Melody Patterson-Ward calls both Jackson, GA and Sylacauga, AL "home". She grew up around cameras thanks to her father...although he was not a professional photographer, he was always taking photos or videos everywhere the family went. As Melody got older, she wanted to "be like Dad" and therefore discovered the love of photography as well, but still never expected to make a career out of it.

In 1999, she was approached by a friend and offered a photographer position with a portrait studio chain. After accepting the position, she quickly moved into management and her love of photography grew. After leaving the company, she found that she missed the thrill & creativity of capturing those special moments on film, so Splash of Life Portraits was born in 2003.

When not busy with photography, Melody enjoys her job as a Regional Administrator for AFLAC as well as the time she spends with CommonGround, a single adult ministry founded by her in 2007. She also enjoys spending time with family & friends, road trips, craft fairs/festivals, reading, movies, concerts and anything else that allows her to enjoy life to the fullest.

Set up a time today to meet with Melody and I promise you won't be disappointed!