Facebook Reviews

It’s always nice to hear back from clients who were happy with the work you produced for them. Sometimes it comes in the form of a card, email or via Facebook reviews. If I am REALLY lucky it’s coffee and cake as we are now firm friends.

I thought I would share with you some of the reviews I have received recently on my Facebook page:

Had a family woodland photo shoot today and we had the best time. Melanie was great.. She made us feel at ease and so very comfortable. My boys are still talking about there adventure today. I would highly recommend. A huge Thank you Melanie. x”        –  Nicky Skidmore


Mel took the photos on our wedding day. She was excellent and her photos are truly amazing!! She made us feel very relaxed. We really couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our big day. We would definitely recommend her to anyone needing a photographer. Trust me you won’t be disappointed x”   – Ben Williams


Because of my enjoyment in meeting new people I find this serves my creativity during a photo shoot or wedding. I don’t wish my clients to be on edge during their shoot, this just wouldn’t make for good photography!

I want the children to have a run around. I love for couples to share personal jokes that always make them laugh. As for the dog, hell yes bring him along, if he is part of the family then get him in the photo!

It is the unplanned moments that are probably the most special. These are times that my job is not a job. It is a passion. I get paid to people watch! Now that is cool….

If you would like to be watched by me all you have to do is get in touch.


Big Thanks From Us

I am SO lucky to have a job that I thoroughly enjoy. Being chosen to be a part of a couples big day is a HUGE privilege.

I love getting cards with kind and appreciative words inside. Back in March I captured Laura & Wayne’s wedding day. Not long back they sent me a card with these words –

“Many thanks for the lovely photo’s that you took at our wedding. We would also like to thank you for our tree dedication. Love from Laura & Wayne”

Thank you

Many Thanks for Hampton Court Photo Shoot

Back in the summer of last year I spent 2 hours at Hampton Court near Leominster with 6 very photogenic children. Here is what Ella had to say about my work:

“Mel came along with our family for the day to capture pictures of all 6 of my mums grandchildren. Everyone felt totally relaxed with Mel & the result is a wonderful CD of colourful images we can all share & a gift my mother can treasure forever. Thank-you.”

Ella July 2012

Birthday Party Fun Photo Shoot – with thanks


Back in March I had the pleasure of being invited to do a birthday party photo shoot. The evening consisted of the girls party dresses, curling hair, pyjama’s, fancy dress and even a pillow fight!

Here is what the parents had to say –

“Mel was a fabulous photographer to us for our daughter’s 12th birthday party – a fun photo shoot for eight girls. She made the girls feel relaxed, was thoughtful and kind to them and produced some fantastic photos. We thought that the deal, whereby we pay a lump sum for the shoot and a CD of all the pictures was very good. Thank you for such a wonderful time.”

Zinnia & Kester Wilkinson – May 2012



Shelagh & Darren say thanks

Back in September, during the rather unusually hot and sunny weather for the time of year, I was lucky to be invited to capture the wedding of Shelagh & Darren at St Audries Park, Somerset. The whole day was perfect – blue skies, croquet lawns, ceremony in the Orangery, saxophonist and even a giant game of Jenga! The newly weds are very happy with their photographs and here is what they had to say about my work –

“We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a HUGE thank you for our amazing wedding photos!
We felt that you captured the day perfectly & have some beautiful photos we can treasure.

Thank you again – We will recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.”

Shelagh & Darren Collett
November 2011


A thank you from friends

Natalie and I have been friends for a long time now and before she was with Phill and even before my business existed and I took photographs with a much smaller fixed lens Fujifilm, she had said “I will have you to take my wedding photos.” So true to her word, following a VERY romantic proposal by Phill in the form of a pre-written note, handed to Nat in the Sistine Chapel in Rome she asked me to do the photography. Overjoyed to be asked and obviously I said yes!

Sunday 4th September 2011. Venue Avoncroft Museum (superb photo opportunities). Honeymoon, New Zealand, including Rugby World Cup Games. Then touring in a camper van.

This week I received a thank you card and these kind words were written inside

“Mel & James

Just a note to say thank you for our wedding present of the lovely books, and of course, thank you so much to you Mel for doing our amazing wedding photos. We had a great day and the photos will be a brilliant reminder of it.

Many thanks

Nat & Phill” 

It was my pleasure to be part of such a lovely day



Many Thanks from Hannah

Another testimonial transferred from my old site. This one is from “bump” and newborn sessions in Hereford earlier this year.

“Thank you so much for all the beautiful bump and Layla photos you so kindly took for us. They are pictures to treasure forever. Hope to see you soon. I will tell everyone about you… Thank you, once again”

Mel xx

Nichola says thank you

I have just realised I have a few outstanding testimonials that I have not moved across from the old site! So over the next week or so I will be adding them to the blog. Keep your eyes peeled…

This particular testimonial is for a Maternity session with Nichola in Ledbury, Herefordshire back in May. Nichola and Paul already have three beautiful daughters but this is the first time they have opted to do a photo shoot of their unborn child (who, by the way was also another beautiful baby girl).

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for my beautiful maternity photos! I was really nervous before you arrived at my home, but you quickly put me at ease, infact, doing the shoot was great fun! The images are truly breath taking, I can’t tell you how happy we are with them!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Mel xx