Melanie Barnfield Photography

  • £695Price from
  • 50+Weddings shot
I just love capturing couple's on their Special Day, having photographed 100's of weddings over the past 10 years I still thrive on the emotion and excitement of each and every Wedding.
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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I feel so lucky to be able to spend one of the most significant days in a couples lives, from small intimate Weddings to big family gatherings! I am very informal and make sure that as well as capturing your day, you have fun, time to spend with your guests and moments to remember and treasure. Every album I produce is designed to tell the story of your day, form Bridal Prep to the wonderful First Dance. You can re-live every special moment in your album which are made by the wonderful Graphistudio - a world renowned Wedding Album Company who really are one of the best. I love to work with my couples to ensure we get the best from them, from the day and ensure that their style and ideas are included in the day. I can direct as much or as little as you need in order to create the images you will have for the rest of your lives. Its so important to remember that this day will go so quickly that its nice to take time out to soak it up whilst spending some quality time with you as a Bride and Groom as well as enjoying the company of all your family and friends. I can ensure all my couples I will do my very very best to make sure your day is all you wish for and more.....

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Melanie
Congratulations on the beginning of your Wedding planning journey! I believe photography is one of the most important parts of your day, it's what you have left once your dress is hung up and your cake has been gobbled up! That's why for me its so important to capture every detail and every emotion. To make sure you have the best day, to be with your guests as well as in front of the camera. I have a super relaxed style and would love to chat to you about your plans and ideas. Mel x


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emily and Ollie Chenoweth
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Just the best!!
Where do I start?! From the beginning, Mel was so warm, friendly and professional to work with. We met for a pre wedding shoot which really helped to break the barrier and nerves, on our part! It was also lovely to get to know Mel and talk through what we wanted from our wedding photos. On our wedding day, Mel instantly fitted in with our wedding party, it felt like I'd known her for years! Mels non intrusive approach was perfect, specially during the morning and while we were getting ready. During the day, she put everyone at ease and was fab to have around. All the guests commented on how lovely and discrete she was and how well she worked with our videographer. Mel captured our day perfectly which reflected in our beautiful photos. We did our thing, while Mel captured those special moments. Icing on the cake, Mel secretly photographed our two children which we only found out about when we had our photos back, so thoughtful of her! I'm already planning on using Mel for a family/anniversary shoot!
Sammy and Nathan
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
The most perfect photographer!
Where do I start! Mel is an amazingly talented photographer, we are in love with our wedding gallery and can't stop looking through the photos to relive our day. Mel is such a well needed calming presence and also amazing at coming up with ideas for photos throughout the day. We can't recommend Mel enough!
Rachel and Gavin
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
My perfect day
Thank you so much Mel for your professional yet friendly manor. You made us all feel so at ease and made my day very special 💕
Nick and Shamini
Happy couple married in August
December 2022
Best decision
Melanie was one of the best decision we made for our wedding. She was absolutely amazing in capturing all the key moments while people are in their element. She made people comfortable, and really went above and beyond. The photos were amazing. My bridal team wants to get married just so Mel can be the photographer ☺️
Emma & Tom
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Amazing Addition to our Wedding!
Mel was honestly incredible from the outset, she met us for a coffee to get to know our style, was INCREDIBLE with our daughter, who responded immediately to her and was just lovely. Despite us being slightly awkward, she bought us out of our shell during the pre wedding shoot, and this put us at ease for the day. On the day she was super early, was smiley and lovely to all of our guests, wasn’t too demanding and was very accommodating to the fact we didn’t want to spend too long away from the wedding party. She made it so fun and was a huge hit at the wedding. After a mix up with food boxes, we offered Mel to sit with us and eat, which she gracefully accepted, and was perhaps the most popular person at the table and fit in perfectly with our guests. To top it all off, the turn around for our photos was so quick, and they were AMAZING! Absolutely beautiful and fun, and perfectly captured our day and personalities! I genuinely feel like I won the lottery stumbling across Mel’s website, and honestly couldn’t recommend her enough!
Killian & Lottie
Happy couple married in August
January 2023
Most magical day of my life, captured perfectly!!
Melanie was the perfect photographer for our special day. So calming, understanding, clear...just wonderful. And honestly, when we got our photographs back (amazingly quick btw! We were just coming back from our honeymoon 💕) we were in awe! We absolutely adored reliving our wedding day through Mels fantastic photographs of our favourite memories of the day. We laughed and cried and everything in-between too. I wish we could do it all over again but I am so glad we have Melanies incredible work to look back on for years to come.
Location & Contact Details


Plymouth, Devon, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Pasties and Petticoats

Industry Awards (1)

Westcountry Wedding Awards

Accreditations (1)

Bridebook Silver Award

Bridebook Awards (2)


What is your most memorable wedding?

This is so hard as every wedding I capture has a moment that sticks out to me, whether its getting ready with special friends, dad's seeing their daughters for the first time, the groom and his nerves as his bride walks down the aisle, tears, the buzz of laughter and happiness, quiet moments with the newlyweds, those intimate speeches and dancing the night away......

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Informal, Relaxed, Professional, Rustic, Intimate.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I have had the honour of capturing people's Special Day's for over 10 years and in that time I have captured weddings all over the world. I am so proud that couple's are still choosing me to spend this Amazing day with them and create ever lasting memories.

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

Remember it's your day - bring as much of your style and personalities into the planning as you can to make it as memorable as you possibly can.

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

I LOVE anything that has been handmade. Little gestures of thoughtfulness to those you love. One bride gave her dad a lovely embroidered handkerchief with a really gorgeous personal message which touched everyone when she gave it to him.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I usually meet up with potential clients at my house, their house or a convenient location. We run through their plans and what they want from their photographer. I have some beautiful albums which couples take their time to look through whilst I natter about how I work. If a couple decide to book with me I am always over the moon, we do a little bit of paperwork and then we talk about planning... some of my brides create a Pinterest board which enables us to share ideas of images the couple like and gives me a feel for their style. One month before the Big Day we get together to go through timings and group shots required and any other questions they may have. Then, I see them on the day, ready to make their day as awesome as I possibly can x

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

A really natural shot of a lovely big kiss, cuddle and laugh.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies and Umbrellas!

Describe how you got into photography.

My grandma always took photos where ever we went, we used to make fun of her (here she goes, camera is out again)! Little did I know back then that it was something that I actually LOVED! Looking back and being able to reminisce is one of the most amazing and heartfelt things we can do. So, when I decided that the office job I had was not for me, I got myself into Art College and from there I got a job with a wonderful Wedding Photographer before setting up my own business in 2007.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftBridebookMBP
Bridebook Special OfferFramed A4 print from their Special Day