I'm Melinda and the Gold part is my middle name, first shared with my grandma and now passed onto my daughter.
Im a West Australian girl, living with my Irish hubby and two darling kiddies in Cavan, Ireland.
Taking photos has always been part of me since getting my first beautiful Pentax film SLR camera when I was a teenager. I've been working as photographer for over ten years to learning 'on the job' from some very talented photographers and feeling my way to my own style.
I started out in children's studio photography...so, for one I've taken a crap load of kids photos. I know that all kids respond differently, and I'm pretty darn good at working them around.. So you don't have to stress about it.
I continued on to gain experience in natural light photography..I learnt here this is my passion, people relax more, kids relax more and I love it!
Ive also A LOT of experience commercial school photography ( 300 smiling kids portraits before 12 noon is my record! Boom!) and even luckier to work in a leading high end photography studio in Western Australia where i learned the art of designing peoples images into artworks in print...and I will be forever learning and developing.
And now its time to express my own vision; for me its not just documenting faces but about capturing the connection between them, the story they have to tell.
Annie Lebovitz said 'A lot can be told in these moments in between those main moments'
This is the unique story your family has to tell, whether it's in these everyday moments just to remember the little things in life or in your big moments - new life, new love moments. It has to be authentic, it has to be true to you.
Natural light and the best bits of life.
I would love to chat with you and hear the stories you'd like my lens to capture.
WHATS MY STYLE? Id say its a mix between Lifestyle and Documentary Photography; to me its simply taking, guided, natural photos, in natural light.And the wandering in between. I want your personality to shine through. I want your connection and relationship to be true. Of coarse well take a posed portrait or two, but mostly its capturing you and your family as you are.. with a bit of encouragement from me!
WHERE WILL YOUR SESSION BE HELD? I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session, I have a few favourite locations but the possibilities are endless!
WHEN SHALL YOU HAVE YOUR NEWBORN SESSION? Newborn sessions are best taken with in the first two weeks and should be booked while pregnant.. but if baby is already born up to eight weeks if fine too. These occur in your home. Maternity sessions are avaiable and we can include both in a package...just ask!
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR? Dress comfortably, think co-ordinating not matching...Theres a few ideas on my PINTREST
Can you see ALL the images taken? I choose and edit very carefully your Gallery. I take A LOT of images a our session but the ones chosen are the BEST and altogether tell a story.
WHEN WILL YOU SEE YOUR PHOTOS? Im always as excited to show your gallery as you are to see them and will have them available within the first week..if not earlier!
ALL INCLUSIVE DIGITAL PACKAGE are my recommended choice. So you have all the tiny details from the curls in their hair to the way they gripped your hand so tight... I believe it is an investment that will be cherished for years to come.
SO, HOW DO I BOOK? Simply go to my contact page and get in touch. You can also ask any further questions you have here.
PRINT PACKAGES ...when you're not sure what exactly you want but know you need to capture it...
Starting from €100 including;
DIGITAL AND PRINT Photo Packages start from €250 and can be created to suit your budget or for a set package list..please just contact me !
EVENTS - Priced per event on enquiry... Christenings, Parties, anything...