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Melissa J Thompson Photography bio picture

    Growing up, as I recall, I never had too much to say. An observant child; I have always had a great sense for depth of field, and a different perspective than those around me. I was very shy and quiet. Lanky and awkward. I have fond memories of painting four-foot murals in my mother’s sewing room, and riding my horse on the abundant horseback riding trails in the rural area where I grew up. “Melissa’s a Social Butterfly”. I will never forget when a friend described me as such. A self-described planner, an eternal realist, I give people what they want — decisive moments captured within an optical lens. Timeless archives cherished for generations to come. I look forward to working with you and capturing your decisive moments!! *Bio photo by: Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.

A Camano Island engagement session!

From the first moment I met Cecillia years and years ago, I felt she was a kind and unique soul. The kind of woman you can trust with your deepest, juiciest secrets… Fast forward to the moment these two first met. Yep, I was there. At the Little Red Hen in Seattle, where I’ve made so many memories with my soul sister and with numerous friends. These two have had their ups and downs, their thick and thins, and finally their proposal on the very soil we shot the first chapter of their engagement session. When I got the message that C wanted me to shoot their wedding, I was super stoked and honored for the opportunity! These two have so much history, and they’re just getting started… Welcome to the family, guys, I can’t wait to go camping in June on the very property you’ll be wed in August!!! Yay for campfires, cabins tucked away on the beach, new memories, and of course, puppies who fetch engagement rings!;)A big thanks to the both of you for waking up so early to be captured in this gorgeous light and trusting the process…


I just LOVE them!!  Thanks for making my job look so easy breezy…