Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon

It's day 2 of the #Sharemysoul challenge!  Yay!  I have to admit, I didn't get the camera out until late in the day.  But I did get it out.  I had the intent to shoot the full moon, the blue moon, when it finally rose above the horizon.  There were a few clouds hovering on the horizon so by the time the moon was visible the sky was quite dark, not allowing for much of a foreground capture (without using flash).  My husband and I were on our way to dinner when we pulled over to shoot the moon.  I had been thinking about asking him to pose with his hand out or pointing at the moon (with a little more light) but I hadn't mentioned it to him yet.  When I did ask him to get in the frame...he naturally took his pose to "hold the moon" and point at it (yes, exactly what I was thinking!).  Once again, we communicated by our thoughts and didn't need to speak.  This happens all the time and I'm still in awe.  Almost every day we respond to questions or act on something that the other was thinking about.  Yes, we DO communicate telepathically and I love it!!  We were amazed when we started recognizing how often it happens.  But now we're getting used to it and we even visit each other in our dreams.  Recently, we both remembered the same events from our dream together. Very awesome!  I think we are really one person.  But wait... aren't we ALL ONE?  We are all connected.  What I do, think, feel and say affects you and it affects the people, animals, plants...everything around me, it affects the world.  And what you do affects me. Knowing this, it's easy to realize how truly important it is to be mindful and conscious of everything we do, say, think and feel....and to live our lives from our hearts with love and compassion.  To be kind and loving to yourself and to others.  We are all one.  Ometeotl!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here!  Wow, I wait all year for these days and I haven't taken my camera out much at all these past few months.  It's time to start creating again.  I am inspired by the #SHAREMYSOUL challenge by Arielle.  She is so right on!  How often do we put off doing what we love and sharing it with the world because we don't think we are quite good enough, or ready enough, or not unique enough....or many other things?? I'm tired of holding back and hiding behind my wall of protection.  It's time to break through, step out, be in the world, share what I have to offer and learn from others.  I encourage you to do the same.  You have many gifts and I would love to see what you have to share!

So, here is day one of the challenge for me.  Each day I will create a blog with images of my day and post them on facebook.  Rather than just doing one image a day, I am creating a compilation from the day. I am finding the EXTRA within an ordinary day....for each day truly is EXTRAORDINARY!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Photography of Nature and The Female Form

I decided to put together a photography slideshow of some of my work with music for your enjoyment.  These are selected images of nature and the female form.  All images are tasteful and work safe.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 2, 2013

New and Unique Fine Art Photographs Holiday Sale!

Melanie Metz Photography HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 

Please enjoy browsing the new images I have posted on the website today on the homepage.  I have made a few available for sale for the holidays.  All images in the Fine Art SALE gallery are set at discounted prices. 

ALSO!  Use the coupon code below to get an ADDITIONAL 25% OFF of any purchase from the website,  There is no limit to the number of items.  This 25% OFF is also good with the items in the SALE gallery.  When you go to check out online, there will be a place to enter the coupon code before payment is made.  The discount is good up to a total of $200 off.

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Go to and choose from galleries of Landscapes, Weather, Animals and Fine Art Nudes.  Select from a variety of options, including Prints, Canvas, Thin Wraps (ready to hang), and Metallic prints. 

A woman is lifted elegantly and playfully by a domestic elephant.

Another combination of two rare photographs by Melanie Metz to create a ghostly form of a woman merged with the field under and approaching storm.
A unique photograph by Melanie Metz of the back of a nude woman displaying the image/ projection of a tree.

Stunning Photography Book as a Holiday Gift SPECIAL DEAL for CYBER MONDAY

HAPPY CYBER MONDAY!  I hope you have been enjoying the excitement and good cheer of the holiday season.  It's such a wonderful time of year as we gather with friends and family to share love and memories.  And there is so much uplifting energy with all the activity, celebrations, stunning lights, decorations and fun events.  Enjoy it all!

Now it's time to get that gift shopping done.  Cyber Monday is great because it's so much easier to shop online and not have to WAIT in line!  Today, and throughout the week, prices have been REDUCED by 10% for our new TWISTER SISTERS STORM CHASING Photography book, Ten Years in Tornado Alley.  This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves nature, storms, weather, or just inspirational, stunning photography.  All images are rare, unique captures from over TEN years of hunting down the elusive storm throughout all of Tornado Alley.   

This gift is something you can also feel good about as 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help those affected by tornadoes, severe weather and other natural disasters.

You can preview the entire book below and in full screen mode.  The prices you see during checkout are the reduced prices. 

BONUS!!  If you do purchase a hard copy of a book this week, you can receive one FREE eBook version for the iPad or iPhone ($9.99 value).  To receive this offer, after making your book purchase, you must send an email to: with the subjectFree eBook.
Please include in your email the type of book you purchased (hardcover, dust jacket or softcover) and date of purchase.  We will then send you a personal link for one FREE eBook

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Enjoying the Fall

Ok, so I haven't kept up with my blog this summer!  Life was busy.  Summer is a time for play and being outdoors, right?  As we move into fall things are slowing down a bit, giving me time to reflect, organize, let go and welcome the new.  It has been an amazing couple months in many ways.  I hope others are finding joy in the beauty around them as the air cools, the colors and change and we bundle up in preparation for a chilly, snowy few months (at least here in MN!).  I found great beauty in Frontenac, MN in the woods during a retreat I went to.  And then I had the honor of photographing an engagement shoot of gorgeous, happy couple amongst the yellow leaves of fall.  Time to move into an amazing winter!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gratitude Photo Day 2

I missed a day due to crazy busy work.  Finally, onto day 2 of my gratitude photo project.  Today I would like to share how grateful I am for my amazing Twister Sister, Peggy Willenberg.  I can't even begin to explain in words how much she means to me.  Peggy is my soul sister.  She is one of the most incredible people I know.  Peggy is so beautiful (as you can see!), generous, creative, super smart, loving, thoughtful, the best writer I know, an incredible mother and wife, and so connected and in tune with animals and the earth.  She is truly the whole package and more! She has supported me through the best and the worst of times.  I can never express how extremely grateful I am for this wonderful woman in my life.  Thank you Peggy.  I love you!