Meet the Blush Creative Founders – Melinda Kay and Jo Larsen

Blush Creative was created by Melinda Kay and Jo Larsen in 2000…

After 22 years in business Jo has recently made the decision to step away from the business for family and health reasons. Read more here. Melinda will now continue on as solo Managing Director in the company. 2022 marks a new era for Blush Creative and Melinda is excited about what the future holds.

Blush Creative is 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 33,000 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 personalised imagery and social media content for business owners and entrepreneurs, capturing a special family moment, creating a portfolio to help our client get work as a model or actor 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.

Melinda and the Blush Creative team looks forward to working with you very soon…

More about Melinda Kay

Melinda has a Bachelor in Arts, Visual Arts (Photography) and has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years.

She is passionate about giving back to the community and being contribution.

Melinda volunteers teaching art and craft to older residents at her local community centre. She is also President of not-for-profit organisation Gateway Community Services, and has received numerous community awards for her volunteer work over the past 15 years.

Where it All Began…

Jo and Mel met in 1998 at an 1980’s style glamour photography studio in the Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre food court where they 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… there was a need for the ‘glamour’ photography industry to evolve and a niche in the market

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 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.

The Types of Photography Services we Offer at Blush Creative:

Personal Brand

Real Estate

Performer

Corporate

Portrait

Product – Event

Social Media

Model Portfolio

Fashion

Dating Profile

Glamour

Wedding