I graduated from the professional photography program at Algonquin College in 2000 and immediately began working in the commercial photographic field. With 11 years experience and a proficiency in digital photography I decided to open my own business, Portraits by Melissa, which is based in Ottawa, Ontario.

I specialize in maternity, newborn, children, adults/business and family portraits. With various backdrops and themes as well as both indoor and outdoor shoots Portraits by Melissa offers something for everyone.

I understand the importance of capturing life's special moments. I am dedicated to ensuring my clients are satisfied with the final photographs so they can cherish the memories forever.