Melanie Maganias Nashan’s lifelong passion has been photography and photojournalism. She loves the camera’s immediate and spontaneous capacity to capture the intimacy and emotions of her subjects. She has a bachelor's degree and a master’s in fine arts, has taught photography at Montana State University, and has worked with public school students. Named one of America’s Top 15 Wedding Photographers by Photo District News, her work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, the Big Sky Journal and many other national publications. Nashan established “Yia Yia’s Travels,” a foundation in memory of her mother that supports travel opportunities for young adults from Park County.
Although her special focus is event photography, Nashan is equally accomplished in documentary photography, fashion photography and portraiture.