Hello, I’m Melanie

I originally come from France, I have lived and traveled different places with my lovely husband (and assistant!) Olivier before landing in 2003 by a lovely canal in this fantastic and fascinating multicultural city that is Amsterdam!

I’m a passionate and enthusiastic photographer, I think every person is photogenic, capturing feelings, small moments and interactions between people quickly became a passion and I also always had an insatiable creative itch. This is the reason why after a few years taking assignments on the side next to my office job as a customer service specialist and after graduating from the Dutch photography school Fotovakschool in Amsterdam, I did everything in my power to turn my passion for photography into a full-time occupation.

My favorite area is to photograph events and capture beautiful portraits. I really blossom when I have the chance to meet people from all walks of life and cultures, but most of all because I truthfully love helping people and capturing their emotions and the connections between them.

My mission is to capture the memorable essence of each event and to offer imagery with a vibrant twist to my clients, imagery that has real heart & soul.

My goal is to help people building their image, authentically, and bring a story to life with creative and thoughtful photos.

 

Everybody deserves incredible and authentic photos! I would love to help you capture yours!

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Melanie Lemahieu

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Melanie Lemahieu Photographer in Amsterdam
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“10 of my favourite things”

1.Quite obvious I agree… carrying my camera around and pulling the trigger…!

2. Related to images but in motion this time, cinema, from Truffaut to Cohen brothers via Almodóvar!

3. Cooking and eating. My favorite dish? Too difficult to tell although there would certainly be some French dishes, cheeses and wines in the list!

4. When we are not running around, cocooning and spending time with my husband, my cat and Netflix.

5. Ice skating, I used to be an artistic ice skater before going to college.

6. Traveling and discovering new cultures and people. Fun fact: next to my degree in photography, I also have a degree in Tourism.

7. Birds and nature in general, I love staying hours to watch birds and possibly capture a great shot!

8. Norway, visiting my friends there, catching a northern light or midnight sun. And eating Norwegian waffles naturally!

9. Humor, irony, absurd. To illustrate: Monty Python, Magritte, Man Ray…

10. Bretagne, my homeland, its landscapes and its magic light.

Most recent work

restaurant(3)
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Family and children Photoshoot in Amsterdam, together with the family for a fun photo session
parties - cultural events (18)
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solo portrait, professional business portrait photographer amsterdam
Loveshoot - Melanie Lemahieu (34)
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restaurant(3)
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parties - cultural events (18)
Family and children Photoshoot in Amsterdam, together with the family for a fun photo session
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0G9A6512-5
solo portrait, professional business portrait photographer amsterdam
Loveshoot - Melanie Lemahieu (34)

Our happy customers have their say

I have worked with Melanie and i strongly recommend her services. She is very responsive, highly professional and always meets expectations. If you are looking for capturing the most important moments of your life in an artistic and highly quality manner - talk to Melanie! She will make sure you get what you are looking for, even if it takes her to roll on a dusty floor so that you and your precious moments are captured in the best light
Katerina Sibinovska Mitikj
Katerina Sibinovska Mitikj
17:59 19 Sep 20
For our PR workshop of the German National Tourist Board in September 2020 (corona-proof edition) we worked together with Melanie and were more than satisfied! Melanie is very professional, the planning and communication before the event was uncomplicated and fast. She brings her own ideas, but also pays close attention to what the company wants. The results are really great - Melanie definitely has an unique way of capturing people's emotions. Thanks again for your great work and see you at our next event!
Aileen Bonack
Aileen Bonack
07:55 28 Sep 20
I can really recommend her! She did an amazing job with my salon getting high profi pictures of all the products and the salon itself. She has an good overall view on what’s good, and she is super sweet and funny! Love her! 👏🏼🤗
Irie Dreads
Irie Dreads
14:14 18 Sep 20
Melanie photographed our wedding in August 2020. I recommend her without reservation. She was professional, flexible, accommodating and clear every step of the way. The photographs of the day itself perfectly captured the spirit of the event and all the most important moments and details. Merci Melanie!
Nicole Emmenegger
Nicole Emmenegger
13:14 20 Sep 20
Melanie took pictures at almost every event I organised in the last 5 years. She has always be really professional and delivered each time really nice picture. I would 100% recommend her!
Michela Trovato Giancardillo
Michela Trovato Giancardillo
08:07 18 Sep 20

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