MAPLE ROSE │ Vintage Showgirl Photo Session

The delightful Maple Rose has been a part of the Australian Burlesque scene since 2011. I’d worked with Maple Rose in the past, well kind of. I contacted her when I was styling an editorial shoot for Ace of Spades magazine. She was making ever so cute pin-up clothing at the time. I was excited to include […]

Early Snaps | Melissa Katherine

Blueprints that already existed.

When I was 15 I took it upon myself to contact Dolly Magazine seeking an opportunity for work experience. To my amazement, I was accepted. I was going to have the opportunity to see how photo shoots went down, maybe spot a few of my favourite models and experience the everyday runnings of what was […]

Sadness and Beauty - The musings of a Sydeny Portrait Photographer │ Melissa Katherine

Sadness and beauty.

Sadness and beauty. Much of life can be summed up by two words of concepts – Sadness and beauty. I often contemplate life in this simplistic, dualistic way. Us humans like to simplify and label things, although the more you think about the concepts of sadness and beauty existing in harmony, the more you realise […]


So you call yourself a vegan photographer?

Over four years ago I became vegan and shortly after I decided that my ethics had to flow entirely into my photography and business. I made a commitment to stop promoting products and practices that harm, abuse or violate the lives and liberties of animals, thus identifying as a vegan photographer/stylist and makeup artist and […]