Winning Image for Baby Phoenix and Melvin Sillcock
Congratulations to photographer Melvin Sillcock for securing his first winning image of 2018 with his gorgeous image of baby Phoenix. Her image was popular with our Photographer’s judging panel and she can look forward to receiving a £100 Mothercare voucher and entry into the Tembo 2018 Baby of the Year Competition, where she will have the chance to win £5000!
Melvin is no stranger to achieving reignition with the high standard of his photography and has achieved over five wins in the Baby of the Month competition since 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!