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Sooooooo, I majored in Communications specializing in image analysis at Avignon University in France.  Not knowing at all at that point that I wanted to be a photographer. 

I am self taught but well surrounded! When I started I had the support of my clients and a couple friend photographers (Jessica Liane who is an Orlando based photographer and Michelle Morris) but mainly tried to figure it out alone! In 2019 I started workshops in Family, wedding and portrait photography with the Groovy Photographer Bootcamp and met a family of french photographers that have become great friends today (Claire and Stephane, Thia Photographe, Gardères et Dohmen, Caro Cuinet Wellings, AMA Conseils, Océane Dussauge, Séverine Reynaud, Benjamin Brette, just to name a few...)! I am surrounded by photographers who inspire and motivate me everyday!

I also got a chance to meet and spend a week with the amazing duo Erika and Lanny Mann at a workshop in the southwest of France. As photographers, we learn from each other and grow to create even mire amazing images for our clients! It's sooooo important to be surrounded by these amazing people! 

Hey! I'm Melissa

I'm a Florida born Frenchy! Yeah, you heard right! Born in Miami and raised in Orlando, my mom is French and my dad is Belgian! Makes for a great mix right?! 

I grew up in Orlando and in 2005 I went to France for 3 months only to fall in love with an amazing guy (and the landscape... but don't tell him that!).  Needless to say, I ended up in France for 17 years! We have two beautiful (well behaved most of the time) kiddos Amelia and Lucas and a Jack Russell named Rocco! 

In 2021 We decided to move back to the ole' Sunshine State and experience the American life as a Franco/American family! 

I'm your friendly neighborhood visual storyteller and freezing time is my superpower

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