Melissa went above and beyond to capture our family birthday celebration for Sally, embracing her love of colour and the close connections with her nearest and dearest. 
We were so impressed with Melissa’s ability to engage both the kids and adults when needed, then blend in beautifully to snap those candid moments. 
Cass and Dan

So thankful for Melissa's gentle approach and hard work in helping me to bring together images for our business. She was wonderful with the babies and their parents and was mindful of what the business required from the images. You were wonderful Mel!


Melissa, you are always so kind and have a great rapport with the students which certainly shows in the finished products! Thank you for your wonderful work! Your professional photography is looking fantastic on our website and printed publications.

Padua College, Mornington, Tyabb and Rosebud

Melissa was amazing with our four children and the youngest being 2 years old; she has achieved everything we wanted in a family shoot.

To create memories and beautiful photos to look back on. We chose Autumn to capture the colours and the photos came up beautifully.

Chris and Kim Britt

Everyone can take a pic with their phone, but not everyone can produce professionally composed photographs. We recently commissioned Melissa Hogan to produce photos of key staff and management for a company report. The shoot was quick, relaxed and fun. We received a selection of high-quality photos to choose from. Our deadlines were met and Melissa’s prices were more than reasonable. I’d recommend Melissa Hogan photography to local businesses and larger companies alike.

Thanks Melissa, looking forward to seeing you again for next year’s shoot!

Shivaun Hanlon

Mel just completed my team's headshots. The photos are exactly what I asked for - relaxed, happy and friendly! Turn around from photo shoot to receiving fully edited shots was amazing! Could not recommend Mel highly enough!! 


Janelle- Joy Peadiatric  Therapy Services

Melissa is amazing! I have needed photos for my website for months, but kept putting it off because I hate getting my photo taken. Melissa made me feel comfortable and relaxed. The photos are more than I could ever have hoped for. I love them. 


Nikki- Cherry Lending and Finance



"Wow, wow, wow – I’ve just looked at the preview gallery just now and there are LOTS of fabulous shots! We will have a hard time selecting out of so many lovely shots!


Massive thanks Mel for your creative, professional work and non-stop enthusiasm – you were so very kind and put the students (and staff!) at ease so that they looked relaxed and natural in the shots – thank you! I'm blown away by the brilliant selection of photos. Many, many thanks again it was an absolute pleasure working with you!' - Marcelle


Padua College Mornington- Publicity Photographs


" Thanks Mel, I loved working with you and I'm very happy with the outcome. It was a lot of fun too!"


Coco Place,Mornington - Commercial Imagery


"All that I have left of my mother's memento's is in this image you captured. I was totally overwhelmed with emotion. 

It was the loveliest gift my family and I could have. My heartfelt thanks to Melissa for creating such a beautiful living memory of my mother."



"We just had delivered the most amazing photograph. Thank you so so much Melissa for your amazing professionalism in helping us choose one of your exceptional photographs for our new home. You’ve nailed it and we are so happy can’t stop looking at our new photograph!!! Can’t wait for our next one."

Mia and Dan- Photographic Art

"Thank you so much for capturing my business’ party Melissa . The photos were fantastic and I can’t believe I nearly didn’t hire a photographer for the event, I would have been so sad if all those beautiful images were never captured. I will be recommending you to everyone."

Reach your Peak Personal Training- Business Celebration Event


"I will never forget receiving our framed Honor Mantle image of my dear father's keepsakes from Melissa. She so delicately composed his keepsakes together in such an emotionally powerful image, it was the most beautiful tribute to his life and passion. The family are so grateful and we will always be reminded of who he was and what he loved hanging so proudly on our wall."


The Smith Family'- HONOUR MANTLE

"My sister and I  cannot thank Melissa enough for the most amazing images of our father's medals and war book. It is so wonderful to be able to just glance at the photo and to realize his memory! We both cried when we were given the images!"
The Judd Family'- HONOUR MANTLE

"Thank you Melissa from my heart to yours, this image brought tears to my eyes, a tribute to my life. This image now sits in my room and when I receive visitors it's just so lovely to share my memories and talk about the old times. I am so happy that my family will have this forever. I am truly grateful to you for your wonderful concept and capturing my life in a photograph."

