Why I am a Photographer.
“What I create for my clients is a luxury item. It’s not something you need, it’s something you want. It’s something that becomes more valuable every day, it’s an investment, it’s a memory, it’s a reminder of the past, it’s a family treasure.” ~Melissa Neumann
Every time I look through old photos it’s like opening a little door in my brain to a memory. I love opening up old albums and going back to those places and those people, remembering all the sights and smells and loved ones that made up each photograph.
When I create a portrait I want more than just a pretty picture on a piece of paper. I want to capture meaning and expression and emotion, I want to get through to who am I really photographing. I want to capture some essence of that person or event that can take me back to that day and remind me of who they truly are.
I believe that my job as a photographer is to create an experience that will give those I photograph the permission to be themselves, to let me into their world and let me capture what is truly beautiful about them and their loved ones.
I would love to show you how beautiful you are and I would love to fill your home with wonderful images of those beloved to you.
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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,
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