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Mel Wilson Photography

Maternity, Newborn, Baby photography including Cake Smash in my home studio in Braintree Essex,

covering Braintree, Chelmsford, Bishop's Stortford, Wickham Bishops, Sible Hedingham, Stansted, Great Notley,

Thaxted, Kelvedon, Coggeshall, Colchester, Witham Essex 

Kind words

Gemma Darton
Mel was amazing with our daughters first birthday cake smash and the pictures are brilliant. The shoot was great and Mel made us feel welcome...
A beautiful setting and a fun day had by all
Thoroughly recommend 👍
Aysha Grayer

We took our daughter to Mel for newborn photos & are so happy with them! They turned out amazing! Mel was fantastic & so good with my little one who refused to sleep during the photos! I would definitely go to Mel again as not only was the photos amazing but the experience as well, she made the experience so relaxed which was so nice especially being my first baby getting out an about is an adventure!

Would 100% recommend using Mel & we intend to go back for future shoots like the Cake smash. Thank you for the amazing photos xxx

 
Matthew Penny
Excellent service could not be happier with our picture and very good price A-star
Kimberley Burton
We collected our newborn photos today and are thrilled with them! 
Mel done both a maternity and newborn photoshoot for us she is highly skilled an gives a 1st class service. She is very relaxed, welcoming, patient and supportive and instantly puts you at ease, which was ideal for us as it was our for proper journey out as new parents. We highly recommend her if you want to capture those very valuble moments so you can cherish them forever. Thanks Mel! x
Aimee Flemming
Mel done our sons 1st birthday cake smash shoot and was brilliant,,, we had a fab time , felt welcome and comfortable from the moment Mel said hello at the door 😍💕.. even though our little one was not quite sure about what was going on at first, Mel made sure he was happy and she was not at all fazed or irritated letting him have cuddle breaks to feel comfortable 👌💕..Our finished photos are absolutely stunning, perfection at it's best and I would highly recommend her ,, Thank you 💜
Vicky Philpott
I’ve just had pictures done by Mel of my baby at 2 weeks old and I’m so happy with them. Mel is very good with the babies when they are crying or wee over everything like my little boy did. 
Plus Mel let me change the package to how I wanted it. 
I will be back for more maybe a cake smash.
Chloe Woolfenden
We had a newborn shoot for our son last month and the whole process was brilliant. I saw Mel at a WJC open day and fell in love with her style and pictures so booked up straight away. 
He ended up being 2 weeks early however Mel was very accommodating with moving the date forward for his shoot which he had at 9 days old. 
The environment was lovely and relaxing and Mel was very VERY patient. He ended up weeing and pooing on most of the blankets and accessories however Mel was fab about it and it wasn’t a problem. 
We went for the package with the canvas included and we absolutely love it and all of the pictures are perfect. The canvas has gone straight up in our living room. 
Could not recommend Mel enough.
Carley-Ann Osborn
Mel is the place to go! She was so patient with my lot even though they were not playing well to the camera (how she managed to get a 7, 4 and 1 year old to all look at camera at same time I don't know) 
She made us feel welcome and got some great photos, exactly want I wanted. 
Thank you xxx
 
Joanne Ratcliffe
Where to start... our first trip out as a family was to Babies Bumps and Beyond for our baby girls photo shoot at just 10 days old. I was hugely nervous going out and needless to say I had no reason to be, Mel is AMAZING. I felt relaxed within minutes of arriving at her studio which was warm and snug and just PERFECT. We had the best 2 hours and everything went smoothly and we have the best photos to prove it. Thank you so much for a wonderful first day out ��� and for the memories and pictures that will last forever xxx
Sally Ellis
Mel was amazing with our son. He was soooo grumpy and really didn't want to have any pictures taken but Mel wasn't fazed at all. She had so much patience and understanding I think if it had taken all day to get a smile she wouldn't have rushed us! Would 100% recommend
Hayley Mott
Mel took the most beautiful pictures of our little girl at a week old. A relaxed atmosphere, a great choice of props and fantastic results. We love the canvas Mel put together for us and have had so many compliments on the photos. Mel is very responsive on email and understands the craziness that comes with having a new baby. Thank you Mel!
Katie Marrion
Mel did our daughters newborn shoot when she was a week old. It was such a lovely morning and Mel was so lovely with our little girl and her 3 year old big brother, she kept him well entertained throughout and was so patient. I loved the used of her gorgeous props and Mel allowed us plenty of time to change outfits and the whole experience was so relaxed. The packages Mel offers are excellent and we are over the moon with our pictures. Mel really is a talented photographer and captures beautiful moments. We have already recommended Mel and will do in the future. Thanks so much Mel X
 
