at home family photoshoots allow me to capture your everydays. Or as my gorgeous Mum says your yesterdays. Being together as a family. I can guarantee the kids are going to LOVE looking back at the home they grew up in. When we open the albums at Mums to show the little Hudsons mummys life growing up..
Make your memories last a lifetime
Mel Hudson is an Outdoor Family Photographer based in Northern Ireland. I love shooting Family Portrait Photography in a relaxed environment. Being a family photographer in Belfast is just simply thee best job. I love meeting my new families and photographing their children and joy.
Hi my name is Melanie and I am Mel Hudson Photography and I’m an Outdoor Family Photographer based in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
I’m also Mummy to 4 little humans
My passion for outdoor photography has been around for as long as I can remember. Long before camera phones were a constant companion my SLR accompanied me everywhere. I would spend hours developing my images in Dark Rooms watching the paper come alive with moments I had captured.
Belfast Photographer Carrickfergus
Outdoor Family Photographer
Lifestyle Family Photography is beautiful, I adore the natural element of this style of photography. Scrapped knees, wind blown hair, rosey cheeks they all tell the story of your family, and our afternoon together.
Natural light outdoor photography allows for creativity and some really beautiful unique family portraits. We have the flexibility of location AND we can take advantage of the seasons.
Its one of the most amazing advantages of being an outdoor family photographer.
Autumn Colours, Spring Flowers, Snowmen and Summer afternoons on the beach. These are simply the best moments to capture your family. Children love to explore, run and jump in puddles, they love it even more if Mummy & Daddy do it too! The atmosphere is organic and fun, to see some of my sessions click on my Blog.
Newborn & Baby Lifestyle Photographer
Your little humans are so small, tiny and precious. The first few weeks will pass in a blur and they will grow and change so quickly.
As a lifestyle photographer I will capture those moments, in the comfort of your own home. At a time that suits you and baby.
We will talk and I will observe you with your child. Capturing the smallest details, your tiny newborn in your arms. It is a very calm and relaxed newborn baby photoshoot. If baby is awake, baby is awake.
I will dance to their tune.
Cake Smash Photographer
Then before you know it we are here. 1 year old and smashing into a cake!! What fun these cake smash photography shoots are. Cute little personalities have developed and they are such fun to capture.
Every cake smash i have photographed has started out with the little human unsure what to do. Then … there is this moment … its a moment of realisation. When they understand they can crack into the cake in front of them. Such JOY to be a part of that.
My cake smash shoots will take place in your home or weather dependant we can shoot outdoors. Either way I will capture such lovely images for you to cherish! Click HERE if you wish to see some at home cake smash photography sessions ive taken.
Creative Outdoor Family Photographer
Family Photography sessions are best done any time of the year. A yearly session is a great idea to capture your family growing year after year. Outdoor photography is an amazing way to document your little family.
Locations will change as your family changes.
Your walls will be covered with precious memories. Not to look at nostalgically, but to look at and remember the joy you shared growing as a family.
Lifestyle Family Photography
I have been asked on many an occasion what a Lifestyle Photographer is? By choosing me you are stepping away from the posed stage look.
Your surroundings will suit you and your children. If you wish to have the photography shoot at home, surrounded by toys and all things familiar.
I can do that..
If you wish to have an outdoor photography shoot at a local park, that the kids love. Or the zoo, or visiting a favourite outdoor forest park.
I can do that..
Belfast Photographer Mel Hudson Photography
As an Outdoor Family Photographer I travel to my families, so that means I will travel to you. Belfast, Ballymena, North Coast and Carrickfergus are just a few of my locations.
I am an Northern Ireland Photographer and i love exploring and finding new locations with you and your family.
Family Photography Packages
Mini Family Photography Package
- 1 to 1 1/2 hour Photoshoot on location, either a park, gardens or your home.
- You will receive 15 HR Digitals of your choice.
- A framed 8x6 image from the session.
Family Photography Package
- 2 hour photoshoot on location, either a park, gardens or your home.
- You will receive your Full HR Digital Gallery of 35 images.
- A Lifestyle Coffee Table Album packed with your beautiful images from your afternoon with me.
Newborn Lifestyle Package @ home
- This 2 hour Lifestyle Shoot will take place in your home. It is relaxed and organic, I work with baby's schedule capturing the little details.
- You will receive 15 HR Digital images of your choice and also a soft cover album.
Baby's 1st Birthday Cake Smash Package
- This will take place in your home or weather permitting we can capture the Cake Smash on location.
- You will receive 15 HR Digital Images of your choice.
- An 8x6 framed image from the session
Morag – 5 stars
We had a brilliant morning in Lady Dixon park having a family shoot. Mel was so friendly and put us at ease straight away and the whole shoot felt really natural and effortless. We are over the moon with the pictures we have seen so far and can’t recommend her enough to capture your family’s memories.
Laura – 5 stars
We had such a lovely morning with Mel at Antrim Castle Gardens, great surroundings and fab photographer! Our boys loved all the fun and attention from Mel, she was so friendly, no one felt under pressure to pose!
As a Mummy too, she knows how unpredictable kids can be to get involved but she had lots of ideas to keep their attention which has captured some lasting memories for our Family. Mel has been so approachable from the booking until the editing of our photos, thank you for everything Mel, we would highly recommend you to Friends & Family xx
Hannah – 5 stars
We were met by the lovely Mel, she instantly made us relax and our whole experience was fun and enjoyable.
Then came the photos – what can I say they are fab and capture our crazy little family perfectly.
Mel is fab and if you are looking for some family photos that are a bit different (not just sat still posing) then Mel is your woman!
Darren – 5 stars
My family and I met Mel today for the first time for a photoshoot and have to say she is such a lovely person. She helped us all feel at ease instantly which made our morning so enjoyable, the kids felt like movie stars today lol. My wife hates getting her photo taken but she actually enjoyed the whole experience. We cant wait to see the finished product. Would highly recommend Mel for her top class service.
Heather – 5 stars
From the moment Mel arrived at the door we found her to be professional, relaxed, friendly and great fun. She immediately put Sophie at ease which allowed her to capture her shots in a relaxed stress free environment. Mel had fabulous ideas and nothing was too much bother. It was such a pleasure to meet her.
Laura – 5 stars
We had a fantastic outdoor photo shoot in Lady Dixon Park. Right from the start Melanie made us feel relaxed. We have had photos taken before but I love, love, love the relaxed laughing faces of the kids. They loved her and I think they will expect her to come on all our trips to the park to document every pine cone or flower they find!! Can’t recommend Melanie enough and will do to to all our friends and family. Thanks again
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So not only do i love capturing joyful moments, i love being transported to different worlds.
If you do then come join me and some fellow book worms in The Book Club. Its a cosy safe place to come and get ideas and recommendations. Tell us where you’ve been transported and what characters have left their impact. You can pop in for a chat, and pop out whenever you feel like it.
We have a monthly book you can choose to read and then we can all review it together within the private group attached to my
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January 2019’s Book Club choice Happy New Year, 2019 can’t believe it the years are rushing past. January 2019’s book club choice has been chosen based on the excellent reviews its had. Ive also read themes around time travel and its such an interesting concept this book then tickled my fancy. The back of the…