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,

FAQ: Newborn Shoot in Mel's Studio.

  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

  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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wall Portraits – What size will look the best?

So what size do I need? I have no idea! Something I hear often when talking about Wall Portraits so lets try and work through it. When having portraits done its always difficult to decide what the right size for the space in your home would be. So I have written this post just to [...]

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