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Hi I am a natural light family portrait photographer based in Northern Ireland. I specialise in Outdoor family photography capturing your family just being yourselves. Relaxed & in the moment. We have minimum posing during our time together, kids are caught just being themselves with Mummy & Daddy.

Its a lovely way to spend an afternoon as a family.

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Leah Ruddell

6 August 2019

Enjoyed a down to earth, natural and relaxed photo shoot with Mel. Very happy with the final pictures.

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Helen and Helen

25 July 2019

Lovely afternoon getting family photos taken by Mel. Beautiful shots that we will really cherish. Mel was really relaxed and made us all feel very comfortable

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Jayne Irvine

9 July 2019

We had a photoshoot with Mel this summer and our family photos are way beyond what we expected. I love the natural laughing photos of the kids, we are delighted. We also received our album today and its gorgeous. Thank you so much Mel. Jayne x More...

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Jayne Irvine

9 July 2019

our album arrived today from our photoshoot and its amazing. it has just captured our little family. I'm so over the moon. the natural photos of the kids bring a lump to my throat they are beautiful. im so so happy. I've been leaving reviews all over the place today. thank you so much Mel we are delighted x0x0 More...

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JayneI-8

9 July 2019

I had a photoshoot with Mel this summer and the photographs are beyond what we expected. They are amazing. She made us feel so relaxed we didn't feel the camera was pointed at us at all. The natural photos of the kids are going to get framed they are beautiful. Thank you Mel. Our album arrived this morning and its just perfect, our family. More...

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Mark James

2 July 2019

We had a family shoot with Mel a few weeks ago, and received our gallery today. Blown away. The natural shots of the kids are stunning, us together as a family, will be treasured. Linda is already planning on where the prints are going to go. What i liked about Mel is she didn't hold our photos to ransom, digitals are included with her package so I'm free to print what i want. Really good value for money, and I guarantee you'll have a brilliant afternoon with this girl. thanks so much Mel. More...

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Claire Smyth

26 March 2019

As a person who absolutely hates the camera and being in front of it Mel really made me feel comfortable and relaxed and even helped me laugh at myself. Thank you for taking beautiful photos of our little one you made the experience fun and memorable. I would highly recommend your services. You have a been a star and thanks for the advice � xo More...

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Martina Gilmore

26 March 2019

Mel I just saw the pics from Marc & Richards BBQ... they are fantastic! Really captured the mood of a great day. You’re very talented x

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Karen Rankin

26 March 2019

If you want great photos don't hesitate to give Mel a call. My kids loved her and we were all totally relaxed. Our photos are all together now in a beautiful photo book to treasure in years to come.

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Katrina Storey

26 March 2019

We had a lovely morning with Mel. She put us all at ease & it was so much fun she even got my reluctant hubby to relax & smile! Loved the pics that we did see & can't wait to see the rest! More...

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Fiona Brown

26 March 2019

5 stars! We had such a lovely morning with Mel. Elle, who was only 11 months at the time, took to her straightaway. The pics are fantastic! So lovely to have them taken in the comfort of our home. Would definitely recommend! More...

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Laura Armstrong

26 March 2019

We had a fantastic outdoor photo shoot in Lady Dixon Park. Right from the start Melanie made us feel relaxed. We have had photos taken before but I love, love, love the relaxed laughing faces of the kids. They loved her and I think they will expect her to come on all our trips to the park to document every pine cone or flower they find!! Can't recommend Melanie enough and will do to to all our friends and family. Thanks again x More...

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Marc Macpherson

26 March 2019

What a wonderful afternoon we spent with Melanie, she knows how to get the best out of you without you really realising she's creating. Love love love the photographs she has taken - great photo's, great experience, fantastic Mel xx More...

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Rosie Simpson

26 March 2019

We had an absolutely fantastic photo shoot with Mel a few weeks ago on a lovely sunny afternoon at Lady Dickson Park. Mel has a great sense of humour and my husband, 2 daughters +I warmed to her instantly. She was also very patient with our elderly dog who chose to do her own thing!! She really took her time with us and captured very 'real' snapshots of the Simpson family. She played games + was very interactive which means the photos look natural rather than being staged. We are delighted with the photos we've seen so far+can't wait to order a photo book. Thanks so much Mel xo More...

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Lyndsay McAuley

26 March 2019

Mel came down to my home just before Christmas and took beautiful photos of my children I loved everyone of the photos so natural. The kids loved Mel and she had great ideas. I would recommend Mel she is excellent at what she does and excellent with children and she comes to your home which is a huge plus when I have small children and the kids feel more relaxed in their own homes than in a studio. Lyndsay. More...

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Heather Henderson

26 March 2019

I won a competition for my granddaughter which in itself was so exciting.
From the moment Mel arrived at the door we found her to be professional, relaxed, friendly and great fun. She immediately put Sophie at ease which allowed her to capture her shots in a relaxed stress free environment. Mel had fabulous ideas and nothing was too much bother. It was such a pleasure to meet her and we are so excited to see the images. More...

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Darren O'kane

26 March 2019

My family and I met Mel today for the first time for a photoshoot and have to say she is such a lovely person. She helped us all feel at ease instantly which made our morning so enjoyable, the kids felt like movie stars today lol. My wife hates getting her photo taken but she actually enjoyed the whole experience. We cant wait to see the finished product. Would highly recommend Mel for her top class service. More...

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Morag Ewbanks

26 March 2019

We had a brilliant morning in Lady Dixon park having a family shoot. Mel was so friendly and put us at ease straight away and the whole shoot felt really natural and effortless. We are over the moon with the pictures we have seen so far and can't recommend her enough to capture your family's memories. More...

