About Photography for Little People by Melanie
Hi, my name is Melanie Armstrong - Maternity, newborn and family photographer across 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 have a beautiful photography studio in Chester le Street, Durham
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. Melanie adopts an informal, relaxed but professional approach in her work, ensuring that each photograph is spontaneous and natural and making sure that the final images are true to the family. Very often the new mums will have had their bumps photographed by Melanie in a maternity photo shoot and are eager to have shots of their gorgeous newborns as soon as they return home. Melanie specialise's in newborn photography in her photography studio in Chester le Street; the best age for your newborn shoot is between 3 and 10 days new. 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. Newborn sessions are relaxed and gentle, you will be welcomed into her beautiful Chester le Street studio just outside of Durham.
Newborn photography sessions usually last 2/3 hours, including setting up, though occasionally can take longer. Melanie will provide a range of props and blankets, though is happy to incorporate your baby’s own personal items too. Melanie works at your baby’s pace, enabling plenty of time for feeding, changing, soothing and cuddling; and she may also pinch the odd cuddle herself! Melanie prefers to photograph newborns when they are less than two weeks old, ideally around 3-10 days after birth. At this age, babies still tend to be ‘curled up’, sleepier and are easier to pose. Melanie recommends booking before your baby is born in order to ensure a photography session is available for you. Arrangements can then be finalised once your baby arrives, you can expect a waiting list for Melanie so do be prepared and contact Melanie in her Durham photography studio to secure your appointment for those early newborn images. For your peace of mind Melanie is fully insured and holds a current DBS certificate. The best way to start baby bonding is with an intimate private newborn photography session. Photography for Little People is here to offer you, and your family a magical experience is our state-of-the art studio in Chester le Street, Durham.
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 and casts of your little ones are beautifully handcrafted and can be taken of little ones as young as 6 hours old. The process is very quick and safe and every little line or crease of their precious hands and feet are captured forever. What really makes the service Melanie offers truly unique is that she can combine her outstanding photographic images with casts and impressions to create a stunning piece of work for your home that will be treasured for a lifetime and handed down in the family. The impressions/prints/casts combine to 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 i.e. a cast of baby, mum, grandma and great grandma, how special is that and how valuable to the family? Melanie’s stunning natural images and impressions are in great demand and her Facebook pages are full of delighted clients. At our Photography Studio in Chester le street, you can now experience moments that will be treasured forever when you have your little ones impressions taken by Melanie Armstrong. Photography for Little People are the leading experts in the UK at taking and making beautiful Impressions for Little People.
Melanie Armstrong looks forward to welcoming you, your family and of course your bump or newborn baby to our Chester le Street photography studio, Durham and having the privilege of capturing moments that your family will treasure for a life time.