Location Scouting

with Melisine

As trusted by

Serving all islands

Meet Melisine

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 

For my portfolio, click here:

As trusted by

Selected Client Work

Photography, Website, & Social Media Strategy

Wellness & TRAVEL


Four Seasons

COMO Spas + Resorts

Grand Hyatt Spa + Resort

The Montage Spa + Resort

The Palms & Shore Club, Turks + Caicos

Wanderlust Festivals

Hawaii BusinesSes

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

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!

"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

Email Mel 


808 446 9064 
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