Melissa is a storyteller at heart. She uses her diverse artistic background (playwriting, directing, and filmmaking) during every shoot. After graduating film school at NYU, she spent two years in AmeriCorps NCCC. She wrote a play for the organization and performed it while serving at various non-profits in the US. Infected with wanderlust, she then moved to Alaska where she continued to write and develop her photography skills. She started Melissa Blackall Photography in 2007. Whether she's photographing a family, artist, corporate executive or professor, she's always looking for authentic moments and connections. She finds beauty in capturing what connects people to what they do and love.
She's also dedicated to exploring relationships within and to nature. You can see her environmental photography and filmmaking here: http://www.wildlinks.org/