A glowing mamma-to-be full of joy and expectation, a dad’s gentle smile and patience, the pure exhilaration on your kiddos’ faces when they’re running around the forest with you, tiny hands and tiny kisses, big bear hugs and the love mom and dad have for each other.
These are the things I love to capture. This is what my art is all about.
I can’t bottle up your children’s giggles or the scent of your baby’s skin.But I can photograph your everyday moments and your special bond – capture all these precious memories and keep them safe in beautiful and artistic photographs that you can look back on for the rest of your life.
Portrait sessions I offer: family, newborn, children, maternity, confirmation, couples, engagement, anything really. (Also, if you’d like to book a session just for fun I’m totally up for it! Who says you need a ‘reason’ to get nice pictures taken of yourself!)
My photography style is documentary which means I aim to capture genuine, candid moments. You’ll very seldom hear me say “Okay now smile at the camera!”. If you’re looking to take photos where everyone is standing straight and smiling at the camera then I am probably not the photographer for you.
My sessions are laid-back, carefree and it’ll basically just be us hanging out while I snap some photos along the way. I’ve also been told that they are a lot of fun ;) Book a session with me and find out for yourself!
I’m so happy I chose to have our family photo shoot with Melanie! It was our first one and we were a kind of newbie not knowing what we were supposed to do, how to move or so, but it turned out to be so easy and fun! Melanie was really great in giving suggestions with a professional eye and we really felt free to “experience” the session as a very special moment! Our little girl was not so collaborative in the beginning so I was really impressed about the gorgeous photos Melanie managed to take.
Really, don’t know how you did it, but you did it great! Thanks a lot for wrapping such precious memories in beautiful photographs!
Melanie spent an entire day with my son and I, wandering around Kampen in the snow and snapping photos of us. What she captured is something I will cherish beyond words for the rest of my life. My son and I have a special bond – we are the best of friends and we spend all our time together laughing. She captured us, our true essence, in such a way that nothing was forced or posed, and every photo is as if she secretly captured what a normal day in our lives really is.
I am utterly in love with every photo, and grateful beyond words. She is by far the best photographer I have come across.
I had a family session with Melanie recently, and I was amazed at how she managed to capture great shots in a very short time with my super active children! The photos are stunning, and the session was fun for us and for the children. She captured very natural photos in varied settings and there was just too much to choose from afterwards.
She was very professional and good at guiding us in the shooting, all in a very relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants good quality and beautiful family photos!
We had a family photosession with Melanie. Our 3,5 year old tends to be quite shy around new people, but she managed to catch the most gorgeous pictures of him. As for me and my husband, we are generally very unphotogenic, but Melanie managed to catch amazing pictures of us too! The pictures were very natural, just like we wanted them and although we only did a 30 minute session we got so many great pictures! Melanie was great at suggesting backgrounds and organizing us, but she was also very open to any ideas we had. She was very professional and a lovely and calm person. I really recommend her!