My Daughter

By Melody Hood / April 22, 2015 / Comments Off on My Daughter

I rarely post anything personal or about my own children. Honestly, I don’t even photograph them that often (I am a bad, bad photographer-mom). But I must share how proud I am of my own daughter. At 14 years old she was accepted in to a program at a local college due to her GPA…

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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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Being Present

By Melody Hood / August 28, 2013 / 6 Comments

  This is one of my favorite wedding photos we’ve ever taken. It was taken in 2007 at the Chattanoogan Hotel.     Why is it a favorite? Because it’s real. This amazing couple just finished shoving cake and icing all over each others faces. Every one of their parents happened to be standing right…

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Why I do what I do.

By Melody Hood / June 10, 2010 / 3 Comments

Often, when meeting with new or prospective clients, they’ll ask me – “Why did you decide to be a wedding photographer?” I didn’t wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to photograph weddings. In fact, the thought never really crossed my mind. When I was a kid I spent a lot of weekends…

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Hello out there…

By Melody Hood / August 6, 2009 / 2 Comments

I apologize to those of you who’ve received some odd blog emails from me over the past few days. The blog (on the backend) has been undergoing some major renovation lately to make it more functional and easier to use. There may be a few more trials and tribulations before it’s over with – but…

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