stylista

You would love to do a photo shoot that’s as unique as you are, right? Maybe you have some ideas in your head, but it’s not easy for you to bring those ideas to reality. Fear not – I’m your lady!Melissa Katherine Photography

I’m a  lady hellbent on dispelling the stereotypes and breaking the mold. Self-belief is high on my agenda and I love to inspire others to feel the same. Never one to shy away from getting my hands dirty, I love to learn new skills and rules, just to be able to play the game in my own way.

My love of vintage, retro pop culture and high fashion aesthetics lend themselves to my themes of empowerment, inspiration and beauty.

Fun-loving, passionate and determined and a huge believer in self-love.

As a mum, partner and busy creative, I know the importance of spoiling oneself and celebrating YOU!

With a background in the visual arts and fashion, I believe I bring a unique perspective to my work. My multi-disciplined approach lends itself to thinking outside the box. Never one to shy away from getting my hands dirty, I love to learn new skills and rules, just to be able to play the game in my own way.

I am passionate about being creative both in front and behind the camera. I believe this gives me an extra special perspective when working with my clients. I know how it feels to be part of each step of the process and I want share all that goodness that I’ve felt. There’s nothing quite like receiving beautifully edited photographs which celebrate and capture the true essence of you.

Working with me is not only fun, you’ll feel amazing, remember it forever AND get some amazing images to remind you of how extra special and unique you are.

 

I am experienced in retro/vintage hair and makeup styles and only use 100% cruelty-free and vegan products in all my styling work.

I love shooting in both natural light and experimenting with both strobe and fixed lighting.  My tools of choice include a Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 60D, 24-70mm, 50mm, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro and my EF 70-200mm f/2.8L.

I revel in constructing and creating sets and props especially for shoots, yes I love getting down and dirty with my power tools!

 

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Some fun things I have done over the past few years include:

  • Head costume stylist and designer The Doghouse – a rooftop pop up bar was designed and built in just 24 days headed by Drambuie/McWilliams.
  • Miss Pinup Australia 2012 NSW Finalist.

  • Modelled at the Sydney Tattoo and Body Art Expo

  • Modelled at Love Vintage Show 2012/2013 catwalks.

  • Internationally published photographer, stylist and model including ELLE Girl Korea magazine.

  • Runner up in The Galeries Victoria ‘Where & What’ Photography competition judged by NY photographer Paul Barbera.

  • Feature Artist on Avant Card postcards nationwide

  • Teaching myself to DJ and playing my first gig on a 10K sound system…scary!

 

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