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Raleigh Middle Creek high school senior | Melanie

I’m excited for you to meet Melanie, a senior at Middle Creek High School. Melanie has been assisting me a good bit since the summer, so some of you have probably already met her. For those of you who have not had the pleasure yet, you’re in for a real treat when you finally do!

Melanie is spunky, funny and just a bit quirky. And she is passionate about photography. Up to this point, photography has been a hobby for her, but she’s adamant about making it her career as well. She says her dream job is to travel the world as a photographer, and plans to get a jump-start on that by majoring in photography at Appalachian State University. She says she would most like to meet “Nigel Barker because he has my dream job!” [mine too, Melanie!]

Melanie has other interests and talents besides photography, though. She’s athletic [and plays on her school’s lacrosse team], talented [she sings in the Middle Creek Chorus] and smart [she’s in the National Honor Society]. She also participates in her church youth group, enjoys traveling and has a secret desire to learn to play the piano. She says she can’t live without her phone [named Drew], her car, her family and Colby, her cat.

Here are some of Melanie’s favorite things:

Color: Orange

TV shows: Hawaii Five-O and The Big Bang Theory

Movie: Tangled!

Food: anything italian. or mexican. or american.

Genre of Music: Alternative

Song: That changes daily

Website:  Tumblr!

Book: Nancy Drew books

Magazine: Seventeen, Elle, Bazaar

Look for Melanie at your photo session or wedding – she’s a great sidekick/assistant. I’m thrilled that she’s part of my team and am looking forward to seeing where her photography takes her over the next few years!


I had a blast photographing Melanie a few weeks ago. We went to the State Fair for part one of her session and I’m thrilled to share a few of the images with you now. Part two will come later this fall.

I [heart] these!!

This is a fave! Mel, you are beautiful!
We had fun on one of the ferris wheels — a tight spot to photograph, but fun, for sure!

Melanie wanted to go to the garden area for some colorful, floral shots…I didn’t even know this part of the fair existed! Love the rich colors! So pretty! Another fave!
Then we went back to the midway for more rides!

LoveloveLOVE these!

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