Hi, I'm Melissa.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm a family, newborn, maternity and personal branding photographer based in North London, capturing organic images for relaxed families across all parts of London and parts of Hertfordshire. I'm also a Mum to two gorgeous daughters.
My love of photography started with my love of travel. I loved visiting new places but have a notoriously bad memory, so I started taking photos as a way to transport me back to a time, a place, a landscape or a city. Since having children, my motivation is the same - although now the memories I'm preserving are precious ones of your family: the sound of your child's laughter, the touch of their hand, the smell of their hair. I've been in business for nearly 4 years and still love meeting new families and their little ones each day.
My family sessions are relaxed and stress free, with a mix of guided, natural positioning to ensure we get everyone in the frame in the best light, along with more unposed documentary moments. I will give you plenty of guidance before the shoot on the location, how to prepare and how to choose your wardrobe, and I'm always on hand with any questions or concerns you have throughout the process to ensure a smooth and easy experience for you.
I would be really honoured to capture your family. Please feel free to have a look around and contact me if you have any questions!
Random Facts About Me
- In my previous life I was a film producer so I'm influenced by the work of female auteurs like Jane Campion and Sofia Coppola
- I've travelled to 65 countries and even had an app to track them all at one point (sad I know)! I've also lived in Australia, the USA and Belgium at various times in my life.
- I was really into music at school and played no less than 4 instruments! They're currently gathering dust in the attic but I intend to bring them out soon to show my daughter, who also loves music.
- I'm half-Australian and my husband is from Sydney, so even though I'm a born and bred Londoner don't be surprised if you hear a slight Aussie intonation in my accent.
- I'm a qualified scuba diver and have completed over 50 dives in the Caribbean, Central America, Australia, the Mediterranean and Africa.
'Her Work Is Exceptional'Leslie, North London
'Melissa succeeded in capturing so many wonderful photos of my son (and the rest of us) that it was incredibly difficult to narrow down the ones we wanted to print and frame. Her work is exceptional as evidenced by the photo wall from our session with Melissa that graces our front hallway. We will keep documenting our family with her!'Book Now
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Melissa Gray-Peters is a London newborn photographer, family photographer, maternity photographer and baby photographer. She offers organic, enchanting photography for relaxed families based in all areas of North London including Islington, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Hampstead and Highgate, as well as South London, West London, East London and parts of Hertfordshire.