After Major Accident Photographer Starts Nontraditional Studio In Huntington Beach

After Melody Smith's accident in Huntington Beach, this RISD grad traded in the traditional studio for a mobile on site set up. Since January 2012, A Shutter in Time Photography is Orange Counties new alternative to a traditional photography studio.
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April 10, 2012 - PRLog -- In July of 2011 Melody Smith was struck by a car while riding her bike on PCH, in Huntington Beach, debilitating her for five months. After the long road to recovery this eight year veteran of the photography industry, and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) graduate, decided to venture out on her own into the world of fine art portrait photography.

The idea for a new nontraditional studio was formed. A Shutter in Time Photography is an alternative to the traditional photography studio. The idea is simple; bring the professional studio to the client. The fast paced Southern California lifestyle can make it hard to find time to travel to a studio miles from home. This mobile on-site alternative seemed to be the perfect solution.

In January of 2012 Melody and her business partner Jeremy Telck registered the domain name In the spring of 2012 the site went live and they began to book clients. This fresh take on the norm seems to be welcomed by Orange County residents. The ease of having a professional set-up in one’s own home creates a peaceful, relaxing setting for the subject(s) being photographed.  For example the mobile studio relieves the stress of getting everyone ready and out of the house in time for the studio appointment.

Melody explains how this idea was born. "After my accident I had a lot of time to think about what I was going to do next. I knew it was hard for people to make it to the various studios I had previously worked for. The number of cancelations or re-schedules due to everyday problems was astonishing to say the least. I just thought 'Why don't I just go to them?'  So here we are."

This simple business plan keeps overhead to a minimum allowing Orange County's residents to get affordable professional portrait photography. People are looking everywhere for savings in these down economic times, and A Shutter in Time Photography is hoping to help. Melody adds, "We see this as a way to get people fine art photography at a reasonable price. We cater to all types of sessions like pregnancy portraits, family portrait photography, newborn portraits, weddings and engagement portraits and even your four legged family members."

The trend these days is savings and convenience and it seems Melody and A Shutter in Time Photography has found a plan that has combined these two.

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About A Shutter in Time Photography: A Shutter in Time Photography is a Huntington Beach Portrait Studio specializing in creative and affordable Wedding Photography and Fine Art Portrait Photography. They offer Wedding photographers and Engagement Portraits, Pregnancy Portraiture, Newborn Photography, Baby Photography, Child Portraiture, Couples Portraits, Family Portraits, Senior Portraits, and Pet Photography. They service Orange County, LA County, San Diego County, Riverside County and surrounding areas.

Their mission is to capture all of your special moments in their true beauty. They strive to highlight your most cherished memories for a lifetime. The techniques and artistry used on all images is for an emphasis of the true essence of that moment.

Your session may be booked on location, or they can come to you with their mobile studio. The sessions are packed full of fun and laughter. They strive to make you comfortable in front of the camera to capture your true beauty.

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