About a year ago, I was in a goal setting/planning workshop with business coach, Heidi Alexandra Pollard and other Leading Ladies, when I stated that one of my dreams was, “to go to a third-world country to do a photography project that will have a positive impact in the world and help other people in some way.”
About four weeks ago, the universe answered and that dream of mine began to come to life. Belinda Bow, from Green Chilli Marketing and Ambassador for 3 Angels Nepal, called and asked me if I wanted to come to Nepal to do the still photography for a documentary she was organising to be filmed there.
The documentary is being made for a non-profit organisation called 3 Angels Nepal. It aims to bring awareness to the world of the horrendous sex-trafficking of women and children from remote Nepalese villages to across the border to India.
When I’m not shooting for my clients, I am working on creative projects just for the love of it! I am very grateful that other people like my creative photographs too and have been ordering them through my Facebook page.
So I have created an online gallery so I can share many of my favourite fine art photographs with you. They are also available to buy online if you really like one and want to hang it on your wall or give as a gift!
There is a story behind each of these images and so I thought that the best way to share these stories with you all would be to write about them here. So here is the first ‘story behind the image’ for you all.
I hope you enjoy these images and their history as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!
I love these series of photographs. I took them when I was in Sydney for the day taking photographs just for fun. I was standing under a tree and I looked up and saw these lovely heart shaped leaves. I had a moment inspired and started photographing them straight up into the sky. As I was shooting, a lady stopped next to me and said, ” What beautiful heart shaped leaves, my husband would love these, he is a heart surgeon!” and so we stood admiring them together. It was a sign… I now have this series of ‘heart leave’ artistic photographs that I sell as limited edition photographs! Love is in the air…or in the trees!
You are always welcome to go to view the other photographs in my Gallery and Shop. And if you have a favourite and would like to hear about how it’s history, please email me at email@example.com.
I want to let you know about a special photo shoot day just for people that need to update their professional head shot for social media and/or website, but don’t have the time for a full ‘personal branding ‘ photo shoot. This is a quick and easy photo session at my studio – you will be there no more than 30 minutes – and you will come away with a great head shot for you to use!
This SUPER SPEEDY HEAD SHOT SESSION is being held on Thursday 21st November from 9.30am at my studio at Tingira Heights. To book, all you need to do is go to Melissa Histon Photography Facebook page and click on the BOOK NOW button or go to http://www.bookeo.com/superspeedysession . On the day you have a choice of backdrop colours – white, black, grey and teal. There is also an additional option for ladies that would like their makeup done (this will take an extra 40 minutes).
You may have noticed more and more people with a head shot or profile pic to show their ‘best self’ on websites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. I certainly have been getting busier and busier doing ‘personal branding’ photo shoots for business people to produce a suite of great corporate portraits with ‘wow factor’ they can use for social media and other websites and PR opportunities.
If you are a bit nervous about having a full photo shoot or are super busy and don’t have time for a full photo shoot, this could be a good opportunity for you to still great a great head shot!
Of course, if you would prefer a full ‘personal branding’ corporate portrait shoot, just let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0405405245.
You can see some examples of my Corporate Portrait photography at http://melissahiston.com/corporate-portraits/
Have a fab day!
I know it has been a while since I touched base with you, but I wanted to tell you about some of the changes that have been happening in my business.
Firstly, I have changed my name…actually not my name but my business name. Last time you heard from me I was using the business name Living Doll Photography. Well, that name has now been put out to pasture.
You see, I have moved away from photographing children and am now focussing on commercial photography, corporate portraits and bespoke portraiture. So I thought it best to re-brand as Melissa Histon Photography (it sounds a bit more ‘grown up’).
And with this name change has come a brand new website to showcase the three areas of focus for Melissa Histon Photography…PLUS it has a new online SHOP where you can purchase my Fine Art Photographs.
The website is easy to navigate and can give you a real feel for what you can expect when engaging me to look after your photography needs.
The three areas the website profiles are Commercial, Corporate and Bespoke photography. So jump on over and take a look for yourself … www.melissahiston.com
The other really exciting project that has come to life with the new website is you can now purchase my Fine Art Photographic Prints online.
The only thing I love more than capturing beautiful images, is to be able to share them with others. People have often approached me to sell an image I have created, and so I was encouraged to share my work with others on a wider scale. All the Art Prints are limited edition, numbered and signed by me and come mounted.
The images are available exclusively via the Melissa Histon Website and can be viewed via the link below:
I hope you love the collection I have created as much as I do.
Have a super-fab day!