“I’m Melanie! I’m a highly qualified newborn, child, family, dance and wedding photographer based in Bristol. I have a background as a lawyer, but changed career 15 years ago and have never looked back. When I’m not behind my camera creating imagery, then I’m usually to be found editing at my desk, always with a half shot latte.
My aim is to tell your story. Whether that’s your wedding, your love of ballet or dance, your newborn baby, children or family. We will chat to discuss your exact requirements, and you can be sure I’ll put my everything into your commission. Perfection is standard.
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Master Photography Awards - Award of Excellence in Newborn Photography 2017/18 in recognition of outstanding photographic skill and excellence in imaging.
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