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An experience that focuses on you & your story


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If you believe love is the closest thing we have to magic…

Then you are in the right place! So come at me with your session dreams. I can't wait to create with you. Let me tell you more...

I believe the best sessions are a true collaboration between myself and my families. If you want to strip down or spend the session deep in the sea, I’ll be right there with you. If you’d like to do something completely different during our session, I’m all in. If you’re after posed family photos, I’m probably not the right photographer for you. I do things a little differently, I want to know what makes your family unique. The more you open up to me and tell me your story, the more powerful your session will be. I want your photos to tell your story, be filled with emotions, and show how deeply you love each other. Keep reading to learn about my approach and how I create a personal experience for you!

A family on Dartmoor at sunset


Tell me all about your session dreams and help me get a sense of who you are and what you want to capture.

Video call

A pre-session “meet me” video chat to discuss all the details and get to know each other. Then, on the day when we meet in real life, it will feel relaxed and easy.


I travel all over Devon and Cornwall, I can visit you at your home, or if you prefer an outdoors session, I’m committed to finding the very best, most epic locations.

behind the scenes of a sunset family shoot at Dartmoor, Devon.

golden hour

My favourite time to shoot outdoor sessions is sunset or sunrise for a beautiful, dreamy, gorgeous feel. Newborn or in-home sessions just need daylight, so usually, mid-morning or afternoon will work best.


Do you want that goddess feeling but don’t know where to start? I’ve got you covered; I have a small but growing collection of dresses for Mums in my studio wardrobe. You can choose from a gallery, and I’ll take care of all the washing and steaming ready to bring along to our session.

Family in a field in Devon


I believe you should receive the best photography experience that you deserve. I book a limited amount of families to ensure that I have plenty of time to be flexible; there’s never any rush.

Made for you

I want to get to know you on a real level; you deserve a custom experience that’s as unique as you are. The result will be photographs of your family that are everything you envisioned and more.


​ I mean it when I say that I put my heart and soul into each session. I love getting to know my families; we always have so much to talk about being mothers. I want to get to know you, so our session feels like you’re meeting up with an old friend, not a photographer. I’ll bring my calming vibes, and we’ll chat away and play with the kids. You don’t need to worry about a thing! If your kids are wild, quiet or cuddly - I’m happy!

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You are a work of art

No space on your camera roll? Have you ever had a photoshoot and never got around to printing your photos? We’re not going to let that happen this time. Your memories should be printed and enjoyed every day. When you receive your gallery, you will have the opportunity to design and purchase beautiful prints and products to make the most of your photographs.

I offer a selection of dresses and accessories in my Studio Wardrobe for Mums; most dresses are flexible in sizing to suit pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. The idea is not to make you look like someone else; it's to help you get the look you love without unnecessary stress (and spending). You can browse all my options and choose which dress you like; I will take care of the washing and the steaming and bring it along for you to wear during your session. You will look and feel like a goddess; win-win!

Studio Wardrobe

Feel like the goddess you are!

The studio wardrobe is suitable for any session, completely optional and included in the price.

couple on beach

"Melanie is so talented, she really manages to capture the emotion of the moment which pours out of every image. If you’re considering booking, don’t think just book!"

- Becka Keel

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are you ready?

Let the journey