Specialist Newborn Photography by Melinda Brett

Recent Testimonials

Some recent testimonials:

We highly recommend Melinda, she took both of ours sons’ newborn pictures and they are beautiful! We are so happy we found her- please don’t hesitate to book! She’s so professional, amazing with babies (both of mine stayed asleep and the majority of the time she was here!), and the day was so enjoyable. She’s a pleasure to be around and we thoroughly enjoyed her time with us! She made the day so special, I will never forget it” – G, January 2018.

“We now have 2 sets of beautiful newborn photos from Melinda. Melinda is an amazing photographer and some sort of baby whisperer/magician who can make the most fussy of babies drift off into a peaceful sleep for their photos. Melinda is so lovely and makes the time she spends in your house so easy, it’s like having a friend round for a chat (one who doesn’t expect tea or for you to even be dressed). We will always treasure the photos of our boys and can’t thank or recommend you highly enough xxx” – J, January 2018.

“We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful photos you captured of Hudson. You are incredible at your job and we feel so lucky that we found you to take these precious photos of our son. It was an absolute pleasure having you in our home, you made us feel totally at ease. We would highly recommend Melinda, she is AMAZING at what she does.” – S&E, May 2016

“Just had the lovely Melinda over to do a newborn session with my little man. She was wonderful. The experience was superb and the way she worked and engaged with the baby and excitable 3 year old was fantastic. Her props and ideas were stunning and I cannot wait to see the pictures. Thank you Melinda for such a wonderful day xxxxxxxxx” – A, March 2016.

“We are so thankful for the beautiful pictures Melinda captured for us of our little Ella! Melinda has such a lovely way about her as she works and it made it really enjoyable for me and my husband to watch her do her magic! She has so much patience and even with Ella’s bad reflux at the time she managed to work around it and take some beautiful pictures! Would highly recommend Melinda to anyone wanting to capture those precious early moments! Thanks again Melinda x” – S, January 2016.

“We were so taken with Melinda, she is so talented and a true professional, and she created the most relaxing environment in our home. She is so wonderful with babies- Noah was putty in her hands! Thank you for creating the most beautiful photos of our baby Melinda!” – G, January 2016.

“Melinda is great! We had a lovely day together and I picked up some very helpful tips as well as the most beautiful set of photographs. She managed to calm our unsettled bundle of joy, who we now often call “Beady-eyed Sophie” after her habit of keeping one eye open (not quite the look we were after!!)
I was really grateful that Melinda then managed to get them to me ahead of time so I had them for Christmas. I can’t recommend her highly enough!” – A, January 2016.

“A truly amazing day spent with Melinda, with twins you stress as to how they are going to behave but Melinda was wonderful with them and has such a kind and caring nature that comes from being a mum herself! I felt so relaxed and pictures are amazing I honestly can’t thank you enough xxx” – F, September 2015.

“I can’t thank Melinda enough for the beautiful photos of William at 10 days old. They really capture how gorgeous our boy is.
It was lovely having Melinda come to our house spending the time getting to know us and William and not rushing to just get 10 photos, we all felt very relaxed, especially William as he slept throughout the whole session!
Melinda was very professional but so friendly that we all felt we’d known her for years by the end of the day. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Thank you Melinda!!” – A,  August 2015.

“Melinda is a professional, artistic and talented photographer as well as a lovely warm, accommodating and down to earth person who puts you completely at ease whilst she demonstrates her crative genius! I highly recommend her services and thank her from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful images she has created for our family. Xx” – S, June 2015.

“Melinda was just fantastic, she was very kind, patient, helpful and even made me cups of tea. We had a fab day waiting for my newborn girl to be comfy for her photoshoot. She took amazing photos that we will cherish forever. Could not highly recommend Melinda Brett photography enough. Anyone expecting or just had a newborn, this is the perfect present to get.” – L, October 2014.

“Melinda came to our house to do a photo shoot of our 13 day old daughter. Not only did she put everyone at ease the minute she arrived, including the baby, but the time spent together was so memorable and a really, really wonderful way to further celebrate the birth of a special new baby. I came away from the day feeling special, forgetting all the post-natal exhaustion and aches and pains and simply enjoyed every minute. Melinda also made my 4 year feel totally involved and our pictures are a reminder and momento of a wonderful day. I can’t rave about it enough. Thank you Photography by Melinda Brett” – S,  July 2014.

“Melinda is a genius at what she does . We had our 4 day old little girl photographed by Melinda and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Melinda is so gentle and competent when handling babies, she is a real life baby whisperer. Another great thing about Melinda is that you never feel put out. We chatted before she arrived and we were advised not to tidy up (great to hear when you have a four …day old and busy toddler) Melinda waited several hours and was so thorough with background lighting and settling the baby for each shot. I would highly recommend this specialist photographer. I was so relaxed knowing our little darling was in very good hands. I will be passing on Melinda’s details to all new parents and expectant parents as these moment can never be captured again. Thank you Melinda xxx” – D, May 2014
“Melinda is an extremely professional photographer and also very friendly and warm. I felt comfortable and relaxed with her around my kids. I felt like I’d known her years. And the photos, well. Love love love.” – J, February 2014.


“Thank you so much Melinda for the beautiful photos you took of our 4 week old baby, Elena. What a fabulous day it was, so relaxed and fun, one we will never forget. We had so many fantastic photos by the end of the session it was impossible to decide which ones to put up on our wall. Not only were you professional but you were also fantastic with Elena. I will definitely be recommending you to all my expectant friends!!” – J, Nov 2013.

“We are delighted with the images. Mel showed patience and creativity during the shoot and as a result we have some stunning photos. Mel was very gentle and calm with our baby and time was not an issue. We stopped mid shoot so that I could feed and change the baby. Mel, you have given us a special memory that we will have for a lifetime. Thank you!” – N&M, July 2013.

“I’d unreservedly recommend Melinda to take photos of your babies. Not only is she a fantastic photographer, but she is also warm and a natural with babies! We are so pleased with our shots!” – H, July 2013.

“We can’t thank you enough for our magical day and the photos. There were a lot of beaming smiles as we sat down to watch the disc.”J&M, June 2013.


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