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.
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
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
Dear Photographer Magazine, PhotoEd Magazine, Lensational Magazine. Featured in "rise up" section of Click Magazine.
Featured by: Looks Like Film, National Geographic Your Shot