Wedding Industry Experts 2013 Awards

I have decided to enter this year’s Wedding Industry Experts awards in the Best New Photographer catagory.

For any of my past (or future) clients, fellow wedding suppliers or friends who think I deserve a vote please follow the link and help me be in with a chance of an award.

I am hoping to continue to move my business forward and provide excellent service and quality all with creativity, fun and hard work.

Many thanks in advance
Mel xx

First Impression’s

Sunday 17th March, St Patrick’s Day, but yesterday’s gathering of suppliers at Alexander Park, near Ledbury, was to show off their flowers, gowns, top hat and tails, transport, sweets and of course photography.

Over the weekend there were several wedding fayres, with Hereford High Town hosting the most accessible with three  separate venues all in the centre of town. Then on Sunday, the stunning Wilton Castle and Alexander Park venues became home to lots of suppliers for a few hours.

With the increase of these fayres there is no shortage of idea’s, inspiration and people to talk to. This brings me to something I think is very important – talking to people, face to face, making eye contact and making that all important first impression.

You can’t beat that personal service, after all if you are choosing someone,  me as your photographer, to spend the whole day (usually in close quarters) with you, you need to feel comfortable with them, trust them and also have some fun. These are things you can gauge from that all important first meeting which can’t get from the internet. You can see if they are paying you the attention you deserve.

I am a big fan of meeting people. I like to ensure that my clients get what they wish for and for me to capture images to treasure forever, may it be a wedding or lifestyle session.

I look forward to hearing from some of the lovely people I spoke to yesterday to discuss their “big day” plans further.

Mel xx

New for 2013

So, today is a good day and it’s only 09:15. I have just taken delivery of Melanie Chadd Photography branded USB’s. All future clients will receive their images on these memory sticks. Previously I have used disc’s but to keep up with technology a move to USB’s seemed to make sense. They can be used on laptops, Macs and even on new televisions! Just imagine, your photo’s on your big screen telly…..

To keep your memory stick safe it will come with a presentation tin, which is also branded with my logo.

Both of these items will be on display for the first time at Alexander Park Wedding Fayre where I am exhibiting on Sunday 17th March. Come and say hello

Mel x


Last of the 2012 Weddings

In between Christmas and New Year I had the pleasure of being part of Charlotte and Jonathan’s wedding.

A small party of family members and friends joined the Bride and Groom at Malvern Registry Office. Thank fully the weather was dry, compared to how it had been in more recent weeks. This gave us great opportunity for photo’s outside in Priory Park.

The reception was an intimate affair at the Cotford Hotel, Malvern. Drinks were served before all sitting down for the wedding breakfast.

I would like to wish The new Mr & Mrs Townsend all the very best for their future  together.


Wedding car writing "Just Married"

2013 Weddings

Time to start thinking about 2013 and all things weddings and of course photography.

I would like to make choosing your wedding photographer easier for next year by offering a complimentary Engagement Shoot if you book me for a full day (Bridal preparation – First Dance). This gives us a change to get to know each other, for you to get used to being in front of the camera and to have some fun. You will then get the photos on a presentation disc.

My preferred style for weddings is more natural reportage photography. This unobtrusive way means that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the day. I will also capture all the little details you have put great thought into planning and may not have the time to appreciate on the day.

I provide individual quotations for each couple so you get exactly what you want.

Please contact me via email or give me a call for a chat about your day.

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Mel x

Christmas Offers

With Christmas 2012 fast approaching I have some offers for something a little different.


A two hour location session. This can be used for photo’s of the children or group shots with mum and dad too. Great gift for Nanny & Grandad.



This session will bring out the best in your favourite furry friends.


All images for both offers will be supplied on a presentation disc.

Family Affair at Winters Barns, Kent

Do you remember the fabulous weather we had during the Easter weekend this year? I had a trip down to the beautiful city of Canterbury, Kent for a rather different wedding. This was a business and pleasure wedding. I was there in an official capacity as photographer and as a family member.

The venue was the stunning Winters Barns, Canterbury. The Bride wore an original 1950’s lace tea dress that was so amazing and her bouquet was hand tied hot pink peonies. Keeping it in the family the bride arrived in style in her dad’s immaculate H reg Mini Cooper.

The ceremony was perfect and held in the timber beamed barn creating an intimate and warm atmosphere. With only a short list of posed photographs required by the Bride & Groom I was free to take some more natural shots to capture the day.

After the high tea wedding breakfast we were offered coffee and a selection of cakes, macaroons and flapjack. Wow wow wow..

So, after the speeches I was relieved of my official duties but ever the photographer I still wandered around capturing more of the family wedding. Of course there was plenty of dancing and faces we had not seen for some time so it all made for a rather special day.

I would like to thank Kate & Ashley for allowing me to share their day in both respects.

Love and best wishes to you both

Leap Year Proposal’s

Leap Year this year and with only a few days to go until February 29th will you be proposing to the love of your life?

Have you got it all planned down to the last detail? Rings sorted? Table booked? Or are you planning something more adventurous?

Let me know how it goes and you could win an engagement shoot with me.

Looking forward to hearing your stories




Free Pre-Wedding Shoot

Are you getting married this year? The London Olympic year, 2012? Are you still looking for someone to capture your perfect day with photograph’s to treasure forever? Then this may be the place to stay…..

During February and March 2012 with all wedding bookings made, you will receive a free pre-wedding shoot. So, you get more for your money (always a bonus) and good chance for us to get to know each other before your big day.

All wedding quotations are individually tailored to you. This is your day and you should get exactly what you want and for that reason I do not provide “wedding packages.”

Please call me or use the site to send me an email for any enquiries. I look forward to hearing from you.



Alexander Park Wedding Fayre

I will be at the Alexander Park Wedding Fayre this Sunday – 25th September, 11am-4pm.

Alexander Park is set in 140 acres of stunning parkland between Ledbury and Hereford on the A438. Perfect setting to discuss all things weddings and photos.

Alexander Park Resort
Herefordshire HR8 2RW

Looking forward to meeting some of you..