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Melissa Maillett

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Spring has “sprung” in the DC area, but this spring is different than any of the past ones. It is the “Coronavirus spring” and instead of mobs of tourists photographing Cherry Blossoms and picknicking at the tidal basin, we are all hunckered down in our own homes, taking selfies and gardening in our back yards. […]

Socially Distancing While Photographing

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You may have heard the term “Personal Branding Session” while researching headshot photographers, or looking for some tips about to prepare for your headshots –  and it may have confused you – what IS the difference between a personal branding session and a headshot session anyway? We all understand that we are the face of […]

What is A Personal Branding Session?


three important reasons you need a great headshot In the business world, compelling offers, great marketing techniques, and polished websites are invaluable to attract your ideal client. However, what most people don’t realize is that the key to great marketing is what you don’t say – but what you show. Whether you are an entrepreneur, […]

What Kind of Headshot Do I need?


I was recently asked to photograph at the Virginia Women’s Business Conference at the Sheraton Tyson’s Corner Hotel. I’ve photographed many events before and have been to countless conferences in my past life…but I was not prepared for a WOMEN’S Conference! It was tenth year of this conference and organized by the exceptional Tina Johnson of […]