Hi, I’m Melanie
I’ve loved photography ever since I was little when my granddad gave me my first camera and taught me how to develop film. But it was whilst backpacking in 2010 I really found my passion for photographing people and capturing memories. When I got back to the UK I decided to get serious about things and bought my first professional camera. Not long after that I was asked to shoot my first wedding, loved every single crazy minute of it and was hooked! So, that’s a little bit of background, what else can I tell you? Well, I’m a huge fan of music from northern soul to folk, but am still an indie kid at heart. I love a good Wes Anderson or Bette Davis film. I like the sound of a needle dropping onto vinyl. Give me a vintage frock instead of denim…..I’m also mum to Fritz & Edith, own a scruffy Patterdale terrier called Eric and can’t walk past a charity shop without going in to hunt for “treasure”.
I’m based in Rossendale, East Lancashire and am available to cover weddings in the North West and beyond.
And you? You’re laid back and creatively minded. You want to do your wedding your own unique way, not how people say you should. Your wedding is going to be personal, relaxed and fun and you want a photographer who will fit in with you & your day (and appreciate the playlist you’ve spent hours compiling). You really care about photography and think it’s worth investing in amazing memories you can cherish for years to come rather than things that won’t last the wedding day. You’re thinking that if we met somewhere else we’d probably become friends.
Sound good so far? Great!…..put your feet up and have a wander around my site to see my photos, find out more about how I work and what I can do for you.
(that’s me in my front room trying to do a “serious website face” and failing)
Brockholes is the perfect location for a relaxed, laidback wedding and Matt & Anna had such a day complete with afternoon tea and a live band. I met up with Anna and her bridesmaids at the Tickled Trout Hotel first to capture the bridal preparations before moving...read more
On a warm sunny July day I met up with Vicky and Andy for a stroll around one of my favourite parts of Manchester city centre – the Northern Quarter. Not only it is famous for its creative and bohemian vibe with great cafes, bars and shops, it also has some...read more
Last month I had chance to shoot at the gorgeous Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire. Sarah & Gareth were celebrating their second wedding anniversary and we captured some lovely relaxed shots on a beautiful sunny day...read more