Most people wouldn’t know this but I have a part-time job where I meet some of the coolest people on the planet. One of those people is this gorgeous lady right here.
Mel, better known to her coworkers as Melly Queen, is spunky, sweet, and lionhearted. When she tells stories, which is often and loud, you don’t actually need to hear the words (though they help). You just need to watch her face and she’ll completely crack you up. She is there for each one of us on the rough days. The office wouldn’t be the same without Mel.
This shoot was to celebrate a milestone birthday and I won’t say which one. However, when we walked into the J.J. Collett Nature Area lugging balloons, cake, and a sparkly, fluffy tutu, other hikers first stared and then finding out it was for her birthday, said, “Happy 30th birthday!” Mel burst out laughing and said something along the lines of “Thank you! I wish!”
We laughed until we cried through this shoot. There was cake EVERYWHERE. Worth it.
Mel, you are the greatest and I’m so glad that I know you. Happy birthday! This is going to be your best year yet.