“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” – Rumi; is the mantra that Photography by Melissa Hogan embodies when she is in her element of capturing beautiful imagery, as she travels the country for the perfect backdrop.  

Melissa is a mother to three children, a wife, renovator, entrepreneur, as well as a lover of all things nature and the surroundings that bring people together. Melissa enjoys capturing moments of pure happiness and admiration of the world around her and sharing her imagery that is created with love and passion.


Having completed her studies at Photography Studies College in Melbourne. Melissa is an Accredited Professional Photographer of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and recently her ‘Memories by Mel’ folio has been Highly Commended in Australia’s top photographers for the Documentary/Photojournalism category.


Living on the Mornington Peninsula, Melissa has always been an admirer of summer and all things water. Paddleboarding, swimming in the ocean, the sand between her toes, seafood; all features of the water she appreciates.



Melissa and her husband’s shared dream was to travel to Australia with their three children. They have recently completed their travels and Melissa has an extensive folio on the Australian Landscape and all that Australia embodies; charisma and beauty.


Although there is no place like home, Melissa is always drawn back to the ocean as it is where most of her inspiration and ideas come from as a photographer.  


Throughout this website, you will see her love for photography shine through her work, as her reality captures the purest of photographs.



Welcome to Photography by Melissa Hogan