baby twins miles + miya | toronto baby photography


I had to post a few images of a recent shoot I did of twins Miles and Miya as they are just too adorable. Despite a few tears, falling asleep in mid-shoot, and lots of spitting up on our props, we managed to get some really cute shots in.  Photographing babies is always a challenge, but the memories created will last a lifetime.  Congratulations to parents Michelle and Michael on the birth of their babies on August 23rd , and congrats to my good friend Mouse on her gorgeous niece and nephew.



November 10, 2010 - 12:03 pm

tita mouse - I LOVE THEM!!!!!!

November 10, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Susanne - What beautiful babies. Their eyes are so expressive in these photos. What a blessing to have two. I hope you enjoy every minute with them.

November 10, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Debbie Sherwood - Babies are the dearest and the best. You have captured their innocence and purity with these truly heart warming pictures. They have deep and thought provoking eyes….they look like very wise old souls to me. I love coming to your website, it is always fresh, uplifting and surprising! I come away with a new way of looking at life. Well done! Please keep posting your work…it is so important to capture life’s moment….big and small!

November 10, 2010 - 9:32 pm

Donnah - Beautiful! The sweetest babies and amazing shots to show that!

November 11, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Tita Jess - Great work as usual, Mel! Matthew loves the crying pic, heh.

November 11, 2010 - 10:59 pm

Janette - Adorable!!!!! Amazing pictures, as always – you both truly have a gift!

November 18, 2010 - 3:06 pm

Karen Blakey - Thank you for sharing those beautiful pics of two beautiful babies.

November 29, 2010 - 11:47 am

Evelyn - oh my do you ever produce perfect babies, how are we going to get you back to work!!! just beautiful. thanks so much for sharing.

Val + Max | Chateau des Charmes Wedding, Niagara-on-the-Lake


Val and Max have amazing energy between them.  We found this out when we photographed their engagement session back in July.  They were so sweet and affectionate towards one another that we hardly had to give them any direction for their photographs, they just fit together so well and so naturally.  Their wedding day was no different – it was full of amazing energy, beautiful scenery, love and laughter.  Val and Max started the day getting ready at one of my favourite locations in Niagara (The Riverbend Inn).  Val looked absolutely stunning in her Melissa Sweet wedding gown and drop-dead gorgeous Valentino shoes, and their attention to detail was apparent in all of well-planned elements.  The weather also went to plan, with perfect blue skies for their ceremony, and lovely golden light for their cocktail hour and photographs before dinner and dancing, all held at Chateau des Charmes winery.  Val and Max, we wish you the best in life and love.  Thank you for asking us to document your amazing celebration.

K + M









November 2, 2010 - 9:22 am

Jamie - Aww CONGRATS Val and Max!!! You both and your photos are stunning 🙂

November 2, 2010 - 9:40 am

Erin - Great shots Krista and Melanie! You really captured the true beauty of this wedding and of Niagara-On-The-Lake!

November 4, 2010 - 10:11 am

Ann - Krista and Melanie- thank you. Truly wonderful work.Looking forward to see more photos.What a pleasure for us to see our kids looking so stunning. Max’s parents

Catherine + Jason | A Whistler Wedding, British Columbia

DSC_4128My sister got married!!!  My older sister Catherine has made it official, marrying her main squeeze, Jason, in a beautiful west coast wedding in Black Tusk Village, Whistler.  The setting was gorgeous…a quiet community of homes and cabins nestled amongst the forest on the outskirts of town.  As Cat’s maid of honor, I was on the other side of the camera for a change, but was happy to relax and enjoy the day with my family leaving all creative control to Krista!  My younger sister Ashleigh was also a bridesmaid and we were excited to be there with our sister on this very special day.  Catherine and Jason decided to see each other prior to the ceremony, so we arranged for them to have their “first look” on a little wooded trail near the water.  From there we took advantage of the amazing scenery, shooting their photos amongst the woods, train tracks, cliffs and trails of Black Tusk Village.  Their nuptials followed on the bank of a river with mountains serving as the back drop, a spectacular location for a quaint outdoor ceremony.  There were a few laughs during the ceremony when Jason pledged to be ‘faceful” instead of “faithful” and Cat put his ring on the wrong hand!  But, apart from that, the ceremony was perfect – short and sweet.  A tented reception followed where speeches were tearful (for me and the best man!) and we were entertained by my brother Marc-Andre’s impromptu guitar interlude where everyone sang and clapped along to a montage of cute love songs from The Beatles and other artists.  Dancing followed in the clubhouse and the party went on all hours of the night…so I was told!   A very special thanks to Krista and her dear friend, Sabrina Henry, who did an amazing job capturing the spirit of the day.

