Meet the Blush Creative Directors

Hello, we’re Melinda Kay and Jo Larsen, proud owners and joint directors of Blush Creative

We employ a mobile team of professional photographers and makeup / hair artists who freelance across Melbourne and beyond. Over the last two decades, we’ve photographed more than 32,650 clients (and counting!). Since February 9, 2000, we have positioned ourselves as leading innovators in the photographic industry.

We’re passionate about what we do, and we love helping our clients. We pride ourselves in the personal connection we make with each and every client we photograph. Let’s face it, having your photos taken is daunting for most people! We aim to make it fun, relaxing and empowering! We get a real buzz out of creating authentic imagery to represent a client’s personal brand , capturing a special family moment,creating a portfolio to help our client get work as a model or that perfect photo to help someone find love online. We particularly love helping women feel special and beautiful with our empowering Glamour Photo Shoot experiences.

We look forward to working with you very soon – Mel and Jo

Where it All Began…

We met in 1998 at an 1980’s style glamour photography studio in the Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre food court where we both worked.

Think Kath and Kim, big hair, big earrings, taffeta, leather and lots of soft focus!

This style of ‘glamour photography’ was hugely popular in the 1980’s. but times had certainly changed.We listened to our clients tell us how there was a need to shift how the industry was perceived.

We were one of the first Melbourne photography studios to offer something new, modern, and more authentic for our clients and Blush was born on Feb 9, 2000.

We’ve had lots of ups and downs in our business over the last 20 years. We’ve seen enormous changes in our industry, including the evolution of film to digital and the change in how our clients want to be photographed and perceived, especially online. Here is one of our proud highlights..

We are extremely passionate about giving back to the community. We are proud that a Blush Creative photograph of Jo’s son, Zeke (who was born with a serious heart condition) raised $60,000 for Heartkids charity in the Canon ‘Creative for a Cause’ competition.

Jo has always been very involved in fundraising and publicity for Heartkids and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Melinda volunteers teaching art and craft to older residents at her local community centre. She is also Vice President of not-for-profit organisation Gateway Community Services, and has received numerous community awards for her volunteer work.

The Types of Photography Services we Offer:

Personal Brand

Real Estate

Performer

Corporate

Portrait

Product – Event

Social Media

Model Portfolio

Fashion

Dating Profile

Glamour

Wedding