About the Book
Melodie grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. Her love of photography began at the age of 5 when her family would go on Sunday drives just to take pictures of the countryside and marvel at nature. She grew her ability by turning her friends into models to learn about photographing people. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination. Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professional photographers such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed photographers such as Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field. Melodie moved from North Vernon to Indianapolis in 2002.