Private, on location
Photography Classes and Adventures
Do you want to take amazing vacation photos
with your phone or camera?
Learn how to take beautiful photos,
with ease -- FOREVER.
You can be your own best photographer!
CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Photo Foundations Class
Beautiful Vacation Photos
& Portrait Workshop
LIGHTING, SCOUTING, Portrait TECHNIQUEs
Master fundamentals - using a phone + tripod first.
customized private lessons
Private Photography Lessons &
Q&A + step by step skill lessons
Recommended after the Foundations Workshop
I am a pro photographer for some of the most coveted brands in the world, with a specialty in luxury travel and adventure.
My mission is to help you express your most authentic self and make memorable images.
I help clients of all ages to learn photo skills quickly so they can take amazing photos with ease, and have fun! My portfolio website is melisinestudio.com.
We will go beyond typical photography classes, utilizing my extensive experience with coaching, art therapy, and personal growth work.
Melisine's Photography Process:
Easy, Stress-free, and Fun!
My specialty is helping you feel relaxed and confident while learning to take beautiful photos.
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.
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
"Mel 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
Uplevel your photography!
Melisine completely uplevels your images and shows your life 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 you 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
Far exceeds my expectations!
"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
RESORT & SPA PROPERTIES
Luxury Resorts Worldwide including:
COMO Spas + Resorts
Grand Hyatt Spa + Resort
The Montage Spa + Resort
The Palms & Shore Club, Turks + Caicos
Mama's Fish House
Maui Farms + Floral Artists
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
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