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Marilyn Rising

Nancy Chaidez & Associates 

Frontera w/ Ed Harris, Numerous Broadway roles and commercials


"Hi!!! Omg finally got the word from the agency!! They love love love the shots. Nancy & her team had a hard time choosing because you rocked it....awesome wrk Girly!!!!! Best, Marilyn ;)"





Go 2 Talent Agency

So You Think You Can Dance, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush


"hey melissa !
The pictures all turned out wonderful im SUPER happy. I cant thank you enough !





Wylie Small

The Culbertson Group

Redemption: the Darkness Descending, The Event, Cold Case, Harry's Law, Brother's & Sisters, various commercials


AFTER SESSION: "Here are [agent favorites].  There are 11 all together...They LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them as do I ... You were also very easy to work with.  You are my new photographer ...  :)"

JUST A FEW WEEKS AFTER SHOOTING: "Just booked a national Toyota commercial! Thank you Melissa for the great headshots. :)"




Ondrej Habinak

JLA Talent; Victor Kruglov Talent Management

The Event, Touch, Melissa & Joey


"The photos look amazing. I can say that this was the best photo shoot I've ever had. I've been doing this since 2000. So it's been some time. You made me feel so relaxed and good about my self that I got totally comfortable with you and your camera. You've got an amazing talent. I can't thank you enough.

Thank you again,






Jo-Anne Krupa

LB Talent Agency

True Jackson, recurring


"I love my headshots so much.  You are amazing. The pictures look amazing!!! Thank you."

"I forwarded [proofs link to my agent]. She loved my pictures!!!!"

*Jo-Anne also got 12 interviews and 12 offers for representation with her new pictures before accepting the agent of her choice.




Hal Reniff

The Culbertson Group



"Melissa was great to work with.  She took the time to get to know me and the types of roles I am usually am called in for.  She used that information to set up scenarios that helped capture those images during our session.

Very relaxed, never rushed and extremely professional." - Yelp review/5 stars




Kristin Condon

Go 2 Talent Agency

Bones, Being John Malkovich


" They look great!!!...There are so many good ones...I am so excited. ...My [consultant and dacne agent] loved them!!! You are so awesome!!! I have been recommending you to all my friends...Thank you so much!" 




Wende Nichols (Geovanna Nichols-Julien's mother)

Young actor with Belasco Theatre Company


"Melissa is creative and fun and made my daughter feel comfortable and relaxed.  The photos turned out fantastic!  We ended up with photos perfect for a headshot for Geovanna to take on auditions as well as photos that really show her beauty and spunk that we will treasure forever.  Geovanna came out of her photoshoot with a huge smile and with a headshot that is sure to get her through the door at her auditions.  Melissa has been in the business for years and she knows what agents and directors are looking for.  But even more importantly, she is a talented artist who uses light and energy beautifully to capture the spirit of the people in her photos."




Takela Chism (Narchelle Chism's mother)

Young actor based in St. Louis


"Narchelle and I would like to thank you for the great pictures taken, she didn't want to leave!

Thank You!"




Casey Jones

O'Neill Talent Group

Machine w/ Michael Madsen & Neil McDonough


AFTER SHOOT: "I loved today, thank you so much!"

LATER: "...I'm having a heckuva time picking out the best one. They are all so great!!"




Kimberly, Troy, and Cole Konis

Young actor with Belasco Theatre Company


"...What a warm, and welcoming approach you had, and Cole had a great first experience. :-) Thank You for your time and energy...!"

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