Melissa Volkman

Photographer Female Los Angeles, California, US
New York, New York, US
San Diego, California, US
My Website: Instagram
Mayhem # 2515570

About Me

Follow my journey on Instagram @MelissaVolkman


Professional Makeup and light Hair Styling provided on all Photo Shoots. We can shoot on-location, or in-studio. My Makeup Artist and I now have a creative studio space, located in Newport Beach / Costa Mesa area and we're available for Beauty Editorials, Fashion, Lingerie, and Boudoir.

If you’re interested in taking your Modeling career to the next level, please check out my MODELING & COMP CARD PACKAGE ( and contact me at for more details. Please mention Model Mayhem to receive a significant discount.

*Did you know that many agencies will not even meet with you until you have a professional comp card? That’s because that is their tool in marketing you! Your Comp Card is your first impression..Make it a good one!


Melissa Volkman is a Los Angeles based Photographer, specializing in Women's portraiture since 2010. She is also a retoucher with 10 years experience, and works with Photographers world-wide. Her passion and purpose is working one-on-one with women to create beautiful, original pieces of art with an editorial-style. She places a high value on developing real connections with each of her clients, and providing a safe and encouraging environment. Melissa and her team works diligently to provide each client a custom experience providing exceptional quality and client service. In her free time, she enjoys studying and traveling and spends a great amount of time refining her craft and advancing her knowledge in both, Photography and Retouch.


Serving the Greater LA area including Orange County, as well as San Diego, and other areas including but not limited to: Malibu, Woodland Hills, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Burbank, Long Beach, Anaheim, Orange, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente, Corona, San Bernardino, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Riverside, and Temecula. Available for travel, internationally.


I will test with agencies and I will trade with signed and unsigned models if the situation is right for my business and portfolio. If you're on a budget or looking for trade work, please do feel free to reach out. My schedule is rarely open to trade work but if the project or your look is beneficial to my business and/or portfolio, and my schedule allows, I may be able to do so. It doesn't hurt to ask, but please understand that I may not be able to.


I welcome you to check out my retouch work on MM at #352789. If you're a Photographer interested in taking your work to the next level or looking to streamline your business by spending less time behind the computer, hiring a retoucher is an excellent business decision, and investment. I also retouch for Models/MUA/Stylists and other creatives that receive un-edited images (with a copyright release). My services vary from basic retouching to advanced beauty retouching, conceptual and creative edits, half/full day on-set rates, monthly/annual packages for on-going collaborations, and more. Please feel free to reach out to discuss your project and/or retouching needs.


I do require a model-release to be signed. I ask for professionalism, and I kindly request that cancellations or reschedules are requested one week in advance.

For bookings please contact Melissa at


t. 858.336.9640


House of Style
Repainted (Book by Carla Tersini)
Gould's Spa
Sache Fashion

Karlee Eldridge
Aviana Monasterio
Alicia Nash
Savannah Kreisman
Sarah Langrock
Amber Mitchell (Miss Arkansas Teen USA)

Korto Momolu
Donald Hicks

Makeup Artist / Hair Stylists:
Carla Tersini
Hannah Nguyen
Tonya Zambrano
Kyla Betton
Nikki Smith
Suzanne Lewis
Anna Marie Brockway
Rebecca Perez

+ many more!! Please let me know if you're not included above.



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