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" THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO PEOPLE IN EVERY PICTURE: THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE VIEWER." -ANSEL ADAMS
Hello! My name is Melissa. I am a mom of 4, step mom to 3 and wife to one. I have been studying my craft since my high school darkroom days. I got my first darkroom as a christmas present from my dad when I was 17. I have a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I have received several awards for my photography and have been published in local magazines as well as the New York Times. I was an arts educator for school age children, I taught photography from high school to adult and I was a Children’s Museum Director at the Greensboro Children’s Museum until I opened Melissa Read Healy Photography 5 years ago. I encourage play, love getting messy and live for capturing the experience of childhood. I believe it is important to give back to your community, sharing my talent for the betterment of where I live is at the heart of my business.
My images strive to depict your families truest spirit. I enjoy spending time with my clients, which enables me to reach their unique stories. The moments when everyone is relaxed and have forgotten I'm there. If you are looking for someone who directs posing, I’m not the photographer for you. But if you’re looking for a low-key observer who pays attention to the little things that make up your family's personality, then let's make some art together. I would love to be invited to be a fly on the wall.