Alternative Fine Art Wedding & Portrait Photographers.

Hello & welcome to Melia Melia Photography, we are alternative portrait and wedding photographers James & Jo Melia.

Our little photo - shop is based in the beautiful village of Ripponden which leads onto the Pennine Moors. From here we travel all over the UK from Aberdeen up in Scotland to Cornwall, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Cumbria & Lancashire. We also travel internationally and love to shoot weddings in Italy, France, Canada & of course Bora Bora (we’ve never photographed a wedding in Bora Bora but you can always hope).

As much as we love travelling far and wide, we also love the opportunities to bring our unique and artistic photography to the beautiful place we call home and across West Yorkshire, such as Greetland, Ripponden, Calderdale, Cragg Vale and Sowerby Bridge. So if you live nearby West Yorkshire, we’d love it if you had a minute to look through our portfolio and see if you can make room in your home for our imaginative portrait photography.

We have a great love for fine art photography and look to capture the beauty, honesty, emotion and the details great and small. Joining us on a portrait photographing session, you allow us to preserve you in our unique and artful style, and a selection of your best sides can be treasured in an album for years to come.

Our style of photography has been described as everything from fine art to creative to reportage with a bit of organic stuff mixed in-between. You can find more about us on our ABOUT US page and to see what’s on our mind, have a look at our JOURNAL...

If you’ve seen our portfolio and believe we are the alternative portrait photographers for you, you can enquire or arrange a meeting over a cuppa by emailing us at We are happy to hear from you wherever you are, whether you are in the peaceful confines of West Yorkshire, Ripponden, Calderdale, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Cragg Vale, Greetland or would love us to join you on an adventure to a far away place for a destination Wedding!