I'M A CREATIVE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
I specialise in bespoke portrait commissions and branding shoots for performers, artists and creative entrepreneurs.
HELLO. I'M MELISSA!
You would love to do a photo shoot that's as unique as you are, right? Maybe you have some ideas in your head, but it's not easy for you to bring those ideas to reality. Fear not - I'm your lady!
Fun-loving, passionate and determined and a huge believer in self-love.
Hello, I'm Melissa and I’m a multi-disciplinary artist. I don’t just click the shutter on my camera, I construct, build and design a fantasy world for you to step into.
I create otherworldly portraits for the modern goddess.
With years of experience in all aspects of the creative process, nothing excites me more than bringing a concept to life.
As a mum, partner and busy creative, I know the importance of spoiling oneself and celebrating YOU!
I am passionate about being creative both in front of and behind the camera. I believe this gives me an extra special perspective when working with my clients.
I know how it feels to be part of each step of the process and I want to share all that goodness that I've felt.
There's nothing quite like receiving beautifully edited photographs which celebrate and capture the true essence of you.
Oh, just so you know, I’m a huge advocate for selfies. Be visible and take up space!
I’m really hooked on creating the experience of a photoshoot. Not only is it incredibly fun, but it’s a celebration of you and your unique essence. It’s my goal as a photographer to show you just how beautiful you are.
My sessions are a form of activism. As an advocate for body positivity and self love my mission is to encourage and empower you to be visible. I believe that beauty is diverse and we all must fight against the narrow ideals and standards of the mass media.
Once you book your session, I will expertly guide you through each step, from the pre-shoot planning all the way through to choosing your heirloom portraits. Your photoshoot day is all about you! I’ve created a session experience that you will absolutely love and remember forever.
You will be transformed and pampered and then guided with ease through your portrait session. Together we will create art that is as individual as you are.
My creative portrait sessions start at $249 and my heirloom products starts at $175. I pride myself on providing quality print products that I adore and you will too! My clients usually spend upwards of around $1500 on their portraits and products.They are frequently shocked at how beautiful all their portraits are and can’t believe there were so many that they simply cannot live without from their session.
A 50% non-refundable retainer is required to secure your session, the remaining balance is due on the day of your shoot.
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Do you only photograph models?
Hell no! Do not fret! Most of my clients are everyday women just like you. Every woman should take part in a creative portrait session at least once. It’s such an empowering experience. Not only is it a great way to boost your self-esteem and step out of your comfort zone and you also get a few hours of pampering and create a wonderful memory!
I give complete guidance during the shoot in regards to posing. No experience is required! Although you may feel nervous before we get started, I assure you that it will be fun and not as daunting as you may think. Please don’t be nervous about not knowing how to pose! I guide you the whole way through, I help you with wardrobe and outfit suggestions you should bring and help you pick a theme just right for you! I’m a chatterbox and know what I want in my images, so I’ll definitely get you moving, talking and laughing. So, trust me, be yourself and have a damn good time!
Do you travel for sessions?
Yes, I love to travel and always up for a new destination. I regularly travel interstate and plan on adding international destinations to my offering in the near future.
I love your creative portraits but not very creative myself, can I still have a creative session?
Abso-f@#king-lutely, YASSSS! I love getting creative and bringing your vision to life.
How do you describe your style?
My style is sometimes hard to describe, but I know what I like. I aim to create art that hasn’t existed before. I take inspiration from past eras, high fashion, fine art portraiture and pop culture. Others have told me my work has a cinematic feel, like a still of an arthouse movie. Photography can be seen as a film still of life and my work creates memories to capture rather than capturing them as they unfold, so that word is rather perfect!
Empowerment is also a huge component of my work. The process of getting in front of the camera and taking the risk of being vulnerable is an extremely powerful action that I can speak about personally. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all women. I’m in the zone when creativity is flowing and something new is born at the moment, That’s the magic!
I'm based in Sydney, Australia, however, I'll also travel anywhere you need me to take your portrait. My travel costs are reasonable, so near or far, please get in touch.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding my work, the services I offer or would like to collaborate with me. If you prefer email, hit me up at info[at]melissakatherinephotography.com