About Me

My name is Melissa Richard, and I am a new Fort McMurray based photographer. I am originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, but have been calling Fort McMurray home for almost 11 years now. 

I am a wife and mother of  2. I also teach grade one full time. My children are my motivation and inspiration to pick up my camera daily. I am a natural light lifestyle photographer. I am a light chaser, and a storyteller. I love capturing "real" moments, raw emotion and movement. I am passionate about capturing the magic and joy of childhood. I am drawn to capturing  details, shadows, lines, dramatic and interesting light. I also enjoy encompassing nature. Photography is my artistic outlet and food for the soul.

Currently booking very limited lifestyle/candid sessions only. Sorry, no big groups at this time.

Check out my course with the Hello Storyteller Academy: A Diary of a creative Storyteller

If you are looking for online mentoring, I offer this! Click here: Online Mentoring

If you're looking for some ideas and inspiration for shooting around the holidays, here is the link to an online collaboration course I contributed to :The Holiday Collab  

2020 Voice Competition Finalist: Finalists

To read about taking your own back to school photos: Back To School

To read my blog post on using the Lensbaby Sol45 lens: Traveling Lensbaby Project 



To read my blog post on Hello Storyteller during the pandemic : Childhood Interrupted

To see my feature in the "Traveling Dress Collective": Golden Maxi Wrap Dress  

To read my blog post on being inspired by nature: Inspired by Nature

To read my blog post on storytelling silhouettes: Storytelling Silhouettes

To read learn more about how and why I got into photography (published online with PhotoEd magazine): After the fire

To read my blog post on Clickin Moms: How to crush a creative rut: simple ideas to stay inspired

To read my blog post on creating silhouettes: Everything you need to know to photograph silhouettes 

To read my blog post on delicious Holiday drinks: Cheers to the Holidays

To read my blog post on delicious Summer drinks: Cheers to Summer

Published in print and online Fall edition of PhotoEd Magazine: 2019 Digital Edition

Published in:

Dear Photographer Magazine, PhotoEd Magazine, Storyteller Magazine Sensational Magazine, This Detailed Life Magazine, Click Magazine.

Featured by: Looks Like Film, National Geographic Your Shot, This Detailed Life, Hello Storyteller.

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