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Melissa Simmons
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Attended University of Central OK
Lives in Flower Mound, TX
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My all time favorite animal growing up was always the koala...I fulfilled a childhood dream of seeing a koala in person a few weeks ago when I visited the +Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia! #koala #tarongazoo #sydney #australia
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I was out shooting in the garden one morning when this stealthy creature came through the shrubs and swirled her silky body around my legs, purring for a pet. 
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New Zealand is well-known for world class Pinot Noir. We visited one of our favorite wineries down here - Georgetown. The owner, Ian, was kind enough to take us out to his vines and show us the new baby grapes. #pinotnoirnz  
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Quirky series of mailboxes in an Arthur's Point neighborhood, just outside Queenstown, New Zealand.  #saveourmailboxes  
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I thought I was the only one that photographed mailboxes +Melissa Simmons ! I'm working on a "winter mailbox" series where our upstate New York mailboxes get beaten up badly by snowplows. I'm having fun with it, and the creative temporary repairs people make to them with duct tape, wire, etc.
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On the drive home from Milford Sound, we stopped at Mirror Lakes. I had never had the opportunity to see this phenomenon before without rain drops disturbing the water surface. Between the ever so slight breeze and the pair of ducks swimming in the pool, I felt fortunate to grab this great handheld reflection shot. #mirrorlakes  #newzealand #reflection 
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If you look carefully, you can see my reflection in the thorax of this Hoverfly. This was taken in the garden of my New Zealand rent home. #newzealand  
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Three Words for 2015... #2015 #inspiration  
Instead of writing New Year’s resolutions, I’ve started the last few years by picking threewords for my year – three words that would be my mantra, my go-to for inspiration, for grounding, for focus in everything I do. Each y...
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You work really hard to forget the bad times. You work even harder to remember the good times, and it is so worth it when you do! Those forgotten nuggets of beauty fill the soul and warm the heart. #memories  
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I've been a busy beaver today! Shooting and processing! What a day!! (BTW, does anyone know what kind of flower this is?) #newzealand   #florals   #flowers   #blue  
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It's called nigella or "love in the mist"
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Arthur's Point residents get quite creative with their mailbox designs. #newzealand   #arthurspoint   #saveourmailboxes  
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Hello everyone! I'm a Texan trying out the glorious south island of New Zealand! I enjoy taking macro photos because so much of our world seems to go unnoticed by everyone, so I wanted to show it to them!! I'm relatively new at this, so be kind in your criticism and encouraging in your comments! Looking forward to participating here!!

This is a hoverfly in the garden of my holiday home in Arthur's Point, just outside of Queenstown, New Zealand. Shot in aperture priority just before going into manual mode to "practice."
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+Céline Tremblay yes yes
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We had a lovely morning yesterday hiking the Sawpit Gully track on the edge of a quaint little town called Arrowtown. These flowers are everywhere! They're called Lupins and come in a variety of colors including blue, violet, pink, fuschia, white, and lilac. I like them especially because they are in the same family of flowers as the Texas state flower, the bluebonnet.  #lupins   #newzealand   #flowers  
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Virtual Assistant to Photographers
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I am a creative, dependable professional committed to excellence in everything I set out to accomplish. I enjoy finding solutions to challenging problems and simplifying complex processes. My experience as an administrative assistant, a high school teacher, and as a ministry director at a mega-church, has equipped me to work with a diverse range of personalities in a variety of situations.
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  • More Time for Photos
    Owner/VA, present
    I understand both the creative and business sides of photography. Being an amateur photographer myself, I know that finding time for your creative side can be challenging when there are so many other important business-related tasks that have to be done. I have experience with many of the tools that photographers use daily — blogs, social media, portfolios, bookkeeping, and more. Check out the How I Can Help section of my website (www.moretimeforphotos.com) for more details. Let me handle those boring “must do” tasks so you can focus on the things that ONLY YOU can do!
  • Avere Real Estate
    Project Coordinator, 4 - 2014
  • Active Network
    Admin. Asst, 5 - 2013
  • Faith Christian School
    Teacher, 2012
  • Fellowhip Church
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Flower Mound, TX
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Euless, TX - Overland Park, Kansas - Tulsa, OK - Shawnee, OK
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Beginning photographer falling in love the world around me
Education
  • University of Central OK
  • University of North Texas
  • Texas Women's University
  • University of Phoenix
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