melissa steadman

Name: Melissa Steadman Hart

Profession: Musical Theatre singer/actor/dancer

Current project: auditioning, loving myself, and learning how to be a wife! (newlywed)

What makes you happy: coffee, fresh flowers, wine, babies, birds, cooking, romance, heart to hearts.

What is something you want to tell people but it sounds real douchey of you: I nearly scored perfectly on the math section of the SAT, with the only question I "missed" being an omission on my part.

What are you afraid of: abandonment, lack of love, mob mentality, being murdered.

What are you wearing. Right. Now. Go: gray pajama pants, gray tank top, no makeup. VERY vibrant around here today.

I say: Childhood. Summer. You say: Lake Travis in Austin, TX, water-skiing and tubing, the smell of Banana Boat sunscreen, 90's country music blaring out of the boat speakers, black cherry soda, the whole fam damily laughing and loving.

Wish you had the guts to: Punch someone in particular's lights out.

Working with EMMA: EMMA challenged me to see beyond the petty insecurities; to not judge myself or a photo of myself by my own perception of beauty. After a variety of shoots with EMMA from headshots to being a nude forest nymph in a tree in the Connecticut countryside, I finally understand that what I feel in the moment or see in myself is not always the truth. It is a beautiful release to hand over the reigns to EMMA and allow HER to bring the truth that lies beneath to the surface. She is an emotional and artistic genius.

See Melissa's EMMA Session here!