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Melissa J Thompson Photography bio picture
  • WELCOME!

    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.

Kattie & Rob | Surprise Proposal! | 2013

So, I get a phone call on April Fools day. I quickly realize this isn’t a joke. One of my best friend’s boyfriend is going to propose. On their one-year anniversary. At an iconic spot in Seattle. This is awesome!! Oh yeah, and another thing. I’ve been asked to capture this uber special moment incognito. Wait…. you’re telling me that not only is this one of the most special moment’s in their lives to date, but I’m going to photograph it? Damn straight. The forecast called for sunshine, but Seattle weather has a way of changing moment to moment. On a gray evening in the Emerald City, April 27th, 2013, Robert proposed to Kattie. After a few nerve-wracking close calls (how would I explain my presence??), I caught up to them outside (the wind roaring). This was an incredibly special moment to be a part of!