Friday, 13 January 2012

Head & Shoulder above the rest!

Want a headshot that will get you noticed?..... If the answer is yes then look no further.

Here at Melinda Whiting Photography I am aware of how essential to every Actor/Dancer and Models portfolio when trying to gain exposure in this industry. As an actress/dance teacher and photographer I not only provide a professional service that is designed to help aspiring actors whether they big or small get stunning head shots, but understand just how difficult it is to get a foot in the door. My passion is to ensure that every image captured truly reflects the real you but also your personality so as to open the doors to your success.
That's why I'm running some special offers commencing in February 2012.

Tuesday and Thursday £95.00
  • 2 hour shoot
  • Studio or location
  • up to 3 changes of outfit
  • 50 images on cd. One for the client and also one for your chosen agency.
Weekend Shoot £125.00
  • 2 hour shoot
  • Studio
  • up to 3 changes of outfit
  • 50 images on cd. Once for the client and also one for chosen agency.
A little something EXTRA thrown in as part of your shoot...
  • Advice on how to prepare yourself for the industry successfully
  • Help evaluate your strengths as an Actor/Model
  • Give you a list of Actors Agents and or Modelling Agents in your chosen field
I also have contacts for professional hair/make-up artists that I would highly recommend if you are 15+ years. Price on application.

Rob & Ali's Big Day

It was a great pleasure being asked to photograph Rob & Ali's Wedding on Wednesday 28th December 2011, at the beautiful location of Channels Golf Club in Chelmsford.
With a strong Scottish link on the bride's side the groom decided to surprise his Bride to be by dressing in the full Scott's kilt attire.
This couple were great to photograph and were up for trying different ideas that I had (hence the picture of Ali in the bath). Both the couple loved this picture so much that they requested this to present on their thank you cards.
There were so many unique and personal touches that had been thought about throughout this wedding, like instead of a normal guest signature book they had opted for the building blocks 'Jenga' for people to write their personal messages on.
Please feel free to view their album under my wedding section of my website
For more information about any photographic needs you may have please do not hesitate to contact me.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is just around the corner so why not celebrate with a studio shoot with me at my studio in Maldon, Essex. I hope the images attached to this blog show my festive and creative side when it comes to creating the perfect gift for family and friends.
Photo shoots at my studio are £40.00 week days and £45.00 weekends - with one free complimentary 5"x7" print from your sitting. Quality prints at affordable prices.
Limited spaces left. Last booking in order to get prints back in time for Xmas is 18th December 2011.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Frills and Frocks

I have been such a lucky girl lately to be able to photograph some lovely subjects from inspiring talented dancers and hair stylists through to little cherubs in pretty frilly pettiskirts.
Please can I ask you to take a moment out of your busy schedules and vote for my friend Samantha Cox (Reed Hair Ltd) in a competition that she has entered 'What's Next Challenge'. Hosted by Sebastian Professional.

Also whilst you are surfing the net please take a look at this exciting baby show that I am attending 22nd October hosted by Angelico Bambino.
Angelico Bambino launches the Elite Baby and Toddler Show at
The Ramada Hotel (

We are very proud to announce that the Mayor of Colchester will be attending the Event in support of local enterprise.

Saturday 22nd October

10.00am to 4.00pm
FREE Entry
FREE Luxury Raffle

This event showcases
the products of local businesses who are not on the High Street.

An exclusive selection of 10-15 small businesses will be exhibiting,
focussing on beautiful baby clothing and designer footwear, luxurious baby gifts and accessories. We will be there exhibiting our designer baby and toddler shoes, accessories and luxurious pettiskirts from Le Petit Tom.

We are delighted to announce that Melinda Whiting Photography is attending the Event and offering FREE baby/toddler sittings worth £40. This is strictly on a first come, first serve basis.

The Ramada Hotel is ideally situated on the A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction in Colchester.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Hello & Welcome to my blog! - My recent favourite shots!

If this is the first time stopping by to view my blog, thank you and I hope you enjoy viewing just a small sample of my work. Though if you are returning to find out what I have been up too then welcome back!
I have been very busy not only with my photography but I have also decided to start dance teaching again (one afternoon a week) therefore Love2Dance re-opens in September at United Reform Church Hall, Maldon. The decision came about due to always teaching my daughter new dance moves at home as well as attending my 2 weekly classes of Zumba with the lovely Joani St. Cliere.
I feel my photography business is doing well being that I am still in my first year. I decided to post a few of my favourite images that I have taken recently. I critique my images a lot and I'm always striving to improve on my last photography assignment and push the boundaries in what I offer to my clients. I am in the process of composing a customer survey to gather valuable feedback from my clients thus improving all aspects of my business.
My 'Bright Eye's' Competition is running along well though would love more entries. Closing date 31st August 2011. Therefore please check out my website to enter or for information about the competition.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Three Counties Youth Ballet

It was an honour to be asked to be the official photographer of the 'Three Counties Youth Ballet'. Here are a few of my favourite shots that I took at their dress rehearsal. I particularly like the 'Coppelia' photographs. The choreographers as well as all the dancers that participated were outstanding bearing in mind they ranged from 10 years old to 16 years.
For more information about TCYB please contact
For more information about my photography please view my website

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Capturing the magic of childhood

I love photographing toddlers, probably more than anything else. I live for those spontaneous moments when I can capture the magic of childhood.
Ultimately you can't control the behaviour and attitude of a small child, but with simple planning you can avoid tantrums as much as possible.
I have lots of toys (being that my daughter is coming up to 3 years of age), children's props such as wooden benches, small whicker chairs, balls, bubbles etc.... So that in the hope we can create some great shots of your son or daughter for you to treasure a lifetime.
Above are just a few shots that I took of my daughter in her ballet tutu. With the help of my Mum she found some rose petals which just helped add that finishing touch to create these great shots.
For more information about my photography or to book a photo shoot session please email me at