Photograph of Photographer Melissa Bagley
As a fine art photographer, the beauty I see around me and in people has always inspired me to create.
A client once told me that she “loved the way I saw her”. Being young and naive, I assumed that all the women I photographed saw themselves the way I did…as being beautiful.
Since then, I’ve made it my goal to use my fine art photography to show women how beautiful they really are.
Why do I love photographing women?
Women are pretty amazing.
Over the last 26 years I’ve had the honor of photographing so many multi-talented, kind, strong and generous women of all ages.
It’s my hope that the women in front of my camera see themselves as I see them…truly amazing and beautiful.
Shortly after I moved to the Central Coast, the pandemic necessitated we all stay home.
While adjusting to all the changes that our new “stay at home” order created, I started photographing flowers and sharing the images on Instagram.
My followers loved the new images and began asking where I was selling them. Because of this, I decided to create a new line of fine art wall decor and greeting cards called “la vita è bella” (Italian for Life is Beautiful).
Working with flowers has taught me that, just like people, they each have a unique personality and so much beauty to share with us.
As with any business, mine has continued to evolve over time. I consider it an honor that I’ve touched so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Whether it may be through fine art portrait photography or creating art for your wall… I love every moment of it.

~ Melissa

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If you have questions about a custom fine art portrait shoot or fine art photography for your walls, please feel free to get in touch with me. I look forward to working with you on your project! 
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