About Me

Melanie East photography


I'm a Bristol based multi award winning wedding, portrait and newborn photographer. I've been a full time professional photographer for 15 years, having changed career from that of a lawyer. I've never looked back.


To me, photographing a wedding or a new baby and a new family enables me to create the most wonderful memories for them. It enables me to photograph emotion, connection, love and new beginnings. It enables me to freeze time. It enables me to provide a legacy. That is why I do what I do.


During my time as a wedding and portrait photographer I've photographed hundreds of weddings, newborn babies, children and families. I'm completely devoted to ensuring you receive a great experience from me, from first contact right through to final delivery of product. Your photographs will be beautiful.


I teach newborn photographers all over the world. My work has featured in national and international media.


You can see my wedding portfolio here and my newborn portfolio here .

I'll be delighted to chat to you about your requirements and I'd love it if you contacted me here


Little Things


I *love* animals, and have a Ragdoll cat, hens and a tortoise (called Tilly)

To relax I bake - lots!

I used to be a lawyer but I'm much happier being a pro photographer!

I collect beautiful Italian leather journals.

And old leather bound law books

I love flowers, but can't keep indoor plants alive.

I enjoy the great outdoors just as much as snuggling in front of an open fire.