I’m Melissa and I like to make things look good.
I’m a Vancouver based photographer who shoots weddings and engagements by day; and esports and the rock and roll concert scene by night. It’s kind of like Bruce Wayne turning into Batman, but less dangerous. (And probably a whole lot less cool.)
I’m internationally published, my work has been featured on CBC Radio 3, SPIN Magazine, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Ricepaper Magazine, Capilano Courier, Shogun Gamer, Scene in the Dark, Beyond Robson, and theFUTURISTS. I worked as the Director of Photography for Ricepaper Magazine, a literary arts publication in Canada from 2007 to 2012. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot the Cultural Olympiad for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, Cirque du Soleil, and music artists such as Coldplay, Gorillaz, deadmau5, Rush, Lady Gaga, The Backstreet Boys – just to namedrop a few. As an avid video game hobbyist, I’ve photographed local StarCraft tournaments and on my own personal accord, photographed the first GSL in North America at BlizzCon 2011 in Anaheim, CA. I later photographed PAX Prime in Seattle in 2012 and 2013 on behalf of Shogun Gamer. In 2013, I co-founded LORDS of DOGWOOD, a west coast entertainment webzine with my long time collaborator JJ Brewis. I worked alongside an amazing and talented group of people in the summer of 2015 with the Squamish Valley Music Festival photo team, keeping up with on-demand hourly updates on the official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.
I am a credited finalist for Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott YouTube project for “Life in a Day” which premiered in early 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Oh, and I’m a StarCraft II player as Random. ¯\_(シ)_/¯
(If it matters, I currently shoot digitally with Nikon and traditional film with Canon. I carry my gear; my gear does not carry me.)