Durham photography studio.



North East

Areas Covered

Newcastle, Durham, Chester le Street, Newton Aycliffe, Consett, Stanley, Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Washington, Langley Park, Cornsay Colliery, Cornsay, Lanchester, Esh Village, Sacriston, Crook, Willington, Brandon, Sunderland, Ryhope

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Photography Services

£50 non refundable retainer required in order to secure your booking. This will be deducted from your final order. 


Melanie Armstrong

Durham, Sunderland and Darlington

Hello, my name is Melanie and I create beautiful, cherished keepsakes of your most precious little people. I am an award-winning newborn and family photographer, providing a bespoke service to new parents across the North East. With over 17 years of experience, I guarantee your baby is in safe hands.


Operating from my studio in Chester-le-Street, Durham, I provide a range of photography services for families across Durham and the surrounding areas.

The newborn stage is brief and will pass in the blink of an eye; this is where my passion lies. Every moment your little one will change, it's unavoidable. This makes it more rewarding and enchanting for me to capture this time for you and your family to treasure forever. It’s a moment that’s gone, but a memory that you get to keep forever.


Let’s create memories together for your family to treasure forever.

Your Words Of Love


After speaking with Melanie to book the photoshoot she put me at ease straight away on all her safety measures. Arriving at her studio with my daughter and grandson Melanie was fantastic. She was brilliant with Hugo explaining everything she would be doing with him. She was so gentle and patient with him he slept nearly the whole time. We only stopped once to feed Hugo which Melanie was absolutely fine with. Melanie put Hugo first the whole time. Melanie suggested a three-generation photo at the end of the shoot my daughter and myself were not very keen !! How wrong we were and how right Melanie was the end result was amazing. I can’t thank her enough.

Julie Dobson


Amazing! The way Melanie interacted with my 2 weeks old was nothing short of amazing. She is literally the baby whisperer.


The fact she also got my 7-year-old son to hang on her every word is a miracle. The photos she has produced are stunning and I’m struggling to decide which are the most beautiful.


Thank you so much for putting us all at ease we loved every minute of the session and felt so at home and comfortable in the studio. Thanks again 

Danielle Curd


I booked Melanie for my bump shoot and newborn shoot for my twins. 
For my bump shoot I rented a dress and sent Melanie a photo of what I wanted to recreate which she did to a T! She also gave her ideas which I loved, with my favourite photo being me with my 5 year old son. 

Then there was the newborn shoot….. all I can say is that she was amazing!! Both with the twins and my eldest son. I loved all the photos.
I would without a doubt, recommend Melanie for both a bump shoot and newborn shoot!!

Sarah Nicole

Photography Products

and Prices

I am passionate about delivering excellence to my clients through a luxury experience and heirlooms printed on stunning products from the best printers.

With over 17 years of experience, I will make sure that every minute of our time together is memorable. From start to finish, and create an unforgettable experience and beautiful images you will treasure forever in your home.

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*A £99 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking to secure your session date and time. This will be deducted from your final balance.


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