WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?
" THERE IS ONE THING THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST CONTAIN, THE HUMANITY OF THE MOMENT." -ROBERT FRANK
I absolutely loved working with Melissa! She was very clear in what to expect when talking about our documentary session. The day of, my son was very shy and hesitant around her. But after a couple of minutes, he warmed up to her and wanted to show her all of his cool tricks and toys. Although we knew she was there to capture our life, she was like a fly on the wall. When we got the photos back, I was in awe. I loved seeing how our life was from a different perspective. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, my husband had talked about doing a similar session every year. And he doesn't like having his photo taken! I highly recommend working with Melissa :)
The Sollecito Family, Greensboro, NC
"I was looking for someone to capture that special moment in time, my son's graduation from high school into adulthood. What I found in Melissa was someone who captured so much more. Her photographs captured my son's personality, his passions, and most importantly, his individuality. Of course, the final products speak towards Melissa's talent as a photographer and a true artist. It's Melissa's approach to making the whole process a personal journey is what will keep me coming back!"
The Williams Family, Greensboro, NC
Melissa and I met at a conference and talked for a while about our love of this genre of photography and being able to connect and relate to families in our community and beyond by doing this work.
We decided to photograph each other's families and Melissa came to stay with us for my daughter's special leap day birthday. Melissa fit right in immediately; it was a feeling of a friend hanging out, not a photographer taking my picture. I was thrilled actually that she was there telling the story of our little family experiencing my daughter's official "1st" birthday together.
We loved the gallery of images that Melissa delivered and I look forward to printing them for us to enjoy tomorrow, next year, and 10, 20, and 30 years from now.
The Kuhl Family, Charlotte, NC
"Last summer we enjoyed working with Melissa on a photo shoot for the Fresh Air Fund of New York City. Melissa spent three hours shooting hundreds of wonderful photos that were used by the Fresh Air Fund for promotions. In addition to outstanding quality photos, Melissa’s dedication to getting the right shot was amazing. She laid in the dirt, climbed aboard moving vehicles and literally stood on her head to get the perfect angle for what she was trying to capture. Most of all, Melissa’s creative composition and use of light are her most outstanding attributes. A recent silhouette Melissa posted on Facebook of her daughter is a great example of how Melissa uses light to capture the most beautiful and artistic photos."
The Billings Family, Greensboro, NC
Melissa is very professional and warm at the same time. She worked with us to make everyone comfortable and encouraged "play" which created great photos, capturing everyone's personalities. I love the storytelling piece of her work and the artistic images that she got of the family. The color and black and white were both stunning! The quality and presentation of the final products are also beautiful! We will enjoy these for years to come!
The Mann Family, Greensboro, NC
When I was planning our first trip to the US since covid it was clear to me that I wanted to have part of it documented in pictures. Mainly because it was our daughter’s first trip to the US and therefore the first time meeting a lot of her family.
I found Melissa through Google for documentary photographers. I reviewed some of her work online and decided to reach out and see if she was available for a shoot with us. We totally hit it off from the first zoom call and quickly planned everything out.
When the day of the shoot finally arrived, everything went so smoothly. Melissa fit so well into our family and everybody quickly got comfortable with her being around and snapping pictures of us. We all were able to just be ourselves with her.
The gallery reveal after the shoot was so emotional! Melissa had not only captured fun moments between us but also so many tender ones. So many truly priceless pictures that left me teary eyed. And I was finally in the pictures too for a change! I love looking through our storybook and remembering the captured moments. Also it made a special gift for my mother-in-law who absolutely loves it as well.
It was a wonderful experience start to finish. Melissa made it very special for us all. 10/10 would always recommend!