Stories and Learning

Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

Marc Riboud

Hi, I’m Melinda. Professional Photographer LLC and member of ORPPA. I am a full-time mother of 3 grown and half grown children, and photographer since 2016. I spend most of my time with my kids and their schooling, taking care of our many pets (3 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird), adventuring Oregon and Washington, and of course practicing my art. I am located in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Therapeutic Immortalizing

I recently created two photograph digital paintings that mean a lot to me. I took the first picture as a teenager; I noticed the bond between the two little ones. I loved how the older brother watched over his little sister. It was over 30 years ago. I learned this past week, that the little … Continue reading Therapeutic Immortalizing

Holiday Train with Dad

My father and I were able to snag a ticket on the Holiday Train when a time slot opened for last weekend. I am not sure what it is about steam trains. I remember my mother would get very excited to see a train, especially a steam train. I remember her expression of watching excitedly … Continue reading Holiday Train with Dad


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