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
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 has captured many important moments in our lives and we were so excited to have her as our wedding photographer to document our amazing day! Mel not only took the most amazing photographs but she did it with such ease and nothing was too much trouble. We had a large amount of children in our wedding party and Mel managed to keep them laughing and giggling giving us some great memories with our little people. She truly made our wedding day amazing and gave us some of the most wonderful memories to look back on of our beautiful day. Thank you Mel!Amelia and Daniel Peters
From day one we couldn’t have asked for a more professional and personal experience. Friendly at the outset and making us feel at ease in front of the camera, Melanie is truly fantastic at her job.Cary's and Phil Osgathorpe
We cannot recommend Mel enough. Mel has been absolutely brilliant from our very first point of contact and was amazing during the photo shoot with our little one. Everything was so clean and tidy and we enjoyed the whole experience as a family, especially during these crazy times with Covid. We received our photos today and got sneak peaks along the way and we can’t stop looking at them all. Mel has captured us all as a family and we have so many gorgeous photos.Thank you so much Mel we can’t wait to come back for the next milestone! XHannah Leah