hey friends, my name's Melissa, but most people call me Mellaa!

I have always had a passion for photography with my parents gifting my first DSLR camera when I was 14 yrs old. Taking this passion for photography and turning it into a career has been nothing but AMAZING! Capturing lasting memories for you and your family has been SO special.

I'm also a nurse at the Stollery Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and spend my days around some of the smallest little humans. I love love LOVEEEE all things BABIES so newborn photography will always have a special place in my heart as it kind of meshes both of my passions into one.

I have two large rescue dogs and they are my children. I will always support animals in photoshoots because they are also part of your family and deserve to be in the spot light with you!

I love being creative with sessions, so if you're looking for something different or unique to you - lets try it!

This is MY process:

I. contact me

Send me a message via the contact form above to get started!

II. get a booking link

Once we've secured a date that works, I will send you a booking link with a questionnaire, contract and invoice to pay your deposit. Once your booking link is completed, you're locked in!

III. Take the photos

I will provide a prep guide + confirmation email 7 days prior to your session which will include studio address, invoice remainder and any other information needed for the day of.

IV. deliver the memories

7-14 days after your session you will receive a proof gallery. These images are very softly edited. You will choose your favorite images then I will bring these into photoshop to perfect. You will receive your final gallery with your edited images 2-4 weeks after you choose your images. The total time will be 4-6 weeks. I strive to provide high quality retouching which is worth the wait!


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"My husband and I hired Melissa for our newborn shoot at the recommendation of a friend and we could not be happier. She came extremely prepared with extra outfits and lots of props to work with as well as her gf to assist her so we could just sit back and relax. She was extremely warm and easy to talk to, made us feel super comfortable right away. She is also a NICU nurse so how could I not feel comfortable leaving my baby in the hands of another woman who deals with premature babies cont...d"

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