My earliest memory of owning a camera is from what I think was my sixth Birthday. It was pink, used that film sort of shaped like a telephone and many, many pictures of kittens followed.
Ahh…and a love for photography was born.
Later, with the help of my Dad’s old but fantastic SLR, I carried my love through Jr. High, High School and all the way to College. It was at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I soaked up as much about photography, art history, painting, drawing, graphic arts and fiber arts as I could.
Once I earned my BFA from SAIC, I took my well-rounded art education and joined the Imaginative Studios team where I soaked up more about the fun and creative side of wedding photography than I ever dreamed existed and thanks to Miss Gina M. DeConti, I was hooked!!
Inspired by what Gina introduced me to, I started my own company in 2006. Previously known as M Lin Media, Melissa Lin Ellis Photography has been my livelihood since!
Love is love…
I live my life with a sunny disposition and an affinity for love. Whether it’s your Anniversary, Wedding, Civil Union or you’re just pretty darn smitten with someone, I’m happy to help you shout it from the rooftop!