Hi, my name is Melanie Kemp, I am a photographer and I run the local "Photography for Little People" branch for Durham including all local areas such as Chester le Street, Newton Aycliffe, Consett, Stanley, Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Washington, Langley Park, Cornsay Colliery, Cornsay, Lanchester, Esh Village, Sacriston .
I will visit your home at a time to suit and bring along my mobile photography studio. This makes it very easy for you and we find your little ones will be more comfortable and relaxed in their own family space. I excel at photographing bumps and new borns, little ones and toddlers, as well as family groups (including pets).
I will take over 100 quality photographs of your children, family or new borns and the images are available straightaway for viewing. There is no obligation or pressure to buy. Should you choose to purchase any of the images then we are able to create beautiful, stunning pieces for your home which have the WOW factor.
Please Contact me to book an appointment or for more information.
I am also able to create the UK's finest impressions of your little one's hands and feet with every line and crease captured forever. The impressions can also be framed with our beautiful photography to create stunning pieces for your home.
Please Contact me to book an appointment or for more information.
I am exhibiting at the following events in the near future, please come and visit me!
See us in VOGUE magazine.
See us in GURGLE magazine.
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Melanie is most importantly a mother of two gorgeous Little People who are her life and inspiration. As well as being a mother she is also a creative lifestyle and portrait photographer who specialises in newborn and family reportage style photography.
She adores children and family life which she has been told shows in her photographs and in the way that she works. Photography has been a passion of Melanie’s for many years now. 100% love and effort is put into each shoot that she photographs to produce beautiful pieces of art for her clients to keep and cherish forever.
Melanie adopts an informal, relaxed but professional approach in her work, ensuring that each photograph is spontaneous and natural, making sure that the final images are true to the family.
Melanie offers a free photoshoot in the comfort of your own home and loves working with new mums. Very often the new mums will have had their bumps photographed by Melanie and are eager to have shots of their gorgeous newborns as soon as they return home. It is not unusual for Melanie to shoot within the first few days. These images are so special and are a real wow.
Babies and toddlers are lots of fun to work with and twins and multiples are always extra fun. Melanie receives a lot of recommendations for her work and children of all ages and family groups update their work with her on a regular basis and invite her to attend christenings and weddings as well. If you are interested in booking Melanie for your wedding please contact her with the date.
Newborn sessions are relaxed and gentle. Sessions usually last 2 hours, including setting up, though occasionally can take longer. I will provide a range of props and blankets, though I am happy to incorporate your baby’s own personal items too. I work at your baby’s pace, enabling plenty of time for feeding, changing, soothing and cuddling. I may also pinch the odd cuddle!
I prefer to photograph newborns when they are less than two weeks old, ideally around three-ten days after birth. At this age, babies still tend to be ‘curled up’, sleepier and are easier to pose. I recommend booking before your baby is born in order to ensure a session is available for you, arrangements can then be made once your baby arrives.
For you peace of mind I am fully insured and CRB checked.
Besides being an outstanding photographer and creating beautiful images for the family, Melanie is also an expert at taking impressions of hands and feet. The Impressions are beautifully handcrafted by Melanie and can be taken of little ones as young as 12 hours old. The process is very quick and safe and every little line or crease of their precious hands and feet is captured forever.
What really makes the service Melanie offers truly unique is that she can combine her outstanding photographic images and casts to create a stunning piece of work for your home that will be treasured for a life time and handed down in the family.
The impressions/prints/casts combined create gorgeous gifts at very special times. Very often Melanie produces impressions for two or three children in the family in the same frame and a generation piece is very popular e.g. This is a cast of baby, mum grandma and great grandma, how special is that and how valuable to the family?
Melanie’s stunningly natural images and impressions are in great demand and her Facebook pages are full of delighted business clients.
Melanie works and lives in the area of Durham in the North East of England.Durham combines an alluring city with captivating countryside and stunning coast line. With its iconic cathedral and castle, world heritage site Durham City is the Jewel in the Crown of an extra ordinary county. The Durham Dales and Vale of Durham are diverse landscapes dotted with market towns and picturesque villages.
Durham is a captivating city of winding cobbled streets, the home of the dramatic cathedral and castle and has one of the most spectacular panoramas in Europe.
Durham has a wonderful timeless quality, is home to a quintessential old English university and sits on the banks of the beautiful River Wear.
There is plenty to see and do in Durham. Durham University’s, Oriental Museum, is a must to see as are the beautiful gardens of Crook Hall. The Vale of Durham to the North and South of the City of Durham is a diverse destination with bustling towns such as the historic Bishop Auckland, home to Auckland Castle, which is still the official residence of the Bishop of Durham.
The Castle is surrounded by the Bishop’s Deer Park and Escomb, you will find the restored seventh century Escomb saxon church.
Beamish Museum is an open air museum telling the story of the people of the North East of England. At Shildon you will find the National Railway Museum which houses up to sixty vehicles from the national collection. Beamish Wild is the Vales newest attraction and is a conservation centre for birds of prey and high wire adventure rope course, very popular with adventurous children of all ages.
The Vale of Durham is also renowned for its sporting prowess, with both Sedgefield Racecourse and Durham County Cricket Club in Chester le Street.
Chester le Street also has a fantastic park for little ones.
The Durham Dales are made up of Teesdale and Weardale, with a beautiful varied landscape of moors and hills.
Stanhope is a tranquil market town at the heart of the Durham Dales and here you can ride the Weardale Railway. In the area you will also find High Force, the highest unbroken waterfall in England on the river Tees. Close by is the Bowes Museum and the delightful market town of Barnard Castle. Raby Castle in Staindrop is one of England’s most impressive medieval castles and Hamsterley Forest is a fantastic adventure playground of woodland.
Along the dramatic landscape of Durham’s heritage coast you will find the lively harbour town of Seaham, famous for its award winning Spa Hotel and old churches. It was at Seaham Hall that Lord Byron was married and spent his honeymoon.
Durham is a fantastic place to live, work and visit.