Melanie Barnfield Photography

Capturing every special milestone from Wedding to Bump and Bump to Newborn


Hi, I’m Mel…..

I live with my husband, our two fabulously crazy sons, Stanley our lovable Maltipoo and Scruff our grumpy but gorgeous Cat!!

Other than taking photographs I love spending time with my family and friends, I love the beach, adventures, peanut butter and doing things that bring smiles!

My approach to capturing special moments in people’s lives is relaxed and informal, I love what I do and I want you to love it too.

It all started when I decided I didn’t want an office job, being at a desk and answering the phone wasn’t my thing so I decided to nip to the College of Art and Design and pretend I was into photography!!! I blame a very Special person in my life who we always made fun of for taking her camera everywhere!!!

It must have struck a cord as something made me want to do photography and that day I ran to Jessop’s in the city centre, bought a camera and went out taking pics!!!

Back to college to present what I had and I was aloud to join the course for a diploma in Photography and Electronic Imaging!

What I first realised was that I was OLD!! Now, looking back I was young but compared to the others on my course I was a mature student!!!

We had to get work experience and this is where everything changed – I got a placement with an amazing photographer who offered me a job and the rest is history – Yep – I dropped out but I was in the real deal of actually learning on the job and travelling the world capturing amazing Weddings – Rio, Singapore and an unforgettable Wedding at St Pauls Cathedral – I was living the DREAM!

I started my own business in 2007 when my Best Friend tied the knot and asked me to take her photo’s as well as being Bridesmaid – what better way to spend the day with your Bestie than capturing every moment forever!

Just writing this makes me smile – was. this meant to be? I think it bloody well was!!!

Then came bumps and babies, my second passion! After experiencing pregnancy and the birth of our first son I realised how very precious the journey is and how wonderful if is to photograph them and preserve the memories.
Children grow so quickly, in our busy lives the little things sometimes go unnoticed until they change. From dummies to funny facial expressions.

I have had the pleasure of going through the whole journey from Wedding, Bump and Baby for many of my clients and I love watching them grow from couple to family.
I would love to be able to join you on your journey. x

My Style…..

Natural, informal and fun…. I want you to feel like your with a friend having the best time – I want you to feel at ease, interact with each other and make amazing memories.

Trust me, capturing precious moments is one of the most amazing gifts I feel I can give. Life is busy, life is hard but also gives us unforgettable moments we want to put in a bottle and remember forever… I want to be the one that can do this for you – I want to be with you, click at the most precious moment and save it… in an image… forever…. x


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mel barnfield photography

29 Barn Park Road,
Devon PL3 4LP

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