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!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gratitude Photo Day 1

I've decided to do my own gratitude photo project and share one thing I'm grateful for each day.  Today is the first day.  I encourage you to take a moment each morning to stop and think about the small, wonderful things that make life amazing.  Sometimes life can be so overwhelming and chaotic, causing negative thoughts and illness.  I've struggled to overcome this and am working hard to see life for the miracle that it is, to appreciate every moment and face all challenges with a positive attitude.  What a wonderful world this is....

Today I am grateful for the joy, laughter and love that my little pup Max brings to each day of my life.  He enriches my life in so many ways.  Thank you Max.  You are amazing!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Morning Mojo

It's Monday morning!  The start of a new and exciting week filled with endless possibilities.  I've finished my coffee and now it's time to tend to the endless task list.  I'm looking forward to meeting up with Marti soon to talk about her wedding photos.  July will be here before we know it!

Sharing an image from yesterday, evening light. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Finally, the clouds parted and we saw some sun before the weekend was over!  What a lovely Sunday afternoon in the yard with the pups.  Stormy was keeping on eye on things...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Waiting on the Weather

Still waiting for the weather to warm up. Can you believe with the wind chill the air felt like 27 degrees yesterday? May 3rd? Amazing. It's supposed to climb into the 70's soon, thank goodness. I have a stylized photo shoot setup with Jill Hyland on May 19th at the Renaissance Fairgrounds. Should be lots of fun, as long as the weather is decent! Looking forward to the shoot.

And here's a photo for the day....a large tornado touching down near Salina, KS on April 14th of 2012.  Wow, what a different spring that was!!  It was hot by May last year.  This year we're still waiting for all the snow to melt.  This tornado was big, but miraculously dissipated before the storm hit the town of Salina.  Thank God! 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Welcome to my blog!  It's time to start blogging photo stuff.  To start, I'm sharing an image from a recent photo shoot.  I'm really looking forward to more wedding gigs soon!

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