I love the outdoors and my heart is set on that beautiful natural light! I am also always open to an adventure, even if it means battling 12,876 mosquitos or braving a steep hike to get that perfect shot. It’s very important for me to have you feeling 100% comfortable with your surroundings as you will be more relaxed and yourself which will ultimately yield greater photos in the end. I want to capture your authentic self. The truest YOU possible all the while having fun in the process!
I am seeking adventurous couples, who aren't afraid to get a little dirty to find that gorgeous golden sunset. The free-spirited type who will go barefoot in the woods. Those who crave fresh air, open fields, the sound of rain and late night canoe rides. If any of these are your kinda jam too and you're into photos that feel as real as you are, then you've come to the right place. Grab a coffee and stay a while!
Regardless of what you look like, your age or the size of your jeans, I want to help you on your journey to feeling beautiful, empowered and possibly even like you've discovered a new found love for yourself. My style is tasteful, classic and timeless. No need to over sexualize, the point is to photograph you as you are.
Having a family of my own really made me understand the importance of taking photos and preserving memories. Time seems to go by at the speed of light! Your memories can be frozen in time through your images. Ones that won't let you forget those small but sweet details that you cherish so much.
Whether you are having a small, intimate wedding amongst the trees at the cottage or having a luxurious, tented ceremony by the family's 150 year old stone house - I'm all for it! My job is to capture and tie all the elements on your wedding day while ensuring that I stay true to who you are as individuals and as a couple.
I have always been heavily influenced by nature and light. When I close my eyes and think back on a specific moment in time, the sights and smells of my surroundings often make up the bulk of the memory. The feel of the cool evening breeze in my hair, the smell of wet earth after a rainfall, the sound of the small waves lapping at the shore all play an important role in how I remember a treasured part of my life.
My job is to capture and tie in all of those elements on your wedding day all while ensuring that I stay true to who you are as individuals and as a couple. Capturing the essence of the day as well as documenting it as it unfolds - that’s precisely what I am there to do along with making sure you are also having the time of your lives!
"We loved working with Melissa for our engagement and wedding photos! Her style of photography really fit us as a couple as well as the feel of our wedding. Melissa has an amazing way of making you feel super comfortable in front of the camera, and her personality is just a breath of fresh air. She kept us all laughing and smiling through the entire day, and we could not be happier with our photos. Thank you Melissa!!!"
"Melissa has an amazing way of making you feel super comfortable in front of the camera, and her personality is just a breath of fresh air."
"I don't even know where to start...The moment we clicked the link to our wedding photos, we were in complete disbelief. CUE THE TEARS!!! Our engagement photos were stunning but our wedding gallery made us relive one of the most epic days of our lives. We have Melissa to thank for that. Not only did she capture all of the important parts of the day but there are moments that we either completely forgot about or had no idea happened!"
"I don't even know where to start...The moment we clicked the link to our wedding photos, we were in complete disbelief. CUE THE TEARS!!!"
"We were lucky to have met Melissa at a friend's wedding and knew we wanted to hire her that day! The whole experience with Melissa was fantastic, and we were blown away when we received our photo gallery. It's been almost a year since then and I still get tears in my eyes looking through it. She was professional but really easy-going at the same time. We knew we made the right choice. We couldn't have asked for a better person/photographer, hands down!!
"The whole experience with Melissa was fantastic. We knew we made the right choice. We couldn't have asked for a better person/photographer."
"We've had the privilege to work with Melissa for our engagement, (my) boudoir and wedding photos. Not only is she beyond talented when it comes to taking the most beautiful photos but she is a joy to work with as well. She is very personable and makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. We are so happy with the experiences that we've had with Melissa and are so grateful to have stunning photos from such a special time in our lives!"
"Not only is she beyond talented when it comes to taking the most beautiful photos but she is a joy to work with as well. We are so happy!"
"Melissa played a major role in making our day so special. The second she walked in the door she brought such a calm, friendly presence and we all felt like we already knew her. She was professional, kindhearted and down to earth. Every guest at the wedding had such sweet words to say about her. Then we got our photos back and WOW. Every single one has blown us away. We have no words! We're so lucky. Thank you Melissa!"
"Melissa played a major role in making our day so special. The second she walked in the door she brought such a calm, friendly presence."