Saadia Me*Chel Photograpy

About Saadia Me*Chel Carnes


I am an Atlanta based, wedding photographer but more importantly I am an artist. I believe that there is beauty in everything and that life, itself, is beautiful in all of its uncertainty. My camera serves as a powerful tool, allowing me to express my creativity in amazing, sometimes unconventional ways. I am able to use the medium of photography to capture the magnificence and beauty of the world as well as the people in it. I look forward to meeting you, reading your comments, and sharing my work with you. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I hope you come back soon and often! To book the studio email us at

~Saadia Me*Chel

Photo of me © 2010 Ross Oscar Knight. All rights reserved

Archive: ‘Art’

Pictures of Me: Sun-Kissed

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I am a big fan of self-portraits. If you search through my blog, you will find quite a few of my self-portrait pieces. As summer looms around the corner, I felt it was the perfect time to take out my camera and document the occasion. What I came up with is the image below. I appropriately entitled it “Sun-Kissed” Enjoy!


Atlanta Portrait Photography | 52 Weeks Project – Week 9 “Loving What Is”

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

After I took this self-portrait I finally saw the slight bump in my nose. I always knew it was there but I could never really see because it’s most visible when looking at my profile. I shuddered when I saw the image because I hadn’t realized how flawed and imperfect my nose was. Not to mention I’m not entirely comfortable with the shape of my head either. However, it got me thinking about how our imperfections make us who we are.  If everyone was perfect, life would be boring and bland. I must admit this isn’t my favorite picture of me nor is it the most flattering image but… it’s me.  And you know what? With a society that is so plagued by beauty and where Photoshop is king, I’m okay with me. Imperfect nose and all. My initial reaction was to delete the picture but something in me kept telling me to keep it and include it in my 52 Weeks Project. So… here it is on the Internet for everyone to see and… that’s totally cool with me.

~Saadia Me*Chel

You can see the other pictures from this project by clicking here: 52 Weeks Project


Atlanta Portrait Photography | 52 Weeks Project – Week 8 “Stay Warm”

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

It has been really cold outside so I have been sitting next to the fireplace trying to stay as warm as possible. It seems the Fall has given way to Winter prematurely. Is it too early to be counting down the days till Spring? lol

~Saadia Me*Chel

Atlanta Portrait Photography | 52 Weeks Project – Week 7 “The Way You Make Me Feel”

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

A few weeks ago I was the maid of honor at my best friend’s wedding and they had a Michael Jackson impersonator perform at their reception. I must admit it caught everyone off guard but I, like so many others, am a HUGE MJ fan so the impersonator was a real treat. Although I was never able to see him perform while he was alive it’s nice to see his legacy living on through his millions of fans. I remember as a child watching Thriller trying to mimic all the dance moves and I’m sure I’m not the only one who can attest to this very same thing. I’m NOWHERE near as good of a dancer as he was but he has definitely influenced my life in many ways. This picture represents my tribute to the King of Pop. Even though he is sorely missed, he lives on through his music.

~Saadia Me*Chel

You can see the other pictures from this project by clicking here: 52 Weeks Project


Atlanta Portrait Photography | 52 Weeks Project – Week 6 “Into the Wild”

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I’ve been very behind in posting my self-portraits from my 52 Weeks project. My sincerest apologies to the blog-o-sphere. The good news is that I have a bevy of post coming down the pipe line in the next few days. So without further ado, I would like to start with this portrait that I have entitled “Into the Wild.” Whenever I wash my hair and blow it out my mother says I look like a lion so… I decided to play on that. I really like how this turned out. I think I’ll share the before picture at some point so you all can see how much work went into creating this. I love hearing feedback so, let me know what you think?


You can see the other pictures from this project by clicking here: 52 Weeks Project

Atlanta Portrait Photography | 52 Weeks Project – Week 2 Firestarter

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The boyfriend and I have been watching a lot of X-men lately. We started  watching “Wolverine and the X-Men.” It is an animated series which centers around Wolverine leading the X-Men after Professor X falls into a coma. From there, I watched ALL the movies. To say I’ve had superheros on the brain is an understatement. So… I decided for my self-portrait this week  I would conjure up some powers of my own. I notice, whenever I watch some superhero related movie, cartoon or TV show, there is always a point when the hero first discovers that they are different. Sometimes characters are thrilled by this discover but other times, not so much. Unfortunately, more often than not, these people fall prey to bad things happening because they don’t know how to handle their abilities yet. For this picture, I wanted to tap into the vulnerability that I’m sure comes with knowing your different and that you can’t control what is happening to you.

~Saadia Me’Chel

See pictures from the previous weeks:  Week 1

Atlanta Portrait Photography | 52 Weeks Project – Week 1

Friday, October 7th, 2011

So… at the beginning of this year I started a 365 photo project and after the two months, the project really became a drag. It started to feel more like an obligation and less like fun. Let’s just say the 365 Project didn’t last very long. For the past few weeks I have been contemplating starting another photo project… a 52 weeks project. It’s where you take one picture a week for a whole year. I’ve been leery to dive into it because of how the 365 project panned out but I’ve decided that it’s something I really want to do. Something I need to do. As I find myself consumed more and more with the business side of photography, I pick my camera up less and less (so not good!). So, I believe this 52 week project will push me to pick my camera up at least once a week. I decided to focus only on self-portraits for this project because I love taking pictures of myself it seems a little more manageable for me and I’m always available lol Seriously though, self portraits are quite the challenge and although I think I’m pretty good at them, there is still room to grow and learn. So without further ado, here is the first picture in the set. It is me in my Halloween costume. I’m going to be a vampire this year and although I’m unsure if this picture says “vampire” (probably would’ve helped if I could’ve got my fangs in) I really like the way it came out. The focus is great (which can be rather difficult with self portraits) and I like the lighting. I couldn’t decide which picture I liked better so I decided to include them both. What do you guys think?

Oh, one more thing… check out my new logo! :-)

Walking on a Dream

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

They say the best way to learn is by doing.  I do not profess to be a Photoshop master and everything I know about photoshop is from the World Wide Web. There is a plethora information on the Internet just waiting to be tap into. When I have a down moment or some free time, I like to do Photoshop tutorials in order to improve my skills. If you are looking for Photoshop tutorials just type “photoshop tutorials” in any search engine and get to learning. Here is the end result from today’s Photoshop lesson. I think I did a good job. What do you guys think?

Thoughtful Thursday | “Baby, You’re a Firework!”

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this but the first time I heard Katy Perry’s song Firework, I cried. That particular day I was feeling pretty down. I felt lost, that my future was unclear and I was having serious doubts about my skill as a photographer. Frankly, I was worried and quite overwhelmed. I happened upon the video  for Firework and as I listened to the lyrics, tears began falling down my face. The song was speaking directly to me. I decided at that very moment that I am special and that there is something special inside of me. As the song says, I “just gotta ignite the light and let it shine” because I am a Firework!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I love love, the way it looks and feels. People often say that Valentine’s Day isn’t a real holiday but I feel that any day that celebrates love is worthy of a little recognition. So… even though Valentine’s Day isn’t until Monday I decided to do a Valentine’s Day inspired shoot in honor of the holiday. It was a beautiful day in Atlanta last Sunday so I asked my sister to model for me. Even though she was a little under the weather, she was quite the trooper. I think the pictures turned out great! Exactly how I had imagined. What do you guys think?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

~Saadia Me*Chel

I decided to try a little different processing on these two. It gives the picture a different feel. What do you think?


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