Melody Carlene

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•  Empowering and confidence boosting experience

•  Celebrate the special moments and people in your life

•  Perfect to use on your website and in social media

•  Stylish and personal way to decorate your home

•  Creates a legacy that will last longer than a lifetime


•  Empowering and confidence
     boosting experience

•  Celebrate the special moments
     and people in your life

•  Perfect to use on your website
     and in social media

•  Stylish and personal way to
     decorate your home

•  Creates a legacy that will last
     longer than a lifetime

Benefits of telling your story with stunning magazine style portraits from Melody Carlene Photography:

Benefits of telling your story with
stunning magazine style portraits
from Melody Carlene Photography:

Star in your own
celebrity photoshoot

Star in your own celebrity photoshoot

own portraits you love

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Stunning • Stylish • Storytelling

Stunning • Stylish • Storytelling

contemporary portrait

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ABOUT MELODY

I can honestly tell you that I love long walks on the beach, chi tea lattes and my adorable Maltipoo puppy, Benny. But that doesn't tell you a thing about why you should choose me to be your photographer.

My name is Melody Carlene Norton. I am a portrait photographer who specializes in contemporary magazine style portraits, corporate head shots and personal branding photography. I offer a unique background of experience and training that can benefit you.

"You may be delightfully surprised by the combination of skills I bring to my business."

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ABOUT MELODY

"I understand what it's like to run a business and how important professional images are to compete in today's visual & digital marketplace"


Having been a business owner and non-profit Executive Director for over 35 years, I understand the demands and needs of business leaders. That understanding combined with a degree in computer science, a national certification in      e-commerce web design, and six years of experience as a professional photographer gives me the ability to offer clients easy solutions in marketing, social media and advertising campaigns that make them stand out from the crowd and attract their ideal client.

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ABOUT MELODY

professional hair & makeup comes 
with our signature luxury session

Prepare to feel pampered and completely spoiled in our hair and makeup studio prior to your "model for a day" photo shoot! As a licensed cosmetologist, either myself or a member of my team will style your hair and apply makeup just the way YOU like it! Whether you want a light application to accent your features for the camera or a full on glam look complete with lashes, it's totally up to you!

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ABOUT MELODY

"I get you. And, trust me... I've got you!"

As a card carrying member of the 50 plus club, I understand completely how scary it is to get in front of the camera!

Please know, I am completely OBSESSED with giving my clients an amazing photo shoot experience, spoiling them with wonderful service and creating breathtakingly stunning portraits that they will love and cherish. 

I enjoy photographing men and women of all ages, but I give my clients over 50 special attention. I even have a Club just for them!

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ABOUT MELODY

"My mission is to deliver the most beautiful
photographs you've ever seen of yourself."

To succeed at this mission, I have trained under the best in the business. My personal mentor is Sue Bryce. In my honest opinion she is the best contemporary portrait photographer for women in the world.

It is such an honor to bring this style of photography to my home studio in Washington, Illinois and to Fort Meyers, Florida from January thru March.

I'm also available to travel to clients world wide!

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Decorate your home with stylish personalized art

My experience of owning a home decorating business for twelve years is your gain. I would love to custom design a photo shoot and artwork around your vision.

If there is a wall that you dream of decorating with fine art images of you and your loved ones, this is the perfect opportunity to make your dream a reality!

It's a stylish and personal way to enrich your home or business.

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ABOUT MELODY

"I'm not going to lie... I want to make you cry."

Happy tears of course! I would be delighted to pass you the tissue box when you realize how drop dead gorgeous you are. People who love you already know. 

Now you will exist in photographs you love and will leave a legacy of beautiful images that will last longer than a lifetime.

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I can honestly tell you that I love long walks on the beach, chi tea lattes and my adorable Maltipoo puppy, Benny. But, that doesn't tell you a thing about why you should choose me to be your photographer.

My name is Melody Carlene Norton. I am a portrait photographer who specializes in contemporary magazine style portraits, corporate head shots and personal branding photography. I offer a unique background of experience and training that can benefit you.

"You may be delightfully surprised by the combination of skills I bring to my business."

01

Read more

ABOUT MELODY


Having been a business owner and non-profit Executive Director for over 35 years, I understand the demands and needs of business leaders. That understanding combined with a degree in computer science, a national certification in e-commerce web design, and six years of experience as a professional photographer gives me the ability to offer clients easy solutions in marketing, social media and advertising campaigns that make them stand out from the crowd and attract their ideal client.

I understand what it's like to
run a business and how important professional images are to compete in today's visual & digital marketplace"

02

Read more

ABOUT MELODY

Prepare to feel pampered and completely spoiled in our hair and makeup studio prior to your "model for a day" photo shoot!

As a licensed cosmetologist, either myself or a member of my team will style your hair and apply makeup just the way YOU like it! Whether you want a light application to accent your features for the camera or a full on glam look complete with lashes, it's totally up to you!

Professional Hair &
Makeup Comes With
Our Signature Luxury Session

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ABOUT MELODY

As a card carrying member of the 50 plus club, I understand completely how scary it is to get in front of the camera! 

Please know, I am completely OBSESSED with giving my clients an amazing photo shoot experience, spoiling them with wonderful service and creating breathtakingly stunning portraits that they will love and cherish. 

I enjoy photographing men and women of all ages, but I give my clients over 50 special attention. I even have a Club just for them!

"I get you.
And, trust me... I've got you!"

04

Read more

ABOUT MELODY

To succeed at this mission, I have trained under the best in the business. My personal mentor is Sue Bryce. In my honest opinion she is the best contemporary portrait photographer for women in the world.

It is such an honor to bring this style of photography to my home studio in Washington, Illinois and to Fort Meyers, Florida from January thru March.

I'm also available to travel to clients world wide!

"My mission is to deliver the
most beautiful photographs
you've ever seen of yourself."

05

Read more

ABOUT MELODY

My experience of owning a home decorating business for twelve years is your gain. I would love to custom design a photo shoot and artwork around your vision.

If there is a wall that you dream of decorating with fine art images of you and your loved ones, this is the perfect opportunity to make your dream a reality!

It's a stylish and personal way to enrich your home or business.

Decorate Your Home
With Stylish Personalized Art

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Read more

ABOUT MELODY

Happy tears of course! I would be delighted to pass you the tissue box when you realize how drop dead gorgeous you are. People who love you already know. 

Now you will exist in photographs you love and will leave a legacy of beautiful images that will last longer than a lifetime.

"I'm not going to lie...
I want to make you cry."

07

Read again

ABOUT MELODY

- Melody Carlene Norton

"We create portraits of everyday
people that look like
 they belong on
the cover of a
magazine."

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I can't wait to hear how you dream of being photographed and start making those dreams come true! I will get back with you soon!  

Thank you gorgeous!

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