Hi, I'm Mel!

 
 
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Let me tell you a little about myself.

I am a photojournalistic/documentary photographer serving the Southern Alberta area and beyond (yes, I'm available for travel). I possess a fondness for capturing connection and strive to take emotive images. I revel in waiting for your moments and that is what I photograph.

 

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Yes, this is my family in these photos. We're the Rolston's, it's nice to meet you! I have a loving, laid back, and talented husband, a spunky and sweet four year old boy, and we just welcomed a new baby boy in January of 2018. I would describe myself as both grounded and aloof (oxymoron!). Outside of my secular career as a registered nurse, my passion is photography. I enjoy documenting the beauty and challenges of life via moments (so don't worry if your kiddo has a meltdown mid-session). I have a affinity with vinyl records, rolls of film, reading poetry (not writing it), camping in the mountains, Wes Anderson films, spa days, autobiographies, make-up tutorials, folk-y love songs, scenery that takes your breath away, and listening to a new song that’s about to become a heavily replayed favourite. Some of my favourite photographers are Sebastião Salgado, Lynsey Addario, and Heather Evans Smith. 

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If you are someone who wants to see and feel the interaction of your loved ones in a photo and seize the ephemeral moments of this life in picture form, then I would love to tell your story.

photos by Jessie Lanaway Photography