On any given day, you might find Mt. Juliet photographer, Melanie Gnewikow dancing in front of a six month old baby in her studio, laying in a field to get the perfect family shot, or even balancing on a ladder in the woods, her hair filled with fake snow, shooting Christmas Card pictures. A quick perusal of her website or her Facebook page will show her love of children, families and light.
"There is so much that I love about photography," explains Melanie. "My job is capturing moments and emotions: a growing baby's first year, an expectant mother's loving anticipation, the precocious grin of a three year old, the vibrant beauty of a high school senior, the perfect imperfections of real family life, and aging couple's knowing eyes. I don't bring an agenda to my photos, I ask my clients to bring theirs. I want my photos to capture the subject's passion, personality and attitude."
Melanie was awarded second place in the 2015 and 2016 Tennessean Reader's Choice Award for Best Visual Artist in the Nashville Area. Her work has appeared in a number of local and national publications.