Baby Jasmine is a winner in the February 2016 Baby of the Month Competition with her delightful image taken by Melvin Sillcock, of Melvin Sillcock Photography. Jasmine receives a £100 Mothercare voucher and entry into the Tembo 2016 Baby of the Year Competition, which gives her the chance to win the £5000 prize.
Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, Melvin (pictured left) has been a photographer for over 30 years, with experience of studio, location and commercial 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, joined him in the Studio after qualifying with the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and she specialises in Newborn and Baby photography. Michelle 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. We are very happy to talk anyone through the process if pregnant and considering a newborn session.” But if you miss capturing your little one when they were at the newborn stage, then you can still capture those delightful times by a baby photo shoot with 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!