Did you know that 96% of businesses fail within 10 years? In the photography world only 40% of businesses survive the first year, only 25% make it through the second year, and only 15% make it to their third year. Only 4% of those businesses will make it to the 10-year mark. Sadly, the overwhelming majority will fail.

How will you make yours succeed?

Innamorata Photography has been in business for more than 20 years. No tricks, no games, no gimmicks, we aren't pushy salespeople, and we are always honest. We know how to run a business, how to treat our clients, and how to get more business in the door.

Having over twenty-five years of experience as a professional photographer, there's not much that Melody can't teach you. From lighting to printing to business and marketing, Melody has taught it all. Though very busy with her own photography business she loves mentoring, helping, and educating other photographers and has taught literally thousands all over the world.

What do you need to learn to succeed?



Mentorships are ongoing and may be scheduled at any time. Prior to your mentoring session Melody will speak with you about what you’d like to learn and create a custom curriculum for your specific needs. Contact us for availability.



Melody occasionally offers group workshops at her studio in downtown Chattanooga or at other locations throughout the world. Current workshops will be listed below.


Video Workshops

Melody has worked with major photography education companies, such as Meg Bitton Live, to offer creative learning techniques in the form of educational videos.




Who teaches educational classes?

Melody does.

What experience does she have?

Melody has been professionally photographing people for 24 years, she’s owned a photography business for 24 years. Melody is highly trained in wedding, commercial, portrait, and editorial photography. She has taught and mentored thousands of photographers worldwide. She has spoken at WPPI, the largest photography convention in the world, many times. She did a Breakout Session for Clickin Moms, taught many workshops with Meg Bitton and other well-known photographers as well as teaching them on her own, she created a lighting workshop for Meg Bitton Live which is one of the largest Photography Education companies in the world. Melody’s sponsors have included Elinchrom, Prophoto, Pocket Wizard, Bowen, Vision Art Book, Pixel2Canvas and many more.

What educational services does she offer?

Melody offers classes and mentoring in the following areas:

  • Off Camera Lighting
  • Studio Lighting
  • On Camera Flash
  • Wedding timelines and flow
  • Booking and Marketing to Clients
  • Photographing in natural light
  • Pricing
  • Business

How can I book a mentoring session with Melody?

By emailing her at melody@innamorata.com

How can I book a workshop?

You may gather your own group and Melody will teach a workshop for the group anywhere in the world or you may watch this page for available workshops.

How much can I learn?

As much as you want to!