FUN FACTS ABOUT MELISSA AND STANLEY
Although THE MOMENTS BY MELISSA only has my name, it would not be possible without the help of my husband, Stanley. From the day I started dreaming of opening my own photography studio, he has been there with me. We both love the name I thought of, so we don’t want to change it. But it goes without saying that Stan is just as much a part of THE MOMENTS BY MELISSA as I am.
Here are some fun facts to get to know Melissa and Stanley a little better.
1. MR AND MRS
Our story began in 2010 when we met through mutual friends at university. Fast forward to late 2014, Stan proposed to me one cold evening in front of the Eiffel Tower. Then 2 years later we became husband and wife at Carousel, Albert Park.
We are both born and raised in Melbourne. I grew up with my two sisters, 20 cousins, and many family friends. Stan grew up with his older sister and, aside from his loving parents, was closely looked after by his grandparents. The importance of family has always been instilled in us since we were young.
3. OPPOSITES ATTRACT
I majored in Computer Science while Stan majored in Accounting and Finance. Designing and building websites is my forte, but I leave the number crunching up to Stan.
I love to wind down a day by catching up on the latest episode of my Korean drama. Stan, however, is a big car enthusiast and he cannot miss an F1 race.
Stan loves to snack. He has a dedicated box in the pantry with all of his biscuits and tim tams. I don’t snack that often, but cannot resist savoury foods.
4. TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
We always try to involve each other in our different hobbies. Apart from being a great way to spend more time together, it also means we’re constantly learning new things.
I have spent many hours doing car related stuff with Stan. Whether we’re at the mechanics, or the race-track, I’ve gained so much car knowledge without realising it.
Stan’s snowboarding skills makes me so proud (and slightly annoyed). He was a skier when we got together until I taught him how to snowboard. Within a year of multiple snow trips, he not only reached my level, but surpassed it.
5. VALENTINO OR BALENCIAGA
If there are 2 bags in front of you, one is Valentino and one is Balenciaga.
Do you know the difference? Stan does.
We used to take product photography of high-end shoes and bags. From driving to the shops, noting down each product name, to taking the photos, and editing and uploading them onto the website. The experience was amazing, and only increased our passion for photography.
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