It’s been a while since I updated so here are the sneak peek images from newborn-photographer-perth-baby-photos-october

So many babies, so many bellies, and so many super adorable cake smashes!

We spent time at the Raeburn orchards during Autumn. And back again for the blooming of the fruit trees for the Cherry Blossom sessions.

Too many previews to add…. so here is just a few

I will save some Newborn-Photographer-Perth-Baby-Photos-October for another post.


Just a general note: All bookings must go through the website contact form to ensure I receive them.

The server stores a copy so if it does not reach my mailbox I can access it here. Whilst I do have a listed mobile number it is reserved for my Birth clients only. My phone will filter any number not in my contacts, and whilst text messages may appear sent on your end I do not actually receive them. I’m sorry if this is an inconvenience for some, it was essential for me to keep my sanity! To have all communication in one place, so I can ensure I am able to offer the best service to everyone.

Newborn sessions are now closed for the rest of 2017. Last minute bookings may be available should a booked client be overdue/have baby early so this can leave the odd availability, a wait list has been set for clients wishing to go on it.



Perth Family Photographer Newborn | It’s a girl!

Perth Family Photographer Newborn

 As a Perth Family Photographer newborn, you are often challenged at sessions to get the “sibling shot”.

Whilst as simple as it sounds it really does come as one of “the.most.challenging.shots.ever”…. especially in the midst of a newborn session which is already challenging enough on it’s own.

Now lucky for me I have photographed this family a number of times before. I photographed the two youngest maternity and newborn sessions, so the big guy is used to my crazy face and just thinks I’m the bees knees. These boys were awesome and happily worked for stickers and lots of cuddles!

When you have cuteness x3 it’s not surprising this shot was one of many which made the final gallery.

An early Mother’s Day sneak peek for Mum 😉

More shots to add later – stay tuned!

Perth Family Photographer Newborn

Baby Photography Perth | Little Butterfly

Baby Photography Perth | Little Butterfly

As a leading specialist in Baby Photography Perth I see the most adorable babies. This little blessing with her rosy red lips and thick rich head of hair was enough to set anyone’s ovaries on overdrive. Cluck cluck!

She slept her entire session without a peep, we even had three Grandparents with her family portraits and two outfit changes from Mum and Dad.

One special little lady and a rainbow butterfly request from Mum.

Way too many images in the gallery I really don’t know how I’m going to get though them all!!



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Aditi - May 11, 2017 - 9:40 am

Thank you Mel, these photos are stunning! I am eagerly waiting for the rest x

Cake Smash sessions Perth Photographer | Little Indian

Cake Smash Sessions Perth Photographer

Cake Smash sessions Perth Photographer

I absolutely LOVE photographing this age! I especially love watching how they discover, react and are allowed to experience 100% free rein on a food which many have never touched nor tasted before. They all will often sit there at first then glace up to Mum and Dad as if seeking approval or reassurance that yes it is okay to touch this delicious item.. next comes a cheeky rascally smile and it’s all hands in!
Mast ‘I’ was quite content to initially just sit there with the frosting.. playing with it in his hands… poking his fingertips in and then rubbing the frosting though the floor with his hands. He did think we ‘broke’ his cupcake when the top came off but after tasting some of that yummy moist cake he didn’t care much for the frosting and instead was right into crawling over, sitting on and pulling apart it’s base ha!!!

It doesn’t get much better than a super adorable, happy little cake-eating Indian Chief for his cake smash.

He had such a ball!

Going from balloons, to frosting, to chewing on the wooden spoon, then back to the frosting, balloons, more frosting and more wooden spoon chomping… ha!! and so it went ha! I took waaaaaaaaaay too many images but with cuteness overload and the fact he was having an awesome time made it very easy to get to whooping 140 images in his final gallery – and that was after culling it down! 🙊🙈

How adorable is this outfit, esp the headdress which Mum brought with her! Loving it! And even better was Mr ‘I’ did not even try to remove it at all!

Cake Smash sessions Perth Photographer

Cake Smash Sessions Perth Photographer

Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers Photos | Perth Family Photographer


Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers Photos

Mother’s Day gift vouchers photos




Well the day is fast approaching and the questions remains: have you got your Mum that extra something special this year?

Well Mother’s Day gift vouchers are now available.

Purchase yours today to have in time for Mother’s Day.

Mums and children portrait sessions.

Beach or studio options

Only $ 2 5 0 includes 10 edited images in colour and B&W




Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mum,
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was Mum
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies.

Before I was a Mum
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunisations.

Before I was a Mum
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mum
I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mum
I never held down a screaming child
So that doctors could do tests
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mum
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
When I couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
Could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mum.

Before I was a Mum
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small
Could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mum
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay
I had never known the warmth
The joy
The love
The heartache
The wonder
Or the satisfaction of being a Mum.

I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mum.



Perth Family Photographer | Autumn Family sessions

Perth Family Photographer

Perth Family Photographer | Autumn Family sessions

Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.
Now tell me all the secrets you’ve whispered to the seas.Sleep with me, Autumn, beneath your starlit skies.
Let your yellow harvest moon shimmer in our eyes.Kiss me, Autumn, with your enchanting spellbound ways
That changes all you touch into crimson golden days.Love me, Autumn, and behold this love so true
That I’ll be waiting faithfully each year to be with you.


