MEET MELISSA


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ABOUT ME
I grew up in the woods of Northern California. I loved running around barefoot, exploring the forest of towering trees and the creek below my house. I was raised on the outdoors, reading and art, national parks, and classic rock. Today, I live near the mountains, just a stone’s throw from Millcreek Canyon, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nature makes me feel alive.

When I’m not photographing events and families, editing photos, or taking care of my clients, I’m a mom to a vibrant 7 year-old girl an affectionate 4 year-old boy, and a sweet black Labrador mix. My husband and I work together to balance this crazy-beautiful juggling act, called life.

I love my morning coffee, yoga and skiing, pasta, and green smoothies. I have to balance out the bread and butter, somehow! 

MY APPROACH
I seek natural, storytelling moments, when photographing events and families. I look for dynamic light, to help me communicate the atmosphere of a story. I get to know the people I photograph, so they feel comfortable and open up, to reveal the moments I'm looking for. I feel very fortunate to do what I love, for a living. 

CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art degree in photography, in the year 2000, and have been been a professional photographer for 12 years. I am a member of Fearless Photographers and WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), two leading professional photography organizations that help me grow and learn. My thirst for new knowledge about how to improve my skills and sensibility, is constant. 

PRESS
My wedding photographs have been featured in Utah Bride & Groom Magazine and Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine. My photos have also been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Wire, Rocky Mountain Bride, Utah Bride Blog, and PopSugar. 

 

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