Inspiration & learning

Last month I took a four week photography workshop, run by the amazing Sheye Rosemeyer and Fran Mackenzie.  Through the workshop I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some wonderful people, three of which I met for dinner last night.  We had a fantastic night getting to know each other better, and I hope I can call these talented, inspiration and beautiful ladies my friends.  I learned so much during the workshop, which motivated me to start this blog in the first place.  The following photos are from a photoshoot I was assigned to do, illustrating the words Quirky, Feminine, Glamor, Glitter.  Thank you so much to you all for following my blog and supporting me so far.  I can’t wait to learn more!

a girl in her party dress. the twinkle of sun on the water
golden sand at sunrise. saltwater. sparkle

This entry was posted in Children, General.


  1. Tina DaSilva April 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Congratulations Mel, for following your heart and doing it so well. I love these photos, they feel beautiful and effortless. Can’t wait to see more images of your work.

  2. Gillian Alpaslan April 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Mel, I’m really impressed! The course has obviously been of great benefit. Keep up the good work – you are well on your way to becoming a professional!

    p.s. you have inspired me to upgrade my camera and take more photos…

  3. melriddell April 13, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments!

    Gil, that is such a compliment! And I would love to be able to call myself a professional photographer. Perhaps someday soon…

  4. Danielle Elstob April 13, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    So lovely to see these again your photos are beautiful. Who was at dinner ????? You lucky things
    Hugs Danielle XXX

  5. Jane April 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    You are amazing Mel! I’m loving following your blog and look for each update in my reader.

    I’m happy to offer some additional models, if you need them. They are pretty cute!

    Or maybe I need to get you to do some product shoots for me.

    These are truly beautiful but then how could you take a bad photo of some a gorgeous girl xx


  6. melriddell April 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Thanks Danielle!

    Jane, I have actually been thinking about requesting some willing models. So it would be my pleasure, and I agree, they are super gorgeous! I am available for product shoots too, anytime. Thank you x

  7. carol April 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    just gorgeous Mel, your photos are fabulous!!!

  8. melriddell April 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Thank you Carol! I would love to add Lennox here sometime soon… M x

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