“Even though I grew up with a darkroom, I didn’t always dream of being a photographer. I opted for the safer route… a degree in marine biology with the idea of teaching one day. But that’s the thing about dreams. You see them through the peep hole and you think it might go away if you ignore it. Wrong. It’s still there when you open the door…. waiting to be acknowledged. I had to learn a lot about myself before I was ready to take on this dream. And when I did, this dream became bigger and better than I ever could have imagined.
I work unobtrusively and feel that while some moments simply need to be documented, others need to be created. I love shooting a mix of beautiful portraits, special details and candid moments. I want every image to make you feel something and to create fine art images that are as beautiful and unique as the people in them.”
-Melissa Gidney, Behind the Lens