Newborn & Family photographer Durham and Sunderland


Melanie Armstrong

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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

Photography Services

Melanie offers No Session Fee for all her professional photography 


Melanie Armstrong

Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland

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 15 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. I specialise in newborn, baby and family photography and impressions of little one’s hands and feet. Our youngest was just 6 hours new.


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

"We had another fantastic photoshoot with Melanie after she reopened following lockdown. It was lovely to see how much effort she had put into making the studio a safe environment for our new baby and us all! Mel always has and continues to put safety first and this was clear throughout our shoot but didn’t take away from the lovely atmosphere or beautiful photos! She even managed to get a smile off our little girl despite wearing a mask! 
We felt completely at ease and very safe in the environment and Melanie continuously washed her hands. 
We highly recommended Melanie and even more so in the current situation. "

Rachel Turnbull

"We are utterly delighted with our whole experience with Melanie. 
She was amazing with our little girl, Amélie, and managed to get some fantastic images that we will treasure for a lifetime. The impression frames that she offers are so unique and look beautiful on our wall. My sister-in-law has them for her girls also. I’m sure it is somewhat a family tradition now. We will certainly be back if Amélie has a sibling. 

Amélie was booked in for a newborn shoot but because of Covid we got the shoot when she was ten weeks instead. Still very pleased with the outcome and Melanie was able to use her experience to have her in positions that almost made her look newborn. We both felt very safe in the studio. Melanie has gone to some lengths to provide safety for clients. I was very impressed!"

Samantha Peverall

"Melanie is so talented at what she does, from the minute we arrived at the studio we felt completely relaxed and comfortable. Our girls loved the shoot and Melanie really is amazing with babies, our 3 week old never cried once! And our 7 year old was made to feel involved and happy! It really was a lovely experience and the images are perfect, exactly what we wanted.


Everything was 100% sterile and clean and Melanie wore ppe throughout. Everything felt safe at these uncertain times but still relaxing. So glad we booked with Melanie!"

Kirsty Stevenson

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 15 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 £50 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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