Thank you...

For taking the time to get to know me a little better! Getting to know your wedding photographer is so important. As they are there for most of your wedding day, having someone you get along with and trust is an important step in finding your perfect wedding photographer.


My Photography Career

I have been a wedding photographer here in Adelaide for quite a few years now. I graduated with a Diploma of Photography back in 2006 and have been working full time as a photographer since then. Over the past decade, I have worked for a few different studios as a children's photographer, commercial photographer, portrait photographer and, of course a wedding photographer. 

In 2008 I moved to Melbourne to pursue my love of photography. While there, I worked with 3 different photographers all who taught me so much and helped me discover my passion for wedding photography. Adelaide was never far from my mind however, so in 2012 we moved back and Melanie Nelson Photography was born! It has been an absolutely wonderful journey so far and I am blown away with how many wonderful weddings I have been trusted with along the way.



My Personality

I am friendly, thoughtful, humble, helpful and someone with a good deal of passion for life. I smile a lot. I love being around people. I can be a little bit girly and love anything by Kate Spade yet love spending time out in my garden whenever I get a chance. I dislike public speaking so avoid that where ever possible but I can also step up and take charge when needed as I love to keep things organised. 


My Loves

  • Being a wife to my hubby Matthieu and a mummy to my little boy, Henry. I am blessed beyond anything I ever dreamed of with these two in my life. My hubby is my rock who keeps me grounded, he is my business advisor, amazing spreadsheet creator and my best friend. My little Henry has taught me SO much about life since he joined us a few years ago. He is so enjoyable to be around and is one of the sweetest souls on. this. a.mile! He totally has me wrapped around his little finger but I wouldn't have it any other way. Without these two, I would not be where I am today. I am truly, truly blessed.

  • My beautiful home state of South Australia and our wonderful city of Adelaide! We are just so spoilt for choice with so many AMAZING wedding venues! Seriously just how lucky are we?! From the Barossa Valley, down through the Adelaide Hills to the McLaren Vale region then of course the city, Clare Valley, Fleurieu I really need to go on?! 

  • My job! I really mean it. I get to come on a journey with you for one of the happiest day of your life and I am trusted with the absolute privilege of creating beautiful images for you to remember this day forever. Each and every wedding is so special to me and it just does not get old, no matter how many weddings I shoot. Photographing a wedding takes an enormous amount of dedication and drive to turn up each week with that fire in your belly to create inspiring, beautiful and unique images for my clients. 

  • Weddings! Seems a little obvious but I just love working in an industry that is about two real everyday people who are making a real commitment to love each other forever! And on top of all that, I get to chat to so many couples and hear all about their ideas, plans and dreams for their special day and just seeing it all come together on the wedding day is all kinds of loveliness!

Sound promising?