Maui Farm & Artisan Project

Honoring Maui's Farms & Artisans

A Photography Gift for 10  Farms & Artisans

My intention for this project is to donate my creative expertise to

photograph Maui's farms & floral artisans.

Each recipient will receive:

  • Creative consultation
  • 1 hour photoshoot
  • 20+ digital, high res images 

(in total a $1500 value)

Great photos transform how the world sees you
and what you offer.

You deserve photos that honor and celebrate you and your work,
while providing beautiful images you can enjoy for years to come.  

Meet Melisine

I am pro photographer and educator, with an online photography school specializing in visual storytelling. My portfolio website is

I am grateful to live on Maui.

My mission is to give back to the Maui community with my photography, to support local farmers and floral artists. 

I worked with Mama's Fish House to highlight and photograph some of their farm partners. I am passionate about continuing to honor Maui farms, food, and artisans.

I hope to help shine a light on farms and artisans by combining my professional expertise helping businesses share your stories, with deep reverence for Maui's culture and community.

Why work with Melisine

  • Beautiful photos that communicate your message and spirit
  • Be yourself  -- Melisine has extensive experience teaching classes on how to feel comfortable in front of the camera
  • Respect for sacred land and cultural practices
  •  Luxury photoshoot styling expertise from years working with top resorts, spas, retreats, and restaurants worldwide

The Photoshoot Process:
Easy, Stress-free, and Fun!

My specialty is helping you feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera -- no special preparation is required! 

You can just be yourself!

We will chat about what images you would like, and come up with a plan together. 

You can dress up or wear your regular clothes. I can help with deciding what to wear.

Clients say Melisine's photoshoot process
feels relaxing, gentle, healing, and joyful.

Client Love

Aloha Spirit

"Mel’s photography captures the true essence of the moment and is a reflection of her aloha spirit.

Mel has a natural gift to highlight the world through the lens of her camera.

- Chef Perry Bateman
Mama's Fish House, Executive Chef

My heart sang
upon seeing the photos!

"Melisine's photos are gorgeous.

I can't thank you enough!"

- Meagan DeGaia

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority - Maui Manager
President of Makoa Quest - Hawaiian cultural restoration 


"Melisine was wonderful to work with!
She is talented and carries an uplifting energy to the photoshoot.

I highly recommend a session with her to capture the essence of your business or creative projects!"

- Lauren Marchand
Lapa'au Farm, 

Photos that can move your brand and business to the next level

"If you are looking for someone to do photography for your business, Melisine completely uplevels your images and shows your work to be gorgeous.

Because Mel has worked for such high-end brands, she knows how to stage the coveted shots you have always wanted that can move your business and your brand to the next level.

Mel's greatest gift is her ability to let her lens be intimate with the essence of who you are.
She uses the camera as a mirror to reflect a person's essential spirit.

She brings out the beauty and light in every single situation! 
And every person!"

- Suzanne Kingsbury 
Master Writing and Publishing Coach
Founder of Gateless Writing Inc.

Took my business to the next level of professionalism and value,
Quickly booked $44,000

“Melisine has created a visual story with her photography that far exceeds my expectations. 

Her ability to capture exactly what my clientele needs to see and feel is impeccable.

Working with Mel at my retreat property has taken my business to the next level of professionalism and value. 

I have so much respect and appreciation Melisine's work which is visual art that literally speaks for itself.

My advice to anyone considering taking their dream to the next level is to allow Mel capture the heart and soul of you and your business -- she will not disappoint!"

- Ange Arbuckle 
Retreat Leader and Owner of Retreat in Hawaii

So simple!

"I loved my photo shoot with Mel. She made the whole process so simple.

Mel really held my hand and helped every step of the way - from the style and content of the photos to locations, selecting outfits, and even posing. 

Her guidance and expertise were so valuable. And the results speak for themselves! I couldn't be happier!"

- Courtney Delgado
Director of Programming
The Life Coach School

Trust Melisine to portray you in the highest manner of respect

"I am so pleased to recommend Mel, an incredible photographer with a unique eye.

Women in our collective trusted to her to portray them in the highest manner of respect.
Because of this trust, women were able to be truly vulnerable around her, making the process feel authentic.

Mel and I worked closely to shoot editorial work  for Adidas Women, Samsung, and VICE over two years.

I love Mel's work and I love Mel!"

- Jessie Zapo 
Adidas Global Ambassador
Adidas Runners Lead Coach North America

Known as The "First Lady" of Running

Selected Client Work

Photography, Website, & Social Media Strategy

Wellness, Hotels,  SPAs, & Travel 

Four Seasons

Mandarin Oriental

COMO Spas + Resorts

Grand Hyatt Spa + Resort

The Montage Spa + Resort

The Palms & Shore Club, Turks + Caicos

Wanderlust Festivals

Seeking Sacred Journeys Retreats
Gateless Writing Retreats

Avis Cars

Maui Farm, Food, & Floral Artisans

Malolo Farm Protea
Petaloom Floral
Lapa'au Farm

Pono Grown Farm

Maui Bees Farm & Honey
Waiakoa Wildflowers
Waihe'e Valley Plantation
Maui Olive Oil Farm
Hashimoto Persimmons
Maui Kosher Farm
Chef Ryan Philip
Haku Leilani

Hawaii BusinesSes

Mama's Fish House

Makoa Quest
Still and Moving Center, Oahu

The Montage Resort + Spa, Maui

Grand Hyatt Resort + Spa, Kauai

The Laylow Hotel, Oahu
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Maui
Retreat in Hawaii, Oahu
Starlight Sanctuary, Maui