Welcome to EWi Photography.
My name is Melissa Stace and I am the owner/operator of EWi Photography, established in 2006 and based in the Hunter Valley. Family, photography and, of course, coffee make up the three mainstays of EWi Photography.
Born in Grafton, I was raised in Coffs Harbour before moving to Sydney where I worked as a mechanic (but that was a long time ago). After many years I moved to the Central Coast before finally settling in the Hunter Valley almost twenty years ago.
The importance of photography became a realisation after the birth of my children, Ethan, Whitney and Indiana. At the least, that should solve the question about where the name EWi Photography originated.
My portfolio spans maternity, newborn, engagement, wedding and portrait/family. My aspiration is to be your personal photographer, for us to take a journey together from portrait/engagement to wedding, maternity, newborn, family photographs and everything in-between.
With an appreciation for the raw reality and fragility of daily life and the fleeting beauty of those
in-between moments, I do my utmost to capture every image with that in mind. Often people will ask me which of my photo shoots is my favourite. The simple answer is the one I am going to take tomorrow.
You see, photography is the art of freezing time - the ability to store powerful emotions and feelings within a frame. For me, photography is more than just poses it’s about connection, spontaneity, love, and feelings.
It is equally important for you to feel comfortable and relaxed with your photographer. My aim is to make your photoshoot enjoyable and harmonious and we might just have a good laugh along the way.
One of the unique gifts a photographer can give you is irreplaceable memories. The feeling of being drawn back in time to when that very photo was taken, and you can connect with that moment again. Ultimately, I want you to look back on your photos and experience that love and connection all over again.
It would be a privilege to create those treasures for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come.
"It's not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer, you must understand, appreciate, and harness the power you hold!" (Mark Denman)
I look forward to working with you to create your everlasting memories.
"Capturing the moments of today that will wow your heart tomorrow"