Let Me Tell Your Story
I’m a romantic at heart, I always have been, and it probably comes from my love of Disney and the belief that everyone will find a happy ever after. That is why photography means so much to me. To me it’s not just an image I am creating but it’s a story, your story. Your love to be showcased in beautiful images, exactly how you are.
I don’t strive for perfection but for that organic, sentimental and natural moment whilst giving direction to get the best image of that moment for you. Your wedding photographs will be an investment. Images to tell your story, capturing a treasured moment in time.
I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I want the real you, the emotion of the day, the fun moments and those looks of love. Freezing that moment in time for you to look back on and remember how you felt at that exact moment.
Right at the beginning of your story…
Your Story Collections
Included In All My Collections
Getting To Know You
I want to get to know you before your wedding day so we will meet up for your getting to know you session, which is complimentary in most of my collections, anytime between booking and your wedding day. I recommend at least 3 months before your day if possible.
You will receive all the digital images that you are free to use to decorate your venue, make invitations or even make your own guest book! This is also a great way to calm any nerves about photos on your day, you get to see how much fun and relaxed my style is.
On your wedding day, I will arrive on the morning to cover all the fun and pampering of preparations (approx 2 hours before service) before heading to your service venue of choice to meet your other half.
Then depending on which collection you choose I will be with you either up to Meal Call (approx 5pm) or to you take to the dance floor (approx 10pm)
Highlight Slideshow of Your Day
You will receive a beautiful downloadable highlights slideshow set to music.
This is a great excuse to get the bridal party over and have a few drinks, to celebrate all over again. See example below of Una & Matt's beautiful day at Darver Castle!
You will receive your all edited images (300 min) on an easy sharing private online gallery. The gallery is completely downloadable for you to print as and when you choose.
This is also an amazing way to share your day with your loved ones and let them relive the day all over again. I aim to have your gallery back to you 4 weeks of your day (6 weeks in high season)
I love to see your images in a beautiful album showcasing the story of your day. It's part of your history and you don't just want to have them on a computer screen. Getting friends and family together to look through your storybook of images selected by you is much more fun than going through a gallery of over 300 images lol
My online system makes selecting images for your album super easy. Albums can also be delivered directly to your home address if preferred. Production of albums once proofed by you is 2-3 months.
When you choose your wedding photographer you are making an investment in preserving your much loved memories.
On the day, I am there not just as your photographer but your friend who wants to help your day run smoothly and make sure you have the ultimate fun. Giving you happy memories of the day not thinking you wish you didn't have to "pose" so long for photos. I work quickly and efficiently making sure you receive stunning images but also have time with the people you have chosen to celebrate with you. Collections starting from £900
Rachel & Gary || Tullylagan House Hotel
From our getting to know you session until our big day Melissa was beyond fantastic. She made everything so easy, and it didn't feel like a chore.
The one thing we both wanted from our pictures was the candid style rather than posed and that's exactly what we got....pictures that looked exactly like us and our family.
She was brilliant with our own kids and all the kids who attended the wedding. If I was going back and doing it all again Melissa would be top of our list without a doubt. Thank you so much xx
Deborah & Rory || Rosshabour Resort, Boe Island
Melissa did such an amazing job with our wedding photos. From the time we first met her for the getting to know you shoot she made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera. Not only is she an amazing photographer but she is also such a lovely person to have around on your wedding day. We are pleased with how the photos turned out... they are so natural and perfectly reflect our day! Would highly recommend Melissa as a wedding photographer. Thanks so much, with love Mr and Mrs Bell 💕💕xx
Brian & Lisa || Rosspark Hotel, Kells
Lisa and I want to thank you so much for doing our wedding photographs and sharing our special day with us. We could not ask for a better photographer. From the moment we met you for the meet and greet up in Portrush we knew you were so right for us both.
