About Melody

My Story

From a very young age, I fell in love with the art of capturing moments through the lens of a 35 mm Film camera, immersing myself further in the realm of visual creativity. However, it was during my preteen years, emerging from a deeply traumatic experience, that I faced a profound challenge in caring for myself physically. My aunt, a compassionate beautician, had to bravely cut off my waist length hair, entangled with mats, plagued by lice and fleas. In those vulnerable moments, I depended on others to remind me to do basic self care such as shower and brush my teeth.

Expressing myself verbally wasn’t a simple task; when I eventually found my voice, I often veered into discussing anything and everything to divert attention from my perceived brokenness. It took some time for me to recognize the significance of those gentle acts of caring for my physical well-being and I owe much of my style to the nurturing influence of my aunt, grandmother, and the remarkable women who supported me during that challenging period.

In high school, I discovered the transformative power of a beauty makeover before a date or school dance, realizing the magic that unfolds when women come together. My journey into Portrait Photography became a means to reconnect with others, transcending the limitations of words. Beyond countless hours spent in the darkroom, my true passion emerged when I started capturing beauty photos of friends, particularly those with boyfriends serving in the military. It was then that I realized the profound impact visual expression could have on forging connections and conveying emotions beyond the spoken word.

As an adult, my journey has been a complex tapestry, weaving together years of navigating past traumas, embracing my neurodivergence, stepping into parenthood, and confronting a chronic illness. Amidst it all, I’ve embarked on the profound adventure of rediscovering my self-worth, learning to love my body, and unlocking my distinctive brand of magic, centered around the transformative power of play. “The Vixen Effect” has been my passion project for almost a decade—a heartfelt ode and lasting legacy to a world often ensnared in the confines of our minds and screens, causing us to forget the simple joy of being present in our bodies and celebrating the very essence of our existence.

Now that you’ve glimpsed into my journey, I’m eager to learn more about you and how I can assist in your own exploration and celebration of your unique sensual self.

Please feel free to reach out—I’m here to connect and support you on your path.

My Mission


There are so many reasons why individuals choose to work with me and have their own shoot, whether it’s for a special gift, to celebrate a milestone, or simply to reconnect with their partner.

But above all else, the most significant reason – one that should surpass all others – is the opportunity to genuinely connect with and love yourself in a unique and empowering way.

You are truly worthy of being captured as a work of art and leaving behind a legacy of beauty that will be cherished for years to come.

I understand that the idea of possibly stripping down to your underwear (or less) may feel uncomfortable at first. But trust me when I say that the magic lies just beyond your comfort zone. It’s in those moments of vulnerability that you will discover a strength and beauty within you that you never knew existed.

It is my mission to guide and support you every step of the way, ensuring that you feel comfortable and empowered. Together, we will capture stunning images that showcase your beauty, strength, and inner radiance and turn them into art works and luxury products that will last a life time.



Let’s make something amazing together


San Francisco, CA


(255) 352-6258