Hi I’m Mel, Thanks so much for stopping by.

I was a mum before I became a photographer, so I’ve been there and still am, with four of our own beautiful little ones.   I know how tiny they are, how vulnerable they are and how you never realised it was possible to love this new little person with such intensity and protection.  I understand that as a new mother how overwhelmed, excited and exhausted you can be in those early days and weeks, that it becomes a distant haze.  This is why capturing newborns is so special to me.  All the perfect tiny details, curled up in your arms, to be remembered forever.

I’m in love with the pure perfection that is a newborn baby, and what has become the signature style of Vanilla Bloom Photography is an extension of my love for all things natural, organic, soft, simple and timeless.  This is the vision I take into my sessions and I’m passionate about designing heirloom albums and timeless artworks for the walls of my clients’ homes, where they can be enjoyed each and every day.

Probably like many of you, I much prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it, but along with capturing all the delicate details of each tiny baby that comes into my studio, I am very passionate about mums, dads and siblings being present in these special memories.  Your children will enjoy looking at cute images of themselves in 10, 20, 30 years time, but the images they will treasure most will be those where you were there with them among the tender cuddles, snuggles and kisses that mark this special time in their life.

Life is indeed very short, our babies grow up so very quickly, and tragically sometimes we lose those closest to us.  I personally lost my own mum to cancer at the tender age of 7… so I guess this is something very close to my heart.

I feel incredibly blessed be able to record these moments for young families.  I can honestly say that I truly love this role, and I would be honoured to photograph your family too.  I look forward to meeting you.

Mel xx

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