Oh hey, I'm Melina.


I’m an emotive natural light lifestyle photographer who lives to capture connection, to pause this moment in your story to keep forever. 

Becoming a mama to my three little ones - Albie, Adeline and Billy, pictured with my main guy, Tim - has made me acutely aware of how fleeting time is. My heart aches with every moment gone and I long to never forget the small moments.

As a newborn, maternity, family and couples photographer, I want to give you images that help you to recall these small moments - a gentle touch, a sweet smell, the look of unconditional love - memories of deep, meaningful connection that stir your heart.

Formerly a writer by trade and always at heart, I developed my signature 'Our Story' add on to complement your photographs with the written story of you, featured in a beautiful linen album.

I'm for the lovers, the dreamers and the connection seekers.

Geelong, Melbourne and wherever your heart beats.


My sessions

I'm a natural light lifestyle photographer which means you won't find any harsh studio lights or awkward staged poses here. My sessions are relaxed, but guided. I’ll gently direct you towards the best light, to embrace your connection, to breathe into the moment, but my intent is never to mould you into something you aren’t. I want to capture the perfectly imperfect, the in-between moments. You, just as you are, entranced in the moment, for that is where the magic is. 

Journey with me at Golden Hour, when the warm light glows, the breeze softly caresses and a gentle peace settles over fields of gold, sparkling oceans and nature at its most beautiful. Settle in to your home, your sanctuary, the place where you are most you. Let the beauty of familiar create a wonderful calm. Or join me in my light-filled oasis, The Studio, a tranquil place away from the elements and a neutral canvas upon which your connection to one another is captured at its most beautiful.

I provide access to a high-end mother and newborn wardrobe, styling advice and guide you on our journey together to make your experience relaxed and stress-free.

Kind words from kind people


“Thank you Melina for such a wonderful experience with our newborn shoot. You made us all feel comfortable and I can’t believe the photos you got without us feeling posed or unnatural. Your warm and friendly personality made everyone feel relaxed and I think the photos reflect that.”


“Such a relaxing, fun experience with Melina who was so warm, friendly and made our photoshoot enjoyable (something we were both hesitant to do!). I’d highly recommend her, the photos came up wonderfully!”


“Thank you for the time and effort you have put into our photos, you truly are extremely talented and the magic you have created on both the maternity and newborn shoots is AMAZING. I look forward to booking family photos with you again. You have convinced me to invest in regular shoots to capture our growing family”