Visual Storytelling Academy

The Creative Lab


Create your authentic online presence with photographer and writing teacher Melisine Alegre

3 Week Creative Accelerator


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A ThREE Week Intensive Live Course

Are you showing up as your best and brightest self online?

Does your online presence reflect who you are right now?

More than ever before, people are engaging online with record usage on Google, Facebook, Instagram and beyond.

Sometimes that can feel out of control.

But here’s the secret: you get to control how you want to show up. 

You have an unprecedented opportunity to present yourself, your voice, and your image in a way that feels more aligned and reflects your deep inner self.

It is an exciting time for creative self-expression.

Your words and images can make a huge difference, and build a strong and beautiful online presence for years to come.

And I can help.

In Visual Storytelling Academy,

You will feel empowered and energized with your writing process and creating visual stories with your phone . You can take amazing photos with just your phone! 

For many students, a key focus is on writing and photographing the authentic self, taking artistic self portraits (selfies).

You will experience:

  • How to create vibrant, soulful writing and artistic photos with your phone and have fun while doing it!
  • Create your unique voice and storytelling
  • Foundational photography techniques
  • Mindset  — Use photography to fuel personal growth
  • Media strategy for marketing and messaging for websites, social media, speaking, etc.
  • Photography and art inspiration 

What you get

3 Gateless Writing Salons
Intimate, soulful writing + encouragement.

Live class Thursdays Dec 2, 9, 16.
2:30-4:30pm EST / 11:30am-1:30pm PST

2 Private Creative Coaching Sessions with Melisine as your mentor

One-on-one 30 minute sessions 
during the course.

Email Support with Melisine -- Nurturing, Inspiring, Energized! 

A safe space and positive encouragement in which you can grow and share your creations.

2 Photography Trainings with a focus on Creative Techniques and Media Strategy

Live class Fridays Dec 3 + 10.
12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST

5 professional, retouched images, with step-by-step how-to videos just for you

Learn advanced editing techniques specifically for your images.

Extensive Library of Melisine's Videos + Guides -Learn everything you need to create!

Be inspired and learn new techniques. All of Melisine's expertise made easy for you, step-by-step.

Plus lifetime access to
MELISINE'S Self Study Courses + Workshops

Video Trainings

Step-By-Step How-To Videos with Melisine.

Written Guides 

Strategy, Creative Skills, Inspiring Prompts

 Coaching Practices

Mindset, Blocks, Limiting Beliefs, Fear, Resistance


  • Your Photography Vision
  • Pro Photography Planning Strategies 
  • Self Portrait Strategies 
  • Mindset: Playful Approach + Overcoming Obstacles
  • Phone Photography
  • Photo Editing 
  • Advanced techniques: collages, text + images


  • Meditative Photography
  • Photography as a Sacred Relationship with yourself
  • Strategies to Build Confidence and Momentum
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Daily Clarity Practices
  • Human Design for Business
  • Embodiment, Movement, Meditation, Breathwork


I am a pro photographer and Gateless writing teacher who helps clients creatively express their soulful and genuine selves.

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

My intention is for you to develop skills  to feel confident showing who you are and making memorable images.

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

We create a safe space for you to be fully seen and heard in your deepest truths.

 This is the fast track to create writing and photos that are inspired, energized, and powerful.

What you can do with just you and your phone

What is Gateless Writing?

The Gateless Writing method creates a certain magic, a profound growth in your confidence and creative energy. The process works for writers and non-writers alike and provides incredible transformation in a short amount of time.

A  Gateless Salon is a two-hour writing experience that starts with soulful, guided meditation or question to activate your creativity and intuition. 

We write together for 25 minutes. You have the option to read aloud, then receive and give positive feedback. 

Receiving encouraging, loving feedback builds your confidence as a writer and communicator. You will see the power and energy of your work. We silence the part of the brain associated with criticism, and focus on strengths. This is a critique free zone, and a supportive, safe community.

Giving feedback with a positive lens helps you realize what you love about other people’s work, and what ideas, techniques, and craft can inspire your writing and communications.

Praise for Visual Storytelling Academy

In 10 minutes, Melisine and I created 200 pictures of me that I liked. 

That is more than all the photos that I like of me in my whole life combined.

Ivonne Senn Coach & Author

Top brands trust Melisine to present their image to the world. I have trusted her to help me tell stories in new ways—through my writing and photography. 

Melisine encouraged me to dig deeper into the meaning and perceptions I make of photos and has helped me see a new, alternative narrative to the stories I tell myselfThis has helped me connect more meaningfully.

Catherine Hormats Pyschotherapist

It really is a WONDERFUL course!

A beautiful cocoon of sparkly creativity.

Say yes!

Kara DeGering Gallagher Author

I LOVED this course!! We had so much fun. 

I recommend this class to anyone who is afraid to show up online, or who wants to love it or who wants to take photos but "doesn't know how" or who wants to find a creative release, have a blast and remember the power of what art really is.

Suzanne Kingsbury founder of Gateless Writing, Inc.

You can be your own best photographer and Writer.

Consider the lifetime value of learning how to craft your story and images in a way that creates a beautiful online presence, social media, website.

Consider the lifetime value of feeling confident any time you need a beautiful photo or to share something you care about.

Consider the lifetime value of creating your own unique and meaningful legacy and legend.

The investment for the Visual Storytelling Academy is $750.

Get Melisine's years of expertise and intensive coaching for a fraction of the cost of one photoshoot (starts at $2500).
Learn how to think like a photographer so you can always be your own best photographer.

Join before December 1 at midnight EST to get the early bird price of $550.

Client Policies

Timing, payments, cancellation policy and scheduling.

  • As with everything I offer, your purchase of a mentoring program or intensive is non-refundable. If you’re wondering whether this is the right program for you, please take some time to familiarize yourself with my work before you make the investment.

  • All Mentoring sessions take place over Zoom. You have the option to record onto your computer.

If you have questions, inspirations, or anything you'd like to discuss about this course, please book a free 20-minute call with me. I’d love to meet you and hear about your vision.