Autumn Family session Package

It’s that of the year again! 🍂🍁🍂🍁
This location is in full Autumn colour right now! It will only last for the next 3 weeks!!
As always it’s ‘First in Best dressed’ as these sessions sell out fast!


Package includes:

– Family entrance fee,

– 45min session

– 20 edited digital jpegs in both colour and B&W

– Facebook timeline cover

only $ 4 5 0


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Maternity Newborn Photographer Perth | A Daughter!

Maternity Newborn Photographer Perth

A Daughter!

Maternity Newborn Photographer Perth


A Daughter….

is someone who fills your days with joy.

She is someone who

changes your life from the moment

she becomes a part of it…

and then makes you wonder

how you ever lived without her.


I first met this family just over 5 years ago when I was beginning my photography career. I photographed their first born son and I remember it like it was yesterday. Since then and a few more photography sessions in between (cake smashes and Christmas mini sessions) we have been friends ever since! During the time I’ve known her I’ve learned her LOVE for wearing floral crowns, and wish for people to be empowered and strong. Be it same sex equality or for women the right to have the labour they desire… it’s no surprise that she then completed her dream of being a Midwife! Chances are if you have a bubbly, forever smiling, (gorgeous) blonde-haired beauty as your midwife then chances are it is her 😀 and guaranteed you’re going to be in the best hands possible!

It was so lovely to photograph you all once again, and congratulations on delivering the sweetest daughter ever (of course whilst ‘accidentally’ wearing a gorgeous floral crown 😉 ).

Here is a special requested design for their newborn gallery. Stay tuned for more to come – and yup there will be plenty of flower headbands just for Mum!




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Andrea Moore - April 30, 2017 - 6:57 pm

Beautiful photo Mel can’t wait to see the rest x

Perth Newborn Photographer | Baby Portraits

Perth Newborn Photographer | Baby Portraits

As a busy Perth newborn photographer I am occasionally met with some challenging babies at their sessions.. rarely do I ever get them in a row… but when a baby comes and breaks your three in a row streak you go a bit OTT snap happy 😂 Seriously..

She was such a dream for her session! So amazing just slept through the entire session! I was able to capture so many incredible baby portraits of her.  However now I here editing them all and thinking far out am I done yet? 😊😉

Lucky Mum when she gets her gallery!

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Newborn Photographer captures gorgeous sleeping baby | Melissa Sheed Photography

Amazing Baby Portraits | Newborn Photographer Perth

Newborn Photographer Perth

So I posted a link to a finished Newborn Photographer Perth baby gallery with Melissa Sheed Photography.

I think it’s nice to occasionally share a full newborn session, so clients have an understanding of what their gallery may look like. Each gallery is unique so the number of images in the final gallery can be less or sometimes much higher (like one I’m currently retouching)! It really does depend on the baby on the day and how well Mum and Dad follow my client prep-guide, and if baby isn’t experiencing any tummy upset/colic/constipation etc.

If I have a newborn session with you what will me gallery look like?

Follow the link below for a standard gallery example


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Perth Family Photographer – When life gets blurry

Perth Family Photographer

Life is too ironic to fully understand.

It takes sadness to know what happiness is.

Noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence….

So when life gets blurry adjust your focus…

Many times in life we find ourselves in a situation that requires us to adjust the plans we made. It can be one of the most confronting and challenging things to know you have to take a completely unexpected and frightening turn off the path you were living. What we fail to realise during the chaos is sometimes we also need to adjust our focus to appreciate what else you have to be thankful for. Don’t miss what is right there in front of you, focus in on it and make that all you can see.

When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Viktor Frankl

Search for the calm in the middle of that storm, focus there.. have hope and believe for you will see there is beauty in the core of every situation.. stay positive and take just one step at a time… embrace the now 💙💙💙

Dave and Sharvita, thank you for asking me to photograph your family again, they have grown so much in the last two years!

I had a vision for a image of the boys for you, so tonight I created this little piece of ‘happy’ whilst getting all teary listening to

“Let Them Be Little” by Lonestar

I hope you love this creative art piece as much as I do and that maybe you find the inner symbolism fitting for the present moment. I wish you all the love and prayer for Max’s journey ahead.

May Jai forever be off on a ‘mission’ of exploration and adventure (esp for his marbles!)… may Sam always show you the silly side of life and continue to be playful and cheeky…. and may precious Max forever be that central calming and grounding personality and adorn his amazing smile.

love always,


Perth Family Photographer



Three handsome brothers: Sam (right), Max (centre) and Jai (left) playing on a bed covered thickly in white feathers (oh so messy, but oh so worth it!!) Boys just being boys- captured by Perth Family Photographer, Melissa Sheed Photography.


Baby Photographer Perth – Little sister

Baby photographer Perth

Baby photographer perth captures amazing images of sleeping posed newborn babies and transforms them into works of art. Limited sessions each month so booking guaranteed.

There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you.

~Author Unknown

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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

William Blake

Tree of Life

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Pregnancy Photographer Perth Maternity photos | Every Day

Pregnancy Photographer Perth Maternity photos

Melissa Shed is a Pregnancy Photographer Perth Maternity photos specialist.

She loves to capture this most precious time in her client lives.


Every Day

“Motherhood is a choice you make every day to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, … and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” —Donna Ball


Pregnancy Photographer Perth | Maternity photos

Pregnancy Photographer Perth Maternity photos


“As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.” —Rachel Cusk

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