Husband-and-Wife Team Profiled in Memphis Newspaper

December 27th, 2010 by Amanda Fondriest
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Chad and Jenn Mellon. Photo courtesy of "The Commercial Appeal."

Alumnus Chad Mellon (CCAD ’02) and wife Jenn were recently profiled in Memphis’s The Commerical Appeal for their marriage and photography business, CMPstudio.

“Building a business together as husband and wife is challenging, but we love building something together,” said Jenn in the article.

With more than a decade’s worth of professional modeling experience, Jenn does hair and makeup for all shoots. Chad works behind the camera and attributes his photography talents to the industrial design degree he earned at CCAD.

“A degree in industrial design incorporates all of it. It teaches you to think outside the box. It’s a very well-rounded degree,” Chad said.

CMPstudio opened in 2009 and has grown to include actor and model headshots, architecture portfolios, and event coverage. They recently wrapped up shooting actor Will Yun Lee’s celebrity wedding, which included shots of actress Kate Beckinsale, singer Nick Lachey, and television personality Vanessa Minillo. CRAZYlove, their wedding division, officially launches in January.

“Our business has grown very rapidly, a lot more rapidly than either of us expected,” Chad said.

Read the entire article at The Commerical Appeal.

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