My name is Melissa Phelan. I was born and raised in a quiet, woodsy town in Western Massachusetts. I grew up exploring the wilderness, and later, used a camera to document adventures. Nearly a decade ago, I moved to Los Angeles to study graphic design and photography. Currently, I live in Pasadena with my husband and our baby boy. We love to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.
Two years ago, I started a process of carefully curating vintage photoshoots based on various time periods. I have continued, collaborating with talented hair/makeup artists and clothing boutiques, doing heavy research on style, poses, location, cultural norms. We even play era-appropriate music and serve food from the time period that is being emulated. These things are small details, but make all the difference in getting the right look.
I'm starting this blog as a way to document my shoots and process. More importantly, I want to share my work with anyone who shares my passion for the things of "yesteryear" (no pun intended). Welcome all who want to discover a new nostalgia. Enjoy!