"Our experience with Moments by Melissa Miller was incredible. She knew exactly what we wanted, and made us feel so comfortable. From the engagement shoot to the big day, Melissa really made the experience stress free, and told me every step of the way not to worry about anything. She had it under control!"

Ngaire Kemp

August 9, 2017

"Our family has worked with Melissa a few times now and I cannot say enough how wonderful our experiences have been with her. She is an absolute professional and her work is amazing! There are so many reasons I would recommend working with Melissa - she is so well organized and efficient and makes photo shoots easy and painless."

Elaine Cowan

August 9, 2017

"Melissa has been wonderful to work with! She did both our wedding and newborn photos and was always so easy going, patient and accommodating. Melissa provides a relaxing environment and makes you feel comfortable. She has a beautiful studio with anything you would need while she handles your newborn with care!"

Marika Mennaman

August 10, 2017

"Our experience with Melissa was nothing short of AMAZING! From the very first time I met her at the bridal show she gave me nothing short of a wonderful vibe! From her amazing talented work to her awesome personality I would recommend her to everyone who is looking for a great photographer."

Tami Jordan

August 21, 2017

"From the moments we reached out to inquire about a newborn shoot to the detailed emails regarding how to prepare for the session all the way to the day of, Melissa was so responsive to questions and completely professional yet welcoming at the same time. She treats clients as I imagine she treats her friends ... like family."

Lindsey Kiernan

January 30, 2019

"We thought that Melissa balanced perfectly between having a friendly attitude that helped put everyone at ease, and being focused and professional to make sure that we remained on schedule.  Melissa helped us plan our event by asking the right questions and giving us the right amount of information, at the right time."

Liv Kuznetsov

September 17, 2017

"Our experience with Melissa was very comfortable and easy. She made us feel at home and we loved how she adjusted the setup to our idea's.  She was very professional and her home studio is beautiful.  My son also loved her!  I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family!

Cynthia DiTomasso

july 25, 2018

"Melissa has a warmth and gentle kindness about her that comes through in her photos.  She asks thoughtful questions to personalize your sessions which allows her to deliver above expectations every time.  Her patience with our children (and the adults too if we're honest) during the sessions helps put everyone at ease."

Tracey Mota

September 19, 2017

"If you have any ounce of awkwardness being in front of the camera, Melissa is your girl.  I can't express how appreciative we were of her professional direction and laid-back attitude.  She's the perfect combination of fun-friend and expert-professional."

Danielle Martin

September 19, 2017

"Melissa's studio is beautiful and spacious. She thought of everything you might want or need when spending time there for a photo shoot - especially a newborn one. She is extremely professional, and makes her clients feel comfortable and at ease. We can't imagine going to someone else."

Dawn Gateman

october 2, 2017

"Our experience with Melissa has been absolutely fantastic!  Throughout the whole process Melissa was the kindest, friendliest, most accommodating gal to work with. If we ever had a question or concern, her responses were super fast - within minutes!.  The day of the wedding Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with." 

Amanda Locke

october 8, 2017

"Upon our first meeting with Melissa we knew she was our photographer. Her portfolio is exceptional, and she has an amazing personality to match. Melissa is honest and upfront, qualities that enabled us to fully trust her." 

Caitlin Keenan

september 12, 2018

"I would recommend Melissa because she is the real deal.  I could trust her with my soul.  I threw everything on her so last minute (for our wedding) and she took total control and initiative to make sure she caught the perfect moments despite the weather and stress.  She's the boss!"

Emily Chiarelli

october 6, 2018

"Melissa is professional and knows how to get great shots. She made such a relaxed and fun environment we were able to be ourselves and enjoy taking pictures. Melissa has been super helpful especially when we had to reschedule multiple times due to bad weather and she worked with our busy schedules." 

Shealyn Jones

october 26, 2017

"We so appreciated Melissa's extremely prompt replies, and genuine care to get the best photos for our family.  Melissa was so easy to work with, we instantly felt like we had just invited a friend into our home.  We were so thankful for her willingness to include our sweet dog in the photos which was extremely important to us."

Allison Turnbull

August 3, 2018

"Working with Melissa on now 3 sessions has been an absolute dream.  She is so professional but SO fun to work with, and her images are always incredible.  She is so patient and kind with my little man!  From the tiny details to the amazing studio space, there is nothing bad to be said about Melissa!" 

Chelsey Gike

december 5, 2017

"Our experience with Melissa Miller was amazing from start to finish. She was so kind and really made our day perfect! During the planning process we often had questions about locations, timing, etc. and she was always willing to help and provide insight. Throughout the day she really made everyone feel so comfortable." 

