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Melissa Summers

Image by Daniella Sanchez

Hi, Iā€™m Melissa.  I am a family photographer located in the Lake Norman area near Charlotte, North Carolina.  I love capturing my own family at our home in Huntersville, NC and on our many adventures in Charlotte, Cornelius, Mooresville and Davidson, NC. 

I specialize in family photography, children, maternity photos, engagements and couples. 

Every subject and person that I photograph possesses a natural beauty and my objective is to capture that in a creative and natural documentary lifestyle with a mix of traditional family portraits. 

Although I learned photography on digital cameras, for the past two years I have been a film photographer (old fashioned, not video!) and most of my personal projects have come to life using film.  

Why film photography?:

(1) The end product fits with my creative vision.  Film captures the most beautiful and true colors that I love and always try to achieve when editing digital photos.

(2) It allows me to be true to the photojournalistic documentary style.  While I will edit photos to color correct or fix a blemish, I will not alter the look of anyone in the photo.

(3) I love all things analog.  This is a just a personal preference. I love the tangible aspect of film!