Sturgeon County, AB and Area Photographer

“I am an artist. I create and capture moments in time with a photograph. I love children. I love the care free, and unbiased nature of a child. I love families. I love the moments when love can be seen from a mothers touch or a 

father’s eye’s. I take the time to capture the true nature of your life in that moment. So when you look back you will smile, and remember.” ~Melissa

Melissa DePape is a Sturgeon County Photographer.  She believes that everyday is special.
Sturgeon county photographer
Images by Nancy Vaz Photography
I am Inspired by.   
My family
My two beautiful girls

My handsome hubby
Life. Real Life
Music that makes my heart sing.
Love. New & Old

Me. I enjoy life.
I am…

I love.
My family
Sitting criss cross apple sauce
Shoes. Flats.
Wearing P.J.’s all day
Taking real photographs of Newborns, Children big and little.
Creating Art.

I have always had a love for photography, but it seemed to be just a hobby.  When my first daughter was born, she lit a love within me – not only for her – but for wanting to capture every waking moment on film.  That is when photography became a huge part of my life again.  
Being able to capture a moment and re-live that same feeling over and over? That’s magical
I love using natural light and the beautiful backdrops god has given us.  I love to capture the “Real” moments in your child’s life.  The one where he explores a new turf, or how she lives comfortably in her own area.  A smile, or even a frown…

I can recommend several locations throughout the Sturgeon County and surrounding areas.

Each session can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.  Newborns and babies take time to photograph so we leave time for feedings, soothing and changing time.

Newborns are best photographed before they are 2 weeks old, so booking prior to baby’s due date is advised.  Maternity is best shot between 6-8 months.  Babies photograph best at 9 – 12 months.

If you have any questions, please contact me.
I will be happy to go over them with you.

I love meeting new people and creating a lifetime piece of art for you and your family.

I am based out of Sturgeon County, AB
and surrounding areas.