"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

"Our experience with Moments by Melissa Miller has been fantastic.  We visited her studio to meet her and see her amazing work and we were sold immediately.  During our engagement photo shoot both Nico and I felt very comfortable working with Melissa as she was easy to talk to and made us laugh."

Kayla Marcellini

september 14, 2017

"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

"Melissa was amazing.  Our venue was tricky for taking pictures because it's small and had multiple weddings going on at the same time.  Melissa worked hard to make sure that there was enough time to get all the pictures that we wanted.  We are satisfied with everything about her photography service 100%."

Courtney Patterson

September 6, 2017

"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 camer, 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

"My experience working with Melissa has been phenomenal from day 1. She shot our engagement photos as well as the most special day of our lives (our wedding) so it was only fitting that she shoot our new born bundle of joy! Her work is always amazing, she is very professional, and always exceeds our expectations." 

Brittani Traver

october 20, 2017

"Working with Melissa was a great experience.  She took the time to answer all of my questions and to help design a photoshoot that was personalized just for us.  I would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a friendly, customized session.  I appreciate that the details were all taken care of for us - all we had to do was show up!" 

Karen Morimoto

october 27, 2017

"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 would recommend Melissa to our friends for the simple fact that her professionalism, ability to build rapport with her clients and overall love of photography and making sure you get the pictures you want, no matter what is all you could ask for in a photographer." 

Lexy MacDonald

november 9, 2017

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 6 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.

more about me ...

130

weddings shot

11

years married

1

children made

years in business

8

years married

children made

weddings shot

11

130

1

things
i love

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Meet the fam!

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

useless
facts

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loves

Meet the fam!

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

ten useless facts ...

... about moi.

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the fam

about me

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PRICING AND DETAILS

the

what kind of

information

are you looking for?

Photographers

-one-on-one mentoring
-templates & actions
-newborn prop shop
-joB postings

Newborn

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

Family

-packages & pricing
-family prep guide
-event photography
-candid lifestyle sessions

Milestones

-sitter session (6-9mos)
-one year milestone (12mos)
-custom cake smash & bath
-"grow with me" plan

Mini Sessions

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

what kind of

information

are you looking for?

Wedding

Wedding

packages & pricing
lifestyle sessions

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
spring/fall family minis

photographers

shop
mentoring

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

watch me
in action

Wedding Packages

all packages include:

two photographers
USB of hi-res edited files
ordering session at the studio
wedding bloopers and out-takes
one hour engagement session
online galleries with download
reception table promo cards

six hours
eight hours
ten hours
twelve hours

$2900
$3200
$3600
$3900

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

more >

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events &
lifestyle
sessions

Family Packages

immediate family

45 minute session on location
immediate family only, dogs welcomed
a mix of posed and candid images
online gallery to make your selections
20 hi-res files via digital download

$250

immediate family mini

20 minute session on-location
immediate family only, dogs welcomed
a mix of posed and candid images
online gallery to make your selections
10 hi-res files via digital download

$175

extended family

30 minute session on-location
extended family, dogs welcomed
unlimited posed groups, no candids
online gallery to make selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$200

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

$250

immediate family mini

20 minute session on location
immediate family only, dogs welcomed
a mix of posed and candid images
online gallery to make your selections
10 hi-res files via digital download

$175

extended family

30 minute session on location
extended family
dogs welcomed
unlimited posed groups
no candids
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$200

more >

family
prep guide

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family
sessions

Lifestyle Packages

events

60 minute coverage of an event
birthday parties, family reunions, etc.
photojournalistic candids, not posed
online gallery to make your selections
30 hi-res files via digital download

$250

lifestye family

45 minute session at home or on-location
immediate family only, dogs welcomed
mostly candid, doing a family activity
online gallery to make your selections
20 hi-res files via digital download

$250

Lifestyle Packages

events

60 minute session on location
birthday parties, family renunions, etc.
photojournalistic candids
minimal posed groupings
online gallery to make your selections
30 hi-res files via digital download

$250

lifestyle family

45 minute session at home or on location
immediate family only dogs welcomed
mostly candid, doing a family activity
online gallery to make your selections
20 hi-res files via digital download

$250

lifestyle newborn

45 minute session at home
immediate family, dogs welcomed
natural posing, mostly candid, nursery details
online gallery to make selections
20 hi-res files via digital download

$250

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

lifestyle newborn

45 minute session at home
immediate family, dogs welcomed
natural posing, mostly candid, nursery details
online gallery to make your selections
20 hi-res files via digital download

$250

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lifestyle
sessions

Family

prep guide

every client who books a family session will receive a detailed prep guide to help you get the most out of your custom photography experience.

here are some of the topics that are covered ...

