Mel Neumann

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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,

Runamuk Ragdolls win Silver Award

Arnt these two babies just adorable. These babies are ragdolls and have won a silver award at the 2017 Australian Professional Photography Awards run by the Australian Institue of Professional Photography (AIPP). I'm looking forward to having some more of these guys in front of my lens again soon. Here are a few more shots from the [...]

Blivvie wins a Silver Award

I have a great friend who owns Catatonic Boarding Cattery and a few months ago I made a decided to take the pro gear in and photograph a few of the guests. I set up the background and props and in no time Blivvie was ready for his close up. Blivvie is such a sweet cat, he [...]

Jacks wins Silver

I just love photographing animals. I love photographing them on their own, I love photographing them together and I love photographing them with their families. This amazing boy is only 16 weeks old in this shot. He is a beautiful black Greyhound. and he won a Silver Award at the South Australian Professional Photography Awards [...]

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

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.

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

This year I have made a promise to myself to start shooting more personal work this is one of those shoots I have simplified my life and loved that there is also many others out there that have gone natural. I'm sick of dying my hair and I have really fine hair that doesn’t do [...]

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

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

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.

One of my Favorite Families.

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

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! [...]

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