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"I felt like a runway model"

"We simply adore all of our portraits"

"If you are looking for the best photographer around look no further"

"an absolutley phenomenal photographer."

"Such a fantastic experience!"

"the results were epic!"

"The portraits  were stunning"

"Her photographs are exquisite. Every time. "

"the portraits  are far beyond what we had hoped for, both times"

"It was an amazing experience!"

Melody Yazdani Studios is the premiere luxury portrait studio in Northern Virginia. We specialize in legacy wall art portraits for discerning families, professional headshots, contemporary portraits, modern women's makeovers, and full-service portrait experiences.

Portraits by Melody Yazdani Studios are destined to become treasured works of art you’ll be proud to hang on your walls. From compelling headshots that help catapult careers, to family portraits that reveal real love and deep connection, and beautiful make-overs and boudoir portraits that bring out your fabulous, and uniquely sexy side. Book your personalized portrait experience today at our gorgeous Northern Virginia portrait studio and get ready for photographs that are bound to make you blush and smile. . We are located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia, on historic Church St.

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"We simply adore all of our photos"

"If you are looking for the best photographer around look no further"

"an absolute phenomenal photographer."

"Such a fantastic experience!"

"the results were epic!"

"The photos were stunning"

"Her photographs are exquisite. Every time. "

"the photos are far beyond what we had hoped for, both times"

"It was an amazing experience!"

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We are a full service studio, and will guide you through the entire portrait experience. From the first shoot ideas, to the most flattering outfits, we’ll help you prepare while we ensure the final artwork is ideal for your needs.

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Melody is an absolutely phenomenal photographer.

Colleen, 2019

I shot my maternity and newborn photos with Melody and cannot recommend her enough. To have hair, make up, and a glam wardrobe included is unlike any other photographer experience I’ve ever had. Melody is so professional and kind throughout the process. Not only that, her and Kelsea combined truly make you feel like a model and see your very best the entire time. The pictures are beautifully shot, being both natural and stunning. I look like the best version of myself. You will not be disappointed!

Katie, 2021

Melody and her team are fantastic! I’ve had three sessions with her so far. Each session was unique and produced images that will be used over and over again. My first photo session was for professional photos. I’ve used the images she captured in multiple marketing campaigns and for online events. The quality of the images are unparalleled and I always have the best looking professional headshot at every event! Her photos make me feel beautiful and powerful.

Leslie, 2021

I wanted to celebrate my late 40 something birthday with a photo shoot of myself for myself and I got more than I bargained for..........At Melody Yazdani's Studios, I received a glamourous pampered make over and "play time" in a gorgeous dressing room brimming with glorious garments. It was this girl's dress up playdate dream come true with professional hair, make up and stylist and only then came the photo session! Melody and her staff are extremely professional and kind. The photo session was something I had only imagined a famous model or movie star experiencing with professionals lights, sets, backdrops, fans, and most importantly expert artistic direction to make me look my best... I was overwhelmed at all the beautiful photos of myself before any touchups! 

Bridgette, 2021

Absolutely the best portrait experience I've ever had. Melody, the staff, and the studio are beautiful.

Kim, 2021

I was treated with kindness and respect. Being a full figured woman, I was posed to compliment my size. Even though I had my own outfits and jewelry, I was given other options from a vast collection of full length dresses. My hair and make up was done very well. It was a great compliment. I liked the final dress choices. The outfits enhanced my figure.
I felt very pleased with the out come... Melody Yazdani Studios is very well organized. There was nothing left to chance.

Billye, 2021

The entire staff is pleasant and professional but also fun. Kelsea is the best makeup artist I have ever met. She has a gentle touch that makes it all fun. Melody brings out the best in her clients during the shoot. Annie, is always a pleasure organizing and interviewing.

Christine, 2021

This was so much more than having some photos taken, this was a life changing, life renewing experience. 

Meg, 2019

It was like a transformation. Melody and her staff achieved more than I could have imagined. With makeup and then Melody’s professional eye she coaxed me into exuding the real beauty behind my being. 
Someone I had never realized I could be. 

