As trusted by
Serving all islands
I am a photographer who works worldwide, with a home base in Hawaii. I am a native New Yorker, with a deep connection to Maui, my chosen home.
I am passionate about honoring and immersing myself in Hawaiian culture and land.
☼ hālau member - study hula, lei, and oli
☼ mālama (care) for the community, using photography to empower local businesses, artisans, and nonprofits.
Worldwide & local Hawaii experience
Photoshoots & Location Scouting
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As trusted by
Selected Client Work
Photography, Website, & Social Media Strategy
Wellness & TRAVEL
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, Restaurants
Still and Moving Center, Oahu
The Montage Resort + Spa, Maui
Grand Hyatt Resort + Spa, Kauai
The Laylow Hotel, Oahu
Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
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.
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
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