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Ottawa Gatineau photographer | Photographe Gatineau


Ottawa Gatineau candid family photographer, Photographe

Photography for all of life's stages. 

Natural, candid, full of emotion. 

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My Work

Ottawa Gatineau photographer

About Me

Hi, I'm Melanie and this is me with my girls. I'm a prime example of what happens when you spend so much of your time behind the camera: it creates this unintentional void in all of the photo albums. I love being our family's historian by photographing little moments, big moments and everything in between but I'm also often reminded how important it is to put the camera down, be fully there with them and let someone else have a turn at documenting. This is what motivates my work and why I love documentary photography so much. It has the power to transport you back to a moment, a feeling, a time, a place; even when memory fails. 


I'm all about capturing a feeling over posing, about letting people be who they are without forcing anything and honouring the beauty and importance of everyday moments. I'm a photographer in the Ottawa Gatineau area and I capture moments for families (engagement, wedding, maternity, newborn, family, events) and create imagery for businesses and commercial clients (headshots/portraits, branding, events, still photography). Have a special project in mind? I'd love to hear about it!

Services + Pricing

My style is casual, easy going, with a focus on documenting real emotion and natural interactions. I have a love of candid photos and detail shots but I will also include some posed photos in keeping with a very natural style. Sessions take place on location (for example, outdoors, at a client's home or at another meaningful location). Services include photography for families, engagement, wedding, maternity, newborn, celebration of life, branding, commercial, headshots, portrait, event, still photography, photo and video editing. I'm always open to work on special projects. 

(maternity, newborn, children, family, couples)​

  • Up to 60 minute photo session

  • Maximum of 5 people ($50 fee per additional person)

  • Beautifully curated online view gallery 

  • Your choice of 8 high resolution digital files 

  • Additional photos are $30+ tax each