Iā€™m Melissa McClure, a photographer that wholeheartedly loves and believes in capturing the beautiful, glorious, everyday chaos that surrounds family life. My passion for family documentary photography was ignited after my two sons were born.

I bought my first SLR in 2009 while living overseas and studied at the Australian Center for Photography. My photography interests were at first centered around travel and architectural/landscape photography, but when I became a mother my heart shifted to the family documentary genre. I found myself wanting to freeze so many moments, looks, and feels of our family life that I knew were going to pass at the blink of an eye. While I do love looking back on a great traditional family portrait, it's the photos that freeze a moment in daily life, of us being us and my boys being boys, that make my heart burst. 

Being the photographer in my family, I soon realized I was missing from the majority of our family photos. That fueled my passion further and led to the launch of Now & Ever Photography. I want to give families the gift of being present in their photos. For the photographer in the family to put their camera down, get in front of the lens, and be a part of their family story of now.

Here's an inside glimpse into my little world, and some fun facts about me:

+ Mom of 2 boys less than 2 years apart + Latte Lover (the good kind with the fancy froth) + NPR Junkie (always over music) + Love of Travel (10 countries and counting) + Dark Chocolate over Milk Chocolate + Hate washing dishes + But won't let anyone else do my laundry + Sweet Tooth (that's constantly getting worse!) + Favorite drink is a Margarita + Favorite sound is rain in bed (sadly not often in LA) + Refuses to watch horror movies + Loves to dance