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our story

Apple Ridge Photography was founded in 2012 with a focus on wedding and family photography. In March of 2020, the first Apple Ridge Boudoir studio was opened. Now, Apple Ridge Boudoir studio in downtown Bristol VA photographs over 130 women every year and has clients from all over the U.S. 



Danni Roberts


I'm a mom, coffee addict, and animal lover born and raised in the Abingdon, Virginia. My son and I now reside in Bristol where raising chickens and chasing after our 4 dogs keep me busy!

I have loved taking photos my entire life and started pursuing photography professionally in 2012. I am so thankful to have called it my full time job for the last 6 years. Although I started as a family and wedding photographer, as soon as I found the art of boudoir, I became hooked. I love making women feel confident and beautiful and that is what Apple Ridge Boudoir is all about!

Other facts about me:​

  • Horseback riding has been my passion since I was six years old.

  • I own three horses: a full-of-personality off the track Thoroughbred named Greyhairaffair, a spunky Paint mare named Zippy Hot Rolex, and a sweet Paint gelding named Poncho.

  • I am a closet nerd; I'm obsessed with Lord of the Rings and read The Hobbit at least once a year.

  • The beach is one of my favorite places but I am terrified of the ocean.

  • I adore old houses and antiques.

  • I've never met a dog that I don't like.

  • Thrift stores are my favorite! I love the thrill of the hunt!

  • I love to read and am always ready with a book recommendation.

Mel Lamon

hair + makeup artist

Hi! My name is Mel and I've been a self taught freelance hair and makeup artist for 12 years. I've spent almost half of my life making women feel and look their best which is truly an honor. Being a boudoir hair and makeup artist is such an empowering job for me personally; as someone who is body positive and always looking to build other women up, I couldn't dream of a better job. It is always amazing to see women embrace the experience and truly open up and let their personalities shine through. I've been in the modeling world even longer than the makeup so making everyone feel like a supermodel is a personal goal with my work.

Other facts about me:​

  • I love tattoos, rainbow hair, and pop surrealism art.

  • I'm a big fashion enthusiast.

  • I am a die hard Disney nerd.

  • Clown aesthetic all day every day.

  • I adore old houses and antiques.

  • I collect Loungefly bags, platform shoes, and pop culture replica weapons.

  • Cosplay is my biggest hobby.


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