Effective January 2023, I am no longer offering garden photography services except in very limited circumstances.

Consulting services on website creation or updating, as well as newsletter production for select clients remain available.

Fine art prints and custom notecards of most images on this site are also available. Prices on request.

Selected Clients:

All images on this site are protected by copyright and may not be copied, downloaded, or shared without express prior consent from Melissa Clark Photography. 


Melissa Clark is an award-winning photographer and landscape designer in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She has been photographing gardens and landscapes at home and abroad since 2001.

She has studied with  Alan Detrick and Roger Foley at numerous Master Garden Photography workshops at Chanticleer Garden in Pennsylvania, as well as with John Shaw, Tony Sweet, Sam Abell, and Alan Sislen. Her work has been exhibited at BlackRock Center in Gaithersburg, MD and other venues, and is held in various private collections.


  •   "In England, Wandering Down the Garden Path," The Washington Post, February 2003
  •   The Garden Conservancy, 2010 Open Days marketing materials (DC Area)
  •   Landscaping Ideas That Work, Julie Moir Messervy (Taunton Press 2013)
  •   Great Backyards Magazine, February 2008 (three gardens)
  •   "A Seasonal Palette," Home & Design DC.MD.VA Magazine, Summer 2008 (photographs)
  •    "Garden State," Bethesda Magazine, March/April 2006 (photographs for 'A Chevy Chase Garden with Rooms')
  •    "Outdoor Retreats," Bethesda Magazine, March/April 2008 (photographs for 'English Landscape in Kenwood')
  •    "Turning Challenge into Charm," American Nurseryman Magazine, September 2009
  •    American University Arboretum & Gardens Brochure (October 2009)
  •    Association of Professional Landscape Designers, DC*MD*VA Chapter Brochure: "Professional Landscape Design:  What a Designer Can Bring to  Your Project" (Summer 2009)

Melissa blogs about photography and garden design at Garden Shoots.