We have been lucky enough to have Mel Cieslik capture all 3 of our beautiful babies, as well as our maternity photos. She really works her magic and knows how to get the most perfect angle, line or moment during the photo shoot. The booking process is easy, as well as receiving our photos in a timely matter. We have loved every experience with her and would highly recommend Mel as your newborn and maternity photographer.
We chose Mel to be our photographer after falling in love with her work on social media. Mel was always happy to answer questions and discuss ideas. We found her to be incredibly warm, calm, patient and understanding. She has a beautiful way about her that helps your family to feel completely comfortable. With Mel we felt like old friends catching up, which helped us feel a lot more comfortable in front of the camera. I’m normally very self-conscious however with Mel’s extensive client wardrobe we were able to find something that helped me feel beautiful. With Mel’s knowledge and experience she positioned me in our photographs so that
I also loved how I looked in them.
We have had Mel photograph our family for two newborn shoots and one maternity shoot, and each time she went over and above what we could have ever dreamed of. Mel captured our babies and my final pregnancy so perfectly and we will forever be grateful. She is incredibly generous, kind, caring and thoughtful. We feel so grateful and lucky that we had Mel capture such a special time in our lives and that we now have her beautiful photographs to help remember this time forever. It was so difficult to narrow down our selection as we loved every single one of the photos that Mel took.
We have used Mel for a maternity and 2 newborn shoots and each time she was fantastic! She has a beautiful way of handling the babies with so much patience. Each time we have loved so many of the photos it was hard to choose! We will be using mel again as our family grows and highly recommend her to anyone looking at capturing precious memories that will last forever.
I first saw Mel’s work before I was even pregnant. A friend from work had shown me her maternity and family photos with Mel and they were stunning so when it was my turn I asked for Mel’s contact details and booked her in straight away. She made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera and helped me get out of my comfort zone which resulted in some beautiful photos that I will cherish forever. Since then Mel has done my maternity shoots for both pregnancies and newborn shoots for both babies. Mel has a way of making women really embrace their pregnant bodies and shows how beautiful and amazing pregnancy is and what the female body can do. I absolutely love my maternity and family photos from the beach shoot during my second pregnancy. Then of course the squishy little newborn photos are adorable and Mel has so much patience to make sure she captures that perfect shot.
Being able to choose from the client wardrobe full of gorgeous dresses and little newborn props and outfits is also a huge added bonus which removes the stress of trying to find something to wear.
.Being first time parents with a brand new baby, just leaving the house was daunting enough, let alone having to do a photo shoot. However, Mel made it such a gentle, supportive experience and we relaxed the second we entered her beautiful studio. She was so delicate with our daughter (very important for new parents!) and filled us with confidence so we could just enjoy the experience. We love our photos and will treasure them for many years. I’m so glad we captured her early days, which went by in such a blur.
Mel has done multiple photo shoots for our family now, she has been absolutely amazing to deal with, she is professional and is so gentle with the babies and extremely patient with our busy toddler.
Her photographs are always stunning and printed products are beautiful quality.
Can’t wait for Mel to capture our growing family for years to come.
Thank you for capturing our family’s special milestones.
Mel has done multiple photoshoots for our family including maternity, newborn and sitters photo session. She is incredibly patient, gentle and always gives clear directions to get the most out of a photo. She has always made us feel welcome and extremely comfortable during our shoots. We love her style of photos and her creativity. Mel is a true artist and master of her work. We are incredibly lucky to have had Mel capture the most important and proud moments of our lives!
My wife & I took our first born child to Mel for his new born photos and she didn’t disappoint. From the moment we arrived, Mel was very welcoming and her experience shone through settling Hudson quickly when he was a little restless. We managed to get through a number of outfit changes with Hudson during the 3hr time slot and the end results were stunning. Highly recommend & we will be return customers if/when we have a second child.
We first found Mel after following her on Instagram and falling in love with her work back in 2016 prior to having our first little girl. Upon meeting Mel in 2017, just a week out from having our daughter, we instantly felt at ease with our choice. Mel was warm and inviting, I was a new found mother who had a unplanned hectic morning that hadn’t gone to plan and Mel instantly made us feel welcome, calm and at ease. She was patient and extremely helpful. Upon receiving our finished photos, we were so delighted. Mel not only takes fantastic photographs but she ensures they are finished and printed to the highest quality.
In 2020 we didn’t hesitate to rebook Mel for the birth of our second child, this time a boy. Mel’s photography style had changed and evolved but her attention to detail and care put into her work still stood strong.
We are now expecting our third child in 2022 and there is no one else we would trust with our precious newborn photos. We can’t wait to see the magic she creates. Thank you Mel.
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