I have had a love for photography all my life, starting with playing with my parents' cameras when I was very young. My first personal camera was a Kodak Disc I received when I was 13. I learned film photography using my father's old SLR camera and working on my junior high yearbook staff.
I graduated to digital with the purchase of a Fuji Finepix S5100, a "point and shoot" that included a manual mode. In 2010, I joined a group called the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas, which gave me a chance to learn my new Nikon D3000 camera alongside fellow amateur and professional photographers. Today, I shoot with everything from a Nikon D750 to my antique, red Brownie 2A, a 1920s-era Kodak camera.
As you will discover on this site, my interests are varied. One of my great passions is old bridges, particularly iron and steel ones, unique pieces of history that, sadly, are disappearing rapidly from the landscape. You can see some of my best bridge photos in the Bridges gallery on this website.
Over the years, I have had people ask about my photos and how to purchase them. It is for that reason that I first created this site. Since then, I have begun a full-fledge business, taking photos for special occasions, special portraits and real estate. You can see my photography portfolio by clicking the Portfolio menu item above, and you can contact me for professional photography services via the Contact page.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, and I hope you enjoy the images you find here.
Melissa L. Jones