A few details... When Melissa holds a camera in her hand all kinds of magical things occur - the light has a way of finding her, the details come into focus, photo shoots run like well-oiled machines and colors sing. Collaborating with other creative minds and turning great ideas into amazing reality are two things that bring her joy. When she's not busy capturing light, Melissa can be found hiking through mountains or combing the beach with her four-legged friend, Lulu. For her, the next best thing to sleeping under the stars is waking up in a foreign land. A few of her talents include the ability to mix ingredients together to create something tasty, deciphering New Yorker cartoons, molding lumps of clay into things of beauty and standing up on a 9'6" board as it glides through the water.