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
Maximum of 6 hours of coverage
Includes online viewing gallery
25 high resolution digital images of your choice per hour of shooting.
Additional photos are $30 + tax each.
Custom packages available
Some of the clients I've had the pleasure of working with and who have featured my photography work:
Carleton University, Carleton University Art Gallery, Edible Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Wedding Magazine, Cadillac Fairview, Cardus, Techsploration, University of Ottawa, Mini Tipi, Maman Chic.