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Daily Inspiration: Meet Melodía Olivas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melodía Olivas.

Melodía, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I became inspired by freezing a moment in time with a camera around the age of 11. My high school years were spent diving into photography and I started doing photoshoots of my friends everywhere we went. Shortly after, I began capturing weddings and developed a love for authentic storytelling moments. I went to school for Mass Communications and Media and quickly changed course into being a social media manager for Dutch Bros Coffee in Grants Pass, Oregon. During my years with Dutch Bros, I developed a love for studio, product, and branding photography. Outside of my photography business, I’ve been able to pursue my own apparel + home goods store called Mariposa Finds. Here, I am the CEO, photographer, seeker + designer for a brand focused on sustainability and the extra ordinary.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The road has not always been easy. During the pandemic, the creative teams at Dutch Bros were unexpectedly cut, leaving all of us to pursue what’s next during one of the most trying times in our lives. Although this was hard, this ended up being one of the best things to happen to me as it pushed me to pursue what truly inspires me as an artist.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am currently focused on love stories, brand, and product photography. My art isn’t always conventional and I certainly don’t follow all of the rules. But to me, that’s what makes a photograph authentic. To date, my photos have been featured in online articles of Forbes, Cosmo and in Alaska Airlines flights. I hope to continue to follow my camera where it take me.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I believe we make our own luck. Seemingly “bad luck” ‘moments have turned into magnificent milestones in my career.

Contact Info:

  • Email: hello@melodyolivas.com
  • Website: melodyolivas.com
  • Instagram: melodyolivas.jpg


Image Credits
Image of me: Adrien King

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