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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 […]

We have a short FAQ page on our website, but it turns out we have some particularly curious clients. Which is awesome! We want you to feel prepared so that you’ll love the experience as much as you’ll love your portraits. So for those of you that want to know the “what” or the “why” […]

The D family came into the studio yesterday for some mother daughter portraits. I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to this shoot, one of the first shoots in our new studio. My friends can, though, because it’s basically all I talked about for the week prior. I had a few lighting […]

Portrait of T scientist, leader, mentor

T first came to me to celebrate a milestone in her life. It was an upcoming birthday, and she wanted to document this moment, who she was now, and the place she had worked hard to come to in life, as a PhD and postdoc, a scientist, a leader, a woman, and a mentor. We […]

It’s that time again —  Minisessions are now open to everyone!   These are perfect for capturing the little ones as they speed through each phase, big ones for an annual portrait, or all of them together for a Christmas card.  These are the last minisession of 2016, we will resume minis in March when […]

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