Melissa Schelling is currently photographing dogs during each of the 354 days during Year of the Dog 2018-19 and posting daily on Instagram.
She photographed professionally for 10 years in Washington, DC, back in the olde days of film, using 4x5/35mm to photograph for galleries and artists. Then in 1987, she pioneered a new style of wedding photography that broke from traditional staged photos, which she marketed to her clients as “photojournalism without the grit.” By 1990 she was a Washingtonian Magazine Top Ten Wedding Photographer and her swirling bride photo was the lead in their annual wedding article.
Before her career, she studied full time at the Maine Photographic Workshops for a year and a half.
At age 6, she got her first camera - a gift from her grandmother to celebrate her first show: 2 crayon drawings in the Royal Ontario Museum Children’s Exhibition.
Melissa is a life long photographer who lives in Hawaii and only photographs what she loves.