Hi, my name is Meleah, I am the dog obsessed, pizza loving wedding photographer behind Lovegood Images. I am passionate about taking natural, relaxed and candid photos of you and your loved ones while you celebrate the big milestones in your life. I play many roles as your wedding photographer - step-in co-ordinator, hype girl, extra bridesmaid, whatever you need. I am here for you. I am 100% committed to capturing, editing and delivering your images so that they tell one heck of a story... that means I'll be getting amongst it, mingling with your guests and oh yes I'm going to be up on the d-floor boogying capturing those all star dance moves.🕺
While I can’t promise the rain will hold off I can promise we are going to have a really good time, a lot of laughs and I will take some incredible photos of you, it won’t even feel like you’re having your photo taken at all. Rain, hail or shine we are going to have the best time!
What inspires me? Honestly, it’s you!
Not to get cheesy - although how good would some cheesy garlic bread be…
I am continually inspired by all the amazing people that I get to meet. Every couple is unique and so to are their weddings, that’s what makes them so special. I especially love it when couple’s break tradition and do their day their way! So you wear that gold pair of Loeffler Randall Camellia’s, have your friend be your groomswoman or walk down the aisle with both of your parents - whatever you decide I will be your number 1 hype girl. And, heck yes I am all about first looks! It is such an honour to be a part of someone’s wedding day and honestly I am just as excited as you are to be there.
I know I am in the right industry because I am excited to wake up every day to get to work and discover new ways to bring value to my couples and tell their stories. I am so appreciative that I get to experience this for a living. Of course there is nothing better than sharing this with the people that you love, to me family is everything. I talk excitedly about my day, sometimes at a million miles an hour to my partner Kurtis and my fur babies Luna and Henry (yes I talk to my dogs). I don’t save lives for a living like Kurtis (the paramedic) but I feel like I preserve them. The emotion, the love, the feelings of togetherness, your legacy passed down like heirlooms in the forms of albums or the wedding photos on the walls and tables in your home; that bring joy every time you look at them. Every day I celebrate love and it makes me happy.
I can’t read the title of this section without thinking of the Sound of Music.
So heck - These are a few of my favourite things..
+ Dogs - I can’t get enough. Especially of my own babies Luna and Henry
+ Pizza - I am not a two slice girl - Im an eat the whole box and then wish I had leftovers for the next day girl.
+ My Husband (Getting married is the best! I cant wait for you to experience it!)
+ Board Games - But I turn into Monica from Friends - Sorry not sorry haha
+ Sunsets - They are magic (Sun rise is too but Im not really a morning person)
+ Camping - Especially by the ocean
+ 90's music - thats my jam!
When Im not shooting weddings you can find hanging out with friends, probably having a beer and playing some pool at our local pub. If it’s sunny though I'll be at the beach or going somewhere on an adventure ( most likely exploring for new places to shoot - Cant stop wont stop).
I love to travel and see new places. If I haven’t shot a wedding at a venue I love to go scout the grounds and places around for the best places to take those EPIC shots.
So that is a little peek into my life. I can’t wait to hear all about yours.
Beautiful, natural and relaxed photos thats what we're all about. Whilst there is a time and a place for those forward facing smiling photos (they’re great to give your family) our approach is to take candid shots of you enjoying the day – no awkward posey images! You don’t want to look back at that photo and be like man why did she make me stand like that or I felt so embarrassed posing for that one… so its not happening! Of course I am happy to give direction and I have a bag of tricks and dad jokes up my sleeve to start the party.
Basically, I will be there to make sure that you are looking and feeling amazing and that when you look back over your photos your only wish is that you could do that again! So you will find me fully immersed in your day, I spend time getting to know your bridal party in the morning, I’ll be mingling with your guests during the day and I will most certainly be having a boogie on the dance floor with you all - why? Because I want to capture all of the emotion and the beautiful moments of the day. Plus your guests will be comfortable having their photos taken by their new friend.
It's tricky thing to spend quality time with everyone on the day but you don’t have to worry this isn’t my first rodeo. You’ll have an album full of special memories of all of your favourite people having fun, celebrating, laughing, hugging and tearing up the dance floor so that you wont miss a thing!
Its a weird fact but on your wedding day your photographer is the person you are going to be spending most of your day with. That is why I go above and beyond to make sure that you feel comfortable in front of the lens and why I take the time to get to know you so that I can make sure I deliver photos that I know that you are going to love.
At Christmas every year from a young age I used to go out with my Nana and scout where the best place would be to take our family portraits then gather the troops to take what I am sure to every one else was the obligatory photo. I looked forward to it every year. There was such a thrill in getting the photos printed and seeing how much we had changed over the years (of course now its a little scarier to see that). What I loved most is that the shots we took were like a ticket back to a beautiful memory with my loved ones.
So that’s why I am here, because I want to you to experience those same feelings I get when I look back on the photos we took. For you to be able to relive the nervous energy in the lead up, the joyful smiles, happy tears, passionate kisses, bear hugs - all the beautiful moments of your day.
"I really can’t thank Meleah enough for the amazing work she did at our wedding! Right from the outset she was super professional and always responded in a timely fashion to my emails. On the day she was there, but was never intrusive. When shooting portraits, Meleah gave us THE BEST direction in order to capture the perfect images and made everyone look fabulous! Everyone who sees her photos comment on how fantastic they are! She’s such a talented woman and I honestly believe that you can’t do any better when it comes to choosing a photographer."
"We were so impressed with Meleah, not only is she a talented photographer but she also acted like a bridesmaid when I needed her to, helping me with flowers, shoes and giving lovely compliments all day!"
I love her! Thankyou again!
"We were both nervous and thought we were going to be so awkward behind the camera. Meleah made us feel so comfortable and our photos turned out so natural. She is so easy to get along with and created the most incredible images. We couldn’t be happier!"
No story is one and the same. Yours will be crafted to share your unique journey.