Melissa has been shooting commercially in New York for over a dozen years. Needing a creative outlet after an early end to a ballet career, Melissa picked up a camera and found instant gratification. Like dance, only more permanent. Like drawing, only faster. With a love for color and vivid imagery, Melissa has received international recognition and awards for her work in advertising, editorial publications, and cookbooks.
2007 IPA Luci Awards
2008 IACP Cookbook Award Winner -Food Photography "Good Spirits"