To Cat and Jason…congrats!  I’m so happy for the two of you; I was honoured to be such a big part of your wedding day.



October 14, 2010 - 8:38 am

Melanie - I absolutely love these photos! Krista and Sabrina did an amazing job capturing the day. Cat you look stunning, and J…what can I say. You were a lot easier to photograph then I thought! I love the shot of mom in black and white with the viking hat on…so cute! GREAT MEMORIES!

October 14, 2010 - 8:58 am

Carrie Cormier Boudreau - What amazing photo’s. Cat congrats on your wedding day and you looked so beautiful

October 14, 2010 - 9:56 am

Ashleigh Britton - SO GOOD!!!!

October 14, 2010 - 10:19 am

Cat Galbrand - Oh my gosh I am blown away by this. You did an amazing job. So much hard work! Thank you! Thank you!!

October 14, 2010 - 10:50 am

Sandra - All I can say is wow! Your wedding day looked absolutely beautiful. I am so happy for you and Jason, and I wish you all the happiness in the world. I’m sitting here in my office with tears in my eyes just entranced by the photos. Not sure why I can’t stop crying but I can definitely say that being able to see you and Mel together in these photos for your special day makes me very nostalgic, and so happy.

October 14, 2010 - 10:54 am

Michelle - Absolutely beautiful and great work as always.

November 8, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Blayne Brown - I get misty just looking at the photo’s. I wish I could have been there.

Catherine + Jason | Photobooth Madness!


Krista and I decided it would be fun to have a Photobooth at my sister, Cat’s, wedding in Whistler.  Little did we know how wild the Photobooth would actually end up. Cat and her (now) husband Jason scrounged up costumes, mullet wigs, boas and props, making this Photobooth a little on the crazy side!  If you look closely you can see me in a few shots, and even Krista is in there in the most unflattering bunny ears and Groucho Glasses.  (Sorry Krista!) The costumes and props really brought out the nutty side of the guests and once the photobooth was wrapped for the night these props made their way to the dance floor for some ridiculous dance shots!  Special thanks to Sabrina Henry who not only assisted Krista in shooting Catherine and Jason’s wedding, but for running the Photobooth and capturing some of the craziest photos of the day.



October 14, 2010 - 8:41 am

Melanie - Awesome! Talk about a colorful and wacky bunch. Nothing says a wedding party like mullet wigs and Darth Vader!

Meghan + Kevin | Andrew Richard Design Building, Toronto


After having a great time with Meghan and Kevin during their engagement shoot this summer, we were really looking forward to their wedding!  We knew that they had a lot planned for their day, but had no idea what we were actually in for.  It was an amazing non-stop day from start to finish, combining traditional Chinese elements with modern, urban flair.  We were really excited by the opportunity to shoot in the Andrew Richard Designs buiding, where the  ceremony was held.  The space was beautiful –  a clean, white on white palette with the most amazing natural light spilling in.   Considering it was raining on and off all day, we drew inspiration from the space for a creative indoor shoot following the nuptials.  We so enjoyed working with Meghan and Kevin and their wedding party on their wedding day.  Meghan’s face was lit with happiness as she made her way down the aisle, and their ceremony and the rest of the day continued in the same vein – full of laughter.  Their reception followed at Shangri-La Banquet Hall where we set up a Photo Booth for all their guests to enjoy. If you have yet to see their Photo Booth blog posting, be sure to take a peak on the following link…Meghan + Kevin Photo Booth. We LOVE the photo booth because it seems to bring out all of the personalities of the guests, which we are able to capture on camera as amazing memories.  Meghan + Kevin, we hope you enjoy the memories from your day!  Thank you for including us.














October 5, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Meghan + Kevin - Thank you again for another set of great photos! Brings back so many memories from the day. We’re so glad to have you two capture the events of our wedding.

October 6, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Krista - Incredible! I LOVE the shots through the windows!

October 6, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Willowdean-a - Oh my…breathtaking. Love LOVE the white….