Looking for the perfect photos to celebrate finding the perfect match in your life? Are you a chill and down-to-earth couple that's up for a little adventure? The Pacific Dogwood Engagement Session is just the one for you! Engagement sessions are some of my absolute favourites to do. My style as a photographer is hands-on -- I'll work with you and your partner from the very beginning, from planning the shoot to offering prompts that will bring out the natural spark you share. Got the perfect location in mind? I'm all ears! Looking for a little guidance in the location or wardrobe department? Having worked with couples for 7+ years, I can help you plan a day you'll remember and cherish for years to come. In search of a wedding photographer? If you book my Whitebark Pine or Rocky Mountain Juniper packages, the engagement session comes free. :)
7 days before the shoot date & time: 100% refund Between 7 days and 24 hours before the shoot date & time: 50% refund Less than 24 hours before the shoot date & time: no refund Booking is considered cancelled when the client messages the photographer in writing Shoot may be extended with mutual consent. The possibility of an extended shoot should be discussed beforehand. The hourly package rate will apply. Reshoots can be arranged at a cost of 50% of the hourly package rate. Photographer retains copyright over the Photographic Work and is able to use it for self-promotion. The client may make unlimited reproductions of the Photographic Work for family and friends both online and offline. Photoshoots will typically take place rain or shine. For outdoor shoots, an agreed alternate location may be planned in advance. Shoots will only be cancelled and a full refund given in the most extreme circumstances. If the shoot can be rescheduled there will be no additional fees for the customer. Payment in full at the time of booking. Payments may be made by credit card upon receiving an invoice.
Hey there! Glad you stopped by, I'm Melanie and I've been a visual storyteller for over 7 years now! As a passionate West Coaster, I'm all about finding moments of beauty within the environment and wherever we can. I would classify myself as a people person because I love capturing moments for souls to keep for themselves. I love Vancouver because it's the perfect combination of being close enough to the mountains to explore the wilds, yet only a short walk away from the sweetest coffee shop to share stories with friends or meet new people. I'm constantly searching for the best pockets of light in the places that are precious to my friends and clients. There are so many beautiful locations to discover! I value respect, joy and passion for life and I would love to show you how I can capture beautiful imagery to incorporate artistry into the day to day. I'm honoured to work with amazing clients who value photography and can attest to its impact on their lives. What are the names of my packages? The environment has played a big role in my life and I want to share a little piece of that so I named all of my packages after my favourite BC trees! Proudly serving the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Community
A wedding day is a celebration more than anything, so let's capture the celebration and give yourself a beautiful memory to look back on. I want you to be able to put yourself back into the moment where you said 'I do' or 'heck yes' and relive the emotions. This package is perfect for my couples that are looking for simple coverage of the especially BIG moments of the day (e.g. ceremony, family photos, mingling with guests). It is a great option for couples looking for fewer hours of coverage but who would still appreciate having high-quality images of their loves ones and the moments they shared. I want you to look back and remember the ear-to-ear smile as you saw your spouse for the first time, or the moment you burst into laughter at your best friend's stand-up improv. More than anything, I want you to walk away from this meaningful day knowing that you were able to do and experience everything you possibly wanted.
The truth is, eloping is an amazing way to get married in its own right. It's a loophole, a life hack. A way to have exactly the wedding day you've always imagined‚Äîwithout any of the fuss you don't care for. This is what makes elopements sooo special. It's also what makes them my favourite type of wedding to document! Do you want to spend the day hiking in the mountains? Going to the beach and splashing in the shallow waves? Getting hitched and eating or just having some drinks? Or, do you want to spend your day at home, barefoot, in PJ's, sharing your vows in your backyard under patio strings lights next to a bonfire? I'm your gal! If you consider yourself pretty chill and low-key, if you feel a bit uncomfortable about the idea of a big wedding, or if you dream of getting married in a more remote location, then it might be right for you! If you're planning to elope and still need to find the right photographer for you, drop me a line. We'll grab a bevvy, chat about your perfect day together, and I'll even help you plan. I can't wait to hear what you've been daydreaming about!
A wedding day is a celebration more than anything, so let's capture the celebration and give yourself a beautiful memory to look back on. I want you to be able to put yourself back into the moment where you said 'I do' or 'heck yes' and relive the emotions. If you're looking for full-day coverage at great value, the Whitebark Pine Wedding Package is the one for you. This package is perfect for couples who want to look back and cherish all the moments, big and small, of their special day. I want you to remember the warm, giddy feeling as you saw your spouse all dressed up for the first time, or the happy tears as you hugged your family who flew from miles away, or the ear-to-ear smiles on you and all your best friends. I want you to have the photo proof that yes, your breakdancing moves really did tear up the dance floor, and I want you to have the beautiful formal photos with your family that you deserve. More than anything, I want you to walk away from this meaningful day knowing that you were able to do and experience everything you possibly wanted. Bonus: When you book the Whitebark Pine package, you and your partner will also get a free engagement photography session in the lead-up to the wedding (digitals included).