About Us

Photo Credit ~ the crazy talented Oeil Photography (also our wedding photographer)

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Northwest Arkansas Photographer - Elaine Melinda
I’m Elaine on the right and the cute guy there is my husband Adam.
We are both from Florida - born and bred, but met here and live in Arkansas, neat I know!
 I LOVE antiques and family heirlooms.
I grew up in a town called Niceville - home of the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival.
but, spent my summers in the sand and water of Seagrove Beach.
Our son Owen Cecil was born in June of 2011 and our 2nd son Ellis Byron arrived by the end of July 2013.
I LOVE listening to This American Life & lots of other story telling podcasts like Serial and Reply All.
(actually if you need a recommendation, I could spit out about a dozen favorite podcasts)
I love fantasy movies and books or any movie with a corset.
There is a special place in my heart for dark chocolate and red wine - preferably together.
I love to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico - in Seagrove Beach - in December.
When I was a kid, I got on top of the family station wagon, with roller skates on.
I would eat Mexican food every day - if Adam would let me.
I have 3 brothers and I'm the youngest.
I have a BFA in Fashion design and love clothes and making them. 
Before moving to Arkansas I lived in Los Angeles for 5 years, as much as I wanted to leave - I totally miss it!
I like collecting things - I might have a little problem... corks, matches and mini perfume bottles of late.
I love old family stories, family history, and old pictures.
My grandfather is my hero and he lived to be 96 years old.
I had the best high school art teacher EVER who introduced me to the art of photography and print processing...
in 1994 (I just aged myself). Thanks Mrs. K! I'm proud to call you my friend today.
I get excited every time I get to capture the love of a family, and the innocence of a brand new baby.
I am addicted to the printed picture.
I can't wait to hear from you! 

479.685.7842     info@elainemelindastudio.com