Maxi Photography

Creative, modern yet timeless wedding photography that will document your special day from start to finish.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
My wedding photography will capture your day in a natural and stylish way, whilst I blend into the background. "We hardly knew you were there but your organisation helped our day run smoothly – we couldn’t have done it without you!" (Chris & Liz Hall). A wedding pre-shoot or 'engagement' shoot allows us to get to know each other a little better, putting you at ease in front of the camera whilst I learn how you interact as a couple. We will also pop along to the venue, to discuss those key shots and how we can achieve them; doing this before the day means that I know exactly what you want, leaving you to just enjoy yourselves when the time comes. On the wedding day, from hair and make-up I’ll be there capturing those special moments; the laughs, thoughts, tears. The boys don’t get left out either – an assistant photographer will be there with them too, so together you will be able to relive the day and have a glimpse into each other’s preparations! Together, myself and my assistant will capture beautiful images throughout the day and only after the first dance will we then leave you to party the night away. Prices start at £1495 for full-day coverage. Part-Day coverage and Elopement Packages can be available during weekdays and for non-peak season weddings - please ask for details.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mel Roach
Hi! Thank you do much for looking at my profile! If you are looking for a friendly, yet professional wedding photographer then I may fit the bill! Working with my husband, we pride ourselves in imaginative but un-intrusive wedding photography.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in October 2016
October 2016
Not yet received wedding pics as it was only last...
Not yet received wedding pics as it was only last week but engagement pics were fantastic. Mel and Justin were the perfect pair both leading up to the wedding and on the day and we couldn't imagine having any other people to photograph rhe biggest day of our lives. If we are ever blessed with children we will certainly be in contact for another photo shoot! And maybe a dog photo shoot too!!!?
Married in October 2016
October 2016
Mel went above...
Mel went above and beyond to make our day so perfect. All the guest said she was amazing and made them feel so relaxed. She was so professional and fun at the same time. I wouldn't have changed a thing, Mel was perfect in every way.
Married in September 2016
September 2016
On the day Mel...
On the day Mel and Justin made us feel very relaxed and as if they weren’t there. She reminded us of “Lara croft” as she had 2 cameras on each side to get a quick change instead of fiddling with lenses. Mel managed the wedding group shots extremely well and the photos were returned to us only 3 weeks after the wedding. She has captured the day perfectly and we both found us reliving the emotion as we went through the hundreds of photos. Great job. Would highly recommend Mel.
Married in September 2016
September 2016
Mel and Justin were absolutely fabulous we have such fairytale photographs that captured our wedding day in the best way possible ! We have had so many comments that our photo's look like they should be in hello magazine !
Married in August 2016
August 2016
Mel was fantastic throughout the whole process...
Mel was fantastic throughout the whole process. From the point of booking she was brilliant at communicating with us to arrange meetings etc. She helped us plan the timings for the whole day. The guests mentioned Mel many times since our wedding and recognised how brilliant she and Justin (her husband and second photographer) were at organising everyone in a fun and calm way. We love the style of pictures Mel takes and were really happy with our wedding photos and engagement shoot photos.
Married in August 2016
August 2016
Mel and Justin made an instant impression and made us so comfortable. Considering the price we paid was very reasonable, this included and engagement shoot which really helped come the big day. It was also great to have two photographers meaning that every moment for both the bride and groom was caught.
Location & Contact Details


Torquay, Devon, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Train Station

Newton Abbot

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (7)

Rock My Wedding
Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine
Inspired Bride
Dream Weddings Magazine

Accreditations / Associations (1)

BIPP Licentiate (LBIPP)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding is memorable, in it's own unique way.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, modern, timeless, artistic, unintrusive

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our images!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try to keep everything in perspective.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Oooh that's a tough one! There's been so many! I think keeping it personal is key.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Un-intrusive, natural images whilst getting ready with maybe a few 'composed' shots before the main event. Subtle shooting throughout the ceremony, quick and efficient formal group shots and as little time with the bride and groom as possible (they want to spend time with their friends and family, and not me!) All whilst capturing the finer details and stories as they unravel throughout the day.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Natural ones!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

If I get asked to take a specific photo, then it's normally already been shot and seen on Pinterest etc. The original photos are the natural photos of the happy couple I think!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Do not panic! Photos in the rain can be really beautiful! Prepare, have a pretty brolly to hand and you probably won't need it... In reality, IF it is an inclement day, we will have planned for this already, so trust your photographer! In our experience, it's rarely bad all day, so we will do our best to work around the weather and still ensure we achieve the finest images for you.

Describe how you got into photography.

I took photography at Art College (a 'few' years) ago, travel called then life took over and another 'few' years later I picked up the camera again in the background at friends weddings. A pet portrait lead to a wedding (I know!), which lead to a few more and the rest as they say is history! Maxi has been my full-time occupation now since 2014 and although it's hard work, I love every single second!