Simply glowing | Ballina & Northern Rivers Pregnancy Photography

This stunning glowing Mummy absolutely rocked her session at the beach recently!  She braved the cold, the wind and even a couple of waves that resulted in these beautiful images.  Maree, not only are you gorgeous on the outside, but so much on the inside too… it was such an honour for me to capture this very special and exciting time in your life…

Mel xx



Sweet Fletcher | Ballina & Evans Head Baby Photography

This little man totally melts my heart every time I see him.  I absolutely love photographing this age… so sweet and so tender.  To be able to capture it and bottle it up forever simply makes my heart sing.

I’ve had the privilege of photographing Fletcher from before he was even born!  Only one instalment left of our Belly to 1st Birthday Timeline… see you again soon little man (although I know Mum won’t be too keen for you to grow up so quickly) xx

It’s Giveaway Time!

Well the new website finally went live last month so it’s time to celebrate and say a massive Thank You to all of my wonderful clients, and my beautiful friends and family for all of your encouragement and support!  I feel truly blessed and honoured to be involved in recording such special moments in young families’ lives and can honestly say that I absolutely LOVE my job…

This is a very special and rare giveaway because First Prize is a custom photo session with Melanie, and includes the beautiful “Vanilla Bloom Collection”.  This collection includes both digital images and matted prints all presented in a beautiful keepsake display box, and is valued at just over $1100!  I know, pretty awesome huh?!

And just because we would love to have more than one winner, Second Prize is a $200 Print Credit Voucher and Third Prize is a $100 Print Credit Voucher.  These vouchers can be used to go towards digital packages, prints, canvases or albums, when you book a session with us some time in the next 6 months.

So I guess you’d love to know, how do you go about winning this baby?  Well it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1.  ‘Like’ us over at the Vanilla Bloom Photography Facebook page

2.  ‘Share’ the Giveaway Image on Facebook, titled “Would you like to win a session with Vanilla Bloom Photography?”

3.  Send me a quick message via the CONTACT tab above right here on the website once you’ve completed Steps 1 and 2.

Entries will only be valid if all 3 steps have been completed, and will be randomly selected via when entries close at 8pm Thursday 16th May 2013. Each entry will be numbered in the order they are received.

Prizes can be redeemed for a newborn, maternity, baby, toddler or family session and will be valid for 6 months, so sessions need to be booked and held within this time frame.  Sessions will be held either in the Vanilla Bloom Photography Studio or an outdoor location in the Ballina area.

Wow, this is very exciting, I can’t wait to see who wins these wonderful prizes!  So share away, and good luck!

Mel xx



***Congratulations to Emma Betterridge on winning First Prize, Susan Peters on winning Second Prize and Emma Rixon on winning Third prize! I look forward to meeting you all xx***


The New Website is Here!

Welcome!  It’s such a great feeling to finally have the new Website up and running.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Why not grab a cuppa, have a look around and enjoy some of the serious cuteness in the Portfolio galleries!

And if you’ve been thinking about booking a session and would like more information, I would love to chat with you.  My number is 0407 246817 or you can send me a message via the Contact tab above.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Mel x

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