Entrepreneur. Educator. Author. Free-Spirit.
Melanie is a multiple award-winning photographer, Maryland Photographer of the Year, President of Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association, Certified Professional Photographer, and holds her Photographic Craftsman.
Melanie is a wife to her husband of 23 years, Bill, and a mother of their 4 children, Sarah, Emily, Kayla and Billy –Not only does she travel the country educating others, judging print competitions, and filming for commercial clients, she has nurtured Anderson Photographs from a home studio into the 3,000 square foot custom photographic and cinema studio it is today, specializing in Seniors, Children, Newborns, Families, Volume Sports, Boudoir, and Commercial Photography. Located in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Hagerstown, MD.
As co-founder and educator of “The Focus Tour” and current Speaker for Shutterfest and monthly contributor to Shutter Magazine, mentor for After Dark Education, SYNC, Sandy Puc tours as well as an appearance on SPTV, teaching at SEPPA and numerous State PPA Chapters, Melanie filmed and was correspondent for several segments for Photovision. Melanie stays passionate about one-on-one mentoring, and works diligently to provide educational resources to fellow photographers through Anderson Education which includes: webinars, eBooks, videos, and workshops.