Michelle Bailey

january 2, 2018

"Melissa is so talented and professional as a photographer, and warm and personable as a friend.  She truly puts her heart and soul into her work, and cares deeply for her clients.  Her detail oriented nature puts your mind at ease because she has literally thought of everything to make your experience the best it can be!" 

Lisa White

june 14, 2018

"We have come to the studio a few times now and it is always a great experience.  Gorgeous studio and Melissa is SO patient and kind. She is extremely professional and her talent is out of this world. She is so great at what she does.  Melissa takes pride in her work and it shows."

Allison Sotola

MAY 18, 2018

"My experience with Melissa Miller has been amazing!  Melissa shot our wedding as well as our son's newborn photos and now 6 month photos.  Her work never ceases to amaze me and she is so easy to work with!  I would definitely recommend Melissa to photograph any and all of your special moments."

Brittani Traver

MAY 18, 2018

"Our experience with Melissa is always nothing short of perfection.  I always recommend Melissa because not one detail is missed.  Her communication, creativity and attention to detail are impeccable!"

Keeley Tizard

july 24, 2018

"We could not have been happier with our experience with Moments by Melissa Miller. From the second we arrived we were put at ease by Melissa's calming demeanor and her beyond comfortable studio space. Melissa's attention to detail is unparalleled and made our newborn photo shoot an exceptional one."

Victoria Mueller

september 15, 2018

hi, i'm melissa

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario!
I shot my first wedding in spring of 2009 and haven't looked back.  I have since expanded into custom newborn portraiture as well as families and children.  For the past 8 years I've been working for myself full-time, and loving every minute of it!  My boss works me hard, but she's pretty cool, so it's ok.

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years in business

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Hamilton, Ontario, ON, wedding photographer, newborn photographer, baby photographer, mini sessions, Christmas mini, family photographer, baby photographer, milestone, one year, sitter, cake smash photographer

Photo Credit: Amanda Tedesco Photography

Meet the fam!

my husband craig, our daughter aylah and our family pooch mosby

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Meet the fam!

my family is my whole world!
my husband craig,
our daughter aylah
and our family pooch mosby

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PRICING AND DETAILS

what kind of

information

are you looking for?

Events

-packages & pricing
-birthdays, bridal showers,
parties, elopements
-1.5 or 3 hour coverage

Newborn

-session pricing & packages
-tour the studio
-see me in action
-detailed parent prep guide

Family

-packages & pricing
-family prep guide
-location recommendations
-outfit planning guide

Milestones

-sitter session (6-9mos)
-one year milestone (12mos)
-custom cake smash
-cakesmash/milestone combo

Lifestyle

-packages & pricing
-candid, unposed sessions
-in your own home
-newborn, family, pet, etc.

what kind of

information

are you looking for?

Wedding

Wedding

packages & pricing
prep guides

packages & pricing
see me in action

newborn

packages & pricing
tour the studio

family

milestones

sitter sessions (6-9mos)
one year & cake smash

mini sessions

holiday minis
seasonal family minis

lifestyle

candid in home sessions
newborn, family, pet

-packages & pricing
-in-person consultation
-see me in action
-detailed wedding prep guide

Photographers

-one-on-one mentoring
-templates & actions
-newborn prop shop
-educational resources

Mini Sessions

-seasonal holiday minis
-spring/fall family minis
-stylized mini events
-full year mini packages

events

birthdays, showers,
parties, elopements

photographers

prop shop
learning resources

watch me
in action

Wedding Packages

packages include:

- two photographers (8hrs+)
- USB of hi-res edited files
- ordering session at the studio
- 45 minute e-session (10hrs+)
- online galleries with download
- optional add-ons

four hours
six hours
eight hours
ten hours
twelve hours

$2000
$2500
$3000
$3500
$3800

1/3 deposit required to secure date, and taxes extra

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Family Sessions

$325

$325

package includes:

- 45 minute session
- your choice of location (within Hamilton and area)
- 15 hi-res digital images (of your choice)
- option to purchase additional images
- online gallery to make your selections
- secure digital download
- no limit to number of people
- dogs welcomed

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

Milestone Packages

Milestone Packages

more info

more info

baby portraits

cake smash

add portraits to your cake smash session for 40% off

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milestone combo deals

one year milestone + cake smash
cake smash + bubble bath
one year milestone + cake smash + bubble bath

$375
$375
$450

"grow with me" plan

STANDARD NEWBORN

$650

SITTER MILESTONE

3 hour session
parents/siblings included
trained assistant
25 hi-res images
add-on option - 8x8 album

30 minute session
baby must sit unassisted
1-2 outfits plus props
15 hi-res images

ONE YEAR + SMASH

45 minute session
custom setup/cake incl.
1-2 outfits plus props
20 hi-res images

"grow with me" plan includes all 3 full sessions.
must be purchased prior to newborn session to be eligible.
full amount due at booking to receive discount.

