Nikola

Meet Photographer Malissa Sisson

In You on March 21, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Welcome to You!

We’ve added a new page to your magazine called You and it’s literally all about You, our readers.   We know how hectic life can sometimes get and we appreciate you taking time to visit our site.  To show our appreciation, we created this page so that we and your fellow readers could meet, chat a bit, network, and get to know each other.  We love talking with our readers, even though most of our conversations and interviews take place electronically.  Click here for more information on being featured in You

 
 
 
 
 
 

Malissa and Jon

First Up – Meet Photographer Malissa Sisson

 Good Morning Malissa.  Thank you for taking time to sit down with Live Well For Less.  You are our first reader “interviewee” and we’re pretty excited about the opportunity to visit with you.

Tell us a little about yourself and your family.

My husband and I have seven children and three grandchildren.  They range in age from 27-7.  Our granddaughter will be three in May and our grandsons are 18 months and two months.

 We understand you are a photographer.  How did you become interested in photography?

When I was a little girl my parents were very interested in photography.  We had a dark room in our home.  I really enjoyed spending time with my parents printing images.  I became much more interested over the years as I photographed my children. 

Michaela, daughter and Gabriella, granddaughter

What types of subjects do you shoot?

I do children, maternity, engagement, wedding, pets and families.

There are many types of cameras on the market, what equipment do you use?

My camera, lens and flash are all Canon.  My studio lights are Alien Bees.

What do you like best about your job and what do you find most challenging?

The thing I like best about my job is spending time with the children that I photograph.  The most challenging is trying to keep newborns awake long enough to get a few good shots and making teenage boys smile.

Jaxson, grandson

What advice do you have for women who are thinking about becoming photographers?

My best advice is to go for it!  Don’t let anyone convince you that you can’t do it.  Do your homework so you know what you are doing and have fun!

Where can our readers find your work? 

On my website, Treasured Reflections:

http://www.myspace.com/treasuredreflections and my Facebook also has some of my work.

How does your family Live Well For Less?

One way that I stretch our budget is when I find items on sale that we use on a regular basis, I stock up.  Another way is that we rarely throw away our leftovers.  You would be surprised how much money you save by bringing home leftovers from a restaurant and saving the small portions that are uneaten for meals at home.  Using those for lunch instead of cooking something is going to add up in a significant savings over time. Finally, a really good way to stretch your budget is by learning to tell your children “No, you don’t need that.”, when you are at the store and they want nearly everything they see! 

Any closing remarks?           

I have a lot to learn about photography and I am looking forward to exploring all of the different aspects of the art.  

We’ve had a really great time chatting with you Malissa.  Thank you!

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  1. I enjoyed this feature. I think it’s a great addition to the current offerings.

    • Thanks Jennifer! We really appreciate all your comments. You are on our radar and we’ll be in contact very soon. 🙂

  2. Hi Nikola! I am not sure how to enter your Target gift card but I am hoping this will count as an official entry! Your first guest writer was Jennifer Brown Banks, my money saving tips are: One way that I stretch our budget is when I find items on sale that we use on a regular basis, I stock up. Another way is that we rarely throw away our leftovers. You would be surprised how much money you save by bringing home leftovers from a restaurant and saving the small portions that are uneaten for meals at home. Using those for lunch instead of cooking something is going to add up in a significant savings over time. Finally, a really good way to stretch your budget is by learning to tell your children “No, you don’t need that.”, when you are at the store and they want nearly everything they see! And you have my phone number! Thanks girl! Love ya!
    -Malissa

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