December 16, 2010

Melissa Markis Opens Her Studio in Town Square

If you've ever desired to show the world your talents, have your favorite moments in life captured, and be treated like royalty for a day, you finally have your chance. Photographer Melissa Markis, who offers a unique "Model for a Day" service, recently opened her doors in Biltmore Park Town Square. Designed to help young girls feel confident and to help foster healthy self-esteem, the portrait sessions capture the beauty and personality of the girls while they enjoy a full day of celebrity-style treatment that includes hair, makeup, and changing outfits. The final product will culminate in a music style video that features their photos. Of course, the adults won't be left out either, as Markis also does other portraits and offers her services for weddings, too.

Markis is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned her degree in fashion and commercial photography. Prior to moving to the Asheville area, Markis traveled the world as a photojournalist for an international non-profit organization and also worked as a photographer and makeup artist in New York City. She now happily calls the Blue Ridge Mountains home, and works to capture beauty and spontaneity in all of her photos and videos. She does on-site and in studio work and has a portfolio that includes portraits, weddings, and fusion videos.

Town Square is happy to welcome her to the area and is looking forward to being featured in the background in the Model for a Day sessions. The restaurants, retailers, green space, and more offer a unique setting as well as plenty of destination points. So whether a model or not, stop by Biltmore Park Town Square soon to welcome Melissa.