for two years and am OBSESSED with all the things Spade

simple pleasures:

I could live on soup, pancakes and french toast (which are just about the only things I can cook)

obsessed with: 

The Browns
All things techy
Family

resume:

Uber Eats, Amazon, Google & currently is in business with a business psychologist who plans to go national! 

sweet tooth:

Whenever we make pancakes he sings a little jingle his great grandmother from Spain would sing to him when she cooked pancakes. 

On a day off you would find us snuggling with our pups in bed, brunching, or celebrating life with friends and family!  

Kylene is a new member to the One Red Door team. After spending 2018 refining her skills as a wedding photographer, she has taken her 4 years of experience and joined One Red Door. Her excitement for planning the perfect day has benefitted the team and all the couples she works with. Her style of unique shots throughout a wedding day and bringing a sense of calm to the blissful chaos makes her not only an amazing photographer but a silent bridesmaid of sorts. 

the one red door team

Andrea Hallgren is the newest member of the One Red Door team but has been shooting weddings for more than 10 years. After moving to Cleveland from Nashville, TN, she brings a new perspective to weddings in Northeast Ohio by combining her experience in the south with her passion for the Midwest. An award winning event and wedding photographer she captures artistic quality imagery that reflects the vision of each couple. 

kylene

andrea