Debra, 2020

Working with Melody is a great pleasure. She has a talent to extract a model out of everyone. The pictures turned out beyond what I expected. I'm not that photogenic, but Melody found all the favorable angles and she literally guided me how to pose inch by inch, where to put my hands, where to look, smile etc.

Svetlana, 2019

I loved my sessions and really felt butterflies in my belly due to excitement, nervousness and found a new beauty in me. Hope i can come back one day again to enjoy those lovely feelings.

Progya, 2020

Melody! I am absolutely blown away by my entire experience. I’m still trying to find the words

Christina, 2020

Melody was great to work with. I loved the pictures she took of our family. We will treasure them forever.

Amanda, 2019

You will want to go back for more portraits again and again. You are in wonderful hands and professionalism. I highly recommend them.

Mary, 2019

Melody is a consummate professional and an artist in her craft. I cannot say enough great things about her professionalism & beautiful photo studio off Church St. in Vienna, VA.

Robbie, 2019

Melody is a one of a kind photographer. I am an orthodontist in Reston and have been using her services for the past 5 years. I could not be happier. If you are looking for the best photographer around look no further!

Dr. Stephan Tisseront, 2019

Beautiful studio and a wonderful photographer. Melody knows how to make you relax in front of the camera. She took the best pictures I have of myself in decades.

Susan, 2019

Three letter words continuously come to mind when I think of my experience, OMG, WOW.. and gee I'm Hot! Thank you Melody for bringing out my inner beauty and helping me feel good about myself again!!!

Jolie, 2019

Melody is an exceptionally talented and skilled photographer. Her photographs are exquisite. Every time. She has taken head shots and group shots of myself and my teaching staff (as well as photos of our students and guest artists) and the sessions are always conducted with incredible professionalism.

Aja, 2018.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Melody Yazdani Studios! These will be treasured forever. Priceless!

Sharon, 2019.

Melody is amazing she has been our family photographer for almost 8 years. Each year she continues to exceed our expectations.

Nicole, 2019.

Melody is fantastic to work with and is an extremely talented photographer. We have done two shoots with her and the photos are far beyond what we had hoped for, both times. She works very well with kids and captures candid chats that are priceless. Several friends have asked for her information when they see our beautiful photos.

Molly, 2018.

Jennifer, 2014.

I could go on for a lifetime about how amazing Melody is as a photographer. I have done several photo shoots/sessions in my life, and hands down, hers topped them all without question. She has a way of bringing the best out of you and it shows in her photos.  

Kat, 2018.

This was so much fun- Melody truely made me feel like a model! She was so kind and thoughtful, and it was clear she loves what she does. Such a fantastic experience!

Our custom portrait experience, great for family portraits, headshots, maternity, newborn, and beauty/boudoir sessions. Our Makeovers bring out the best in you, and boost your confidence!  Make a day of it, and bring a friend, a sister, or a loved one with additional hair and makeup services available as an add on option. 
These sessions include:
- Professional Hair and Makeup services for one
- Virtual Style and Design Consultation with our team to plan your session
- Use of our exquisite designer wardrobe
- Up to 2 hours shooting in studio (Location session available as an add on)
- Ordering session in studio to design your finished artwork




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CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT session

Makeover and portraits

Our custom headshot experience is ideal for professionals, from lawyers, to actors and everything in between.  Each session is personalized to ensure we bring out the best in you and tailor the experience to your profession. If you are looking for a polished, professional look, hair and makeup services are available as an add-on service. These sessions take place on select days and include:
- Virtual Style and Design Consultation
- Professional wardrobe guidance
- Up to 1 hour shooting in studio
- Ordering session in studio
- One High Resolution Digital Photograph, additional portraits available for purchase after your session




Headshot

headshot PORTRAIT session

Professional portraits

Our custom motherhood portrait experience is perfect for growing families of all sizes. Our Motherhood sessions are designed to celebrate the incredible time around the newest family members arrival.  Enjoy this celebration of life with a pampering makeover, our overflowing maternity wardrobe, and expert posing guidance.  
These sessions include:
-Professional Hair and Makeup for one
- Virtual Style and Design Consultation
- Use of our incredible couture maternity wardrobe 
- Up to 2 hours shooting in studio
- Ordering session in studio




