Hotel & RETREAT
Great photos transform how the world sees you
and what you offer.
You deserve beautiful photos that honor your work,
that you can share and enjoy for years to come.
visual storytelling EXPERTISE
Choose one or all:
(in total a $7000 value)
Create Vision + Plan
for Marketing, Sales, & Management Leaders
Training for Team
Photo Skills Workshop
for leaders & team members
for any initiative
Capture special moments & experiences that you offer
Inspire guests to envision their dream vacation -- with you!
Revitalize your marketing vision and message
Show guests your spirit
and how they will feel
I am a pro photographer and educator, specializing in visual storytelling. My portfolio website is melisinestudio.com.
My goal is to help hotels and retreats shine by combining my professional expertise helping businesses share their stories, while honoring local culture and community.
I work closely with hospitality businesses to show the beauty of their offerings, but also the heart, care, and wisdom that creates that beauty, often behind the scenes.
The Visual Storytelling Process:
Easy, Stress-free, and Fun!
My specialty is helping you feel relaxed and confident while
creating your vision, learning to take beautiful photos, and also being photographed.
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.
Clients say Melisine's process
feels inspiring and joyful.
Captures the True Essence!
"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.”
- Perry Bateman
Mama's Fish House
Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the USA - Trip Advisor
Second Most Popular Restaurant in the USA - Open Table
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
Create better photos!
"Mel’s photography class was so fun and informative!!
She was delightful to work with and I learned so many new ways to capture better photos.
- Linda Lindquist
Luxury Resort Lead Concierge
Photos that can move your brand and business to the next level
"If you are looking for someone to do photography for your organization, 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
Luxury Retreat Leader
Took my business to the next level of professionalism and value
“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
Owner of Retreat in Hawaii
Trust Melisine to portray women 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 and Adidas NYC Coach
Known as The "First Lady" of Running
Selected Client Work
Photography, Website, & Social Media Strategy
Hotels, RESORTs, SPAs
COMO Spas + Resorts
Grand Hyatt Spa + Resort
The Montage Spa + Resort
The Laylow Hotel, Oahu
Mama's Fish House Restaurant & Inn, Maui
The Palms & Shore Club, Turks + Caicos
Retreats, Tours, WORKSHOPS
Retreat in Hawaii
Gateless Writing Retreats
Finding Your Fiji Retreats
Makoa Quest Cultural Experiences
Malolo Farm Protea
Hawaii Farms + Floral Artists
Still and Moving Center, Oahu
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
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