Leanne Young
Mel took the newborn photos of our 6 day old daughter Quinleigh. This included photos with her 4 year old twin brothers who were at times reluctant to join in and smile when required! Mel was brilliant! She did a great job of getting the twins enthusiastic and wanting to partake and also got some great shots of a baby that just didn’t want to sleep! We are really pleased with the photographic results from the session and will definitely be recommending Mel to anyone who wants newborn photos done.
Scott & Yolly Sander
Mel was absolutely great and so patient even when our daughter didn’t want any photos taken! We felt very relaxed & did enjoy the session. Mel worked around our daughter nap time & always replied to any emails we sent. Lots of ideas of different ways to have photos & felt our input was welcomed. Would 100% recommend as the final photos are beautiful thanks again Mel x
Asher Hennessy 
I used Mel for my daughters 1st cake smash photography session and was so impressed at what a lovely environment It was! My daughter isn't the easiest child to photograph to say the least and has a whole other idea of what she wants to do (including throwing tantrums), however Mel kept us so relaxed and calm and really went above and beyond to get us some amazing photos, despite my little girl not really complying! I cannot thank Mel enough because she didn't give up trying and the result was more than I could have hoped for! Highly recommend!
 
Michelle Lamb
Not only was Mel able to accommodate us at the last minute but she was patient, friendly and knew just what to do for the most perfect photos of my newborn. Thanks so much Mel, I look forward to future photo shoots and have already recommended you to everyone I know!
Jade Gokdal
Mel was recommended to us by a friend and she did our newborn shoot for our 10 day old little boy. We are so happy with our photos, they are absolutely beautiful and something we will treasure forever! Mel was so good with our little boy, very calm and patient which meant we got the photos and poses that we wanted. We had a lovely day and would recommend anyone looking to book a newborn photo shoot to go to Mel � xx
Sharon Blute
We took our not so tiny 8 day old baby girl and 3 year old to bumps and beyond last month. We were there for over 3 hours as Natalia wouldn't go to sleep but Mel was so patient. We now have our photos and everyone has commented how lovely they are. I would highly recommend bumps and beyond, so pleased we found her x
Charlotte Lottie

I had a cake smash shoot done for my sons first birthday and it was such a pleasant relaxed experience, mel is such a lovely lady and made me feel so comfortable with the whole process and the set-up she has at her home is perfect!

The photos were amazing and I am over the moon with them would 100% recommend!

Xxx

Louise Fairchild
Omg where do I start, we had a newborn shoot for our son who was just a week old along with our 3 year old daughter and our dog! Mel said she had never photographed with a dog before and was happy to accommodate our needs which we are forever grateful for as our furry friend is also a big part of our family and I must say he stole the show at the end the pics with him involved are just amazing! Mel is so professional at what she does and so caring and patient, my husband and I were speechless when we picked our pictures up as they are more perfect than we could ever have imagined and something for us to cherish and look back at forever! I cannot recommend Mel enough to anyone and the cost is more than reasonable too, I will definitely be using again, thanks again Mel xx
Kieran  Houghton
We had a photo shoot done by Mel when our little boy was 6 weeks old. Mel is absolutely fantastic we are so happy with all the pictures she done! We would defiantly recommended Mel if you are wanting a new born photo shoot, she has a lot of patients, is very kind and welcoming
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Mel is the third photographer I have used and by far the best! Will def be coming back to experience her amazing work! 
She photographed my daughter's first birthday cake smash along with my three year old. As you can imagine photographing 2 young children is far from easy but Mel took it all in her stride with her extremely patient and bubbly nature. My girls took to her straight away and wow can you see that in the pictures! We are totally over the moon with our stunning photos! Thank you for capturing such wonderful memories Mel!
Cannot recommend more highly!!!
 
Kirsty Gibson
This lady is highly recommended! Her home studio was very comfortable and warm for our baby and we felt very relaxed watching as parents. We had a variety of photos to pick from and lots of different poses and props to make them all unique. She has a great eye for capturing the tiniest and cutest details about a newborn. After sending us proofs to choose our favorites it was very shortly afterwards that we received the product of all her hard work and they look of fantastic quality and can't wait to display them on our wall with great pride. He had the photos taken at 8 days old,now he is 25 days old and already looks so different so it is so important to get a newborn photo shoot as early as possible because they really do change so quickly and Mel Wilson is the photographer to go to!!
Emma Cruse
Fantastic service, amazing results and friendly session, all in the studio. We were given a variety of poses, offered a great selection of proofs to choose from and all at great price! Thanks again, we will definitely be back in the future and throughly recommend you to everyone x
Priyanka Sushil
I went to Mel for both my maternity and new born photoshoot. Absolutely loved being around. She was very warm and welcoming. The pictures came out really well. She was so good with my son and very patient. Looking forward to more photoshoots with her in the future.
Hannah Nicole Smith
Recently attended for a maternity shoot. Mel puts you at ease straight away and is keen to work with you to get the shots you want. Recommend for any mums to be 
Sarah Kendall

