Meet the Girl behind the camera

Childrens Styled Photo Shoots – by Melony Smith Photography

I have searched and goggled the best way to write an “About me” page.

Who, what, when, how, why, call to action, spelling &, punctuation, testimonials and all that “other” stuff (that is supposed to work – even though I am sure it does)

BUT… I am a Photographer – not a writer (can you tell from my blog posts!) Photography is what I love, every part of it. I love meeting clients and creating memories that can be treasured forever.

I’m a natural light photographer based in Fourways/Chartwell – Johannesburg, and specialize in styled photo sessions that are very carefully planned.

I love creating elegant, whimsical, simple and beautiful photos. I will capture photos of you or your child laughing, being serious and everything in between.

I never rush a photo shoot and will give you everything I have to make your session a successful one.

My photography sessions are taken outdoors, on location.

Children between 4-12 years and Maternity photo shoots is what I specialize in.

PLEASE NOTE: I do not photograph families. (Please look for a family photographer for this). I do styled photo shoots.

Now for what Google says I should do!

What sets me apart from other Photographers?

Well that is easy – there are not many photographers in SA (yet) who do children’s styled photo shoots.

Most photographers do Newborns, Family, Glamour, Wedding, Lifestyle photography to name a few.

Why do I do this?

This is also easy. Because this is what I am meant to do. I am truly blessed to have a job that I love with every inch of my soul. But besides that it is all about creating
memories and photos that can be treasured forever. I know this for a fact because I had a younger brother who we tragically lost when he was 7 years old. Today the
photos we have of him are one of my greatest treasures. Memories and times that we can never get back, but photographs we can have forever.

I urge every one of you to take as many pictures as you can of your families, friends, parents, and children – even if it is just with your phone camera – those are
moments you can never get back.

Call to action – if you would like to enquire or have any questions, please contact me.

Awards and Published

Awards – none.

Published – Yes, a few times.

Training – this will never stop for a photographer, there is always something new to learn.

Photoshop training – I am completely self-taught at Photoshop. But have done some on-line training.

Photography training – Did a course on “How to use my camera” I have done a workshop with Meg Bitton and Sandra Bianco and Katie Andelman (even though those names will mean nothing to
you as a client).

Spelling – check (I did a spell check).

Grammar and Punctuation – unchecked. (Not even Microsoft could fix this.)