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Photography & Design go together like sugar and spice.

Or peanut butter and jam.

Or coffee and a really large mug.

My range of knowledge means that when you need new imagery I’ve got you covered.

I provide a whole-hearted artistic experience and can guide you through the process whether you’re looking for beautiful portraits or fresh designs.

Nervous in front of the camera?

I’ve been there! I spent years of my life avoiding being in snapshots and portraits because I was afraid.

I want you to enjoy the process! Want a sneak peek of what it’s like? Click here!

Visual art is my jam.

I'm Mel

After years of giving my all as a front-line employee for large companies, I realized it was time to stand up and shine.

I’ve always loved photography, but I knew I needed more than just camera skills if I was going to pay the bills.

So I put myself through school (with the help of my husband) and started learning about design and business. Now I’m a photographer and graphic designer helping myself and others live their dream.

Want to work with someone as excited about your project as you are?

  • Suddenly, it's a week into January. I've been hibernating and recharging so I can jump into things again, full of excitement and energy. .
My desk is clear (for now πŸ˜„), my notebook set up, and my memory cards formatted. .
Let's do this. 🀘
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  • Thankful Thursday ❀
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Since it's Thanksgiving in the U.S. today and I'm thankful for every one of you, I wanted to share something with you!
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Book your portrait session before Sunday at midnight and you'll receive a complimentary print from your session. I'm a big believer in printing photos, and I'd love to help you cover your walls in memories. .
If you'd like to pay it forward it also makes a great gift! .
Contact me for full details and to book your session! .
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  • When was the last time you  printed your photos? .
I'm grateful that I have these memories, printed and tangible, at a time when I wish I could hold my people close. So I look at these memories and smile, thinking of far flung friends ❀😊
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  • Today I am extra grateful for coffee (and dark mornings that clear up to sunshine.) What are you happy about today?
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  • These two were so fun and full of laughter. πŸ˜„ I'm so grateful to get to do photography ❀
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  • We got lucky at yesterday's session with a beautiful sunset after the day's rain 😍
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  • When do you plan out your week?
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Monday mornings are my schedule time, when I sit with my coffee and my notebook and lay out everything I want to do this week. .
Even though I love my online calendar, nothing beats pen and paper!
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  • Sometimes I can sneak in a candid of Eric before he notices me πŸ˜„ ❀
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Candids are some of my favourite shots - in between the other shots, in the moments people relax, that's the sweet spot 😘
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  • I love a sweet family session, especially at sunset. I am SO excited to meet the new little one in a few short months! .
And check out Chelsy's hand-knit jacket! 😍 Amazing work.
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  • Mid-session leaf throwing breaks are absolutely necessary, haven't you heard? .
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