Melissa Alves is a photographer located in the beautiful lower mainland of British Columbia, on the unceded territories of the Kwantlen, Tsawwassen, and Semiahmoo nations. She specializes in wildlife photography, with a focus on birds, and dabbles in some landscape photography when the opportunity presents itself.
Growing up, Melissa watched nature documentaries with her family and dreamed of one day being able to see the beautiful animals and scenery in person.
Melissa has had a strong interest in photography ever since she got her first high-quality digital camera when she was 14. It was clear to her a few months into using it that she needed more, and after saving up she upgraded to her first DSLR a year later. Since then, she has expanded her lens collection, upgraded her camera, and sharpened her editing skills.