I learned a lot of useful and helpful business development, marketing, and promotions tips last night at the ISES- Ventura-Santa Barbara event from one of the top educational speakers- Rhonda Couchigian of Rayce PR & Marketing. Thanks Rhonda and Team! Rayce is a PR and Marketing firm focused on the luxury wedding, special event and small business markets. They believe in creative marketing and new business development with a foundation deeply rooted in consistency.

Photo by Mellisa Musgrove Photography

Here’s a bit about Melissa Musgrove Photographer-

My first instinct is to say, call me, in a matter of minutes you’ll feel like you’ve known me forever.

The easy info is that I’m married to my best friend and we have two grown children. (I was practically a baby when I married) We are all in the arts and each of have our own businesses.

I’m a dog nut. Inherited from my Mother, I’m sure. I have two of my own, but at any given time I usually have a third as I foster for the local no kill shelter, DAWG, in Goleta. I love to read, and when I do, I can’t get much done until I finish the book. Therefore, I don’t get to read to much during my busy season. During busy season I get by with reading Vanity Fair and Pro Photographer magazines.

I love going to the movies. Independent movies are my favorites.

I like to garden, hike, go to the beach, hang out with girlfriends. Hit a flea market once in a while. Standard girl stuff.

Oh yes, I love photography. Hopefully that shows!

Call me. . . 805-563-5050. It will be like talking to a girlfriend that knows all about weddings!


Director of Communications, International Special Events Society ~ Ventura/Santa Barbara Chapter

Santa Barbara Event Professionals

Wedding and Portrait International

Preferred Vendor:

I’m honored and delighted to be listed as a preferred photographer at the following Santa Barbara Wedding Venues; San Ysidro Ranch, Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito Country Club, Fess Parker Doubletree Resort Hotel, and the Channel Cat.

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