The very fact that you have got in contact with us and are here right now means that hopefully you have that feeling inside that you really want these emotive and real pictures of your family.  In these busy days of ours,  it matters such a huge amount to us that we can capture the real and rawness of your little ones, their mucky faced innocence and imperfect expressions. 

Over the past few years our photography style has become very much about creating strong portraits, showing character, emotion and connection. We really hope for our shoots that we can allow you and your children to be free for a little while, shake off the daily heavy loads and enjoy just being you. Simple clothes, bare feet and an open mind are all you need.


Just wanted to say how deeply moved we are with the beautiful, beautiful portraits you took of us.
Our life is such chaos and movement, these photo’s came at a time when I really needed reminding what we are doing it all for. We will treasure them for always, and be back each year to keep our record alive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart
— Charlotte

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Add a Slideshow to your package £100



How long? 

Our shoots are, as a rough guide, up to 2 hours depending on how we work along with you and your little ones. We know they can be a bit temperamental let's say, so we take the time to get to know you and this makes it a bit easier for us to shoot you and your family in the best way.  


Different types of shoots?

As you might have noticed on our blog, Facebook and twitter, we photograph in two different ways. It's not that we planned it this way, it just happened. There are the all black and white, muddy knees being out outside and just generally being a bit more raw images. And then there are the family portraits, where we want to capture you all together, maybe more colour images and definately a lot less muddy. The thing is we can do either one or the other, or we can do both. Some families will have a shoot and then towards the end, just go for the black and white organic goodness that we've called wild & free. Let us know what you want and what works for you, we love to shoot both of these and it would be great if we could make it work for you. 


What to choose?

When you book you can choose from a minimum of 30 images, the full set, and also fine art prints and frames. 


Film Photography

Absolutely love film photography, there is just something so special about the whole process, from the cameras we use to the final product. The grain that you get and tones are just something special. If you choose to have some film at your shoot, the film is then sent away to our lab, they then scan it and you get the digital copies that you can print and frame, time and time again. If you need to see more examples of film photography, let us know and we will send some over. 


Packages or Tailored?

We’ve tried to make it really simple because to be honest, family life is fast and fleeting and we’d rather you spent the time doing things with them rather than trying to work out our prices.

Saying that, we really don’t mind doing more tailored packages for those of you who would like prints, frames and also give you our eyes to help you put together beautiful art work for your home. Just ask! 





Photo session
Travel within 25 miles of Ripponden (further distance 60p a mile)
Personal online viewing gallery
30 Images to select & download for you to keep. 
5 Fine Art prints up to the size of 12x8






Photo session
Travel within 25 miles of Ripponden (further distance 60p a mile)
Personal online viewing gallery
All Images to download for you to keep. 
5 Fine Art prints up to the size of 12x8






Photo session
Travel within 25 miles of Ripponden (further distance 60p a mile)
120mm & 35mm Film Photography
Personal online viewing gallery
All Images to download for you to keep. 
5 Fine Art prints up to the size of 12x8


James is a truly brilliant photographer and person. I hate photo shoots but we genuinely have enjoyed this experience. James is amazing with children and has captured some beautiful moments of my family. We will treasure them forever. Thank you
— Emma



£180 - A3 handmade frame in a choice of black, white or natural wood

£150 - A4 handmade frame in a choice of black, white or natural wood



£10 - 6x4 Fine art print

£12 - 7x5 Fine art print

£15 - 9x6 Fine art print

£30 - A4 Fine art print 

£35 - A3 Fine art print 



Your choice of music or ours £100 


Film Photography

Pack of 8 polaroids £50
Individual framed Polaroid £50


If there is something in particular you are after that hasn't been mentioned here, please just chat to us. We are human and happy to help create anything you like!

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T's & C's

Please read through and & agree to the terms and conditions, if you have any questions at all please feel free to get in contact and we'll explain.  

This agreement is between the client booking the photography session (hereinafter referred to as the "Client"), and  Melia Melia Photography,  herein after referred to as the "Photographer"

Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between the Client and the Photographer.

Cooperation: The Client and the Photographer consent to happily cooperating and communicating with each other to achieve the best possible result within the understanding of this contract. 

Copyright Law: The copyright of photographs remains with the Photographer. The Photographer grants the Clients permission to make copies of the images under the following conditions. The images taken by the Photographer are for personal use by the Clients and their friends and relatives. Sale, Publication or any Commercial use of the photographs is not allowed without prior written permission from the Photographer. Alternation of any images handed to the client is strictly forbidden by anyone other than the original photographer.

RAW images will remain the property of the photographer and cannot be transferred to the client or purchased.

Model Release: The Client grants the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns, the irrevocable and unlimited consent to use the photographs of the Client for editorial, competition, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner, to alter the photographs without restriction; and to copyright the images. The Client hereby release the Photographer and its legal representatives, heirs and assigns from all liability and claims in connection with the images. Please note that we will always ask you if you feel comfortable before this happens. 


Your photographer has full rights to make the selection of the images that she feels are the images that refelct her style and quality of work, during the image selection process any images that are not suitable for selection are removed and not available to the client, your photographer is allowed to have full artistic licence with editing.


It is not possible for your photographer to know how you prefer to look, and as a lifestyle photographer I am shooting you in a natural manner. If there is anothing you feel that needs retouching please let me know at the time of the shoot. I can make basic adjustments removing any marks but if further adjustments are awaiting to be made we charge £20 per images. 

Sale Items

Melia Melia Photography reserves the right to reduce the cost of sessions or digital files at times throughout the year as an "offer" or "sale" if you have paid full price for a session or digital files at another date it is not possible to then receive the discounted price for  items previously purchased at an earlier date, this includes (but not limited to) gift vouchers and advance bookings.

Limit of Liability: If a photographer is too ill or becomes injured and cannot attend your session another alternative date can be arranged, and the photographer cannot be held liable for any loss of earnings incurred for missed sessions and will reschedule to a session that suits the client.


You have 14 days to cancel this agreement in writing however In the event of the Client cancelling the session for whatever reason the booking fee of £100 is non-refundable. It will be considered as liquidated damages to the Photographers, if the session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice the full basic session fee is retained to cover the loss of bookings for that date, this is enforceable even if this contract hasn’t been signed, purchasing the session is entering into a contract of sale. 

If your session has to be cancelled due to anything happening to baby during pregnancy or before your session your session price is fully refunded.

We have understood the contents of this contract and agree to the terms therein.

If you want to go ahead all you need to do is choose your preferred package, find a convenient dates for you and we’ll book you in. We require a non - refundable booking fee of £100 to secure your date and ask for the remaining balance to be paid 7 days prior to your shoot. Once the the form below and the booking fee is paid you're all booked in.

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