Motherhood

Motherhood PORTRAIT session

Maternity and newborn

Our custom portrait experience is perfect for family in every stage of life, from the first kick to graduation, and every stage in between. Each session is personalized to ensure we bring out the best in you and the ones you love. If you are looking for a relaxing, pampered experience for Mom, hair and makeup services are included with every family session. 
These sessions include:
-Professional Hair and Makeup for one
- Virtual Style and Design Consultation
- Use of our exquisite studio wardrobe
- Up to 2 hours shooting in studio
- Ordering session in studio to design your custom family artwork




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Family PORTRAIT session

Makeover and portraits

Our boudoir sessions are all about celebrating you.  No matter who you are, what size you are, or where you are from, you owe yourself the love that you so freely give. We will walk you through the entire experience, from wardrobe, to makeup, to posing.  
These sessions include:
-Professional Hair and Makeup for one
- Virtual Style and Design Consultation
- Professional wardrobe guidance
- Up to 2 hours shooting in studio
- Ordering session in studio to design your artwork




Boudoir

Boudoir PORTRAIT session

Makeover and portraits

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This is the first step toward planning the ultimate portrait experience.  Tell us why you want to be photographed,  For every reason, and for no reason, to feel empowered and confident, or professional and polished, or glamorous and sexy, to create a stunning legacy for yourself, and for the next generation, and most of all because you deserve to have a portrait you love.

We will guide you through the entire experience; from planning your session, preparing in the weeks before and day of, and help you build an exquisite collection of printed portraits for your home.  Our team will go over all of the details, availability, how to reserve your date, and more during your complimentary consultation.  Select the best time to chat, and we can't wait to meet you.


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Our studio team is here to guide you through your personalized shoot from the first ideas and ideal outfits, to natural posing techniques that will bring out the best in you. In the end you’ll have stunning artwork to fit both your needs and desires.

Our light filled studio has an in-house Beauty and Glamour department for gorgeous portraits and powerful headshots, and a child friendly, studio for family and children's portraiture. We are located in the heart of Vienna, convenient to Tysons, Arlington, Great Falls, and the greater DC Metro area.


Make your appointment today and see why Melody Yazdani Studios was selected as the best photographer in Vienna, Virginia. Let us capture your true beauty and essence through timeless photography. 

Throughout this process, I want you to fall in love with yourself.  It's the unique pieces in you that that make you the most beautiful.

To me, joy is the wonder in the eyes of a young child, the love between a couple, the adoration of new parenthood, and seeing you discover the beauty you hadn't yet recognized in yourself.  

I have been a professional photographer for sixteen years. I am a mother, an entrepreneur, a dancer, and a lover of art, music, and laughter. Every person and every family should have a portrait they love. Tell me how you want to be photographed, and let me create a beautiful portrait for you.

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Lead Photographer

One of my greatest parts of my life is having the ability and skill to show every woman just how beautiful she is.
Over the past 8 years as a Makeup artist I have worked with every age, skin tone, skin type and hair type imaginable. With my eye for colors, light, and movement, I am able to create stunning hair and makeup look for you that accentuates your natural beauty. From Hollywood glam, no makeup makeup, creating beautiful hair texture, and everything else between, I excel helping you show off your best self.
As a photographer, I have the opportunity to sculpt beautiful women into works of art. I am grateful for your trust and vulnerability as you go through your own personalized portrait experience.

Makeup Artist,
Associate Photographer

I love traveling, I love the beach, I love concerts. I just love having a great time! Ever since I was a young child, I’ve known my passion has been to help people.

I’m currently in school studying Clinical Psychology! I love doing what I’m doing because it gives me the opportunity to help Women experience a love for themselves they never had or, were just missing out on. 

Booking Concierge

Tiffany was formerly a professional hair and makeup artist with 11 years of experience, who decided to make the transition to photography editor to expand her creative outlets. Her skill set working with colors, light and texture as a hair and makeup artist has been a great asset to learning how to edit beautiful images.

