Melanie Acevedo is a lifestyle and portrait photographer whose images are stylish, yet accessible and always distinctly happy. “In artful pursuits (or in art), it is a rare thing to be able to achieve a sense of both sophistication and fun,” notes Dara Caponigro, creative director at F. Schumacher & Co. “Melanie Acevedo’s photography does just that. She imbues her photographs with joie de vivre but also achieves a depth that makes them captivating.”

Melanie has shot campaigns for clients including Dove, Samsung, Target, Electrolux, Cottonelle, KitchenAid, Kohl’s, Formica, Hush Puppies, and Jonathan Adler. And she collaborated with DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux on the book Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design. For the past year-plus, Melanie has been traveling the world between assignments to photograph creative trailblazers in art, design, and fashion for the book The Authentics, which will be published by Random House in the fall of 2017.

“Yes, her work is beautiful, and yes, she brings great ideas and enthusiasm to your concept, but one thing you may not realize is that when you book Melanie, you will have a fabulous partner in achieving the best shoot possible,” notes Karen Meenaghan, senior art producer at Digitas. “She manages her crew and her set with leadership and humor and helps you navigate your client through the best options for your execution. And she does all of it with intelligence, fabulous taste, and much laughter. A total pleasure.”

Melanie lives in the beach town of Sea Cliff, New York, with her family: husband Richard, daughter Violet, son Rockwell, and their dogs, Squirrel and Strawberry. In 2010 she embarked on a personal project to photograph her children every week for a year. Though the year has long since passed, the project, “Another 52 Weeks,” is still going strong. “Since memories fade, my images will be a part of their memories—my gift to them,” she says.

Follow Melanie at and on Instagram at @melanieacevedophoto.

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