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Welcome to my blog.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog.

I am Melanie, Custom Photographer, specializing in maternity, newborn and child portraiture in and around Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

My goal as your custom photographer is to capture original, personalized photographs that you will be able to cherish forever. 

Yadda, yadda, yadda...I know, right?

Anyone can say this.

But I really, truly, mean it. Ask anyone who has worked with me before, ask my husband, or my kids, how much time does mommy spend working/perfecting/loving her job, or anything for that matter. Sometimes I even have to ask myself, do I put too much time into others lives and not enough in my own. 

Bottom line, I know all too well, with having to juggle so many things each day, how life sometimes feels like we are on fast forward and we never get a moment to just sit down and take in the beauty that surrounds us each day. This is where I come in.

I want to help you remember these times. I want to capture real life, I want to capture the kind of photos you will look back upon for years to come and smile. I want to capture you, being you. I want you to feel as beautiful as I see you.

I invest in you, just as you will invest in me. I invest my heart into each family, it means that much to me. 

Why you ask?

Because it is you who keeps me inspired, it is you who allows my passion stay a reality. I have you to thank for my success.

I hope this blog gives you the opportunity to get to know me and see if I am the right photographer to suit your needs! You can reach me via email at .


Just because: Montreal Family Photographer

Because I work so much on creating memories for your families, I sometimes forget to take my camera out for my own.

I haven’t blogged in forever because I just don’t have time to do it.  But wanted to share my little hockey team :)


.smile. Montreal’s Newborn Photographer – MellanieD Photography

In a world where everyone struggles to succeed,

to stand out, to make a difference,

it is easy to get discouraged.

God knows this happens to me often.


I meet these brand new,

completely, perfectly raw,

tiny, little human beings…

So I stop everything

forget all the traffic that boggles my mind daily,

and feel.


Feel with your eyes

calm your mind

absorb the love within your heart

it doesn’t get better than this


canvas print - She is just so cute. i bet you guys are over the moon. Such wonderful photos to.October 9, 2013 - 9:36 am

Light, Lines & Love: Assignment 1

So I am doing this photography course, which requires me to do an assignment every week… late already for my first week (it was due Sunday)…no wise cracks at those who know me well ;)

I know, I know. I must work harder at being on time!

So we had to tell a story without our subjects necessarily knowing we are taking their photos…so I figured…

what better way to start my assignment – handed in late, no doubt – than to explain why.

My life as a mom of 5 and a business owner – here’s a little peak into a day in my life.

I do feel there are many gaps here, but alas, I am not just the photographer here but the mom…doing all the work.

Note: There is even *one* photo of myself- taken by my mom while out on a delivery.

Josée L - So totally love this xoxoApril 5, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Prince Charming ~ MellanieD Photography: Montreal Newborn Photographer

I must admit, I do have a soft spot for this little man.

Not only have I been so lucky as to watch him grow over his first year.

But when he layed his little head on my lap during our one year session, that was it.

It was all over.

He now has my heart forever.

He really is a little prince charming. From day one, such a sweetheart to photograph.

He has the most contagious smile, you just can not contain yourself when you are in his presence.

You can see it all over Mom and Dads face every time you see them together…

there are no words for the love this family has for one another.

It has been a blessing for me to be part of your journey.

A year filled with so much change and yet you are always smiling…

From a new home, a new business and most importantly becoming a family.

THANK you for trusting me.


My Meaningful Valentine ~ Mellanied Photography

Reminiscing about 5 years ago today…

Valentines Day holds a different meaning for me now and forever.

Your Story.

38 weeks pregnant and running around gathering food for the perfect valentine family dinner, I knew you were coming.

 I continued on my day, knowing I would meet you very soon. With no appetite that night, I just sat and watched everyone enjoy the special meal.  I prepare the kids for bed and then went to lay in the bath, and tried to rest. No consistent contractions…

but I knew you were coming.

I did end up falling asleep, interrupted with many strong contractions, but still nothing consistent….

still I knew you were coming.

At around 5am, after getting up for the 100th time, I knew it was time. I woke up your Dad and told him, although we had 3 kids already, you were “our” first baby. The one that would bond the family as one.

We all took our time, the three kids ate breakfast, as did Daddy. I took a long shower, even took the time to blow dry my hair, stopping only for a few moments every 5 minutes while the contractions came and went.

Yes, you were coming.

We brought the 3 kids to 3 different places and by the time we were en route to the hospital, on a friday, around 8 am, we sat in traffic,

my contractions getting closer and my more painful but none of it mattered because…

I knew you were coming.

Finally at 9:30am, we arrived at the hospital, where they whisked me into a room quickly, since they could see how close the contractions were…a minute and a half a part by that time. Just as they were preparing me, my doctor happened to get called in for a c-section, she checked on me and noted my water hadn’t broken yet but I was 6 cm dilated.

You were coming.

We sat in the room, calmly, enjoying the moments just before we knew we were to meet you. At around 11:30am my water broke. I never experienced my water breaking with Liam and it was such a wonderful, liberating feeling. As if meant to be, my doctor walks in just then and confirms my water had broken, I was 10 cm and ready to push. She had just finished her c-section and was going to get washed up.

It was time…you were coming.

At 12:05pm, February 15th, 2008 the nurses urging me to grab you with the last push, you laid on my chest, and I fell in love.

What still brings tears to my eyes, is how your Dad explains his experience of your very first moments.

He felt God that day, at 12:05pm, just seconds after you came out.

He not only saw life come into you,

he actually felt it.

He swears he felt God that afternoon…

and every day since through you. You are his everything.

You will forever be my special valentine my sweet Nicky. I love you with all my heart.