Hi I am Melanie, the sole owner & operator of Foreshore Photography, which I began in 2011.
Back in 2011, when a lot of Real Estate agents still took their own photographs or just used a front shot on the internet and advertising to sell a home was done in the local paper, I decided to take the plunge & transition from life as a chef and follow my passion as a photographer.
I have been operating Foreshore Photography in the Southern Suburbs of Perth for 10 years. In 2021 will see me celebrate 10 years of photographing land, houses, commercial property and profile images for Real Estate. I am pretty excited about it. 10 years have flown by so fast, it hardly feels like 2.
Every day is a new experience, a new setting & a new challenge, but nothing is more challenging than keeping up with the forever evolving digital world & keeping up to date with latest tools to get the job done. I feel the biggest changes of all in the RE photography industry & marketing of RE properties have occurred in the last few months with the global pandemic of Covid-19.
More than ever before agents are relying on their photographers to take photographs & produce virtual tours to showcase their client's homes online, to reduce the direct contact & unnecessary viewings of homes.
I have always updated my equipment, my training & knowledge since day one. I am a firm believer that there is always more to learn no matter how good we get at something. I feel this approach is what has allowed me to provide my clients with services they need to meet the demands of the industry today. Not only is the importance of good photography number one priority to a Real Estate Agent today, I know that Agents rely on numerous digital services to market their properties, so I am forever training myself to ensure I have the right skills to ensure I can offer my clients everything they need in a one-stop shop.
I have always provided first-class customer service not only to my clients but also to their customers. I am always respectful, courteous & punctual. I understand that when a property is placed on the market, that this is the owners biggest asset, & more often then not the turn around needs to be quick. I pride myself in offering a 24- hour turn around.
Nine & a half years ago I was just servicing the Rockingham area, now I have long term dedicated clients that regularly use my services from Yanchep to Bunbury. To say I am kept busy is an understatement. Would I change it, No I love my business, I love my job ♥.
I can not wait to see where my 10th year of Real Estate Photography will take me. I feel extremely grateful to have a business that I thoroughly enjoy every single day of the week, and that I have successfully grown every year since the inception of Foreshore Photography.
When I am not out shooting houses or other types of Real Estate, I'm either enjoying our wonderful West Australian waterways or cooking in my kitchen. I'm also a little prone to be enjoying the odd sunset, it is just magical here in WA!
Mel is very easy to deal with. In the fast moving world of Real Estate having someone who is on time and efficient and always supplies the perfect photos. I recommend Mel to everybody. - Paul Acton.
Fantastic photos, very fast and professional service. We were very impressed. Thank you Melanie. - Lucy Rodda
Melanie was fantastic, gave me honest advice to get the best result. Was punctual, professional and understanding when I had to reschedule! Would use her again if needed. - Carli Tarrant Melanie was easy to deal with and very professional. I am extremely pleased with the photos. Highly recommended! -Melissa Wighton
Melanie was brilliant and so professional. She took photos of our home - and aerial drone photos showing the location of our home to the beach. All the photos were absolutely amazing and we can't thank Melanie enough. We are certainly going to recommend her to everyone. Thanks Melanie for your outstanding pictures. - Robyn Walton
Melanie is very easy to work with and her work is very professional and at a great reasonable price. She is always prompt in getting the photos back to me. I would recommend her without hesitation, especially for Real Estate Agents - Jill Duffy
Great service, always quick response and understands the needs of our clients. Can highly recommend the art work. - Robert Perkons
Great photos and very fast, professional service - even though we weren't her usual photo subjects! - Donna Watts
I have been using Melanie for my Real Estate Photography for over 12 moths now. Melanie is always reliable, accommodating and considerate to my vendors and tenants needs. Her photography is always of high standard and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. I would recommend her services to anyone is the Real Estate Industry looking for high quality photographs for their properties. – Mitch Russell
Melanie has proven to be very helpful going out of her way to ensure the essence of the property is captured in her photos with nothing to much trouble. I highly recommend her services to any one requiring high quality photos. - Graeme Garwood.
Melanie is always my photographer of choice to photograph my listings. The quality and standard of photography representing my properties for sale is vitally important to me as a Real Estate Sales Representative. The internet is the first port of call for the vast majority of buyers looking to purchase real estate and as such, the photography representing the property they are looking at is the first impression they make of the property. In many cases the photographs of a property would determine if a buyer pursues their interest in the property or move onto the next property on the list. I trust Melanie to always produce photographs presenting my properties honestly and to their full potential. Melanie is an excellent photographer with a good eye for composition, a good technical understanding of photography and a sound knowledge of the real estate industry. I recommend Melanie to anyone looking for an outstanding photographer! - Sonja Naude
I’ve used Mel for four years now and I think she is the best in the business. My client’s feedback is always great and more importantly our customers feel the photos always represent the property accurately. - Andy Wilson
I have used Mel for the last few years she is very good in what she does not one of my properties for sale have required photo's to be retaken and the feedback from all my client's has been 1st Class I would have no hesitation in recommending Mel to all! - Andy Smalley
I've known Mel for over a decade, now as my go to photographer of choice. I trust her completely, to be professional, flexible, and she always works her backside off to get the shot. Use her!!! - Rob Davis