This Life Photography 



fine art photography

Because your family history is happening now

Welcome to This Life Photography! Natural light portrait and documentary photographer based in the Tampa Bay area. A blend of traditionally posed and photojournalistic ... the formal and the everyday ... the planned and the unplanned. It's a mixed bag, just like this life! 

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson


Day in the Life Sessions, Vacation Sessions, and Documentary Sessions. 



Children/Families, Seniors, Headshots


Engagements / Weddings

Documenting your love! 

“I cried when I saw the photos. You made me see my children in a way I never have before!”  ~Paul C., Orlando, FL 
"I will never grow old… I will never forget the most cherished moments of my life… There was a day not so long ago that I may have actually believed these things. Today, I know better. We are so fortunate that one of our many blessings was meeting you, Mindy. The depth of feeling and emotion you’re able to enchant each frozen moment in time with, is priceless. Today, when we look at all the special moments you have recorded forever in time with our family and friends, we are able to not only recall the image, but the full breath of emotion that each brought us long ago. Thank so much!" ~The Sovocool Family, Orlando, FL
"My husband and I were lucky enough to find Mindy and This Life Photography for our wedding and could not have been happier! Mindy is such a professional and she was able to take some beautiful photos of my friends and family that I will cherish forever. We received whole collection of images that tell our story in a way that only Mindy could capture. She has a gift for showing real, candid moments and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer who can create lifelong memories!"  ~The Belports, St. Petersburg, FL 
Documentary photography
"Mindy is a true and original artist of her trade. She is very professional and looks into every detail. I knew what I wanted from a photographer and Mindy gave me that and so much more. She captured my daughter and I in several special moments together where the laughter and smiles were not posed, and you can feel the genuine love between us. Nothing was propped, every photo was taken in a natural moment. I will cherish those photographs always. Thank you, Mindy, for giving me memories to cherish. Your gift should be shared with the world."  ~Dawna G. St. Petersburg, FL

About Melinda

Hi! I'm Melinda, and I'm a natural light portrait and documentary photographer based in St. Petersburg, Florida. I discovered my affinity for photography some years ago, and studied the art at Crealde School of Art. Since I love telling stories through photographs, I think it only fitting that I tell my story through (sometimes embarrasing) old photographs. You can learn a bit more about me here.


Contact Me

I'd love to hear from you so we can collaborate on your awesome session! Please complete the form below, or text/call me at (727) 768-4378. Please tell me as much detail as possible about your photography needs, and I will respond as soon as I can. I look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones!  ~Melinda

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