'James Hogan'- HONOUR MANTLE

"My wife provided you with an assortment of mementoes of my fathers, objects that would bring back my memories. The final outcome was a magnificent piece of artwork styled on my fathers old workbench , a total surprise. When I received the image I almost cried and I am emotional once again. Every day I look back at the image and the memories flood back about my father I miss and the days I worked as his apprentice watchmaker. Thank you Melissa for your professional arrangement and bringing my fathers memories to life"



Melissa's photo recalls many cherished memories for me. It has a sense of artistry
and poetic beauty which is uniquely her own, and I love the subtle lighting and 
muted   colours . I really admire the insight and integrity inherent in all Melissa?s works, 
and I am so grateful to have this image."

"Melissa did a brilliant job photographing my business for our website. She understood exactly what I wanted and was very quick and efficient during the photo shoot which is important when you have a team of nine people to photograph. She also made everyone feel comfortable and was able to create great energy in the room which shows in the photos. The images were excellent and clearly capture what my business is about. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Melissa"


Danielle Grant, Reach Your Peak Personal Training www.peakpt.com.au


"We were thrilled with the way Melissa interacted with our students and captured the energy
and joy of our classes. The photos are clear, bright and engaging and paint a picture of who we
are and what we do. We will definitely be asking her back!"


Rebecca Perry BROADWAY ACADEMY www.broadwayacademy.com.au

"Thank you Melissa for helping us create the beautiful images of Peninsula Herbal
Dispensary and our team. Your consultation, service assistance with sourcing a
second location, creativity and the finished photographs were perfect!"


Carla Wrenn- Peninsula Herbal Dispensary www.peninsulaherbaldispensary.com.au

"Having Melissa capture the birth of my daughter through her beautiful photographs
was truly amazing. Melissa was respectful, professional and discreet. I barely
even noticed she was there, I would definitely hire her again."


Mary- for the birth of baby Mable

"Thanks so much Mel for themed photo shoot with my children, they were so
comfortable and relaxed with you and this shows through the photographs. It was a
lot of fun!"


Mia Dellamatra- for Lenny and Frankies' shoot in the kitchen!

"Thank you Photography by Melissa Hogan! We will be forever grateful for the beautiful way you captured the occasion of my Grandparents 90th. Their love for each other and their family were captured beautifully in your photographs which we will treasure forever. You moved effortlessly and courteously throughout the celebration and related so well with all our guests both young and old. For this we cannot thank you enough!


Kasey Black- for the wedding anniversary of very special grandparents.

"When I look at the images you took I can see the look in my daughters eyes, the exact same look they give me when I do something that makes them feel special. Through these images I can see their love and happiness jumping out. These images will stay with me forever, a portal to my own universe of happiness, thank you!"


Daniel and Amanda Gillard-for Family portraits on Mills Beach


"Melissa is a magician behind the lens!

I needed a photo for my website and took one at home against a wall with my point and shoot. Big mistake. While I wanted to convey to prospective clients that I am a warm and welcoming person, in this photo my appearance was quite harsh.

Take two, I contacted Melissa. The shoot in my garden was relaxed in a variety of poses and positions and I even changed top colours. What a difference. I'm so happy with Melissa's photos and I now feel confident that my portrait will work for me on my website. Lesson learned; there are mugshots and there are portraits and there's a world of difference between them."


Lesley McMillan- Headshot for website

Well what can I say... to say my inlaws loved the canvas is an understatement... my mother-in-law who rarely shows emotion almost cried! They are in love with the photo! She has already sent thru a photo of where she has hung it! Here are some pics of the moment they saw it....I'm so glad Krista referred you! Xxx Thanks again, you were truly lovely and amazing to work with.


Annie- for a portrait of the grandchildren printed on canvas for the grandparents wedding anniversary