I am a storyteller.

Welcome! My name is Melina. I have a theater background and always loved gritty characters that showed the messy, raw beauty of human nature and our very basic need to connect and feel. Those are the stories I seek to tell through my images: The subtlety of a look. The gentleness or sensuality of a touch. The visceral love communicated in a myriad of ways through our body language.

The focus, abandon, or vulnerability we experience when we are lost in a moment, unaware that anyone is looking.

“Melina Nastazia photographed my husband and I for our maternity pictures. We were absolutely blown away by the results. Melina has the rare ability to tease the beauty out of an ordinary moment, delivering an extraordinary set of memories in print.”
– Dana Mele

EMOTION.
CONNECTION.
THE STORY.

I am from sunshine, blue and white waving pride, and dancing on tables at empty restaurants. I am from heart pouring out, loud squirmy kisses. I am from the olive: fruit, oil and branch. I am from smashing pomegranates and counting the seeds, from Titika and Fofi and Olga.

I am from airport hugs and friendship bracelets from “drink your orange juice” and “follow your dreams”. I am from Christos Anesti and the theory of Evolution. I am from “Morning Cometh”, the Gods of Olympus, and always out of breath before I reach Mitikas. From lazy afternoons searching for “uh-ohs”, strands of grass in our teeth, speaking of “whys” and “hows”. From long underwater sea-shell hunts clasping hands (they felt like flying).

I am from glistening eyes, laughter that hurts and tears that soothe. I am from sharing a sugar bowl behind a tree hidden from view… From teenage kisses slow and sweet like molasses. I am from yearning and giving and dreaming and doing. I am from strength and resilience.

Most of all I am from love: smothering, uplifting, constant.

EMOTION.
CONNECTION.
THE STORY.

I am from glistening eyes, laughter that hurts and tears that soothe. I am from sharing a sugar bowl behind a tree hidden from view… From teenage kisses slow and sweet like molasses. I am from yearning and giving and dreaming and doing. I am from strength and resilience.

Most of all I am from love: smothering, uplifting, constant.

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Melina Nastazia is a fine art, natural light photographer based in Brooklyn, NY and serving NYC and its surrounding boroughs. I specialize in artistic child, family, motherhood, couple, artist and sensual/intimate portraiture. I tell stories through soulful, emotive images and find love in the details. Please fill out the form to inquire about a session.

“These are glorious! I knew you would “get” what I was hoping for: mother / goddess / warrior / lover. I love your style—and your spirit. I knew I was right to ask you!!! You just can’t believe how I felt seeing them.”
– Natalie Cronin Reyes

“Working with Melina was such a wonderful experience. Her patience, kindness and creativity allowed me to relax and enjoy my experience to the fullest.”
– Anna Gothard