Mel was brilliant, lovely little studio, Fantastic pictures (considering my daughters mood on the day �) and brilliant price! 
I would highly recommend Babies, Bumps and beyond Photography and will definitely be back in the future.

Thanks again Mel � xx

Francesca Waters

Had a Maternity shoot with Mel at 30 weeks, she was fantastic! Really made me feel at ease and produced some beautiful photos which I will treasure forever!! Highly recommended! � thank you Mel x

Kim Phillips
Really friendly and personal :) Mel makes you feel really at ease and produces wonderful photos! Highly recommend x
Daniela Paola Vertriglia 
A big thank you to Mel for our gorgeous photos of Alexander's first birthday cake smash. You made us feel very welcome and it was lovely meeting you. I would definitely recommend you you were fantastic. Thank you again. 😃😃 xxx
Abi Yore 
Thankyou so much for the gorgeous pictures of our son. You made us feel completely relaxed and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We love our pictures and cant wait to get them framed and put on our wall. My family also loved them and cant wait for their pictures for Christmas! Xxx
Danielle Barker - Newborn Session
I recently had my daughters newborn photos done with Mel, and it was a great experience, relaxing and I was confident in Mel with Florence and the poses she was put in to, the final outcome was amazing and can't wait to get them up on the wall! Looking forward to having some more photos done with Mel in the future, and I will be highly recommending Babies Bumps and Beyond!!
April Denham - Cake Smash
After paying a crazy amount of money at PixiPhoto in Mothercare and not being overly happy with the results of our newborn shoot we knew we didn't want to be stung again. A friend suggested Babies, Bumps and Beyond after having a Cake Smash shoot for her little boy and after seeing the photos I booked straight away! Mel was so good with George and made us all feel totally relaxed. George had a great time and we were so excited to get the photos through. Mel went above and beyond to send us over our photos as soon as she could and we absolutely love all the photos, it was so hard to choose our favourites! Thank you so much again Mel, we will be coming straight to you for any other photos of George and perhaps any other little Denhams that may come along in the future xxx
Rebecca Slaymaker
After deciding to use Babies Bumps & Beyond for our daughters newborn shoot we couldn't be happier with the final photos! Mel was so accommodating & professional, especially as we bought our lively 4 year old daughter along for some of the pictures too! The collage canvas and announcement cards included everything I'd asked for, the hardest bit was choosing which pictures we wanted!
Louise Collarbon

Thank you so much for the photos of Elsie-May.

We are absolutely delighted with them. Thanks also for making us feel so welcome and at ease in your studio.

You never know we might be returning one day for "round two!"

Ashliegh Simpson
Would highly recommend New born photo shoot, Mel is very patient and professional great with my new born who decided he did not want to sleep for the occasion! We loved all the photos taken.
Emma Andrews
Mel was recommended to us by a friend and I'm glad she was. 
Mel was quick to respond to my emails with all the details needed and accommodated a late time change on the day as well. (thank you) 
We were made to feel welcome and put at ease with the kids too.
We were asked if we wanted any particular photos taken and she took lots of different shots, although she worked quickly so as our 3yr old didn't get too bored (typical boy!)
My 5 yr old said " I liked it as Mel was nice and fun" 
My 3 yr old said "it was good because I liked the photos" 
I would recommend Mel, good price, good quality photos and a nice experience. 
Miranda Benning - Maternity & Newborn Photos
We had pregnancy pictures taken at babies bumps and beyond and were very pleased with the way mel was with us very friendly made us feel relaxed,it's nice to see the photos in email to choose from, we were so happy with the pregnancy photos that we went back for our baby's first pics, mel was very patient and understanding with our crying baby lol! And we got some lovely photos in the end! Thank you mel
 
Gemma Hall - Maternity & Newborn Photos
Our newborn photoshoot was great. Mel was very good with our newborn baby, she was calm and relaxed which made her the same. She had lots of ideas of how to capture her in the best way possible. Us as new parents were put at ease knowing she was in great capable hands. The photos were truly amazing. Thanks Mel and sorry again for Mila pooing on you, just her way of saying she likes you!