Melanie Barnfield Photography

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.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


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

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
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
Kellie and James Hopkin
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Absolutely fantastic day all thanks to Melanie
My photographer cancelled on me 11pm the night before my wedding. Melanie the little gem was absolutely fantastic. She re arranged her schedule to be able to come and help us out and make our day that perfect day. Melanie saved the day with literally a few hours notice. Can not recommend Melanie enough. Fab photos and nothing was to much for her. Thank you so so much you made our day complete
Grace and Stewart
Married in October 2018
November 2018
A very special day!!
We genuinely feel we hit gold with Melanie! She was so easy to get on with and relaxed from our very first meeting, and throughout. Incredibly at ease with the children at our wedding, a natural. Im sure there will be occasions in the future where we will use Melanie's photography services again. Grace and I highly recommend Melanie Barnfield Photography.
Cheri & Jay
Married in October 2018
November 2018
October 2018 wedding
Mel recently photographed our wedding for us and I could not be more impressed with the service. From the beginning she worked with us and really got an understanding of what we wanted. It's a bit too soon for us to have the photos back yet but she has given us a sneak peek which we are more than happy with!
Carley Rendle
Married in September 2018
November 2018
The wedding is over but the photos last a life time..
Where do I start.. Melanie was the the perfect choice of photographer for our wedding! From the moment we enquired to receiving our photos the service she has provided has been first class. Melanie has talked us through every step and always been there to answer questions along the way. On the day she was so professional and calming and the shots just looked effortless! I think what makes Melanie’s service stand out above the rest is the incredible value for money and her little attention to details! We received a card last Christmas that she sent saying next Christmas you will be Mr and Mrs Thompson with a little message inside saying she couldn’t wait to capture our wedding this was such a lovely little touch! On the day she had such great fresh ideas to capture some unique photos and we couldn’t be happier with how they have turned out! We couldn’t recommend Melanie highly enough for her unique, bespoke service that captured our day perfectly
Daniel and Allison Sallmon
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Our beautiful wedding day
Every moment was perfect and Melanie captured every second perfectly.
Andrea Barrow
Married in June 2018
November 2018
Incredibly Beautiful Photos To Remember Our Special Day
Mel Barnfield photographed our wedding day. The photos were beautiful, especially of our children and our friends’ children. Our wedding guests said what a lovely Lady she is and that she made them feel at ease. She edited the photos and returned them quickly on a USB stick in a lovely wooden box. All the photos are in colour and black and white too and we love them and are so grateful to Mel. We would definitely consider hiring her for another event.
Location & Contact Details


Plymouth, Devon, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Pasties and Petticoats

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Bridebook Silver Award

Industry Awards (1)

Westcountry Wedding Awards

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