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Tag Archives: Guelph Portrait Photography

Guelph Maternity Photography | Alicia, Dylan & Ellie

I have a friend, her name is Alicia.  She has a beautiful family and is expecting again (another girl!!).  She wanted to have some photos done this time around, since she hadn’t had the chance last time in her pregnancy with Ellie.  Sooooo, of course I was up for a lovely shoot.  We definitely caught some amazing glowing moments of Alicia… as well as some beautiful family shots!  And obviously we had to give little Miss Ellie her time to shine too!  She’s such a sweetie with a personality as big as the sun!

Thanks Alicia & Dylan for trusting me with some important family memories!

They were so brave for bracing the COLD!

Ellie didn’t mind the weather so much, she was having a blast!

Alicia and her gorgeous preggo self!

LOVE this series of shots!

Enough of Mom… now it’s Ellie’s turn 🙂  She’s a princess with her “real princess crown”

Look at these three… can’t wait to meet the fourth!

Ellie made us laugh with her lovely dance moves!

My favourite of the day.  Hands down.
After some hot chocolate, we headed to the studio for a few more shots.  Thanks to Ellie for helping me test my lights 🙂

beautiful moment


Many blessings in the final stretch of this pregnancy!!  Can’t wait to meet Aralyn 🙂 xox

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Kitchener Portrait Photography | Catherine & Bart

HOLY!  I haven’t blogged in like 2 weeks.  SORRY loyal and lovely blog readers. I definitely had “THE SAD” during those rainy weeks.  I truly wanted to do nothing… (and I kinda did since all my shoots were being cancelled because of the poor weather).  NO sun = depressed Mel.  I love SUN!!!  Thankfully it came out for Catherine & Bart’s session on Wednesday.

Catherine & I go way back… to when she first booked me to do a Christmas family session at her parents house (2 years in a row).  Then I recently photographed her best friends wedding (Melissa & Adam).  She was eager to get her own session in and booked it with us early this summer for September.  She was hoping to potentially hit the water in her wedding dress.  BUT, when the rain started and then the cold…  We scratched that.  Finally, almost a month later, everything fell into place – weather, time, location.  But NO dress this time (just a little too cold).  Maybe next summer?

These two are so fun and great for each other.  I think you’ll agree when you see these photos.  Enjoy!  (ps. Justin’s working on their short film, but I really couldn’t wait to post the photos)!

This not Catherine nor Bart, but their dog Chewy 🙂

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MY favourite of the bunch… Justin’s shot!!

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The neighbour across the street thought we were breaking in to this building!  Ha!

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Thanks you two for your patience with the weather… I think it was well worth the wait.  You guys look HOT 🙂

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Guelph Portrait Photography | MacGregor Family

Just about a month ago, Heather was surprised by her two lovely friends with a photo shoot.   She loved her experience so much (which makes me VERY happy) that she decided to do the same for her mom!  Earlier on that day, during her birthday lunch, she had been talking about to taking some “family photos” because it had been awhile!  Well her wish came true…and she was ecstatic as you can see below 🙂

Here are a few photos from her surprise family shoot!

Love that smile 🙂

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Balloons are really popular this season!

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They even brought badminton rackets because they LOVE to play.  And YES she even played in her dress!

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If you’re interested in SURPRISING someone with a photo shoot… send me an email

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Guelph Portrait Photography | The Bricknell Family

Hello from the west!  I’m writing this while sitting in a beautiful living room in Chilliwack, BC.  I’m just loving this beautiful HOT weather and looking forward to tomorrow’s wedding!  While I’m relaxing, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you a few photos from Tuesdays family shoot with the Bricknell family.

For those of you who don’t know, for the last few years my mornings have been busy with teaching French in a private school here in Guelph.  It was a very big challenge for me to plan lessons everyday and try to inspire kids to learn a language that could really help them out in the future (especially here in Canada).  For the most part my plan worked and I managed to influence and inspire a few students to take French a lot more seriously.  (And on a side note: I now have a new respect for teachers.  They really do give a lot of their time and effort to help these kids succeed in life!).  Anyway, this is when I met these two lovely “kids”.  Doug has grown up so much in the past few years, he’s definitely not a kid anymore!  Both Julia and he were some of my keenest students.  I know Julia was sad when I decided not to come back to teach this year to do photography full time.  But of course Julia I’ll be back to visit you kids at the school!

I was thrilled when Maria and Wayne invited me to their home to take photos of their lovely family.  Their beautiful backyard was a perfect place for some nice family portraits!

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Wayne & Maria

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Doug & Julia

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love this!

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Julia’s a riot… and you’ll notice those hands may be a little too large to be her own 🙂

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One thing that always impressed me about Doug was how good he is with his sister!

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Doug is a huge sports fan!  They even have a putting green in their yard!

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Thanks again Bricknells!  You are such a special family!!

Melanie 🙂

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Guelph Portrait Photography | Carter

“Our” little Carter is growing fast.  He’s 9 months now and as cute as ever!  You may remember him when he was just a few weeks old!  I love when we have the chance to journey with a family.  It’s always OUR privilege to be able to capture the growth of a life.  So thanks Aaron & Kariann… we really love and appreciate you three 🙂

Enjoy this short film of Carter.  Justin picked the most appropriate song for this blue-eyed boy – “Baby Blue” from the new Dave Matthews!!

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Carter’s dad Aaron is going to love the following shot.  His only “requirement” was that we show off his baby blues 🙂

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Carter’s first taste of a lemon.  He didn’t seem to mind it actually!

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Beautiful light and a beautiful baby… what more can I ask for?

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