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Beautiful portraits, Melody! I love the variety in your approach to your different subjects... humor, dignity, passion, joy, seriousness. I especially love the dog portraits! You can really see your connection with them. Great work! 

 CB

PORTRAITS

People ~ Kids ~ Pets ~ Musicians 

PEOPLE

KIDS

These kids came with the intent of having a headshot for their theatrical careers. I turned these images into art 

after they were used for the original purpose.

I remember when photographing one twelve year old boy, who had just joined Northwest Children's Theatre here in Portland after coming from Florida, saying to me    

 " I just love theatre kids 

because we are just different."

These faces say just that.

AVERY

Dear Melody, Thanks for making Avery's shoot such a joy! We both had a great time. On the way home, Avery said, 

"Melody is so nice! I want her to shoot ALL my pictures!" 

How is that for a recommendation ?

I can't tell you what a great pleasure it is to watch someone at work who obviously loves what they're doing,

 and is able to convey that feeling.

I love your home/studio. So much of your personality is displayed. A sense of fun and laughter. I wish I had a week to walk through it, and hear all the stories behind each piece. God has blessed you with rich experiences, a great talent, and a zest for life that spills over to those around you. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sincerely, Mary Holmes 

PETS

ADOPTING JOY

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ADOPTING JOY BY COLLEEN KETTENHOFEN


Your picture of Joy is my favorite ever! You captured the essence of her personality.

Melody, honestly, my favorite picture ever of me and Joy, were captured by your awesome photography!

DUFFY

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I'd rather be a dog and bay the moon, than such a Roman. "

Julius Caesar

Quote found in Lynora Saunders masters thesus against combative sports.

"A great deal of the evidence accumulated on animal societies in recent years, shows that it is not our animal nature that is wrong with us. The animals that we know about, including other primates, are rather well-behaved individuals."

Henry Brosin

Buck

Quote from THE PAWPRINTS OF HISTORY BY  STANLEY COHEN

A QUOTE FROM THE PAWPRINTS OF HISTORY BY STANLEY COREN.

Given to me by my best non-furry friends, my folks, Lee and Dick.

Alexander Pope, an eighteenth century English poet, gave Prince Frederick of Wales, a beautiful dog as a gift. Later on he sent a collar with this engraving.

"I am his Highness' dog at Kew. Pray tell me Sir, whose dog are you ?"​

​The Pawprints Of History by Stanley Coren

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Buck Norberg (pictured here) of KPTV/ABC is the station mascot, stand-in, and sometimes, critic.*

"A day doesn't go by when someone doesn't stop tp tell me hjow beautiful he is. I agree."

Quote by Buck's dad, Matt

MUSICIANS

John Doan

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MELODY

You are like music to my eyes ! You are an artist and a master in your own right.

All the best, John