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Laura Ward

26 March 2019

Melanie recently came to our house and spent a lovely Sunday morning taking pictures of our family. She made us feel so relaxed and was amazing with our little boy and brand new baby girl. Our photos are so natural and just captured 'us' which is exactly what I wanted. I would recommend Melanie to anyone who wants fuss free, relaxed and natural photos with someone who will put you completely at ease - she is amazing! More...

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Hannah Wilson

26 March 2019

I recently won a competition for a free photo shoot and 15 images with Mel.
I turned up not expecting much and was met by the lovely Mel, she instantly made us relax and our whole experience was fun and enjoyable.
Then came the photos - what can I say they are fab and capture our crazy little family perfectly.
Mel is fab and if you are looking for some family photos that are a bit different (not just sat still posing) then Mel is your woman!
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Lynn Morrow

26 March 2019

Mel you were are star! You are so patient, and such an expert at working with little people! You also made us grown ups who weren’t so keen on posing feel at ease � An afternoon that was stressing us out, turned out to be great fun! The pics we got are just perfect � THANK YOU! More...

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Laura Heffron

26 March 2019

We had such a lovely morning with Mel at Antrim Castle Gardens, great surroundings and fab photographer! Our Boys loved all the fun and attention from Mel, she was so friendly, no one felt under pressure to pose!
As a Mummy too, she knows how unpredictable Kids can be to get involved but she had lots of ideas to keep their attention which has captured some lasting memories for our Family. Mel has been so approachable from the booking until the editing of our photos, thank you for everything Mel, we would highly recommend you to Friends & Family xx
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Kathy Irvine

26 March 2019

What can I say...if you want a relaxed fun filled photo shoot, then Melanie is your go to girl! Mel came to our home and took magnificent photographs of our 8 month old baby girl. Mel, being a mum herself understands that babies are unpredictable and she is so relaxed, will make you and your family feel completely at ease. No posing stiffly for portraits....Melanie captured lovely family photos while we were playing with our daughter. We will treasure these special photographs and proudly frame them for the wall. Can't recommend her enough. Thank you again � More...

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Susan Stitt

26 March 2019

Well what can I say about this photographer her and her friend who is also a photographer they done our wedding on the 1st July 2017 and what amazing photos they took got our photo album and all I can say is it absolutely amazing thanks very much Mel for your work.

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KatherineW-52

7 February 2019

This girl is amazing. With my 2 daughters and i she did a shoot one being 3 and one being a newborn and she was fantastic very patient and understanding and also made the shoot very entertaining i would and will be using her services again and recommend her to anyone ! Lovely personality and my daughters loved her More...

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Emma Alexander

21 November 2018

Mel came to our house recently to do a lifestyle shoot with us and our 5 month old daughter. The photos she has taken are absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed the experience! We wanted natural photos to capture a special time with our baby and that’s exactly what we got - Mel is a fantastic photographer and a lovely person to work with! I can’t wait to look through and choose photos to print and keep. Highly recommended! X More...

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Sarah Davidson

13 November 2018

After winning a competition we spent a lovely afternoon with Mel. She put us all at ease immediately and the boys enjoyed the fun of the photo shoot. Mels photos are just beautiful and something to be cherished. Thank you Mel xx More...

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Maggie Axon

26 October 2018

What can I say words aren't enough for this lady she done my wedding photos and I cudnt have been happier she spent from the morning from getting ready right threw to the first dance and never stopped the whole day she s worth every penny and more her style of photo s are great no stiff poses very natural amazing with all my guests I cudnt have asked for a better person and my pictures were amazing she managed to capture all the bits I didn't see absolute delighted thanks Mel ur amazing xx

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Elizabeth Howie

27 May 2018

My son and I had pictures taken in the grounds of Belfast Castle...looking at them now I can see the fun and the laughter and just how Mel made us feel relaxed and got our best sides! Would happily recommend her to anyone looking for quality photographs. Def 5 stars...? More...

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Alison Marks

27 May 2018

Brilliant photographer! So relaxed yet passionate.
Amazing photos.

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Nicktendo 71

27 May 2018

Amazing family photographer :) Mel has the ability to make you feel soo relaxed and captures those precious family moments that you can look back on and treasure forever x

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T IRVINE

27 May 2018

What a fantastic experience we've had with Mel. She captured the grandchildren just as they are. She was very attentive even when my granddaughter wanted to look for daisies with pink petals, Mel spent the time exploring and talking with her.Honestly the best afternoon we've had with the grandchildren, and the photos are simply beautiful. Getting them framed for our front room, i know every time i see them, they will bring back so many happy memories of our afternoon. More...

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SilverDoor39

30 January 2018

Was delighted with the whole experience of the photo shoot melanie put us at our ease and being relaxed the photographs came out amazing have already booked again for our anniversary and really looking forward to being directed by melanie and some of her quirky shots are brilliant would highly recommend this photography business to all.

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BlueIron33-2

30 January 2018

Mel is an amazing photographer. She is extremely passionate but very relaxed and down to earth too. She makes you feel so comfortable.

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MarcMac

30 January 2018

Mel Hudson photography was one of the best experiences of 2017. Melanie makes the hole process fun, her warm friendly personality brings the best out in old and young alike. She captures perfect moments in time and is different from the 'standard' family photographer, check out her site, her works speaks for itself. If you are looking to capture the soul of your family, then Mel is there person for you. I could not recommend her highly enough More...

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NavyTable31

30 January 2018

Had a family shoot with Mel and the wife and i are delighted with the images. The kids look natural we all had fun and the images were easy to pick and download. Would definitely recommend Mel, shes a natural with kids and even managed to get a smile out of me. More...

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