Winnipeg · Manitoba
Maternity · Newborns · Family
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 between 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 houseplants… let’s 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 (and now cooking number 4). 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.