2022 / People / Family

Snake Kisses

  • Photographer
    Melissa Robertson
  • Agency / Studio
    Melissa N. Robertson

"Pose for the camera," you tell kids. "Look forward and smile," you lavish upon them, hoping to get at least a half-decent picture of the little ones. Instead of a smile, you snap a photo of tongues out, licking the face of the father whom they love and care for deeply. The joys of snake kisses in the family of ones who desire to be themselves even in what should be a typical family photo session.

I have enjoyed taking pictures all my life. In 2018, I captured a snowflake that looked like a flower. The snowflakes inspired me to pursue macro photography. I have spent a lot of time, night and day, capturing the beauty and tiny details of the smallest flakes that land within my yard, trees, deck, and space around. My desire is to share the beauty of this piece of nature with the world. My photographs have become the illustrations in my new book series, Washed as White as Snow, released in 2019. I still enjoy all photography because I can remember passing moments for years to come.