Melisa is pronounced mah-lee-sah. I started on my photographic journey at the tender age of 10. My first camera was a 110 film camera given to me by my grandparents right before taking a trip to Belgium with them. I still have all of the photos from that trip. From that point on, I fell in love with photography. I’ve had many film/digital point and shoot cameras as well as taking pictures with my phones over the years. I started with my first DSLR in 2017 and am loving it. For the last year, I’ve been absorbing as much photographic information as I can. It has been through in-person classes taken at the local City Arts and various online courses and seminars. I plan to continue my education to keep growing in my chosen profession. I am also a member of the International Travel Writers and Photographers Association (ITWPA). I’m currently working on a personal special project entitled “Wichita at Night”. This will eventually become a photo book to be self-published.