Behind

the lens


I’m wife to Richard and Mummy to two girls & a little boy! We live in County Armagh, apple county and enjoy lots of family adventures together.

I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years now. Every day I feel so blessed that turned my hobby into my career and every day is different, getting to meet amazing people along my journey.

When I’m not working, I love cosy nights in or days out with my family and a glass of wine or two.

I’m a huge Disney fan, a big kid at heart and love a good Disney movie with my kids. Even now there is just something about hearing a Disney song that gives me butterflies, the lyrics of these songs have so much meaning.

And yes, I do believe that if you “Wish Upon A Star, Your Dreams Can Come True”.

01.

WHERE IT STARTED

THE ORIGIN STORY

Photography By Melissa is a labor of love that began with a simple passion for capturing life’s precious moments.

As a mum armed with a camera, I found myself at a crossroads after being made redundant from my job as an estate agent. With two little girls under 5, I decided to transform my beloved hobby into a business.

Starting as a family photographer, I embraced the joy of freezing those heartwarming moments that families cherish.

What began as a leap of faith has evolved into a journey of storytelling through my lens, capturing the authenticity, love, and laughter in every frame.

02.

MY LOVE OF WEDDINGS

the plot twist

My venture into wedding photography unfolded unexpectedly when a local bridal boutique invited me to capture the elegance of their gowns. This experience ignited a passion for the world of weddings—the genuine emotions, the diversity in every celebration, and the sheer joy that fills the air.

Each wedding is a unique story, and I’ve come to appreciate the beauty in those unscripted moments. From heartfelt vows to lively celebrations, my aim is to preserve these special memories in a way that feels genuine and personal. Join me in celebrating the magic of love, one heartfelt moment at a time.

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WHICH BRINGS US UP TO DATE

FAst forward

Today, my heart and lens are dedicated to the enchanting world of weddings & family photography, where I find my true passion. However, most of my time within Photography By Melissa is joyfully spent crafting timeless wedding memories.

As your photographer, expect an experience that goes beyond just capturing images. I bring a fun and relaxed style to your day, ensuring every moment is as natural as your love.

Think of me as your unofficial bridesmaid—I’m here to not only document your day but to help it unfold seamlessly. From keeping the timeline on track to capturing candid laughter, my goal is to ensure you savor every precious moment, making your wedding day a celebration of love, laughter, and beautiful memories.

DREAM BIG

  • Northern Ireland Wedding Awards – County Armagh Wedding Photographer of The Year 2024
  • Vice President of Professional Photographer Association of Northern Ireland
  • 2nd Runner Up of PPANI Wedding Day Photographer of The Year 2024
  • Featured in Getting Married In Northern Ireland Magazine & Ireland’s Wedding Journal

Melissa is not just a photographer on the day, she is so much more. She acted as a friend, from making sure I was dressed to making me laugh in the most stressful situations and I cannot thank her enough for that. Melissa truly was a god send and we are so glad that we chose her to spend the day with us…. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Ciara & Shane

MY PORTFOLIO

Embrace the joy of timeless moments with my fun, relaxed, and authentic photography style, where every click captures the genuine essence of your story. From candid laughter to heartfelt connections, let’s create memories that reflect the true spirit of your special moments.


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