Melissa | Southern Maryland Portrait & Brand Photography

Melissa Barrick is a brand and portrait photographer in the Southern Maryland area. She owns Melissa Barrick Creative Co. and helps businesses elevate their brands with strong strategy and visuals. Similar to myself, Melissa works with a lot of small businesses to create images for their websites and social media. Over the last year, Melissa has been transitioning her business from weddings & portraits to the branding side of the house using her contacts and resources in the Southern Maryland area. 

Melissa’s session included the following storylines:

  • Behind the scenes work
  • Packaging up her new line of note cards that are a collaboration with Anchored Roots Farm
  • Headshots (specifically some power shots!)
  • Celebratory
  • Images that include brand items
  • Working with brand products

It’s really nice to have industry friends

Both Melissa and I are content creators for other businesses in our area, some would say that we’re competitors, but to me it’s really nice knowing that I have a friend who is experienced & that I can turn to for advice. I know that I have someone that I can refer clients to & I can trust that would take care of them just as well!

Studio location: The Real Food Studio in Leonardtown, Maryland

meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.