I am passionate about most photographic subjects - but particularly portraits, and small still life objects - all underpinned by a desire to create the environment for natural characteristics to shine through. And then I capture those characteristics. I am more of an instinctive photographer than a textbook one, so creating the right atmosphere in your session is vital.
But the most important person in my work is you.
I will work closely with you to understand your needs and desires, while using my experience to offer thoughts of my own. I then translate all of these wants into images full of life, vigour and character.
Here are a few things that people have said about me:
"We have really enjoyed our photoshoot with you! We loved the fact that you made us feel so comfortable in your home studio and that you took some time to do some pre- research on the type of photos we were after, and had ideas/materials to propose to us. The end result are great photos which we can’t wait to print out and share with our family and friends!" EK, January 2018
"This is the third time we have used Melanie for photos of our children and we couldn’t be more pleased. She photographed our twin boys and daughter just after the twins were born, then again 4 years later and just now another 4 years later. She definitely got the best out of the children making them feel at ease (especially our teenage daughter). The shoot was held in her home which felt less formal. The photos were processed the same day and are stunning. It was hard to choose which ones to have! Love them and will be back in another 4 years! KC & SC, November 2017
"I would like to thank Melanie for making me feel so comfortable whilst taking photos of myself . I have many photos of my children and very few of myself . So I thought I give myself a treat!
I felt very self conscious but Mel put me at ease and the results were fabulous ." DG, June 2017
"Melanie is an excellent photographer who put me at ease from the moment we met to the end of the session. She took time to understand me and my needs before starting the shoot. As it was out in public, I felt a bit self-conscious but she soon made that disappear with her relaxed and approachable style. I would definitely recommend Melanie." Director of Lance Hobbs of HR DEPT, June 2017
"The whole family adores Melanie! We met her over 5 years ago when we saw the quality of her work at my daughters Twister Show. Since then she has been doing our annual family portraits which we all look forward to; the kids come in costumes and we just goof off while she clicks away and manages to make us look good! It helps that she has a real knack for making us all feel comfortable and is really patient! We tried a high street shop before we found out about her and must say there is no comparison - she is always friendly, professional, and accommodating both in terms of scheduling and customisation and the quality is always superb despite having us as subject matter!" TP, July 2014
"Melanie has photographed my children twice - in 2009 and 2014 and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is so good at putting the children at ease, making the whole process fun, resulting in the best photos. Melanie is also excellent value for money - you can just order photos according to your budget. Fantastic photographer!" KC, May 2014
"Melanie's photography really captured both our children's playfulness and their more reflective moments. She has an eye for catching the not-so-obvious shots, some of which turned out to be our favourites. Melanie's warm personality made the whole photo shoot experience relaxed and fun, the children had such a great time. We will treasure these photos always, and we plan to use Melanie for all of our future family photo shoots." SR, May 2014
"I had a family photo shoot with Melanie when my littlest one was just 1 years old. Melanie was amazing with my kids and they love the photoshoot - so much so we went back!! She took the most incredible photos of my family - ones that we will treasure forever. I can highly recommend Melanie Moss as an excellent and very professional photographer!" LP, June 2014
"Mel has just completed her 3rd photo shoot for Little Cherry and we are thrilled with the results. Thanks Mel!" Sandra Adar of Little Cherry, June 2014
"Melanie has supported the marketing team here at Google Enterprise in the UK over the past two years. She delivered executive profile photography to support speaking events which can be seen on http://www.googleatmosphere.com/london/speakers/ - Mel is personable, reliable, creative in her approach and fun to work with. I would recommend her photographic capabilities and services." Dave Keene of Google Enterprise, May 2014
"Mel has great photography skills coupled with an ability to fully grasp the brief from a commercial angle. The result has been lots of creative and very marketable photography material." Anthony Morrin of Spaceist, May 2014
"Melanie took my profile picture and a ton of others that I regulary use for my websites, highly recommend." Louise Dutfield of The Cracked Pot, March 2013
"I needed some photographs of myseIf for business purposes: I absolutely hate having my photo taken and would thoroughly recommend Melanie for the camera-shy awkward type of customer that I am! She was a lovely person to work with, totally put me at ease, spent a great deal of time selecting different locations appropriate to my work, both indoors and out, and to my astonishment I ended up selecting quite a few photographs from the final results, including the one I use for Linkedin. The results were just the combination I wanted - very professional pictures that managed to portray a relaxed friendly image. I would wholeheartedly recommend Melanie for business or personal portrait photography and would be delighted to hire Melanie again if the need arose." Caro Sanders of Caro Garden Design, Nov 2011
"If you need a professional portrait photo; if you want to feel relaxed and at ease whilst having your photo taken; and if you want to have a fun experience with great results - then Melanie's the woman for you! This was my experience at Melanie's studio in West London and I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending her services." Valerie Smith of Viva Videos, August 2010
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