About Me


Mel and Kids

Hi, I'm Mel 

a portrait photographer based in Braintree. I have a strange sense of humour and love anything ridiculous.  One of my favourite movies in ‘Shaun of the Dead’, it makes me cry with laughter every time I see it… (especially when Shaun gets the dart in the head). Lying on the sofa cuddling with my kids, watching a marvel film with a Desperado in my hand is my idea of heaven (yes with lime!) .

I love a good Zombie film, actually, I think I’d survive the zombie apocalypse. I love Elvis, yes I know it’s random but he stole my heart at about 5 years old! 

Dancing or aerobics is not my thing. My other half says “I couldn’t hit a beat if I fell on it.” Harsh I know right?

I’d be a gold at the Olympics if there was a medal for procrastinating. 

My superpower is settling new babies, making people feel at ease and getting on with most (I’m going to say most) little ones. If you could see the stuff I’ve done to get my mum’s and dad’s great photos of their kids (including being the baby in a newborn shoot on my newborn beanbag so they could get a photo! (It’s lucky it’s BIG!)

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My Babies

I started my little business when my little boy was 8 months old after being made redundant as a Sale Administrator. I loved my job at the time and would have carried on there but sadly trying to get a new job on the hours I needed to work around childcare wasn’t going to happen, so I set upon a new challenge, photography…….

I have been happily photographing expecting parents, tiny newborn babies, babies that sit and babies celebrating their first birthdays and I’ve loved it (I do have the best job in the world, don’t tell anyone though).

I have more recently been expanding my photography services to include mummy and me sessions, prom portraits, product photography and Branding photography that I also love doing.

My kids are a little bigger now, but I am so glad I have all the precious photos of them as babies, toddlers and big milestones.

I recently became mum to my furbaby, a miniature Dachshund called Dexter, he’s so spoiled by me and the kids it’s ridiculous…

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