Hi friends! My name is Melissa, and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I look for story, beauty and emotion when I photograph. And especially color! Color sets the mood and is often the first thing I look for when creating. I'm a former TV news reporter, and although I like working under pressure, I'm happiest when I have the time to explore and imagine. I'm inspired by photos that have a quiet strength, that strike a tone at first glance, and then have details that draw me in.