Promotions

milestone combo deals

one year milestone
PLUS
cake smash

$375

cake smash
PLUS
bubble bath

$375

one year milestone
PLUS
cake smash
PLUS
bubble bath

$450

"grow with me" plan

"Grow with Me" plan includes
3 full sessions
(standard newborn, sitter milestone, one year milestone + cake smash)

$1000

must be purchased prior to newborn session to be eligible.
full amount due at booking to receive discount.

Newborn Packages

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Up to 30 minutes in studio
Timeframe - less than 4 weeks old
Baby only, all wrapped poses
5 images

wrapped (mini)

$200 retainer required to secure booking, and taxes extra

Newborn Packages

wrapped (mini)

$200 retainer required to secure booking,
and taxes extra

Up to 30 minutes in studio
Timeframe - less than 4 weeks old
Baby only, all wrapped poses
5 images

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$300

simple session

Up to 90 minutes in studio
Timeframe - less than 2 weeks old
Baby only, simple poses/props
10 images

$500

standard session

Up to 3 hours in studio
Timeframe - less than 2 weeks old
Parents/Siblings included
20 images
Add-on option: 8x8 Album for $350

$700

lifestyle session

Up to 45 minutes in your own home
Timeframe - approx. 4 weeks old
Parents/Siblings/Pets included
15 images

$400

$300

Up to 90 minutes in studio
Timeframe - less than 2 weeks old
Baby only, simple poses/props
10 images

simple session

$500

Up to 3 hours in studio
Timeframe - less than 2 weeks old
Parents/Siblings included
20 images
Add-on option: 8x8 Album for $350

standard session

$700

Up to 45 minutes in your own home
Timeframe - approx. 4 weeks old
Parents/Siblings/Pets included
15 images

lifestyle session

$400

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Sample Collections

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simple newborn

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Studio Tour

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Mini Sessions

2020

Cherry Blossom Minis
Spring Family Minis
Sunset Beach Minis
Outdoor Christmas Minis
Indoor Christmas Minis

cancelled
july 11th & 12th
august 17th to 20th
oct 31st & nov 1st
november 14th & 15th

All details and pricing will be announced on my Facebook and Instagram pages a few weeks prior to the scheduled sessions.
Clients on my mailing list will always be notified ahead of the social media crowd, so if you want priority notice you can subscribe to updates here:

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Mini Sessions

2020

All details and pricing will be announced on my FB page a few weeks prior to the scheduled sessions.

Clients on my mailing list will always be notified ahead of the FB crowd, so if you want priority notice you can subscribe to updates here:

Cherry Blossom Minis
Spring Family Minis
Sunset Beach Minis
Outdoor Christmas Minis
Indoor Christmas Minis

cancelled
july 11&12
aug 17-20
oct31&nov1
nov 14&15

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Lifestyle Sessions

$400

package includes:

- 45 minute session
- in your own home or doing a family activity (fair, picnic, playground, etc.)
- 15 hi-res digital images (of your choice)
- option to purchase additional images
- online gallery to make your selections
- secure digital download
- pets welcomed

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

$400

Lifestyle sessions can be used for newborns, families, couples or pets.

Events

packages include:

- your choice of location (within Hamilton and area)
- online gallery with download

50% retainer required to secure booking, and taxes extra

Events include birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, elopements, etc.

1.5 hours

50+ images

$650

3 hours

100+ images

$1200

Baby Portraits

$225

$225

package includes:

- 30 minute session in studio
- 10 hi-res digital images (of your choice)
- option to purchase additional images
- online gallery to make your selections
- secure digital download
- props included
- you bring the outfit(s) or choose from my collection
- baby must be able to sit unassisted

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

Cake Smash

$375

$375

package includes:

- 30 minute session in studio
- 10 hi-res digital images (of your choice)
- option to purchase additional images
- online gallery to make your selections
- secure digital download
- custom setup included (you choose the theme)
- custom cake included
- you bring the outfit
- option to add on baby portraits for 40% off 

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

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