> the booking process
> preparing your children for the session
> preparing a pup for the session
> what to wear: basic rules
> What to wear: choosing a palette
> what to wear: what about patterns?
> what to wear: do's & don'ts
> editing & post processing
> what to expect during the session
> what happens after the session
> prints & products

combo deals

Milestone Packages

sitter milestone

30 minute session in-studio
6-10 mos old, must be sitting unassisted
1-2 outfits plus the use of props
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$200

one year milestone

30 minute session in-studio
12 mos old, give or take a month
1-2 outfits plus the use of props
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$200

cake smash

30 minute session in-studio
all you need to provide is the outfit
custom setup & matching cake included
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$300

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

Milestone Packages

sitter milestone

30 minute session in studio
6-10 mos old, must be sitting unassisted
1-2 outfits plus the use of props
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$200

one year milestone

30 minute session in studio
12 mos old, give or take a month
1-2 outfits plus the use of props
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$200

cake smash

30 minute session in studio
all you need to provide is the outfit
custom setup & matching cake included
online gallery to make your selections
15 hi-res files via digital download

$300

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milestone
sessions

Promotions

milestone combo deals

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

$400
$400
$500

"grow with me" plan

NEWBORN

$650

SITTER

3 hour session
parents/siblings included
online gallery for ordering
files NOT included
min. purchase of $349 rqd.

30 minute session
baby must sit unassisted
1-2 outfits plus props
online gallery for ordering
15 hi-res files incl.

ONE YEAR + SMASH

60 minute session
custom setup/cake incl.
1-2 outfits plus props
online gallery for ordering
30 hi-res files incl.

"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

$400

cake smash
PLUS
bubble bath

$400

one year milestone
PLUS
cake smash
PLUS
bubble bath

$500

"grow with me" plan

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

$650

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

Newborn Sessions

view the
packages

$200

Parent Preparation Guide and session styling
questionnaire

session fee includes:

2-3 hours of professionally styled newborn portraiture with the use of our large collection of props and accessories

rest and relaxation in the comfortable client lounge, complete with coffee bar, soft drinks, Netflix and wi-fi

a trained assistant to ensure the utmost in safety and comfort for your newborn

retouching and preparation of an online proofing gallery including 30-40 images

digital files and art prints are purchased separately after you view your proof gallery.
packages range from $349-$849 with
a-la-carte add on options.
minimum $349 purchase required with all newborn sessions.

full session fee required to secure booking, and taxes extra

Newborn Sessions

$200 session fee includes:

Parents Preparation Guide and session styling questionnaire

digital files and art prints are purchased separately after you view your proof gallery.
packages range from $349-$849 with a-la-carte add on options.
minimum $349 purchase required with all newborn sessions.

full session fee rqd to secure booking
taxes extra

2-3 hours of professionally styled newborn portraiture with the use of our large collection of props and accessories

rest and relaxation in the comfortable client lounge, complete with coffee bar, soft drinks, Netflix and wi-fi

a trained assistant to ensure the utmost in safety and comfort for your newborn

retouching and preparation of an online proofing gallery including 30-40 images

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Newborn Packages

tour the
studio

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session fee

standard

15 hi-res digital files
$300 print credit

$599

all inclusive

ALL hi-res digital files
$500 print credit

$849

basic

5 hi-res digital files
$150 print credit

$349

print credits can be put towards additional files, prints, wall art, albums, birth announcements,
image boxes, etc.

a-la-carte add ons

Desk prints starting at $15
Wall art starting at $60
Hi-res files each $50
Keepsake albums starting at $500

for a full price list please contact the studio, taxes extra

Newborn Packages

ALL INCLUSIVE
all hi-res digital files
$500 print credit

$849

STANDARD
15 hi-res digital files
$300 print credit

$599

BASIC
5 hi-res digital files
$150 print credit

$349

a-la-carte add ons

Desk prints starting at $15
Wall art starting at $60
Hi-res files each $50
Keepsake albums starting at $500

for a full price list please contact the studio, taxes extra

print credits can be put towards additional files, prints, wall art, albums, birth announcements, image boxes, etc.

more >

Studio Tour

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in action

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Studio Tour

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tour of the studio

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newborn
prep guide

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studio tour

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video

Newborn

prep guide

every client who books a newborn session will receive a detailed prep guide to help you get the most out of your custom photography experience.

here are some of the topics that are covered ...

> the booking process
> preparing baby for the session
> preparing yourselves for the session
> preparing siblings for the session
> What you should bring
> what to expect during the session
> what happens after the session

Mini Sessions

2017

full year
package

Valentine's Minis
Spring FAMILY Minis
Mommy&Me Minis
Sitter Minis
Sunset Beach Minis
Fall FAMILY Minis
Super Mario Minis
Christmas Minis (studio)
Christmas Minis (tree farm)

February 5th & 6th
April 22nd & 23rd
may 1st - 6th
July 17th - 21st
august 7th, 8th & 9th
october 14th & 15th
november 11th & 12th
december 2nd & 3rd
to be announced

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:

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Mini Sessions

2017

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:

Valentine's Minis
Spring FAMILY Minis
Mommy&Me Minis
Sitter Minis
Sunset Beach Minis
Fall FAMILY Minis
Super Mario Minis
Christmas Minis (studio)
Christmas Minis (tree farm)

feb 5&6
apr 22&23
may 1-6
july 17-21
aug 7,8&9
oct 14&15
nov 11&12
dec 2&3
tbd

Full Year Package

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mini
sessions

$800

If you're interested in most/all of the mini sessions
over the course of the year you can book them ALL at a reduced
rate. Promotion is only valid per calendar year so you'll want to
get on board as early in the year as possible. If there is one
particular session that you don't want or aren't available for
then you are welcome to gift your spot to a friend.

want it all?

full fee is due to take advantage of this promotion, and it's non-refundable
taxes extra

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