Based in the Philadelphia area, Melissa is a professional photographer who travels the U.S. taking photographs of people and their pets. She is the founder of The Photo Book Projects, a series of award-winning dog photo books designed to raise awareness about rescued dogs, especially those that are mistreated or misunderstood, and to promote compassion and kindness toward animals.

Melissa's photos have appeared in Parade Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine, Deaf Life Magazine, BARK! Magazine, and on