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Meet the Photographers Exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena 2015

05 Oct 2015

The leaves are falling from the trees signalling the start of autumn, and for everyone at Bride and all our brides-to-be out there, it’s also a sign that the South West’s premier bridal show is just around the corner.

In light of the countdown to Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena, Exeter 2015, on October 10 and 11, we thought it only fitting to chat to some of our top exhibitors. If you weren’t already convinced that this is the show to be at next weekend, what with our sensational catwalk featuring the likes of Sassi Holford and John Lewis and entertainment from wedding professionals including The Swing Kings, you will be after hearing from some of our photographer exhibitors…

Devon-based documentary-style wedding photographer, Mel Roach of Maxi Photography is an advocate of modern, timeless wedding photography.


“My wedding photography will capture your day in a natural and stylish way, while I blend into the background.” Mel says.



“I am very privileged to be invited to be part of the biggest day of most people's lives and I love weddings. I still get excited about every aspect of my couple’s big day and I love having the opportunity to document the wedding story to be re-lived for years to come. I have one of the best jobs in the world.”


You can find Mel on stand 665 at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint.


Somerset-based photographer Nina Dodd knows the photography business like the back of her hand.


“I have been working as a professional photographer for 20 years now. My work has featured in over 50 publications and I’ve photographed the likes of the Spice Girls, Ricky Martin and Sting.



“Nowadays, I’m known for my documentary-style wedding photography and in 2014 I was voted as The Best Wedding Photo in the Wedding Photo of the Year competition.”

Nina Dodd will be exhibiting on stand 231 at Bride: The Wedding Show.



Devon-based photographer Marion Frances has a relaxed but professional approach to the weddings she shoots and will fit to the style you’re looking for.


“Whether you are looking for classic, formal photographs or a more contemporary, reportage style, I will be there at your convenience to capture your day with the minimum of disruption. I believe that your photographer should fit in seamlessly with your event, always unobtrusive, allowing you to enjoy the company of your guests,” Marion says.


“This is a wedding at Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor in 2014. We went to the clapper bridge at Postbridge for some pictures, a nice thing to do for the couple as it gives them a break from the guests. It was very busy as I photographed, the wedding was in the middle of June and it was a lovely day. Although people were very respectful and stayed off the bridge for us they were fascinated and wanted to take their own pictures, it necessitated a few tricks with Photoshop afterwards.”


“This was a church wedding in Cullompton followed by a reception at The Corn Barn. The wedding was in May this year and we were lucky enough to have the use of the apple orchard opposite the venue for pictures. I love to build a good relationship with my couples so that they feel totally relaxed with me on the day. This picture is not posed at all but taken from a distance when I left the couple to themselves and went for a wander with my long lens.”

Visit Marion Frances at stand 833 at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena



Devon-based lifestyle photographers, Melanie and Jennifer of Memories & Milestones Photography thrive on the romance and enchantment of your big day to create passionate and professional images.


“To tell your wedding story the right way, we need to get to know you as a couple,” says Melanie, “We want to know how you met, how he proposed and what you love about each other. Knowing you as a couple helps us to take the best pictures of you.



“Our experience and intuition enables us to capture people at their most relaxed, happy and at ease. We love watching interactions; fundamentally we’re nothing more than people watchers. We capture the range of emotions that tell your story, from giggles to tears,” says Jennifer.

Talk to Memories & Milestones at stand 647 at Bride: The Wedding Show this weekend.


Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena in Exeter is on October 10-11, get your tickets here

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