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Today on the Capture Crew Podcast we are chatting with Melisa Caprio who is a dolphin therapy photographer!

That’s right – we don’t only talk about weddings here because there’s so much you can do with your photography.

Melisa has a BFA in fine art photography and had her own gallery before seeing the job posting for a dolphin therapy trainer.

She immediately remembered her days of wanting to be a biologist specifically working with dolphins, she got an idea. She was going to reach out and see if this place would let her volunteer to take photos of the kids while they had their dolphin therapy sessions.

She decided to reach out in a non-traditional-2022 way.

She sent a handwritten letter asking if she could volunteer as a photographer for these interactions.

They said yes and she immediately began working to capture these special moments the kids were having.

Melisa was still shooting on manual so the elements were extra challenging. There was the water, the bright blinding sun and of course the interactions with the dolphins themselves.

She began testing different angles and spots to shoot from and continued to learn and grow.

After a short time, Melisa was offered a job to do this full time and she immediately said yes!

She reflects back now on her time and how she believes she manifested this opportunity.

Because of her story, she decided to write a book sharing other people’s stories where they also manifested dreams.

She says gratitude is the biggest key to manifesting and she’s happy to have made so many amazing connections through her journey.

More information about Melisa and how to keep in touch with her:

Melisa Caprio is an inspiring and experienced photographer. She received a fine art degree from Florida International University. Caprio was one of the selected few asked to study with renowned curator and historian, John Szarkowski, Director of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art- MOMA (1962-1991). Caprio owned and operated a Fine Art Photography Gallery in Hollywood, Florida for three years. She was personally asked to become the staff photographer for Dolphin Human Therapy by the president and founder where she worked for seven years photographing handicapped children receiving therapy with dolphins. She has gleamed powerful insights from the dolphins and children. Her work from Dolphin Human Therapy has been published extensively throughout Europe.

Currently Caprio’s work is as creator, photographer, radio host and author of Postcards to the Universe, Harness the Universe’s Power and Manifest your Dreams, she invites people from around the world to participate in this movement. By using photography, art, personal wishes, and desires and sending them out to the Universe via a postcard. Caprio has her own weekly show titled Postcards to the Universe with Melisa, Creating the Life you Crave on OMTimes Radio where she interviews spiritual trailblazers, she has turned that show into a popular podcast. To see more go to

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