“Motherhood is a beautiful, sometimes hard but truly incredible journey that I make sure I appreciate and cherish every day. You need portraits with your children and your children will one day, when they are grown need those portraits with you. One of the most special gifts we can give.”

Melissa Sprlyan Photography was established in Spring 2017...

For years I worked in corporate primarily accounting and although I enjoyed my job, I did find myself needing more. It wasn't fulfilling and I wanted to do something truly meaningful, I wanted to serve others and bring them joy. It was there that I discovered a passion for business, so I studied and obtained tertiary qualifications in both Business and Human Resources. I remember way back in 2009 wanting to pursue photography - the timing wasn't right. Finally in 2017 the stars aligned.

Ever have that happen? You want something so bad, you can't stop thinking about it and somehow it manifests? I can't explain it, but it truly does happen! Today, I am in my fourth year of business operating full time, serving busy Perth Mums wanting more from their portrait sessions. My clients value hand printed, archival quality, custom framed artwork and together we share a desire to showcase and pass down portraits for generations. I love my job and my heart is so full!

The full service experience I have created is very personal to me, I put everything into the portraits I create. Seeing the emotion and reading your messages and cards of gratitude after a reveal, it just makes my week and affirms I am exactly where I am supposed to be. That is, serving busy Perth Mums with a stress free portrait experience from wardrobe to creating custom artwork.

I'm also a proud wife and mother to two young boys Leo + Elijah. Together we reside in Perth a short walk from City Beach with our fur baby Stella, a black English Staffordshire.

A little more about me…

  • I think the law of attraction is very powerful
  • I love to cook and bake for my family
  • I'm scared of the dark
  • My favourite flowers are tulips
  • I love skydiving and want to jump solo when my boys are older
  • I am often listening to and loving music from the 80's + 90's
  • I've watched home and away for over 25 years now, yeah its silly but I'm too invested in it now to just stop watching
  • I am planning on learning landscapes and astrophotography in my spare time, I am fascinated with the night sky and often spend a moment looking up most nights


The Deansmith Family

“Highly recommend Melissa! I didn’t think we’d get too many amazing shots considering our one and a half year old’s attention span. However we were blown away with the photos we received, it was so hard to choose! Melissa did such an amazing job and was so patient and friendly and made us all feel very relaxed in front of the camera. We now have some stunning photos that we will treasure forever and can’t wait for her to photograph our new little Bub in October. Thank you Melissa!”

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