Mel Neumann

/Melissa Neumann

About Melissa Neumann

Accredited Portrait Photographer Melissa Neumann is also known as an educator, entrepreneur, small business owner, wife, mum and crazy cat lady. She works from her home studio in the inner southern suburbs of Adelaide. She has won many awards for her photography over her 25+ years in the industry including South Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year(2009) and South Australian Family Photographer of the Year(2010). She is known for portraits that capture the personality and beauty of her subjects. She regularly volunteers her time to help strengthen the industry that she loves. Currently she is on the board of the Australian Institute of Photography(AIPP) and judges regularly at the Australian Professional Photography Awards(APPA), just to name a few. She taught photography for many years at TAFESA and still does one on one mentoring sessions with photographers. She is a speaker at State and National photography events. She has even been known to give photography tips to her clients who have a passion for photography. She strongly believes that photography is so important in capturing moments and history that she freely helps anyone that asks for it. She has a strong following on her YouTube channel that teaches the basics of Photoshop. Her calling is to create photographs that will exist long after she is gone that will be cherished and handed down through generations. By making photography sessions fun and relaxed she captures authentic expressions that are genuine and beautiful. She believes that every person, particularly every woman, should have at least one great photograph taken of them to celebrate the different times in their lives. She enjoys regularly photographing her clients, who come back again and again to see her,

5yrs, 18 shoots, a priceless collection of photographs.

By | April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

This is one of my favorite families. We have worked together now 18 times over 5 yrs and produced an amazing collection of work. This is a perfect example of how beautifully a childhood can be captured and remembered for generations to come. I am looking forward to watching these beautiful girls become beautiful teens [...]

Sneak Peak for Marcus and Tamara of their Rarotonga Wedding.

By | April 7th, 2015|Wedding|

Rarotonga was amazing. The weather for the big day was perfect and the wedding couple were beautiful. Surrounded by their family and friends, Tamara and Marcus exchanged their vows on the pristine beach of Koromiri Motu, Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, just across from the newly build Nautilus Resort where they prepared for [...]

Mullins and The Grey Project

By | March 17th, 2015|Back Story, Beauty, Inspiriation, My Thoughts|

This year I have made a promise to myself to do more personal project work and one of those projects is the Grey Project. Now before I get on to the wonderful session that I did yesterday I want to explain where this is coming from. I have decided to let my natural colour rule! [...]

Tell me what story is happening in your life right now that you would love to record in pictures

By | March 15th, 2015|décor, Decor Ideas, My Thoughts|

Taking time out to have your family photographed is something that I hear all the time that everyone wants. But it’s also something that so many don’t get around to doing. You have to manage to get haircuts done, the question of what to wear. And trying to find some time to get them all [...]

Why Birth Photography

By | March 6th, 2015|baby, Back Story, Birth, pregnancy, thoughts, Uncategorized|

I often have the question asked: Why do people have birth photography done? so to make it easy to explain I have created this video. I hope this helps to explain why I just LOOOOVE birth photography. It's such an honor to capture the arrival of a new person into the world. http://youtu.be/V51-UN7TeX8

One of my Favorite Families.

By | March 6th, 2015|Dogs, Family, kids|

I first photographed Sean and Lizzy in 2010 as a beautiful Bride and Groom. Lizzy had the best every baby bump ever and Oliver was the one and only newborn that I ever had to do a second shoot for. Lila was the perfect baby to photography and now they are growing up fast. Lulu (the [...]

Products: A Canvas for the Wall

By | March 5th, 2015|décor, Decor Ideas, Inspiriation, Products|

Quality is so important to me so all of the canvas prints that I have made are produce on museum grade, archival canvas hand sprayed with a protective laminate that is waterproof and abrasion resistant INCLUDES 75yr guarantee.  If your canvas fades, get damaged (even if it’s your fault) your canvas will be replaced! [...]

FAQ: Newborn Shoot in Mel's Studio.

By | March 3rd, 2015|baby, Birth, Family, FAQ's, Newborn, pregnancy|

  What should we bring with us for our newborn session? Lots of nappies! If you will be formula feeding, also bring lots of extra formula. If you are nursing, be prepared to nurse a few times while you are there. I keep the room very warm for the newbies so please dress accordingly (layers [...]

Products: Moleskine Books

By | March 3rd, 2015|10-12 months, 3-5 months, 6-9 months, baby, Birth, décor, Decor Ideas, Products|

  As a teenager I loved notebooks and my favorites were the Moleskine range. They had been used for hundreds of years by artist and thinkers including Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. The simple design with the rounded corners, expandable pocket and elastic page holder was so simple but perfect, especially for [...]

Products: Portfolio Box's

By | February 12th, 2015|décor, Inspiriation, Products|

One of my most favourite products is the portfolio box. I love it because it’s a collection of prints that you can keep in their box, frame and hang, give away to family, and you can build up a collection of portfolio box’s for your family over time, like a library of sorts. Your choice [...]