Death Moth Fantasy PhotoShoot│Melissa Katherine

Come forth queens and conquer!

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There has been quite a bit of conversation around shame on the internet recently. Perhaps I am seeing it more than most as I am currently reading Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness. She speaks about shame and how it holds us back on a societal level as well as an individual level. All this got me thinking about just how very …

You would be pretty if you smiled │Melissa Katherine


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I’ve had this idea for a while and it’s time to make it happen. It is safe to say that as women we have all heard this said to us at some point in our lives. It usually comes from a stranger in the street who should frankly be minding their business.   My latest portrait project is a massive …

What’s your kickass legacy?

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If you’re like me you treasure your family snaps. The fading old photographs of family members, some of who are no longer with us is something we hold dearly. Having lost my mother to cancer when I was 20 years old, I only have a very small collection of photographs with my mum in them. Wedding photos and one professional …

2017: The Year of GROW │Melissa Katherine Photography

2017: The Year of Grow

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At the beginning of the year, I was inspired to chose a word as a focus for my creative endeavours and my business; that word was GROW. I felt as though I could challenge myself in many different directions by growing. We often see growth as an expansion, a way to get bigger, better or faster, but in hindsight, I …

Sydney Boudoir │Melissa Katherine

The Little Black Book Interviews │Cleo DeFleur

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What draws you to lingerie? It’s wearing a wonderful secret that no one knows about. Do you believe that wearing lingerie and feeling empowered are important for feminism? Yes, women should be able to wear lingerie without it being sexualised. It should always stem from a place of self-love and self-worth. You are entitled to feel glamorous for yourself first …