WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT ME?
" THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO PEOPLE IN EVERY PICTURE: THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE VIEWER." -ANSEL ADAMS
"I will never look this good when I come to photograph you"
I am a mom of 4 and have been studying my craft since my high school darkroom days. I began at age 13 using by dad's Minolta and I got my first darkroom as a Christmas present when I was 17, which led me to the Savannah College of Art and Design. I have a BFA in Photography from SCAD and have received several awards for my photography. I have been published in local magazines as well as the New York Times. But I'm most proud of my time in classrooms as an arts educator, focusing on photography and entrepreneurship from high school to adult. I learned that kids are amazing. I give them all the credit for thinking outside the box and being resourceful. I was also a Children’s Museum Director at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, where imagination and play are encouraged, and farm to table is learned behavior. My photography began to blend with my children and my desire to document for other family's. So in 2015, with the help of my family and friends, I opened Melissa Read Photography.
My images strive to depict each family's truest spirit. I enjoy spending time with clients. It allows me to get to see what their unique stories are, 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 come hang out for the day. I will be in my comfy clothes with my hair out of my face for optimal photographic work:.)
A LITTLE PEEK INTO MY WORLD
Solar Eclipse 2018
Coffee keeps the motivation rollin for this kid.
After school snacks... yummy!
Training with candy
Putt Putt with Papa Si... the competitive nature is strong with this crew.
Mama Jayne, England travels.
Twin Magic! Equally divided but always connected!
No... I don't need help mom... I got it! I can do my own sunscreen...
Papa Si quality time
She chipped this down like a beaver, it took months, but she finally finished it!
None of my girls have fear... should I worry about that?
Recycle, imagine, make it your adventure.
We are entering the teenage years...
Greensboro Children's Museum... our favorite spot to be a kid!
Kid prepared, dog approved breakfast. Recipe: Toasted bread topped with colored marsh mellows, that she picked out of the cereal, drizzled with syrup.
This is what I walked into...
Yes! I usually have my camera with me:.)