October 2016 Photographer of the Month – Melvin Sillcock
Melvin Sillcock is the winning photographer of the October 2016 Photographer of the Month competition!
Three of his entries from the October 2016 BOM competition were judged and chosen by Richard Mayfield of top UK pro-lab Premier Image and Chris Harper FBIPP, Chief Executive of British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).
Melvin’s photography continues to capture the imagination of the public and the Baby of the Month judging panels, with two winning entries and seven runners-up in the competition since January 2015!
Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, Melvin has been a photographer for over 30 years, with great experience of studio work which he now uses to specialise in baby, family and pet photography. Melvin told us “Those moments when all the family get together are so special and deserve to be recorded in the best possible way so that in years to come, you will have an amazing portrait to remember how you all were at that particular moment in time.”
Melvin’s daughter, Michelle, who works with him says “The time frame to successfully photograph newborns is very short – ideally 7-14 days after birth is preferable as newborns are less alert, sleepier and easier to pose.” If you missed capturing your little one when they are at the newborn stage, then you can still capture those delightful times with a baby photo shoot by Melvin and Michelle.
Melvin says “We believe that professional photography is worth investing in. To create beautiful images takes knowledge of lighting, technical skills, being able to gently direct people, experience and, of course, passion.”
The studio is close to Hop Farm Country Park, which is great for families, and only a 30-minute drive to Bluewater or Lakeside Shopping Centre, so there’s lots to do for the whole family either before or after your photography session!