Melissa Thomas
Media Specialist
West Auckland

My Story

I developed a passion for photography about the time i had children - countless photos at every available moment and with digital cameras this meant hundreds of photos clogging up my computer.
I have lived in Waimauku with my husband and 2 daughters for the past 23 years and as both my girls are into horse riding, i have spent many hours photographing them in all the beautiful locations close to home including Muriwai beach, Woodhill forest and countless equestrian events.

I joined Open2View 10 years ago and its the best occupation I've had so far as I've always had a keen interest in Real Estate, so coupled with my photography passion, its a win win for me.

I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people everyday and getting to see the huge spectrum of real estate within my area, which can be anything from a 2 bedroom box to a 6 bedroom mansion with all the trimmings.
It gives me great satisfaction taking photos of peoples biggest investment and creating a visual impact for potential buyers looking for their next dream home.

Alongside my standard photography i am also able to create 2d & 3d floorplans, immersive 3d walkthroughs and Aerial photography with my drone which is great for capturing lifestyle properties, or those with great views or close to water). Check my portfolio for samples of my work.

Some of my happy clients...

Thu 2/05/2013 3:38 p.m.
Hi Melissa,
Just to thank you again for the amazing job you did with the photos, Malcolm and I are very happy with the results and it will be great to look back at them in years to come.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting a job well done with no hassles.

8 February 2013

Melissa you did a fantastic job, I'm so happy with what you've done. The photos are framed perfectly and your post production is excellent and subtle which I love! 

Very stoked, 

11 April 2013

Melissa they are amazing photo's.  I want to buy the place myself....oh hang on I own it!

If those dont sell it nothing will. 

Thank you very much for your quick action in getting these up and running.

Chris and Rob

4 December 2016
Hi Melissa
I really appreciate your being quick and efficient when I asked you for the photos for 13/485 Don Buck Road. I have 2 weeks to market the property before it goes under the hammer on 22/12/15, and your professionalism stood out.
Thank you so much for that.
With gratitude
Barfoot & Thompson
Sia Murray
Licensed Residential Salesperson

11 November 2016
Hi Melissa,
Thank you, the photos look stunning. We appreciate that you took your time and offered advice to make the property look as stunning as possible.
Thanks and Kind Regards,

17 April 2018
Hi Melissa,

You've done a wonderful job !!

It was lovely to meet you on the day and to see you at work, you certainly know your stuff.
The photos are amazing and make the old place look half respectable ;-)

Thank you so much.


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