In the Reception Hall
Melissa Ring is a Fine Art Portrait photographer bringing the style of historic paintings into the world of modern photography. She loves to explore light and form to create her whimsical portraits as a form of escape from the struggles of daily life. She has taken countless photography courses from world renowned photographers and education forums, earning her 17 Bronze awards at The Portrait Masters international photographic competition.
Inspired at a young age, Melissa learned to love art by watching her talented Grandmother (professional artist Geraldine Holroyd) draw and paint. In high school she received her first film camera and began to dabble in portraits. After having her first child she began learning to use a digital camera to capture her beautiful daughter while struggling to overcome post partum depression. Throughout the years she has honed her craft and found joy in photographing women of all ages. The joy of photographing people continues to uplift her today.
Collection Title: Beautiful Escape
This collection is a sampling of work influenced by some of Melissa’s favorite painters, such as Sir Edward Burn-Jones, Rembrandt, and Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun. In this study, the artist uses both natural and artificial lighting, along with painterly editing techniques to portray beauty, strength, and hope as a temporary escape from our tumultuous times.
More of her work can be seen on instagram @melissaringphotographer
or on her website at www.melissaringphotography.com