You made everything so relaxed for us on the day and made it so fun. And the service you have provided us has been exceptional and we both can't wait to see our final album. We would highly recommend anyone to get in touch and book you as they will get a great service and have a great experience on their special day.
Paddy & Tori || Drenagh House, Limavady
We are just back from honeymoon and got your amazing previews! You can't imagine how happy we are! I swear I've had tears of joy...from dad too! We just think you are amazing! I can't believe how fab the photos are.
You actually made me look beautiful...both of us. ~ Toni Daly
Natalie & Chris || Orange Tree House, Greyabbey
Melissa made us feel like we had known her for years and so comfortable during our getting to know you shoot and on our wedding day . She works quickly, makes it fun and we didn't even notice photos being taken during the ceremony. We love our photos and would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone.
Holly & Ashley || Corick House Hotel
Melissa is absolutely brilliant - she is so easy going, professional and had answers to all my questions quickly. I think the photos are great value for money. I explained to her specific members of my family who I wanted to capture precious memories of and she did exactly that, in such a subtle thoughtful way. Not only is her photography skillful, she has an approachable friendly attitude ( and a great Instagram account, which also caught my eye). She made everyone feel comfortable and captured our day perfectly. Thank you Melissa ❤💕
Charlotte & Marcus || Lusty Beg Island
Every photograph taken by Melissa captured our day perfectly. From the getting to know you session Melissa’s personality being so warm and friendly made us all feel so much calmer about having a camera around our daughters loved Melissa as did all our guests at our wedding .
We are amazed with Melissa’s work and she will always be someone who was a special part of our day ~ Charlotte Finlay
Tracey & Ashley || Corick House Hotel
Melissa has been nothing but lovely since I first made contact with her and made us feel so at ease on our getting to know you session no matter how uncomfortable we felt! Images came out lovely so can’t wait to she shoots our wedding next year.
Lyndsey & Matthew || Roe Park Hotel, Limavady
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
Claire & Daniel || Rostrevor
I highly recommend Melissa, I live in Australia so I don’t really know the area and didn’t know any photographers so picking a photographer was a bit nerve wracking. But meeting Melissa for the first time was like meeting an old friend she just fit right in with all my crazy family and friends! When we realised we didn’t have enough car space for all of us, Melissa happily carted us around and even brought us for snacks when we were feeling a bit hungry! I’ve received the photographs today and she captured my day just how I imagined, it was perfect. Thank you so much Melissa!
Heather & Michael || Tullylagan House Hotel
Melissa did our amazing wedding photography in September and I cannot recommend her enough!
Me and my husband are two people who absolutely HATE having our photos taken and so we asked to have a style of photography that made us feel more at ease with the whole thing..she did an amazing job!
Melissa came to my house that morning and got to know my family and bridal party which meant she knew our sense of humour and our insecurities which made everything more friendly rather than too professional and meant everything went without a hitch!
If anyone is thinking of wedding photographers I would recommend Melissa one million times over ❤️
Thanks for making our day so special!
Lorna & Robert || Corick House Hotel
My husband and I cannot recommend Melissa enough!! Such a talented lady 😁 She made our day so at ease. You wouldn't know she was there and made it great fun for us all, our photographs just say it all. ❣
Heather & Graeme || Clandeboye Hotel, Bangor
Melissa what can i say such an amazing girl. She made myself and Graeme feel so relaxed on the big day and made us laugh throughout.
We have two children and she was great with them knew exactly what to do to keep them occupied. Our Album is beautiful we were both so happy we picked you.
Martina & Colin || Tullylagan House Hotel
Melissa is fantastic and so brilliant at her job. You can tell that she loves it. Thank you so much Melissa
How To Book?
If you like what you have read I would love to book your wedding in the diary! All that is required to hold your date is a 25% booking fee of the option you have chosen.
I would love to meet up with you for a chat over a coffee to discuss your wedding plans and get your date secured. I do know though how life is super busy so if you are happy to go ahead booking can be done online.