The Experience

Pre Planning Meeting

Come into Melina Hollway Photography's ambient studio located in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland for your pre planning consultation, relax and enjoy a hot or cold beverage and a macaroon or two. During this meeting we can discuss what you would like your beautiful images to look like, choose what you'd like to wear from the collection of hand made and hand picked gowns and costumes that Melina has made, talk about the location you'd like to have your portrait session at and discuss any other preferences you have for your customised Portrait session.


You will also be shown a beautiful selection of museum quality canvases, archival grade fine art prints, lavish albums, ornately framed prints and other deluxe products to give you an idea of what you can have your special images printed on to. Melina gives each client that books a session a welcome pack with all the need to know information about what to expect with your portrait experience in it.

Portrait Session

If you decide to book professional hair and makeup with our in house Makeup Artist, the portrait session will start with you being able to sit back and relax while you are pampered. You can also enjoy some light refreshments such as a gourmet platter of divine cheese and crackers, hickory flavoured nuts and in season fruit. We also have some favourites for the littles if they are joining you in the session.

Once you are dressed and ready to be photographed we will make our way to the location, there you will be directed on how to pose, if needed, to get the best possible shots for your session. The session is light hearted with lots of laughter, the focus is on having the client feel comfortable.

Reveal & Ordering Appointment

This is the most exciting part! After the portrait session has taken place, you will be invited to come back to Melina's studio at a convenient time that suits you, generally 1 week after the photoshoot. You will be able to enjoy some goodies while you are presented with a beautifully put together slide show of the best images from your session. After this, you will be able to go through each image and choose your favourites, Melina can guide you through the different options of what you can have your selected photographs printed on.

After the images have been professionally retouched by Melina and you finalise the finished images, your products will be put into production and once delivered from the lab will be ready for pick up from Melina's studio.