As an international photographer, Melissa truly goes the distance to turn each photographic assignment into a work of art. Her expertise and ability to capture those special moments has earned her over twenty awards and widespread recognition. In addition, Melissa served as a board member for the Professional Photographer of Santa Clara Valley, and is currently a member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.
Throughout her career Melissa has been inspired by the work of artists such as the legendary Hollywood photographers Clarence Sinclair Bull and George Hurrell and fashion photographer Lillian Bassman. Her photography is also influenced by classic painters such as Waterhouse, Alma-Tadema, and Bouguereau. "The richness of colors in the images and the way their subjects interact along with such gorgeous backgrounds will always be what I strive for in my work."
Melissa Bagley Photography