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Melanie Barnfield Photography

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I just love capturing couple's on their Special Day, having photographed 100's of weddings over the past 10 years I still thrive on the emotion and excitement of each and every Wedding.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
I feel so lucky to be able to spend one of the most significant days in a couples lives, from small intimate Weddings to big family gatherings! I am very informal and make sure that as well as capturing your day, you have fun, time to spend with your guests and moments to remember and treasure. Every album I produce is designed to tell the story of your day, form Bridal Prep to the wonderful First Dance. You can re-live every special moment in your album which are made by the wonderful Graphistudio - a world renowned Wedding Album Company who really are one of the best. I love to work with my couples to ensure we get the best from them, from the day and ensure that their style and ideas are included in the day. I can direct as much or as little as you need in order to create the images you will have for the rest of your lives. Its so important to remember that this day will go so quickly that its nice to take time out to soak it up whilst spending some quality time with you as a Bride and Groom as well as enjoying the company of all your family and friends. I can ensure all my couples I will do my very very best to make sure your day is all you wish for and more.....

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Melanie
Congratulations on the beginning of your Wedding planning journey! I believe photography is one of the most important parts of your day, it's what you have left once your dress is hung up and your cake has been gobbled up! That's why for me its so important to capture every detail and every emotion. To make sure you have the best day, to be with your guests as well as in front of the camera. I have a super relaxed style and would love to chat to you about your plans and ideas. Mel x


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Jenny & Martyn Hicks
Married in July 2017
December 2017
The most magical and wonderful wedding day
A superb photographer, very friendly, never intruded. She provided a truly excellent photography service for our magical wedding day, and because of her we will have lon...
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Emily and Joe
Married in April 2017
December 2017
Faultless photographer
We asked Mel to photographer our wedding in April 2017 And so glad we did! Myself and my husband don't really like having pictures taken, but Mel made us feel completel...
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Kelly & Steve
Married in November 2017
December 2017
Best Photographer in the Southwest
A few of my friends had recommended Melanie to me & all I can say is that I knew she was the photographer for me the moment I met her. I’d met a couple others but didn’t...
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Colleen & Paul
Married in July 2017
December 2017
Bringing the day back to live with beautiful photos
Mel added to our amazing day by creating the most beautiful and detailed photos I have ever seen. She made sure that prior to the day we sat down and went through our req...
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Jackie & Tim
Married in February 2017
February 2017
You captured our day beautifully
Thank you Mel for making our wedding day truely wonderful. You had your hands full knowing how uncomfortable we are in front of a camera but immediately had us at ease. Y...
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Fiona & Alex
Married in February 2017
February 2017
Thank you for making it the best day of our lives
Melanie did our wedding photographs. Ever the consummate professional her attitude and work ethics are second to none. We were very nervous and Melanie made us laugh all ...
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Location & Contact Details


Plymouth, Devon, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

This is so hard as every wedding I capture has a moment that sticks out to me, whether its getting ready with special friends, dad's seeing their daughters for the first time, the groom and his nerves as his bride walks down the aisle, tears, the buzz of laughter and happiness, quiet moments with the newlyweds, those intimate speeches and dancing the night away......

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Informal, Relaxed, Professional, Rustic, Intimate.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I have had the honour of capturing people's Special Day's for over 10 years and in that time I have captured weddings all over the world. I am so proud that couple's are still choosing me to spend this Amazing day with them and create ever lasting memories.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember it's your day - bring as much of your style and personalities into the planning as you can to make it as memorable as you possibly can.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I LOVE anything that has been handmade. Little gestures of thoughtfulness to those you love. One bride gave her dad a lovely embroidered handkerchief with a really gorgeous personal message which touched everyone when she gave it to him.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I usually meet up with potential clients at my house, their house or a convenient location. We run through their plans and what they want from their photographer. I have some beautiful albums which couples take their time to look through whilst I natter about how I work. If a couple decide to book with me I am always over the moon, we do a little bit of paperwork and then we talk about planning... some of my brides create a Pinterest board which enables us to share ideas of images the couple like and gives me a feel for their style. One month before the Big Day we get together to go through timings and group shots required and any other questions they may have. Then, I see them on the day, ready to make their day as awesome as I possibly can x

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A really natural shot of a lovely big kiss, cuddle and laugh.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies and Umbrellas!

Describe how you got into photography.

My grandma always took photos where ever we went, we used to make fun of her (here she goes, camera is out again)! Little did I know back then that it was something that I actually LOVED! Looking back and being able to reminisce is one of the most amazing and heartfelt things we can do. So, when I decided that the office job I had was not for me, I got myself into Art College and from there I got a job with a wonderful Wedding Photographer before setting up my own business in 2007.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftBridebookMBP
Bridebook Special OfferFramed A4 print from their Special Day
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