about

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Hello!  I am Melissa and welcome to my virtual home.  I love photography and its ability to celebrate life.  With the click of a button, time freezes and your life, right now, is captured for you to enjoy for years to come.  And in that moment your relationship with your photographer is important.  So, a little about me …..

 

I Love …

– my heavenly Father, without Him I wouldn’t have my creative gifts

– my husband Mac

– my furry, four-footed, diva of a dog Tori

– long walks or hikes on a cool fall day.

– hot tea.  with honey. and ideally accompanied by a cozy blanket and a good book.

– a good workout that leaves me sore the next day

– a captivating story

– traveling and exploring new places

– crocheting

 

I Have …

-the most amazing and supportive husband. Ever.

– completed 2 half marathons

– a masters degree in divinity

– lived abroad and I LOVED it

– traveled to Germany, France, Holland, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Japan

– successfully raised 3 dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

– won a crochet contest for a lace shawl I made

– won the “People’s Choice Award” for RangeFinder’s Best Friend Photography Contest.

– played rugby, as a lock and prop, while in high school

 

I Will…

– write a book

– visit every province in my home country (Canada) and my adopted country (USA)

– travel to Europe by 2016

– unplug for a few days each month (no phone, internet, cable or distractions)

– continue to raise dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

– serve the community with my photography

 

My Secret Obsessions …

– reading facebook comments and reviews (have you left yours?)

– photographing dogs in their element (not so secret?)

– seeing my clients faces when they first see their pictures in print

– photographing that “First Look” moment on a wedding day

– nose art on my windows (thank you Tori)

 

Want to know more?  Just ask :)