Winnipeg  ·  Okanagan Valley

About Us

Newborns · Maternity · Weddings

We’re here to capture your life’s moments on all sides and turn them into memorable photos you can have forever.

Melanie Reimer

Owner | Photographer

Hey! That’s me, Melanie!

Family photos as a mom rank pretty high for important things near and dear to me, there’s something to be said about documenting your life as a family that your kids can look back on. I give way more photos than I promise only because I really truly love taking photos, interactions of you and your kids, or for your wedding of you and your new spouse are so important. I strive to be natural, unforced and the way you really really were… just good old snuggling on your kids or loving on your other half. In your gallery you’ll find a mix of posed and smiling at the camera as well as many of just smiling, laughing and full on belly giggles. I love working with kids, I have 3 of my own aged 5 and under, I know kids aren’t always the most reliable for good moods and listening.

My favorites: Little Bones Wings, peonies, summer dresses, navy blue and I have a new love for house plants… lets see if I can keep those alive unlike our past goldfish! I love to spend my non wedding weekends at our cottage with my family at the lake. I love the 1930’s era…. and The Notebook, or just anything Ryan Gosling, fortunately I found my own sweet romantic Noah… beard and all! I hate cold, but love snow and the holiday season. I’ve been to 7 countries, and I’m also a volunteer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, this is an organization that provides remembrance photography for grieving families.

I spend every Sunday with family and attending church, my last name is Mennonite but I’m not… at alllll.  I used to be a nurses aid at Seven Oaks ER before I got married….. pregnant and while a new baby can keep you pretty busy, it wasn’t enough for me. I started in about 2013, by 2015 I had self taught myself while dragging 1, then 2 and now 3 kids along for the ride. My business has taken over my basement in the form of a newborn studio… we decided to move to be closer to my kids’ school, and hunted out a house that would accommodate my studio needs. You’re now welcome to our new house with your little babies for newborn photos in my home studio! (All my family photos credit to Honey Deer Photography) I visit my family in Vernon BC often, I don’t mind seeing them 😉 and because of this I also do weddings in the Okanagan Valley and other Canadian destinations. Travel is so important to our family!


That’s me, all of me. I’m a heart on sleeve person, I’m extremely personable and not an introvert at all. Now that you know me and my story… let’s start documenting yours.

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Victoria Koehler

Associate Photographer

I’m like a lot of you reading this bio—mobile and not always sure where I belong. I was born in Kenya and have lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the USA and Canada. I’ve met lots of fantastic people and made great friends who are scattered across the globe. I love Manitoba canola fields in summer and tea plantations in the Kenyan highlands, but neither feels like home. Perhaps this is why I’ve become a photographer—not only to remember people and places, but to remind myself who I am.

Quality photos weren’t valued in my home. If you were to look at photos from my life, you might think the most important events were when I would blow out the candles on my birthday cake each year. I’ve often wished I had good photos of my childhood to show new friends where I’ve been, what I’ve done, the life I’ve lived—who I am. I’m more than just a girl who fills my house with plants, likes watching chick flicks, and considers popcorn a decent supper. 

I’m passionate about giving you the kind of pictures I wish my family had given me. Beautiful, creative images that will remind you of who you are, where you come from, and the relationships and events that have defined and shaped you.

Whether I’m photographing your wedding, engagement, or family, I look for genuine emotion and the raw, candid moments that can’t be forced. The images I take are more than just pretty pictures; they will give a glimpse into what is wonderful and inspiring about you.

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We know you’ve got questions, so hopefully we can answer most of them here!

If your questions still aren’t answered, contact us!

General     Newborns     Maternity     Weddings


We upload all our images that you receive onto an online gallery, it’s private and password protected. The gallery program is called PASS, you can download an app on your mobile too if you’d like to view them on your phone. You can download all your images from this site, send the link to friends or family and they can download as well. Your photos will be on this ‘storage cloud’ for 10 years, but we highly recommend that you download them and back them up in multiple places.
Yes we do! We do minor retouching and color correction to all the images. If you have something more specific you’re referring to or unsure of please just send us a message and ask and we’ll be happy to help you as best we can.
You get 15-20 images, they are all hand picked by your photographer. We decide which images look the best at our own discretion.
Unless we state otherwise all regular sessions (not wedding or event) take 2-3 weeks. When sessions are booked during wedding season it may take longer but we will discuss that with you first!
As soon as you can! We are very busy and are booking well in advance for most sessions. Weddings we usually book most a year in advance, because of this our weekends are often full especially during the summer. The most popular time for family session tends to be in the fall (not that that’s the only time), so we fill up our limited family session dates very quickly.
That’s entirely up to you? Rain won’t stop us! But… if you’d prefer no rain we can absolutely reschedule. We will chat back and forth on the day of if the weather is unsure also, or we can reschedule in advance if we see that the forecast is calling for rain.
At this time no, but we sell gorgeous canvases and would love to work with you to make a custom collage for your home.


This is a great question, once you’ve decided to choose us we book a tentative date typically your due date. This way we can be sure to have you scheduled for that month. Once you have your little one you’re encouraged to call, text or email us as soon possible so we can get him/her and your family into the studio in the 6-10 day window if possible.
Earlier than 6 days typically mom’s milk (if nursing) hasn’t fully established, any later than 2 weeks babies go through a growth spurt and often cluster feed and are easily roused. They’re also still very squishy and curly from being in the womb in this time frame as well as very sleepy!
We love this one, we’ve decided that because there are so many props, lights, blankets, headbands, and backdrops it’s much easier for us and for you if we do it in our studio. Why’s it easier for you? No stress cleaning up you home, or making sure there’s enough room and light for us!
Once you’ve decided to book your newborn session with us we’ll send you a prep email, it’ll be a bit of a run down on what will happen, how long it usually takes and what you can do ahead of time (like give baby a bath or other tips) to help prepare!


Book your maternity session as soon as you can! That way you’ve for sure got a date. We try to do maternity sessions during the 32-36 window, this is just before you’re uncomfortable but still have a good bump!


Engagement sessions are complimentary for booking so it’s a bonus. These sessions are so so important and not to mention fun. They’re a prep before the big day, we learn to work with each other, we get a feel if you need more direction for posing or less. When’s the last time you had professional photos with your man? It can be intimidating, so when we do an engagement session you can relax a bit and we know you’ll walk away from that session confident and more excited for photos at your wedding!
There will be 2! It is so important for us to have 2 people at your wedding, we always have someone ready and on different angles.
First we’ll receive an inquiry message from you, from there we’ll arrange to meet and we’ll buy you coffee. We get to know each other and you can see some more of our work and get a feel if we’re the right fit for you guys. If we are, you’ll get an online contract and shortly after a welcome package!

We book your engagement session and have a blast! We love engagement sessions, we have so much fun and get a real sense of who you are!

A couple weeks before your wedding you’ll get a very detailed questionnaire going over timeline and other details. We’ll go over this on the phone or a meeting, whichever you’re more comfortable with.

Next step…. wedding day!