Communications & photography strategy 

Great photos and storytelling transforms how the world sees you and what you offer.

you will receive

Strategy Session

Create Vision + Plan

for Leaders & Board Members

  • Clarify goals & brainstorm ideas for marketing and storytelling.
  • Create an inspiring vision and a step-by-step plan for meaningful photos and visual storytelling.

Training for Team

Photo Skills Workshop

for team members & volunteers

  • Learn how to plan & create beautiful photos for any initiative with phones or cameras.
  • Build your image inventory for any media needs (website, social media, promotions, reports, grants)


1 Hour Photoshoot

for any initiative

  • Professional Creative Consultation and Photoshoot with Melisine.
  • Receive 20+ digital, high-res, edited images that you can use for any purpose
    (in total a $1500 value)

(in total a $4000 value)

you will learn how to

Create + plan images that share your message and spirit

Communicate with visuals to your community + donors - images speak louder than words

Receive clients and donations with ease - "a picture is worth a thousand words"

Capture memories for your team and community to treasure

Meet Melisine

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

I am grateful to live on Maui and am passionate about honoring the culture and community, with aloha in my heart and actions. I study traditional cultural practices including environmental stewardship, dance, craftsmanship, and language.

My mission is to give and mālama (care) for the community, using photography to empower local nonprofits, businesses, artisans, and farms.

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

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.

Client Love

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 

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 Rolls
Director of Coach Certification and Alumni
The Life Coach School

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 
Master Writing and Publishing Coach
Founder of Gateless Writing Inc.

Felt so safe and relaxed!

"When we met for the shoot, I didn’t really know how to pose, to smile, to look … But as soon as Melisine told me that I could move just naturally, within seconds I felt so safe and relaxed, that I totally forgot about the camera and actually had … fun!

I thought there might be three or four pictures I would like and could use for professional purposes, but oh, was I wrong.

Within 10 minutes she managed to take 200 pictures of me that I liked. That is more than all the photos I like of me of my whole life combined.

This experience wasn’t just a photo shoot. It was a transformation, as it helped me to see my inner and outer beauty, to feel wonderful within my body and with my face. It gave me a lot of confidence. "

- Ivonne Senn 

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

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

wellness, RESORTs, SPAs

Four Seasons

Mandarin Oriental

COMO Spas + Resorts

Grand Hyatt Spa + Resort

The Montage Spa + Resort

The Palms & Shore Club, Turks + Caicos

Wanderlust Festivals

Hawaii+ Polynesia 

Avis Tahiti
Makoa Quest Nonprofit, Maui
Mama's Fish House, Maui

The Montage Resort + Spa, Maui

Grand Hyatt Resort + Spa, Kauai

The Laylow Hotel, Oahu
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Maui

Maui Farms, Artisans, Restaurants

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