Published & Press

Covering the Shootings in Chattanooga – From a Media (My) Perspective

By Melody Hood / August 19, 2015 / 1 Comment

Day 1: 7/16/2015 Like most people probably did, I found out about the “active shooter” on Facebook. I was stunned, this doesn’t happen here. HERE? In Chattanooga? No. This simply does. Not. Happen. Here. “There’s an officer down. An officer has been shot.” – before the casualties were reported word got out that an officer…

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Be Couture Group Featured in Chattanooga Magazine – Commercial Photography

By Melody Hood / April 19, 2015 / Comments Off on Be Couture Group Featured in Chattanooga Magazine – Commercial Photography

I love Commercial Photography and Editorial Photography. For many years I’ve worked with three amazing women, all business owners, on a variety of projects. Last year we decided to form a group, Be Couture Group, that allows us to work together more often on creative projects because we work so incredibly well together as a…

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Derek Yates – Congrats on Becoming Ellen’s New Gardener!

By Melody Hood / November 18, 2014 / 1 Comment

I met Derek Yates several years ago when I was hired to direct a Hip/Hop music video and we quickly became friends. Having each tragically lost a sibling we formed a bond that’s deeper and different from most. He’s become a lot like a brother to me. Over the years I’ve worked with him on…

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Pocket Wizard Video + Hillary’s Bridal Session outside of Las Vegas . Destination Wedding Photographer

By Melody Hood / August 22, 2012 / Comments Off on Pocket Wizard Video + Hillary’s Bridal Session outside of Las Vegas . Destination Wedding Photographer

Hillary’s bridal session was quite unlike any other bridal session well, ever… Hillary is a photographer herself and had booked me to photograph her wedding on Jekyll Island. She was also planning to attend WPPI (the worlds largest Wedding and Portrait Photography Seminar) in Las Vegas just a month before her wedding. I speak and…

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