About MPresPhotos

MPresPhotos was founded by photographer and artist, Melissa Preston Jessell. Whether you need a special occasion captured or a unique portrait taken, Melissa will help you create an image you will cherish forever. 

Don't be shy! Send Melissa a message through the contact form! Residing in the Adams Morgan area, she embraces all walks of life, and will always make an effort to work with her neighbors' budgets. 


About Melissa's Artwork


Melissa Preston Jessell is a conceptual artist, photo and video-based, with an MFA in Photography and Related Media from Parsons The New School for Design. She has a background in film, television, and theater production having graduated from the University of Miami, with a BS in Communication and a BA in Theater Arts. As a visual artist her work reflects on change, its pacing and its persistence. In her photos and videos she uses subtle events like shifting light to highlight the cyclical nature and constancy of change. Originally from Richmond, VA, Melissa spent 6 years living and working in Los Angeles in television, film, and photography. She has since completed her masters in New York and is currently residing in Washington, DC.