Private Lessons and Workshops
with Melisine

As trusted by

Great photos transform how you see the world and how the world sees you.


so you can create exciting and memorable vacation photos!


Step 1: Foundations

Vacation Photos
& Portrait Workshop


Master fundamentals - using a phone + tripod first.

  • Think like a photographer: Lighting, Locations, Portrait Techniques, and beautiful selfies!
  • Learn skills easily with your phone camera to later apply to any additional cameras. 

1.5 Hour Intensive
1 Person - $250
2 People - $350
3 People - $450
4 People - $550


Private Coaching & 

Strategy Sessions

step by step skill lessons

 Recommended after the Foundations Workshop

  • Clarify your goals & brainstorm ideas for your vacation photography and media needs.
  • Ask questions, learn skills, & develop a step-by-step plan to create your dream photos!

1.5 Hour Intensive
1 Person - $250
2 People - $350
3 People - $450
4 People - $550

Meet Melisine

I am a pro photographer for some of the most coveted brands in the world. 

My mission is to help you express your most authentic self and make memorable images.

I help clients feel seen first within themselves, then in their images. My portfolio website is

We will go beyond typical photography classes, utilizing my extensive experience with coaching, healing, art therapy, mindset, and personal growth work.

Melisine's Photography 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!

"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 photos!

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 photos 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 

Helped me create a visual story that 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 work -- 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


Four Seasons

Mandarin Oriental

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
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

Email Mel

808 446 9064 
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