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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.