Melanie Z Photography | About

My Story

Hi! I’m Melanie. I live in Quinton Virginia with my wonderful husband and two beautiful children.

I have always had a passion for photography and an appreciation for all types of art. 

My journey to motherhood was much more challenging than I had expected and it became an all consuming process for me. I am grateful for the experiences I have had, as it increased my love of all things baby. Pregnancy, newborns, and motherhood have become such an integral part of my life and career path. Being a full time mom and a part time photographer, has been a lifelong dream. 

I take great pride and joy in my studio and the business I created.


Fun facts about me:

  • If I’m not holding a camera, I am probably prepping my next sewing project.
  • I am definitely a girlie girl, love the color pink and love to shop (mostly for maternity fabrics and props)
  • I am constantly working on new and elaborate one of a kind sets.
  • While editing I can be found rocking to the bands of the 80’s and 90's or binging listening to Netflix
  • My favorite dessert is anything Chocolate.
  • Born in Virginia Beach (VA) and raised in Redondo Beach (CA) the ocean is my happy place!
  • I am a homeschooling mom! Another dream come true for me 
  • I cherish old family photos and the stories that go along with them.
  • I love watching the emotion as a client see's their most precious moments in life, captured forever.  Breathtaking...

Thank you for your interest in my art and allowing me to share my passion with you.  -Melanie