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A long time friend and her family | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on September 8th, 2016

This was a fun one!  Even though we arrived when the sun was a bit to high and hot, we ended ups catching up and having a blast!  This group of people are so fun and even funnier!
I really did enjoy this session! Thanks A & I for allowing me to capture some memories!

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Those Special Sessions… | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on March 9th, 2016

You know those sessions that tug at your heart and break a small piece off. The ones you will ALWAYS remember. The ones that teach you so much in one short hour or so that you never knew you’d learn. The ones that make you love life and be grateful for the life you have.

This was one of those sessions. One I will always remember. One I don’t fully understand nor will I ever understand. One that fills your heart with so much sadness, pain, yet strength to pull yourself together so you can give a grieving mother and or father some closure and memories that will surely fade. The comfort of knowing when they are ready they have the photos to look back on and remember the tiny lips, the tiny curls, and they will remember that she had momma ‘s eyes and daddy’s little nose.

I will never understand a mothers or fathers grief and pain after a loss of a child. But knowing I can give them something, anything to help ease a little of that pain is comforting to me, i can only hope one day it will be comforting to them as well.

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The making and restoring of a creative person | Sturgeon County Photographer | Pender Island

By on February 9th, 2016

About now I should be busy planning our next Art and Life retreat with some amazing girls, but instead we decided to take a little break.  So I thought I would share some of my images from last year.  Last year I was in much different place when it came to Photography.  Finding your way in such a over saturated industry with some amazing photographers left me feeling like maybe this isn’t the path I should take.  I felt like my creative vibe was taking a break and I just couldn’t dig myself out of how to rebuild the brand and reputation I worked hard in BC to build.  Support from family and friends are key as well as good SEO.  So I found myself working on those things and not so much the creative side.  I mean we only have so much family we can rope into paying for photos.  After my much needed retreat things came into perspective and I was able to dive back into my creative side… I picked up some new clients and forgot more about rebuilding and thought more about what makes me happy.  These make me happy.. Day two and three are coming up. Stay tuned

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How Loved you are… Baby R | Sturgeon County Newborn Photographer

By on November 2nd, 2015

This sweet little man made his way into the world.  Baby R.  He is a little brother to two sisters who are so excited to welcome him home.  He has no idea but I think he will be the live baby doll to these little girls for years to come .

Congrats R, C, A & A~  He is adorable.

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A Secret Location | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on October 7th, 2015

 

When you are handed an amazing location and probably the most adorable family it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out you will have amazing photos!  Hello FALL SUNSET!! and Hello CUTE FAMILY!  Enjoy…
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XOXO

 

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A Dream Family | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on October 7th, 2015

I absolutely love maternity sessions, but when the momma is a close friend it makes it all the more fun.  This is R.  She has graced my page many times before Here, Here and Here.  Not only is she beautiful she is also a great mom.  This is R’s dream family and I am so happy I can be the one to capture all her exciting memories.  I love this lady to bits.  I can wait to meet your new little man.

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~Melissa
xoxo

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Worlds Most Understanding Family| Extended Family Session | Stony Plain Photographer

By on September 21st, 2015

I am not gonna lie when I say this poor family!  Our first attempt at a session was going great until a HUGE rain storm moved in.  I normally don’t mind shooting in some rain, but this storm was a down pour.  We tried waiting it out with no success.  We had no choice but to rebook.  Two months later the day arrived and I was totally prepared, or so I though.  To my dismay and embarrassment I did something that would top every photographers worst nightmare… I forgot my camera at home.  Oh boy…. I headed home and got my camera and did the best I could… lucky for me this family was extremely patient and understanding.  Thank you guys for not firing me on the spot!  I enjoyed our short time together.

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Edmontonian Family Magazine Edition | Edmonton Family Photography

By on September 21st, 2015

I was on FB recently and I came across a post for a referral for a family looking for a photographer who was available during a specific time period to capture a family photo for a  upcoming article on them as a Edmontonian family in business.  Judging by the amount of qualified photographers who could also accommodate this family I wasn’t sure what my chances would be.  I received a call from the mom a few days later!  We set up our time and talked about the wanted outcome.  I was so excited to work with this family!  As soon as the Fall Edition is release I will Post a link here!

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Sweet Fall Family Session | Stony Plain | Alberta

By on September 20th, 2015

This adorable family sits close in my heart.  This is Corey (my husband’s) Little Brother, his wife and their beautiful little girls.  But don’t let their angelic face fool you… these two.  Love them to bits.  Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your memories.  I hope they remind you how blessed you and the rest of us really are.sturgeoncountyphotographer-2sturgeoncountyphotographer-7

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Fall Family Sessions | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on September 3rd, 2015

Well it’s that time a year again!!  FALL !!  I am booking fall sessions.  Last year I did minis this year I decided to do something a little different!  I am booking 5 fall family sessions (full Session)  EEEK!  Thats right!  This is an amazing deal.  So book your spot today!

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– includes up to 5 family members (includes pets)
– full payment due to hold your spot
– digital files printable up to an 8×10
– must be able to have fun

I am so excited to photograph your 2015 memories!

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~Melissa
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