Located in Brunswick Heads - on the outskirts of Byron Bay - AMBER MELODY STUDIOS is an escape from the everyday; a place where your true authentic beauty and power can be captured, with the guidance of an experienced photographer.
IN ESSENCE, THE PROCESS IS VERY SIMPLE: CONSULTATION > PHOTOSHOOT > BEAUTIFUL IMAGES YOU WILL TREASURE FOR A LIFETIME. BUT I KNOW YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL OF THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES DETAILS! SO HERE'S HOW WE DO IT, STEP-BY-STEP:
A Portrait Session is the principal service we offer here at Amber Melody Studios. It's a tailored photoshoot held in our private Brunswick Heads photography studio. Portrait sessions are perfect for your individual, family and professional photography needs.
Consultations are an essential element of any session booking. It's where we get to know you and find out how and why you would like to be photographed. Book a complimentary Enquiry Consultation before making any commitment (this is an opportunity to ask all the questions you have on your mind right now!). A second, more in-depth consultation is organised once your booking has been made, as part of our Custom Session Design process. Consultations can be held either by phone or Zoom.
I photograph women in their unique beauty.
It's completely normal to feel nervous but everyone deserves to have photos that they love and feel proud of! A huge part of the work we do is helping clients feel relaxed and confident. We talk. We connect. We create an environment where you can feel at home in your own skin. That's when nerves dissolve, fake subside relax, and true beauty emerges.
All portrait sessions include a styling consultation (so you know what to wear), professional hair and makeup (so you feel beautiful and look amazing before you even step in front of the camera) and fully-guided posing (so you don't have to worry about what to do!). We will be there with you all the way.
I want to capture the essence of the beautiful person you are - through the artful images we make - and in turn transform the way you feel about yourself. Forever.
It costs $450 to make a booking with the studio. This is the session fee.
The session fee covers everything included in the shoot experience; a detailed design consultation, advice on wardrobe and styling, a fully-guided in-studio photo session that takes approximately 3.5 hours including professional hair & makeup, and a one-hour in-person reveal appointment to assist you in making your portrait and product selection from a gallery of finished images.
The session fee does not include any images (digital or printed). These are purchased separately at your Image Reveal.
Our beautiful Portrait Collections start at $2250. Individual à la carte prints start at $275. What you fall in love with and wish to purchase will be entirely up to you! Some clients will spend $700 and some will spend $7000.
We focus on the classics:
1. Archival-Quality Prints
2. Portrait Collections
Each individual image purchased is hand-printed and professionally mounted and comes with its corresponding digital file. Collections contain at least ten images and are presented in our elegant handmade Italian Folio Box.
À la carte products like wall collections are available on request. Please let us know what you would most love to display in your home and we can work together to bring your dreams to life.
You will be invited back to the studio approximately 2 weeks after your session for an in-person Image Reveal. This is where you get to see your images for the first time and make your photo purchases.
The studio is located in Brunswick Heads - on the outskirts of Byron Bay, Australia - with plans to open a second studio in Los Angeles in the future! Once your booking is confirmed you will receive our studio address, and directions. If you'll be joining us from out of area, please make sure to let us know so we can share our favourite accomodation, transport and dining suggestions.
It's the little details! Our studio Prep Guide provides simple tips (like how to best prepare your skin, hair, nails) and what to bring on the day.
Yes ;) Absolutely. While our marketing is certainly aimed at women, we love our fathers, sons, husbands, partners and male friends too. Everyone needs and deserves great photos of themselves! Enquire about our Men's portrait gallery.
We love working with, and creating unforgettable images for, businesses (big + small) and can offer you a full range of photography and social media solutions. Get in touch!
Yes! We have studio gift cards which can be used towards the cost of the Session Fee and/or Portrait purchases. It's the ultimate gift. Now available in variable amounts (from $100 upwards) in the Studio Store.
Amber Melody is an Australian portrait photographer specialised in creating high-end Contemporary Fashion-Style and Fine Art portraits.
She is also the founder of I AM - an experimental podcast for the modern woman.
"Before opening Amber Melody Studios I was an art editor and magazine designer (Vogue, GQ, Tatler, The Guardian UK) turned fashion photographer looking to create good in the world. So I took everything I knew about creating and curating beautiful images - about fashion and styling and body confidence, the magic of great lighting and the secrets of good editing, and I built a business dedicated to shining light on the beauty in EVERY body.
The women you see on this website are the women in your community. They are busy mothers, artists, business owners, grandmas, daughters, students and teachers. They are women who walked into my studio feeling a little nervous and walked out feeling amazing.
I want you to exist in beautiful photographs that represent your legacy for all time. And I want to celebrate your uniqueness. I LOVE what I get to do. I capture beauty; the beauty every single person naturally possesses. And I'd love to see you in my studio!"