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Melanie Dobson

Boutique Photographer

Hello! I am Melanie. I grew up just outside of Raleigh NC. I attended Appalachian State University where I met my amazing husband, Taylor. The Blue Ridge Mountains are gorgeous. I spent some time doing small weddings, family photos and such through college. I graduated with a degree in photography in 2014. We moved around a bit while out of college and landed here in Chesapeake.

I have 2 amazing kids that keep me on my toes! Pets are a big part of our family. We have 4 dogs (2 shih tzus, a golden retriever and a German Shepard), and a cat. We love all furry friends! I am so excited to meet you and your family! Let make some memories!

What is Boutique Photography?

Every session is personalized to your family. I will hold your hand every step of the way from planing the session all the way through hanging your new art in your home. It is a really fun amazing process that results in art to be cherished for generations. 

When we moved into our new home, I realized I didn’t have many photos printed out. In fact, most of my kids pictures were digital, saved to a cloud. If anything were to happen, these memories could be lost in an instant. Growing up my family had albums filled with memories and pictures framed on the walls. I want my kids to feel the same love and acceptance I did growing up. I don’t want this generation to be lost to the cloud. That is why it is so important to me to have pictures printed and framed on display in our home. 

Serving the Hampton Roads Areas!
Chesapeake, VA Beach, Norfolk

Call or text me (828) 406-0189