About Melissa

I am experienced in retro/vintage hair and makeup styles and only use 100% cruelty-free and vegan products in all my styling work.

I love shooting in both natural light and experimenting with both strobe and fixed lighting.  My tools of choice include a Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 60D, 24-70mm, 50mm, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro and my EF 70-200mm f/2.8L.

I revel in constructing and creating sets and props especially for shoots, yes I love getting down and dirty with my power tools!



Some fun things I have done over the past few years include:

  • Head costume stylist and designer The Doghouse – a rooftop pop up bar was designed and built in just 24 days headed by Drambuie/McWilliams.
  • Miss Pinup Australia 2012 NSW Finalist.

  • Modelled at the Sydney Tattoo and Body Art Expo

  • Modelled at Love Vintage Show 2012/2013 catwalks.

  • Internationally published photographer, stylist and model including ELLE Girl Korea magazine.

  • Runner up in The Galeries Victoria ‘Where & What’ Photography competition judged by NY photographer Paul Barbera.

  • Solo Exhibition as part of HEAD ON Portrait Prize Festival
  • Feature Artist on Avant Card postcards nationwide

  • Teaching myself to DJ and playing my first gig on a 10K sound system…scary!