From: James & Lorna Fairhurst [mailto:fairhurst@telkomsa.net]
Sent: 11 May 2015 04:56 PM
To: info@melaniemare.co.za
Subject: Wedding photos

Hi Melanie

This is Lorna, Alex’s Mom from Alex and Liam’s wedding at Abrahams Kraal last month.

I just HAD to e-mail you to tell you how amazingly beautiful your photos of their wedding are! I (in fact everyone who has seen them, including my niece who is a pretty good photographer herself) all agree that we have never seen such incredible wedding photos before. You captured the light, the Karoo atmosphere, my daughter’s happiness and just the general lovely feel of the wedding SO well. You are extremely talented and we were so lucky to have you as the photographer.

Many, many thanks for your hard work, and all the best for the future – you deserve it!

Kind regards

Hi sorry for not getting back sooner. I love the photos they are the best pics anyone has ever taken of us. They arrived just as I needed inspiration last night. I was in the final 2 hours of a 36 hr labour ordeal. Ross was born 7pm last night. 3.9kg. Claire Sent from my iPhone

From: Francini van Staden [mailto:gardenroutefreelancewriting@gmail.com]
Sent: 22 September 2014 03:20 PM
To: info@melaniemare.co.za
Subject: earthworks – lyk stunning 🙂

Hallo Melanie!

Hoop dit gaan goed!

Ek het ‘n sneak peek van earthworks Okt/Nov uitgawe gesien en was so bly om te sien dat my gunsteling plaaslike fotograaf House Hoekwil gedek het. Dit lyk stunning 🙂 Ek het die artikel gedoen.

Groetnis, en sien hopelik een van die dae weer!

Kind regards,
Francini van Staden

(c): 074 635 8273
(e): gardenroutefreelancewriting@gmail.com
(f): 086 273 3187

Freelance Writer: Science, Environment & Sustainability
B.Sc. Env Man [UNISA]; B.A. Env Studies [TESC, NJ, USA]; Aquatic Ecosystems & Solid Waste Management [UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands]

From: chimelle.murray@gmail.com [mailto:chimelle.murray@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Michelle Murray
Sent: 19 August 2015 05:41 PM
To: Melanie Maré Photography
Cc: Rebecca Sturmer
Subject: Re: FW: Fancypants product pictures

Hi Melanie,

Thanks so much for the feedback regarding using a set of nappies just for photos. I had no idea that it would take so long with doing that! I really appreciate all your efforts.

I have looked at the photos and they look great! I’ve looked through the product pictures and they look really good. I don’t know what you ended up using to make the standing up ones but they came out very nicely:) We’ve got lots to work with which is great.

The only thing that I would like to see is a picture of the 8 solid colour nappies photographed together lying flat from the back (like picture 141) and then all 11 nappies photographed together lying flat. I love shots 155 and 156 but I think it would be good to have a back shot (as I think that’s the most flattering angle). I know they probably won’t all fit side by side so they could even overlap each other a bit if necessary. I think it will make a nice shot of all we have to offer and would fit easily on a flyer (if necessary).

You’ve done a great job – thank you!

Have a great evening.

Kind Regards,


From: Sean Robertson [mailto:seangraeme@gmail.com]
Sent: 16 January 2015 04:13 PM
To: Melanie Maré Photography
Subject: Re: Marisa shoot

I just sent you a WhatsApp… your shots are so beautiful!! I am extremely grateful for all your work. You make me look good!

Sean Robertson
Art Director
083 446 0478

From: Tenille Swanepoel [mailto:grafies@tydskrifte.co.za]
Sent: 05 September 2013 12:05 PM
To: Melanie Mare Photography
Subject: Re: Voorblad fotos

Nee, dis jou mooi foto’s!!!!
Baie baie dankie daarvoor

From: Thembalethu Mkhize [mailto:thembalethu42@gmail.com]
Sent: 14 August 2015 12:48 PM
To: Melanie Maré Photography
Subject: Re: FW: Melanie Maré Photography CC: INVOICE SI001597 Printed 20150814 094532

Yes Melanie, everyone involved is happy with your work thank you so much. I’ve sent some of your images to media, I will email you the copy if they publish them.

Thank you for all your hard work,I will keep your info on file for other events.


From: Yvette Steyn [mailto:yvette.steyn@Media24.com]
Sent: 22 August 2014 04:52 PM
To: claire@oakhurst.co.za; Kelly@blushingbride.co.za; lucy@oulap.com; info@melaniemare.co.za; chef123@mweb.co.za; wilna.allpass@gmail.com
Cc: Neels Roelofse; ferdi.steyn8@gmail.com; Sonja Martin; Danae Buss; Meyer Johan; ysteyn@gmail.com
Subject: Neels & Yvette Roelofse

Melanie Maré from Melanie Maré Photography:
Melanie thank you for making yourself available on our wedding day. You made us feel so comfortable, that Neels and I are contemplating a career move to become models, but only if you are behind the lens. You really have such an easy way of talking and explain to the two of us what we need to do, how we need to pose and how to looking lovingly in each other’s eyes. You are incredible and your work is out of this world (and out of this province- as we are now back in Port Elizabeth) Whenever somebody asked us about our wedding and we mentioned that you were our photographer they always nod their heads in approval. Thanks to you, we know we don’t need to be photo shopped to look fabulous or rather better, as I am sure you figured out which side is my prettier side, and from which angle
Neels does not look dodgy. Neels and I tried our best with the selfie- so that needs to do until we receive the photos from the professional!
Thank you for making our magical day everlasting by telling stories through your camera lens.