I am a Professional Photographer that specialises in Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash and Family photography who is based in the country town of Woodend which is a beautiful little town in the Macedon Ranges.
Photography is my passion, I still print all of my own family snap shots even though we now live in a digital world. I have a couple hundred photo albums that are all in date order and date back to my own child hood. I have photos of my own children all over my house because life can get so busy at times that we don't remember yesterday but all it takes is one glance at a beautiful memory of one of your family to put a smile on your face and a flutter in your heart.
Photographs are created to be displayed.
So after a long career in Child Care, then obtaining a Diploma in Finance I decided to study Photography as it was a life long passion of mine to have my own Photography business and provide others with loving memories of their loved ones. So after years of studying, attending many workshops with International Award winning Photographers, National Photography conferences and countless Newborn Photography Workshops Melina Feiss Photography was established in 2015.
As a Mum of 3 beautiful girls and years of experience working with hundreds of children and their families I truly have what it takes to connect with children of all ages, personalities and cultural backgrounds. I can bring out that natural smile or inquisitive little look that you will be able to look at in your images for years to come and smile because it will truly reflect how you remember them.
I have a loving gentle nature and am constantly complimented for the special touch and patience that I have by the parents of the babies and children that I have had the pleasure of photographing. Many parents have asked if they could take me home just so their baby stays as calm as they are in my arms. My love for children is shown in my work, and throughout any session that I do, your children will always be in the best of hands and their comfort and safety will always be the main focus of the session.
During my sessions I love to get to know your family, that special expression that parents show when they speak of first meeting their precious new arrival always reminds me of my own births where I got to meet my own beautiful girls. I understand how precious a new baby is to a new Mum and understand that the parents may feel anxious about handing over their baby to a stranger to be Photographed, but the clean safe and warm environment that I create during my sessions along with my obvious love and care that I display when working with some else child always settles any of those feelings within a very short amount of time.
I look forward to the possibility of working with your family and being able to give you some timeless images that can be loved in your family forever. I love a good chat on the phone so please feel free to call me just to answer any questions that you may have.