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Welcome to Splash of Life Photography.

Geelong Based Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

“Splash of Life – LIFESTYLE SERIES”

is about you and your family. It’s about your beautiful family and the love you share. Those cute and quirky personalities.

Those ordinary yet extraordinary moments that melt your heart.

How you’ve grown together. Your family’s story!

“Splash of Life – PORTRAIT SERIES”

is about YOU! It’s about offering you an experience in which you are seen, heard, pampered and celebrated

whilst you get to exist in Beautiful Portraits for both yourself and your loved ones.

It is my hearts desire to use my love of photography to connect with amazing women like yourself & empower

you to see your own beauty and that of your life around you.

Love for you to take a look around the Website to see if “Splash of Life Photography” offers the style of photography that feels just right for you and your family.

Love Mel xox



There is truly something magical about expecting a baby.. to ponder over the miracle of life and to be in love with a child you haven’t yet met. This beautiful Mummy was expecting her fourth baby (YES I know!!! How gorgeous does she look).  During the session we shared stories of our children and how we felt that the wonder and amazement of pregnancy almost grows with each baby.  What a lovely relaxed and happy morning in the comfort of her own home.

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Then along comes Baby Minnie.. so sweet, pure and perfect. Welcome Home Little One! Now their home is filled with 4 gorgeous children. I feel so very honored that I was there to capture these precious fleeting moments.

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Special packages available to combine both these special moments, into 2 individual photo sessions including images on USB and a Album to tell the story…

Love to hear from you via email to share with you this special “Expecting & Welcome Home Package”

Lifestyle photography is perfect for people who prefer to show the natural beauty in real life. It requires a certain skill set beyond understanding your equipment and capturing images of people, just as it does for Wedding photography and Newborn Photography. My past 8 years experience with photographing Weddings, Newborns and Families in both studio and location settings has provided me with valuable opportunities to develop the skills required to produce good lifestyle photography.

Lifestyle is a modern style of photography that combines the best of two distinctly different traditions.  Lifestyle blends the candid nature of photojournalism with the preparedness of studio portraiture. We achieve ‘a day in the life’ look with an editorial quality.

Lifestyle photography presents many elements of the unknown for the photographer. A lifestyle photographer has to think on their feet and feel out the shoot to determine how to best organise it to produce photo worthy moments. Let’s be honest, not all real moments are images that translate well into photos. A lifestyle photographer knows how to produce art with the subjects, light and location that she is given.  There is arranging involved but not over-staging. If something looks too perfect, it does not come off as real.  Lifestyle photographers need to be able to get their subjects to relax and be themselves.

Another emphasis of lifestyle photography is to capture natural reactions/interactions between its subjects. After all, that energy is at the heart of what we want to remember about our life and relationships.

As a Lifestyle Photographer I keep it simple and inspire people to see their ordinary lives in the most extraordinary way.


Home has a special place in my heart, with the memories and the feeling of comfort, but most of all – the people.


That’s why I’ll come to you. You don’t need to bundle the kids in the car and worry about driving half way across town and packing a number of outfits each and toys to entertain the children.  Don’t worry about your house looking spotless; don’t worry about getting the kids to practise saying ‘cheese’ in the mirror.  Just let the kids know how much fun we are going to have and I’ll take it from there.

Tell me your favourite things to do – and that’s what we’ll do.

Love whispering sweet secrets in your kid’s ears? Go ahead

No better moment than lazing on the bed together reading stories? Can’t wait

Your little one has an obsession dressing up as superman? Let’s get that costume out!

Someone has suggested a tickle war on the big bed? Don’t walk – run!

I want to show you what a celebration of your family looks like. It’ll be crazy, chaotic and so much fun.

Love MEL xo

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