About US

Southern Bloom studios were born out of passion for capturing very important moments in our lives. Passion for love, weddings, families, children, creativity and art of photography. Behind Southern Bloom studios is a team of professional photographers and videographers working together to capture your life event in the most authentic way. Our style is vivid, candid, and a little bit romantic, with elements of traditional portraiture. We currently have 2 locations and serve both Outer Banks and Hampton Roads. We love travelling and destination sessions are our favorite.

A few words from a Signature Photographer

My name is Katya Melvin is a signature photographer at Southern Bloom Studios. I have been doing wedding and family photography for over five years. My passion for photography lies and the sincere desire to preserve most important moments of our lives.

I was moved to become a photographer after I lost a newborn baby and did not have good pictures left, other than the ones hospital staff took. Since then I promised myself to document every single day of life in the most authentic and emotional way. That led me to start photographing other families and weddings as if they are the only memories that we will have left. This approach gave my photography a very unique raw and authentic look, capturing little details like tears and smiles that bring the full picture into the perspective when viewing the images. It is emotional because those details bring back memories in full swing every time you look through the photos over and over.

This is how I would describe myself.

I am a life admirer. I live for adventures. I breathe with emotions. I desire for my excitement and love for life be contagious.  I want you to fall in love with your life again. I speak, I write, I photograph. Because our life is worth celebrating.