Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Melody Hood has been taking photographs since she was ten. Growing up with two uncles who were professional photographers, one gave her a Nikon FM and plenty of lessons. Soon she was metering and building skills toward her life’s calling of becoming a pro shooter herself.
Although she does commercial photography, Hood is primarily known as a wedding photographer, and those clients have made the bulk of her business. Her first wedding gig came when a friend’s photographer died two days before the ceremony. Hood couldn’t refuse when asked. She shot the entire event with a fully-manual camera.
What do you get when you put Melody Hood of Innamorata Photography in the desert outside of the Hoover Dam, throw in some new PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers on a bridal session?
You get some state of the art portraits at sunset, with seemingly each sporting a unique look and tone in lighting. How does this well-known photographer from Chattanooga, Tennesse augment her talent and tweak lighting on the fly? With Plus III technology, of course.
“They’re incredible—they’re my absolute workhorses,” she says of the latest radio triggers from PocketWizard. “They are amazing and so versatile. They allow me to turn my lights on from wherever I’m at.”
As with the other videos in this series, this one ends with sample photos from the session, including camera settings and all lighting gear used. The video can be seen on Vimeo and YouTube.
Check out the following resources to see more of Hood’s impressive work.
International Commercial & Editorial Photography
Destination & Local Wedding and Portrait Photography
Education and Resources for Photographers