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Melissa Gysen is the artist behind Novel Photographie... a wife and mother that loves to capture the beautiful moments in the seemingly mundane. Life is her muse and the camera is her medium.

just a note

I have felt this gentle nudge for quite some time....

After several years in business photographing families, portraits, and the occasional wedding, I have taken a brief hiatus to focus on family and getting back to the passion that started it all.  My most important work, after all , is behind the walls of our home and the little family we are raising.  Photographing my family and creating our collection of moments is my passion and I continue to photograph them daily.  Unfortunately, I have let all the other "stuff" get in the way and it is time to simplify. 

I plan to take a limited amount of sessions per year and follow where my heart leads.   I love photography and the photography community and my plan is to continue shooting and sharing and learning... 


There simply are not many grand moments of life, and we surely don't live life in those moments. No, we live in the utterly mundane. We exist in the bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways of life. This is where the character of our life is set. " -Paul David Tripp

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