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About Me

Hi, I'm Melissa.

I've been interested in photography all my life. There is something about capturing special moments from a

unique perspective that has always appealed to my imagination. My professional interest in photography

began while working in a photo lab, developing film and processing digital images. I'd see some of the images that

came through the lab, especially those taken by professionals or highly skilled amateures and think how exciting

and satisfying being a photographer would be.

In 2007 I enrolled in the photography program at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I am a single mother and I am grateful for the many photographs my son has patiently modeled for over the last few years. I worked in a professional photo lab and as a free lance professional photographer while working on my degree. Portraits and weddings have become my specialty. Having completed my photography degree I've moved into professional photography full time.

Memories captured by photographs… this is what makes my world go around. At Melissa Marie Photography, unique portraits are my business. I am dedicated to capturing original moments you can remember forever to preserve a special relationship. With many years of experience and a gentle approach in an unhurried environment, I will preserve your memories in a beautiful piece of photographic art. I do not use “standard” backgrounds or settings in my photographs. My strong commitment to client satisfaction is showcased by perfect photographs that capture the unique personalities of individuals and families and the loving relationships between them.

I currently reside in Fruita and work mainly in Western Colorado.

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