Mel Hudson Photography

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 About Me

Hi my name is Melanie and I am Mel Hudson Photography and I’m a Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn & 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.

Ive been told its best if i pop a few details about me down. So here it goes real quick.  Im an introvert with a camera, love warmth, cherish my family & friends, travelled the world and ended up back home because there really is no place like home and if i have a spare 20 minutes im either getting lost in the book for this months book club or watching Grace & Frankie on Netflix…. and breathe.

Cant wait to meet you xx

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Full HR Digital Packages Available

Family Photographs shouldn’t break the bank. Each little family should have the experience of having professional photographs taken.  As a family photographer I specialise in looking for connections.  Connections between you and your babies, your babies and their parents / grandparents. Siblings can argue until the cows come home, but the love that lies beneath is beautiful to witness.

I have taken some time pulling together Family Photography Packages that should suit every budget.  Each family package comes with High Resolution Digitals.  This means you can print as many copies as you like for Christmas Presents, for the walls in your home or family albums.

I am always happy to have a chat with you to see what family photography package suits your family.

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 Outdoor Family Photographer

Lifestyle Family Portrait 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 in Northern Ireland.

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.

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Creative Outdoor Family Photographer

Family Portrait 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.

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Winter & Autumn Colour Photo Shoots

Autumn is without a doubt my favourite time of the year.  The yellow, reds & oranges are such a stunning backdrop.  Outdoor family portraits taken during this time of the year are so special.

Your little family is coming to the end of another year, and crisp autumnal days are the opportunity to capture your ‘right nows’ before another year is upon us.

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At Home Family Photographer

At home family photoshoots allow me to capture your everydays.  Its those everyday moments that make up the joy in our lives without us realising it.

I have yet to meet anyone that says “gosh i LOVE getting my photo taken”

If you aren’t relaxed then your family photoshoot will show the tension.  However i can more or less guarantee a family photoshoot at home is going to be tension free.  Kids love showing me their toys and treasures. Mums & Dads are surrounded by their life. To be asked to capture that for you to look back on, is a really joyful experience.

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Maternity, Newborn & Baby Lifestyle Photographer

We have our babies for the shortest time, I know when we are growing them it feels like forever but genuinely its heartbeat and then they are here.  Then first few weeks will pass in a blur and they will grow and change so quickly.

As a lifestyle portrait 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.

Newborn baby photoshoots at home are so lovely and i travel throughout Belfast & Northern Ireland.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Mel Hudson Family Photography Antrim Castle Gardens, Ballymena

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

The Northern Ireland Family Photographer Mel Hudson was a great find. We truly enjoyed our morning together and the photographs are just gorgeous.

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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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Outdoor Photography offers so much more to a family portrait session

We can relax, dander and explore.  Your children can look for shells at Whitepark Bay, or chase the squirrels in Antrim Castle Gardens.  We can share giggles and stories.

Not only will your family portraits be unique to your family but you have the added benefit of being outdoors.  Its a lovely way to spend time together as a family. Your children will cherish the time being in the moment with them.

Even the family pet can get involved!

Being a Northern Ireland Family Photographer is such a joyful experience.

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So not only do i love capturing joyful moments, i love being transported to different worlds.

Do you? 

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

Mel Hudson Photography Facebook Page.

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March 2020’s CHOICE

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