I started Precious-Images Photography back on September 16th, 2005.

Precious-Images Photography is based in Rockville, Virginia. Offering professional photography services for High School Seniors, Headshots, Modeling Portfolios, Advertisements, Catalogs, Magazines, Portraits, Glamour, Boudoir, Pin-ups, Bridals, Maternity, Babies, Pets and Events. We have a portable photography studio an event trailer. Photography has been both a hobby and profession providing joy since 1990. The most joy for me is knowing that I have captured precious images of your life.
 

I'm one of the nine approved photographers in the USA for Black Pinups Magazine www.blackpinups.net
 

It has been my dream since Patrick Henry High School to own and operate my own photography company. During high school, I excelled in photography, taking as many photography electives as possible which earned me the opportunity to begin publishing photos in local magazines and photographing weddings. At this point, I had made the decision to pursue college courses in photography. I hold a college degree with a major in photography and with emphasis on studio photography. After college, I began working for Kodak where I managed photography processing lab developing and producing high quality images.
 

I fulfilled my high school dream by starting Melissa Duck Photography, which turned into Precious-Images Photography in 2005. My mom and sister help name the business after a miniature horse name "Precious".
 

I have had my photography published in...
 

 

  • Virginia Living
  • Richmond Guide
  • Urge Magazine Arts & Culture
  • Horse & Rider
  • Horse Illustrated
  • Horse & Livestock Trader
  • Southeast Equine
  • Horseback magazine
  • HorseNAround
  • The Rebel PIN-UP Page for February 2011
  • Magazine covers for November 2010 Southeast Equine, Horseback and HorseNAround
  • February 2011 and December 2011 Southeast Equine and Horseback magazine
  • Drive-In Magazine Issue 4 Holiday Edition December 2011
  • Drive-In Magazine Issue 8 Special Edition April 2012
  • Drive-In Magazine Issue 9 Tiki/Swimsuit Edition May 2012
  • Dames Planes & Automobiles Issue #1 Cover December 2012
  • Black Pinups Magazine March/April 2014 Issue 2 page 8 and 18-19
  • Black Pinups Magazine May/June 2014 Issue 3 page 8
  • Black Pinups Magazine July/August 2014 Issue 4 page 8
  • Black Pinups Magazine November/December 2014 Issue 6 page 7  
  • Black Pinups Magazine May/June 2015 Issue 8 page 39
  • Black Pinups Magazine July/August 2015 Issue 9 page 30, 31, 42
  • Black Pinups Magazine September/October 2015 Issue 10 page 33

Headshots and modeling portfolios for modeling agencies. I have photographed Mrs. Virginia and Miss Teen pageant ladies.
 

I LOVE volunteering for non-profit organizations.
"Easter Seals UCP" 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
"The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program".
"Fisher House".
"McGuire Veterans Hospital".
"The Diversity Pinup Project".
"The Pin-up Angels".
 

 

I am truly passionate about my work; never leaving home without my camera for fear of missing that one unique shot, that one precious image.

Thank you for viewing my photography.
Melissa Duck