Melanie – Photographer, Artist, Newfie
Hey! I’m Mel, a photographer based out of Halifax, NS, Canada, from Newfoundland, Canada, and I used to live in Galway, Ireland.
Being from Newfoundland, the large island at the easterly edge of Canada, my background is primarily Irish. But more than that, the island of Newfoundland (pronounced New-fin-land) has a very distinctive culture. That which is primarily inherited from Ireland. From the accents and music to the food and gatherings, it’s all remarkably similar. So, I was naturally drawn to the emerald Isle. I wanted to live in the place my ancestors were from and where my culture got it’s roots. And it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Living there, I explored the ins and outs of the country, completely fell in love with the culture, and never wanted to leave (thanks a lot, Covid). But I’ve since been back and that magical feeling prevails. Being in a small village in Ireland, listening to 12+ locals sit together in a pub with their instruments drinking Guinness and playing traditional Irish (trad) music as more locals and tourists come in and simply sit down and join in…. To this day, it’s the most magical thing I’ve ever experienced.
NOW, I’m bringing YOU to Ireland. To the most magical place in the world for you to join together in your union. And not only am I your photographer, I’m your planner AND videographer as well. I’ve already gotten the recommendations from locals, I’ve already found the hidden gems. Let me plan you an unforgettable Irish elopement, filled with trad music, pub crawls, and greener than green landscapes on the Atlantic Ocean. Come feel the magic, and let an artist capture your day. With a lifetime of artistry, from oil painting to film photography, let me capture your day as uniquely as the way you’re getting married.