Melina loves to inspire and be inspired. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious and has been known to ignite the creative fire in those near and far. She finds the most consistent inspiration for photographs outside in Nature. In Nature, her muse comes alive with the company of the great elements—space, air, fire, water, and earth. In addition to her work as a photographer, Melina is a yoga teacher, with 20 years experience in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition.

Curiosity, joy, grace, and kindness are travel companions that accompany her to each photo shoot. From this vantage point, Melina’s images draw you into the luxurious moment to see the truth of the moment with fresh eyes and appreciation.

Her images are bold, sensitive, clear, and full of wonder, capturing beauty in its purest form. She sees the world with respect and artistic perception. Melina strives to document the raw uniqueness of each moment and of each person; she enjoys waiting for the moment when the subject is vulnerable and reveals itself to the process of art making.

Melina believes that creativity is food for the soul and she uses photography as a way to stay nourished, see life more clearly, and connect more deeply to herself and others.