Melody Brickhouse Foster

I've been working under the moniker "Sweet Light Imaging" for over a decade now. "Sweet light" depicts the moments during sunset and sunrise that settle in with a hazy, golden glow. I have an obsession with light — the way it infuses richness and deep feeling — and works of mine reflect this distinct signature.

Sweet Light exists as a platform for my creative freelance projects — primarily photo, video, and consulting.

My degree is in Digital Cinema and Film from the University of South Alabama. For the past ten years I have gained hands-on experience in the industry — from being prop master for a feature film, to designing a website for a celebrity baker, to cultivating photo and video projects with dozens of diverse clients, including family and wedding photography. I thrive on seeing the practical aspects of my work fleshed out from concept to completion. 

I began my college education in music (worship leadership and formal vocal training at the University of Mobile) but I soon realized I preferred to use my musical skills in other ways — most often paired with the powerful medium of video. Music fuels and stokes my creativity. It often drives my storytelling, picking out a song before I ever begin an edit.

I adore my day job as Media Coordinator for The Church at Brook Hills. As part of the creative team, I take care of the in-house video production, worship gathering broadcasts, manage the video crew, and head up the photographic projects. 

When asked to define my creative style I say this: Inspired by natural light, I blend timeless, classic style and the flavor of modern trends into a relaxed and relevant composition — no matter the medium.

I would love to partner with you on your next project. My home is Birmingham, Alabama, but I will travel anywhere. Drop me a line and let's grab coffee. 

Rates are provided on a case-by-case basis.

A few personal notes: My husband Luke and I were married in November of 2018 and I’m finding so much joy in curating a home for us and discovering a new equilibrium. I feel most like myself listening to music and taking long walks or drives in nature. Preparedness, curiosity, and learning are huge to me right now. Much of my time these days is spent planning my next adventure/project or creating something delicious to eat.