Our Portrait Services

What to Expect

At Melissa Welsh Photography, we get the best expressions. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, we work together to create a photograph with an expression you’ll love. We have many different styles, all with one thing in common – our clients look and ultimately feel great. Our images can been seen in homes and on websites all over North America.

We would love to hear from you! Please call or email us to book your session.

West Coast Signature Style Portraits

Our Signature environmental portrait style is all about you and the beautiful west coast. We choose one of our favorite local landscapes to highlight in the background of your photo and then work with you (and/or your loved ones/pets) to create a work of art you will cherish for generations. These location photographs are ideal for individual, family or multi-generation photographs. 

Black and White Studio Portraits


Photographed on a rich black backdrop, our soulful portraiture style utilizes light and shadow to create a dramatic, thoughtful portrait that pays tribute to the character of the subject.


Our Contemporary portrait style is clean, bright and timeless. Photographed on a white backdrop, this style is perfect for a light, energetic portrait.

Business Portraits | $239+

Come visit our studio for the best professional business portrait in town. What makes it the best you wonder? The fact that you’re going to love it!

We utilize all the latest technology to ensure you leave studio 100% satisfied with your chosen image. We prepare for the portrait photography session by taking the time to understand what type of message you wish to portray through your image, discuss related body language, and provide tips for achieving the best expression. Your fee includes a handy “what to wear” guide, the session, retouching, and one 2×3 print-ready digital file with complete optimization.

Would it be more convenient for us to come to you? Ask us about our location fees!

Melissa Welsh is a national award-winning photographer who operates a 1600 sqft studio in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She has been creating photographs for clients across the country for 17 years and recently won the Best Industrial Photograph in Canada (2016).  She is a fun, free-spirited individual with a deep love for adventure. Her work can be found in private collections around the world as well as in regional, national, and international publications.

Her client list includes: CBC, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Westworld, BC Business, Climbing, Kootenay Mountain Culture and Explore Magazine.

Her photograph “Wishing for Wind” scored an Excellence in the 2013 PPOC Image Competition and went on to win the Best Pictorial Photograph in Canada and was accepted into the PPOC 2013 Loan Collection. It was also one of 18 images that went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup. You can read more about Melissa’s awards and honours here.

Melissa is a committed volunteer and dedicates much of her time promoting positive change in the photography industry. In the past few years she has served as the B.C. President of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), the Communications Chair for the PPOC and is currently the chair of the PPOC Island Branch.