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Once you’ve reserved your portrait session, it’s time to start thinking about “what, wear, and how”. That doesn’t mean anxiously tapping your nails and counting down the seconds—it means it’s time to get excited. This is all about making you look and feel fantastic, which means you’ll be preparing for a day of fun and fabulousness! Plus, […]

When you think of boudoir, the first things that come to mind probably aren’t t-shirts and sports jerseys. You’re more likely to imagine see-through lingerie, birthday suits, and the kind of panties that somehow make you feel even more naked when you’re wearing them than not. But truth be told, what you wear (or don’t […]

Contemporary boudoir photography is a life changing experience. When one of my clients arrive at my studio, most of the time they’re nervous, scared and sometimes freaking out. Once they sit in the chair to get their hair and makeup done, the transformation begins. The client slowly starts to shed those signs and feelings of […]

Part of being a contemporary portrait photographer means having the privilege of learning the stories behind the women we photograph. Some of the stories we hear give us pause, make us think, and inspire us. Some command our attention and demand to be heard. Nancy’s is all of the above. Her story is as sweeping […]

An action portrait of Matteo Lambert Portrait taken in Vienna Virginia by Melody Yazdani Studios in Northern Virginia

Matteo is third-grader living in Vienna, VA, and he’s a perfect example of the phrase “small but mighty.” Not just because he’s an eight-year old who’s running twenty 5k races in 10 different states, or because he can hurtle his 8-year-old body through one of those 5k’s in less than 25 minutes. (But that too.) […]

I’m going through a lot of changes in my life right now. I just passed a very traumatic kind of phase in my life, and I felt like this was a good moment to have a new chapter and a new outlook. I was a bit hesitant at the beginning when Melody suggested the shoot. […]

Ok, now that you’ve booked your portrait shoot, what should you do to prepare? Every woman asks that, and it can be kind of nerve-racking. There are tons of nerves and emotions leading up to a shoot, and that’s ok! I’m here to help! I wanted to write down some guidelines and suggestions to ease […]

As a portrait artist, my eyes are trained to find the beauty in anyone in front of my lens. But as woman, I understand how difficult it can be to recognize that beauty in ourselves. Women are so often made to feel insecure. We’re constantly compared, scrutinized, and surrounded by unrealistic media depictions. We’re bombarded […]

Excuses are convenient, and it’s pretty easy to make them. But when it comes to making excuses about taking time for ourselves, it’s a lot harder to come up with good ones. That’s why we’re writing this post: to remind you that no matter what reason you have for why you can’t invest some time […]

Why we love to show off our products, and you will too Displaying your portrait art isn’t just about beautifying your home. (Though it does that too!). It’s also a way to keep those cherished memories near, and an opportunity to express the story they tell to share with others. That’s part of why we’re […]

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