MGP Model Team 2022 | Galentine’s French Picnic

French picnic was the inspo behind this Galentine’s themed shoot with Team ’22. I was feeling pretty rusty after being on maternity leave for the past 4 months but the girls were so patient with me and were very helpful with coming up with ideas. I always say my sessions are a collaborative experience. The more input I get from my model the better the photos turn out. 




MGP Model Team | Lake Tahoe Snow Shoot

I love going to the snow for photoshoots! It is just a fun change of pace and you get the chance to try out new things. I have been dying to do a team shoot in the snow and we finally got to do it this year! With of course a fun Valentine’s Day theme. The girls loved getting to hold the balloons in the photos. I suspect because it made them feel young again. You can’t not feel good carrying big ole balloons around! 

When you’re on the MGP Model team there are so many options for fun team shoots. Sometimes I come up with the ideas and sometimes the girls come up with them. Either way we always find a way to make it happen!

Oak Ridge High School Senior Pictures| Madi Ciampi | Melissa Goodland Photography

I love the vision Madi had for her session. She knew exactly what she wanted for her senior session which made the shoot that much more successful. A good direction and vision can really impact the way your portraits turn out. I know it can be overwhelming trying to plan out your shoot but that is why we have a planning consultation and a few phone consults leading up to the session. 


We started Madi’s session on R street because she wanted the look of the tall downtown buildings, then headed to the succulent garden at the capitol, and ended things with the city scape and tower bridge in the background. I really got to use my creative juices when it came to Madi’s session. She was such a natural in front camera and was really good and flow posing! 

Vista Del Lago Senior Portraits | Alex Ferron | Melissa Goodland Photography

The moment Alex sat down at our consultation I knew his session was going to be an absolute blast. He just exudes happiness and charisma. Then when he told me he collects shoes, I knew my vision of his session was complete. I asked him to bring his collection to the session and the rest is history! Just take a peak below. 

Alex recently was nominated for Mister Vista and it couldn’t be more deserving. So proud of this fella. One of the nicest humans I have ever met. He was so jazzed during the entire shoot. If you know Alex you know his smile is contagious.