She’s also a foodie who loves traveling and all things creative from painting to DIY home projects to baking. 

Editor

Neha Patel is a graphic artist with over 10 years of experience. She appreciates being part of the creative world and working with an amazingly talented and caring team. She is appreciative of anything creative and being in the nature from exploring plant-based cooking, painting, yoga, traveling with her family, going on nature hikes to relaxing by the beach.

Neha is a photography editor and she enjoys learning and growing her skills using Adobe Photoshop.

Editor

I will bring out the very best in you with hair and makeup. I enjoy making guests feel comfortable, calming any pre-shoot nerves and creating a timeless look for your portraits. Tell me how you would like to feel for your session; we will create something beautiful!
I’m a mother to a sweet little girl, two cats, a dog and 100+ aquatic creatures. I love spending time outside, with my hands in a garden, or potting new house plants. I spend my free time drawing, printmaking and taking photos of beautiful people.

Makeup Artist

Throughout this process, I want you to fall in love with yourself.  It's the unique pieces in you that that make you the most beautiful.

To me, joy is the wonder in the eyes of a young child, the love between a couple, the adoration of new parenthood, and seeing you discover the beauty you hadn't yet recognized in yourself.  

I have been a professional photographer for fifteen years. I am a mother, a business owner, a dancer, and a lover of art, music, and laughter. Every person and every family should have a portrait they love. Tell me how you want to be photographed, and let me create a beautiful portrait for you.

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At Melody Yazdani Studios, we work with every day women, not models.  We're focused on making you look as wonderful as you truly are, no matter your age or size. With our makeup team, outfit guidance, and premier photographer, we will transform you from within and out! This luxury experience is available for all styles and types of photo shoot available.

Transformations

TRANSFORM INTO YOUR INNER BEAUTY

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Our incredible beauty team will take care of you with your desired level of makeup, and hair styling


This is your opportunity to view your portraits and select your favorites.  We will help you build a legacy collection of your favorite portraits to enjoy today and for years to come.  


Each portrait experience includes 3 separate outfits, with the option to add on more  looks for an additional fee.


Melody will pose you meticulously from head to toe, and make sure you look look incredible in every portrait


During your creative planning session, you will connect with Melody to brainstorm ideas and plan your session.  How do you want to be photographed?


Don't know what to wear?  Our exquisite client closet has you covered, with over a hundred dresses, from elegant and sophisticated to glamorous old Hollywood styles.  Also available: maternity gowns and  lingerie for boudoir, shoes, and more

Your Contemporary
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Studio Wardrobe

Style and Design Session

Ordering Appointment

Multiple outfits

Guided Portrait Shoot

Professional Hair and Makeup

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AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH

This is completely normal! We go over and beyond to make you feel at home. Just show up and let go! We will make it a comfortable and fun experience, 100% guaranteed!

I WANT TO BOOK A SHOOT, BUT I’M NERVOUS.

Of course! Directed posing is our specialty.  We don’t expect you to be a model. We will help you pose in the most flattering ways for your body-type the entire shoot!

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO POSE, WILL YOU TELL ME WHAT TO DO?

Sessions typically book a minimum of 2-6 months in advance. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible if you have a specific timeframe in mind.

HOW FAR OUT SHOULD I BOOK A SESSION?

Digital files are typically delivered within four weeks. Prints arrive in 6-8 weeks. Handcrafted albums, frames and folio boxes typically take 10-12 weeks. 

HOW SOON AFTER THE REVEAL WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH

"We simply adore all of our photos"

"If you are looking for the best photographer around look no further"

"an absolute phenomenal photographer."

"Such a fantastic experience!"

"the results were epic!"

"The photos were stunning"

"Her photographs are exquisite. Every time. "

"the photos are far beyond what we had hoped for, both times"

"It was an amazing experience!"

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Melody Yazdani Studios
144 Church St NW, Suite 200
Vienna, VA 22180
(703)537-7933
hello@melodyyazdani.com

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