Newborn Photographer Bristol – Melanie East A.M.P.A.


I create beyond beautiful photographic memories of newborns, older babies, children and families.    When I'm not behind the camera then I'm editing the images I have taken, always with a half shot latte on my desk, which is usually left half full because I get so absorbed in the editing!

I'm a specialist multi award winning Bristol newborn photographer, child photographer and family photographer.

I'm based in the beautiful Chew Valley between Bristol and Bath. I qualified to Associateship level with the Master Photographers Association. This ensures exacting standards. I'm also an international speaker and teacher, and a published author on the subject. I am now a leader in the field of newborn photography. I also teach professional photographers. (Please scroll to read more)

I've been a professional photographer for over 14 years, since the birth of my beautiful daughter Amelia. Previously a lawyer, I changed career and never looked back.

My aim is to create beyond beautiful newborn, baby, child and family photography. Memories which will last a lifetime and which become legacies.  Newborn babies grow and change within the blink of an eye.This is why it is important to capture them while they are still in that lovely newborn stage.  I remember when my daughter was a newborn, those days passed in a blur of tiredness and exhaustion - and so quickly she changed and grew.    For me, newborn photographic memories are a must. 

I love to photograph a growing baby, from newborn to sitting, sitting to walking and beyond into those mischievious wondrous years.   There's just nothing like looking back at professional photographs of the most important beings in your life - your children.

The safety of your newborn baby is my top priority and with that in mind, I never put babies in props unsupported. I developed the Master Photographers Association Newborn Certification which ensures that risks are not taken during your newborn session.

My work has featured in national and local media as follows:

The Times. Clifton Life. Folio. Digital Photographer. Several IPC Media magazines. Several trade photography magazines. 

My book "The Art of Newborn Photography" was published in April 2017.

Please take a look around this website at the imagery and information available and then drop me a line using the contact form at the top of this site.

Photographers -  If you are interested in training, please check out my baby photography training website



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Melanie East Newborn Photographer - Tel 07590 813858 

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