About Melanie

"We believe in creating with an international vision, having passion for the community, placing family first, and developing our craft while educating and inspiring others"

- The purpose statement for Melanie Anderson’s studio and team -

Melanie is a wife to her husband of 23 years, Bill, and a mother to their four children, Sarah, Emily, Kayla and Billy. Not only does she travel internationally educating others, judging print competitions, and filming for commercial clients, Melanie has nurtured Anderson Photographs from a home studio into the 3,000 square-foot custom photographic and cinema studio it is today, specializing in Seniors, Children, Newborns, Families, Volume Sports, Boudoir, and Commercial Photography. The studio is located in the Arts & Entertainment District, downtown Hagerstown, MD.

Melanie is a multiple award-winning photographer, twice Maryland Photographer of the Year, Current Chairman and Former President of Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association, Certified Professional Photographer, holds her Photographic Craftsman, along with recently being named a 'Top 100 Studio' in the country, and was recently elected to the PPA Council for 2018 – 2021.

Most recently, Melanie rebranded to Melanie Anderson WORLDWIDE to showcase all her endeavors, internationally traveling for public speaking, Education, Podcasts, Inspired Retreats and more. You can listen to her weekly podcast 'Unscripted with Melanie Anderson' on iTunes. As founder and educator of 'The Focus Tour,' and 'Find Your Focus 365,' she is a speaker for Imaging, WPPI, SWPP, SYNC, Shutterfest, Texas School, and numerous State PPA Chapters. Melanie has filmed and was the correspondent for several segments for Photovision. She stays passionate about one-on-one mentoring and works diligently to provide educational resources to fellow photographers through Anderson Education, which includes webinars, eBooks, videos, and workshops. For a current schedule, please visit www.anderson-education.com.

Melanie’s philosophy is about living life to the fullest, creating impact, and inspiring others!

Melanie's Awards & Achievements:

  • Member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
  • Certified Professional Photographer
  • Photographic Craftsman
  • Fuji Award Winner - 2013, 2014
  • Kodak Award Winner - 2015
  • Washington County “Person to Watch” 2013
  • Maryland Achievement Award x2
  • Greater Frederick Maven Awards of the American Advertising Federation Photographer of the Year 2014
  • Hagerstown Magazine Hot List #1 Photography Studio – 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Maryland Photographer of the Year - 2013, 2015
  • Maryland Portrait Photographer of the Year – 2012, 2015
  • Maryland Portrait Photographer of the Year First Runner Up - 2013
  • Maryland Illustrative Photographer of the Year – 2014
  • Maryland Illustrative Photographer of the Year First Runner-Up – 2012 & 2013
  • Maryland Wedding Photographer of the Year, First Runner-Up – 2013
  • Maryland Best Portrait of a Man – 2013 & 2015
  • Maryland Best Portrait of a Woman – 2014 & 2015
  • Maryland Best Portrait of a Family or Group – 2014
  • Maryland Best Portrait of a Child – 2014
  • Maryland Wedding Photograph of the Year – 2014
  • Maryland Most Creative Photograph of the Year – 2015
  • Maryland Meyer Rivking Memorial Award Best Portrait of the Year – 2015
  • Maryland Best Black & White Photograph of the Year - 2015

Contact Information:

Anderson Photographs
2 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301.393.4515





Want to bring Melanie to your workshop or convention? Melanie is available worldwide for speaking engagements, workshops, seminars and more! For more information contact Melanie at melanie@andersonphotographs.com