My son is a rainbow baby and we adore this rambunctious little guy. We don't take a single day for granted. 

When I am not behind my camera, I’m doing yoga, ferrying my son to his many sports activities, walking my husky Sasha,. and surfing TV on the couch. 

That's me in a nutshell, and I take those are three roles  very seriously. 

In my previous life in the corporate world, I worked in PR for brands like Nike, MTV and Discovery (TLC, Discovery Channel, ID, Animal Planet) and told stories through my writing. I've always been passionate about photography, and film, being moving pictures was the next natural progression. Having come from a documentary/reality TV background, I will say that real life is is so much more interesting than fictional characters. And that is how I also prefer to shoot - capturing life as is.

military spouse.
multimedia storyteller.

Hi, I'm Melissa!

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I've appeared on a Singapore episode of "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain where we dined at a molecular gastronomy restaurant and ate off fake operating tables.

I'm allergic to alcohol and turn beet red whenever I drink!

My Achilles heel is my very sweet tooth! Bribe me anytime with chocolates.

I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust and love traveling. I have been to 42 countries - I've lived with the Masai in their village in Tanzania, attended mass in St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City with the Pope, explored under a pyramid in Egypt, skydived over Sydney's Bondi Beach and picnicked in a cave in Easter Island with the inimitable Björk.

If a hurricane or tornado ever hit, the one thing I'd grab is my hard drive with all our family films and pictures. They are priceless. Everything else is replaceable.