Unposed. Candid. Full of real emotion. Ottawa family photographer

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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, branding, portraits, events). Have a special project in mind? I'd love to hear about it!


Photography Portfolio

Family. Maternity. Newborn. Intimate Weddings and Events. Portraits. Business/Branding.

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What do you want to remember most about this time in your life right now? Family films are the perfect way to preserve all of the details: voices, mispronounced words, laughter, gestures, the way their hair blows in the wind, the way they look at you. 

Document those everyday moments you never want to forget, for you and for them.  

Capture your unique story. 


What are you waiting for?

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I'd love to hear from you

Photo Projects

Call: 819-700-1740

With all my love

Pilot project offering complimentary family photo sessions to parents in the Ottawa Gatineau area who are facing a cancer diagnosis that may shorten their time with their family.  


Photography project to bottle up the magic of summer.

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