One of my real passions has become capturing families with an informal, candid, lifestyle approach. If you want to go on an adventure, let’s grab our coats (or sunny’s depending on the British weather!) and make the most of the beautiful environment we live in.Our lives are so busy, they pass us by week by week and changes go un-noticed until they are a memory.
I am truely passionate about capturing moments, I want to capture real life, real love and real memories. A storyteller to a specific time in your lives.Our session will have a few formal shots but the majority will be you and your loved ones really enjoying eachother x Sea, sand, forests, fields, hot chocolates, picnics, games, blanket cuddles,e literally anything you love to do! We will chat about ideas for the session so your comfortable, we have plans of where and what we are going to do and then you create the moments, you make the magic and the memories.
I want my images to be an investment of you and your life, capturing moments to treasure and look back on in years to come.There is no better gift that the gift if love and no better way to capture it than in a photograph.
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Polhawn Fort, Cornwall - A beautiful backdrop for your Special Day...
Back in May I had the opportunity to work with the lovely Laura at Kept Weddings With Laura, Laura is a professional wedding planner , consultant and coordinator covering Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. She had a vision to create a beautiful elegant mood board showcasing work from local suppliers and her vision was nothing short of gorgeousness!!!
I asked Laura to tell me about her vision ....
"The changes in the last year or two has made many people appreciate the small things in life. We have all had those low moments of uncertainty and boredom but through it all, couples have had each other. I wanted to capture the newfound appreciation couples have for one another and the local environment that surrounds them.
Cool pebbled beaches and cloudy sunsets on a September eve set the muted tones for this styled shoot. There’s something quite dramatic and awe inspiring watching purple hues emit through the fluffy grey clouds while appreciating the beautiful textures that decorate the South West coast.
A fluffy bouquet and beach inspired jewellery were a feature against the delicate low cut dress. Hair designed to represent cascading waves and subtle makeup that contrasts against the eyes created an elegant look to an alluring bride.
Polhawn Fort is the epitome for couples who want to stand out but not be out of place which is the focus of this concept. It’s majestic stone walls blended against the jagged cliffs set for a striking backdrop that speaks for itself. Bringing the outside in, the tablescape is scattered with natural stoney shades and crisp glassware which is imitated through the design of the tiered wedding cake."(more…)
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! X