Wedding Photographer Bristol Somerset Gloucestershire – Melanie East

Wedding Photographer Bristol Somerset and The Cotswolds Gloucestershire Melanie East Photography


Welcome to my Website!   I’m Wedding Photographer and Portrait Photographer Melanie East AMPA, based in Bristol.

I’m a professional, qualified and highly experienced wedding and portrait photographer based in the beautiful Chew Valley between Bristol and Bath.  I am qualified to Associateship level with the Master Photographers Association which ensures your day is beautifully and professionally captured.  I have a beautiful studio in the village of Chew Magna in Bristol which is where I spend my days editing images, designing albums and carrying out client viewings when I’m not shooting.

I’ve been a professional photographer for ten years, since the birth of my beautiful daughter Amelia. Before that, I was a lawyer and I changed career and never looked back.

I love to tell people’s stories in imagery, whether that’s a wedding or a lifestyle shoot. I’m friendly and fun to be around and highly professional. The imagery and service you can expect from me will be second to none.

I photograph weddings in Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire,  the Cotswolds, London and Kent and I have shot at many venues including Coombe Lodge in Somerset, Maunsel HouseThe Manor House at Castle Combe, Ston Easton ParkCadbury HouseThornbury CastleBovey Castle, Guyers House and Orchardleigh House, to name a few.


We chose Melanie to photograph our wedding after researching and meeting with a variety of wedding photographers in Bristol and Bath.  Melanie instantly filled us with confidence and her portfolio was amazing.  …  Everybody has commented on how beautiful our photographs are and how professional she was on the day.  Melanie documented our wedding just as we wanted and we have since recommended her to friends who booked her for their summer wedding and my sister who has also booked her.”

Anna-Mari and James Hobbs, Near Bath.



“Simply beautiful wedding photography” : Lucy Adams – Lucy Loves Weddings – Bristol




“We researched wedding photographers really carefully for our Bristol based wedding as the standard of photography was very important to us.  We chose Melanie after meeting her and seeing her amazing work.  … The wedding photographs she took fill us with joy every time we look at them”

Jonathan and Sarah Clinthorpe, Cheltenham


My work has featured in national media including The Times, several IPC Media magazines, Clifton Life Magazine, Folio (Bristol and Bath) Magazine and my wedding photography has been published many times in national wedding magazine Perfect Wedding.

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.



Wedding Photographer Bristol Somerset and Gloucestershire