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photo                         ~Living by Grace alone~

Howdy! I am so glad that you are here. My name is Melinda, I am Charleston, SC born and raised and half mermaid!  I am a homeschooling mama to five WILD SCOUTS (Yaden, Arrow, Wilder, Scout and Grove) and a wife to my lover man. I live down a long dirt road surrounded by woods with my wild family of seven, three great pyrenees, rat terrier and a couple handfuls of chickens:) I am a passionate creative, who above all things longs for intimacy and raw, real encounters, photographically and otherwise. If  you know me, you are aware that any encounter we have is likely to involve both tears and laughing. I’m horrible at small talk and when I ask, “how are you?”  I mean HOW ARE YOU REALLY!  A few things I deeply adore are.. adventure. family. beach. mountains. woods. writing. dancing. thrifting. decorating, throwing parties and of course taking pictures. I am a paradox which defines my photography style. I can be brought to tears and laughter as I view a raw, real time, unstaged story telling photo session and on the other I can be found swooning and pining away over raw and vulnerable portraitures . I can not help myself.. I truly find such beauty in the real life moments, the mundane, the ordinary, if you will and I equally experience so much inspiration around creating the mood…making the magic. They are both absolutely exhilarating. The are both stories to be told….. and I love telling stories. I invite you into my world and heart! I would love to connect and hear your heart/vision/story and maybe even cry with you:) And of course, I would LOVE to capture the essence of you and the framework of your heart and soul! Lets connect, really connect, the depths are my comfort zone!


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