Category Archives: Family


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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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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A New Baby Brother…| Chilliwack | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on July 31st, 2015

On my recent holidays I was able to squeeze in a last minute “Fresh Session“.  This little munchkin was awake most of the session and it was apparent he has an incredible appetite and his mom and dad are in for some added expenses to their grocery bill when this little guy gets older.  Even though he was awake most of the session I assured mom and dad It only takes a few seconds of sleeping for me to capture this sweet little baby boy.  This little guy also has a sweet little sister who clearly adores him, she is learning the ropes of being a big sister… her concern over him crying is so caring and so  sweet.

To book your “Fresh Session” Please email me at [email protected]

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~Melissa

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The Sweetest Little Family… | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

By on June 17th, 2015

I was lucky enough to meet up with baby J again.  This session was so fun and I loved meeting baby J again.  And look at that mama…. you would never know she just had a baby.  Thank you guys for allowing me into your home to capture some pretty adorable memories.  I can’t wait to meet up with you again before you are off on your new adventure in California!

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~Melissa
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Two Visions Studios’ Fall Mini Session Fun | Sturgeon County Photographer

By on September 29th, 2014

 

This past weekend Billie (D4 Photography) and I joined forces and shot our first set of Fall mini sessions.  We had so much fun meeting new faces and seeing some past clients… and man how have these kids grown!  Like good weeds!
Might I add fall is in full effect here in Sturgeon County.  With the leaves all around us we were lucky enough to enjoy some beautiful landscapes.  Thank you to all our families for putting up with our crazy location and the extreme cold… you are some brave souls!  Here is a quick peek at this weekends goodness.
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Image Collage by Melissa DePape Photography and D4 Photography = Two Visions Studios
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Two awesome chicks combine their visions to create a company that provides education in photography as well as specials throughout the year.
Photographers, Billie Depatie ( D4 Photography ) and Melissa DePape ( Melissa DePape Photography ), come together and combine their visions to offer photography education. Offering classes geared toward the new photographer or just a mom who wants to learn how to photograph her own family better. Also offering holidays mini sessions throughout the year.

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