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Is your project list stressing you out? Are you getting lost in stock image sites? Confused by typefaces?

The creative process should be full of energy and excitement, not heavy sighs and despair.

Let's work together!

Mel McNiece

Hello there! I’m a photographer & graphic designer based in Victoria, BC.

I am passionate about images, in graphics and photos alike.

  • Are you taking "me" time today? 
Today I'm taking time in the garden to listen to the bees and tend to the weeds. It's the perfect recharge before starting a new week.

#yyj #victoriabc #yyjphotographer #yyjdesigner #pnw #garden #breatheeasy #sundayvibes
  • I'm covered in glitter but it was worth it to show off @meridianariel 's beautiful Nyx pin 😍 .
See my setup in stories! 
#yyj #yyjphotographer #victoriabc #etsy #etsyshop #supportcreators #enamelpin #glitter
  • Here is your chance to pause and take a deep breath. 😊
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Yesterday, after getting home from adventuring and photos, I bent and twisted and suddenly my lower back was Very Angry. There's nothing like your body telling you in no uncertain terms that you need to slow down! .
Today I'm going to listen to my body and move a little slower + breathe a little deeper. .
#yyj #yyjphotographer #victoriabc #pnw #driftwood #bnw #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #texture #explorebc #vancouverisland
  • Tfw you get startled by a peacock. πŸ˜… Clever boy. .
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#yyj #victoriabc #yyjphotographer #pnw #peacock #beaconhill #garden
  • I absolutely love spending time in the rose garden at Beacon Hill Park 😍
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#yyj #victoriabc #pnw #herecomessummer #petzval85 #lomography #vsco #yyjphotographer #explorebc #explorevictoria #roses
  • Today is National Photography Day! πŸ“Έ

This beauty wasn't my first camera (those were film point-and-shoots), but I was allowed to borrow her in high school for photo class. That's when I started transitioning from snapshots to deliberate images.

I haven't stopped clicking since! ❀ .
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#yyj #yyjphotographer #photography #canonae1 #canoncanada #shootfilm #nationalphotographyday #victoriabc
  • Saturday's shoot at @limbicmedia with Neck of the Woods and @quadraticsound was amazing. Great band that I'm definitely adding to my music library. .
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#yyj #yyjmusic #victoriabc #livemusic #yyjphotographer #listentothis #notw #neckofthewoods
  • Nailing focus on yourself ain't easy πŸ˜‹

Today I'm living for endless cups of tea (our coffee grinder brokeπŸ’”), and family that'll be here in a few short hoursπŸ’ž. What's keeping you going today?
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#yyj #yyjphotographer #victoriabc #moody #bnwphotography #blackandwhite #selfportrait #aboutme #calm
  • Take a minute to listen to this song! Not only does the music video have Fraggles (hello, childhood!), it has a message that keeps me going when I'm scared or nervous. 🀘

One of my themes for this year is Bravery. To keep moving forward even when I'm trying something new and unfamiliar. I want to take the leap!

Are you letting fear hold you back from something wonderful? .
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#yyj #inspiration #quotethis #girlboss #doitanyway #30daysofsc #pnw #kickass
  • This time last week I was drinking iced tea. β˜€ 
Today is a nice island of cool and wet before summer hits fully. My garden sure appreciates it! And it's the perfect excuse to enjoy a cup of tea without overheating πŸ˜…

Mug by @pc_ceramics .
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#yyj #30daysofsc #relax #takeabreath #pnw #drinkitup

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