About

10 Years of MCJ!

MCJ IMPRESS10NS. 3 Sisters. Melanie, Charlene, Jennifer.

Established in 2009 … We are a family-run, photography and videography company, specializing in weddings, special events, lifestyle and travel.

Born and raised in Southern California, our heart and passion was always for the arts and entertainment, studying photography, radio-TV-film, advertising, and public relations at Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona.

As little kids in the 1990s, we would make our own versions of feature films, using our dad’s video camera (the one where you would have to record onto an actual VHS tape!), and we would have special “screenings” for our parents every night.

About two decades later one day, we got together and thought, “Why aren’t we combining our forces?” It was only natural that we would make a whole, made from our life-long passions.

We’re here to share your story. Our passion is to capture images that are genuinely simple and candid, yet powerful…earthy, dreamy and romantic. With a fusion of lifestyle photojournalism and artistry, we’ll represent a snapshot into your world.

It’s all about embracing those real moments through creative visuals and leaving you with a lasting impression. Years from now, you’ll look through your photographs and videos and relive it all over again.

photographer | MELANIE KING
Loves: traveling, cooking, food, puppies and animals, and family & friends

videographer | JENNIFER SANTA MARIA
Loves: making music & movies, going on adventures, food, and cute things like: babies, puppies, and grandmas

client relations | CHARLENE CENTENO
Loves: sweets, animals, live shows, and Disney