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the journal

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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.) […]

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 […]

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 […]

It can be so easy to take this job lightly.  I mean, we push buttons, capture moments, and photograph everything these days.  And when you shoot professionally, the specifics of shooting in manual, focusing, and making split second decisions to capture that moment -well- come naturally, like breathing.  You’re in the moment, making people laugh, […]

This little lady was so completely full of spunk.  Adorable little lady with personality, golden crown, fluffy tutu, a cute cake to destroy, and I was one happy photographer.

Sometimes you pull up to the location, a place you have worked at a thousand times before, and the light is completely breathtaking.  Then your clients arrive, and you meet an adorable, perfectly toddler little man, and you know the portraits are going to be perfect.  That was this day. Glyndon Park is one of […]

I won’t say capturing this little guy was effortless, but it was pretty darn close.  He’s right in that magic window – my favorite stage where babies are super bubbly and happy, and can be easily entertained by a spoon or an empty tupperware container.  You know, that phase where you are so incredibly enamored […]

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