SESSION FEE:  $289 (plus tax)

Your session fee includes an online consultation through our Facebook Business Page, the design and concept for your session, professional hair and make up, the use of our studio wardrobe, unlimited snacks and cocktails/mocktails, and a fully directed photoshoot.  Session fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and are required to reserve any date in our studio.  Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesdays, or Fridays at 10:00 am.

An online consultation is required to reserve any session with MSP.  We conduct our consultations online through Facebook messenger on our business page MELODY SMITH PORTRAIT

Send an inquiry to set up your consultation on a Tuesday or Thursday between 10:30am and 2:30 pm 



Spend the day in our glamorous studio being treated like royalty.  Our studio is located in Historic Old Town Petersburg, Virginia with private parking located directly behind our studio.  Our studio is over 3000 square feet of PURE luxury and includes multiple shooting areas, backgrounds, and lighting as well as a changing room, styling station, and a consultation area.  

Do you wonder what a shoot with MSP is like?  Check out this behind the scenes look at a day with Melody Smith.  Melody is an international award winning double master photographer specializing in contemporary and fine art portraiture.  


Your session will be carefully designed from posing to wardrobe.  We choose the most flattering posing intended to slim, shape, and accentuate your best features.  Share with us your favorite poses and wardrobe from our contemporary portrait pinterest board and we will take care of the rest!  Your style, our expertise! 



Every session includes a beautiful make over complete with hair styling and professional make up.  We use high end luxury products to create a flawless magazine style finish to your look.  

Make sure that you PLAN A NIGHT OUT!  You will look incredible after your session!  


Our studio houses a vast and glamorous wardrobe with over 1000 garments, props and accessories ranging in size from 00-22.  Each session is designed with up to 7 unique looks from casual to glamorous.  Our wardrobe is constantly expanding as we purchase and discover new looks for each of our clients sessions.  Please note, we do not provide wardrobe for men/boys at this time.



Every client is fully directed with posing and expression from the toes to the tip of the head.  I know what beauty is and how to find it in every single person I have ever met.  Everything from the way your hair lays, how your figure is accentuated, to getting the sparkle in your eyes is given complete direction.  

You don't have to do anything but simply follow my lead!  


After your session, we will schedule a time for your reveal and ordering appointment.  Due to Covid-19 we are scheduling all of our reveals through ZOOM.  At that time you will get to see 30-40 unique images from your session and you can choose to purchase your portraits either a-la-carte or in collections.  


you only buy what you love!


Purchase your images a-la-carte starting at $269 or in collections starting at $1500.    Take a moment to view the video on the left to see our full pricing and product options!  MSP also offers in house interest free financing on all collections.  

We are currently booked for Couture sessions through 2023.

If you would like to get on our Couture wait list, please send us a picture of yourself from the knees up with no filters and your hair down. 


Consultation Hours:  Tues. & Thurs. 10:30a - 2:30p  | Session Times:  M, W, F 10a |     Located at   3 N Sycamore St., Petersburg VA

by appointment only