Photography By Melissa

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Lifestyle Wedding Photographer. Lots of fun, natural images and no fuss!!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1000
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
My goal is to create a relaxed, pressure-free environment for you on your wedding day. Capturing you at your most natural and spontaneous, doing everything I can to make the experience fun and carefree. I work almost 100% with natural light, in natural settings where you can relax, play, and forget I'm there. I will be snapping away freely, capturing laughter, love, silliness, and pure joy.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(10)
Sam & Siobhan Henry
Married in November 2017
December 2017
Amazing photographer
Melissa was the photographer at our wedding in November, she done such an amazing job, we are more than happy with our pictures. She made it all really easy, we didn't feel like we were getting our picture taken alot of the time as she made us feel so relaxed.
Nicola & Alan Aiken
Married in October 2017
June 2017
Everyone commented to me after the wedding on how great she was
Had our wedding pictures taken by Melissa, well what can i say she done a brilliant job made every1 feel totally at ease, such a lovely friendly person. Everyone commented to me after the wedding on how great she was. Kids even loved getting there pictures taken by her and i also just received my wedding album on which she done a great job of really happy with it. All over Melissa you done a great job!! Great photographer
Lynsey & Matthew Rollins
Married in October 2017
June 2017
Melissa took my wedding photos and the outcome is amazing!
Such a lovely, bubbly, talented woman. Melissa took my wedding photos and the outcome is amazing! Most of the photos I wasn't aware of them being taken, lovely & natural just what we wanted! Melissa fitted in so well not only with the bridal party but with all guests, there was nothing but compliments the next morning about how lovely & friendly Melissa is! Could not recommend Melissa enough, photo's speak for themselves
Amy & David Loughrey
Married in July 2017
June 2017
What can I say, only that your work is outstanding.
Thank you Melissa!! What can I say, only that your work is outstanding. You made us feel so relaxed on our wedding day. Your so easy going and a really nice person. I wouldn't of wanted anyone else to capture our special day. Thank you!! xo
Emma & Sean
Married in June 2017
June 2017
She makes you feel so relaxed and her shoots are a
Melissa is an amazing photographer....and the nicest girl ever. She makes you feel so relaxed and her shoots are always so much fun! We love our engagement and wedding photos...exactly what we wanted
Kirsty & Paddy
Married in June 2017
June 2017
Made me feel so relax on my wedding day!
Such a lovely girl with an great talent! Would really recommend melissa! Met her for a consultation and it felt like i new her for years! Made me feel so relax on my wedding day! And the photos came out beauitful! She goes above and beyond 2 get the perfect pictures Xxx
Location & Contact Details

Address

Laurelvale, County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Portadown

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M12

Nearest Train Station

Portadown

Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Press & Awards
(3)

Industry Awards (1)

The Northern Ireland Wedding Awards 2020 Finalist
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Outdoor wedding at Larchfield Estate

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Creative, Friendly, Lifestyle, Natural

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am so proud of starting my own photography business with 2 kids under the age of 3 back in 2011! Taking the leap from employment to self employment was scary but the best thing I ever did!! I get to do what I love for work!!

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

My tip is to do things the way you want to! Lots of family & friends will have an opinion but it's your day do it your way

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

I love seeing images of the couple throughout a venue, in guest books, multi and different frames. The complimentary pre shoot I offer is great for this

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After sending you my brochure I would arrange a meet up over a coffee and have a chat. It's important that you like my personality too as I'm with you most of your day

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

I love a veil shot, a couple close and cosy under a veil is beautiful even if does feel a bit silly on the day. But my fav shots are just the natural one, real laughs instead of posed smiles

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Pinterest has a lot to answer to thats all I'm saying lol

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Most venues now have instead space but grab an umbrella and get out for some shots too, your dress will dry out and the images last a lot longer. I don't mind getting wet lol

Describe how you got into photography.

I have always had a camera in hand from I was little with my little film camera, I get it from my dad. When I had my kids I knew it was the path I was suppose to take. I took some shots at my sisters wedding and everyone then encourage me to take it up professional. I set up a facebook page, went on some workshops and the rest is history, 7 years later I've shot nearly 100 weddings and countless family portraits.