Award-Winning Wedding Photography

What to Expect

At Melissa Welsh Photography, we get the best expressions.

How do we do it?

By making sure our clients are relaxed, having fun and truly enjoying every second of their day.

We've photographed hundreds of weddings over the years and have mastered the ability to get the most beautiful photographs - without cramping your style!

If you're planning a fun, laid-back, beautiful wedding...you may just be our client!

We would love to hear more about your wedding plans!

Weddings | Flat rate coverage | Two Thousand Dollars

With almost 20 years experience, you can trust Melissa Welsh Photography to create the most important photographs of your life. 

  • Flat rate coverage fee from getting ready to dinner time
  • Photographs are ready THE NEXT DAY for viewing at the studio or on-location for destination weddings. 
  • Finest quality products: From our made in Italy album line to our award-winning papers, you can trust that your wedding photographs will last for many, many generations.

What our wedding photography clients are saying:

 

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Melissa takes wedding photos with the eyes of an artist, the heart of your BFF and the smarts of a savvy businesswoman – quick to respond and easy to talk to. Even if you and your partner aren’t comfortable with all of the attention, Melissa manages to wade through all of that hesitation and take photos that a) avoid all the “staged” photos that you’ve seen and b) captures the true heart & soul of your day. We are still thrilled with our photos, 1.5 years later. I would strongly recommend her for your wedding photography.

Sara Brunetti

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The search for wedding photography can be daunting to say the least. Who can you trust to capture one of the most important and special days of your life?! These were our worries – Add in some personal complications from being overseas during the planning stages of our wedding and you have one very stressful task ahead…or not, as we discovered with Melissa Welsh! From start to finish Melissa was a joy to work with and put all our fears and stresses to rest.  Having Melissa on your team means that you can actually enjoy your day – and be fully confident that the photos you receive will of the highest quality and standard. Stuart and I absolutely loved the creative edge that Melissa brought to her work with us- a true professional in every sense of the word.  I cannot recommend her more highly.We hope that we have the opportunity to work with her again – maybe a family shoot next (fingers crossed)!

Kathryn O’Leary (nee Cooke)

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Melissa is extremely professional, her shooting style captures individual personality and the products she offers are beautiful time pieces with amazing quality. Her photos become art pieces in your home, and not just a collection of photos. She is a pleasure to work with and comes highly recommended.

Ashley

 

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Rachelle and I had an incredible day and you played a huge part in it. The photo session was an absolute joy for us and all the people standing up said that was the most fun, relaxing and enjoyable photo session they ever had (and most have been in a lot of wedding and got married themselves). They couldn’t believe how fast the time went and all commented on what a great time they had with you. It was amazing – THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Chad and Rachelle

 

 

 

About Melissa

Melissa Welsh is a national award-winning wedding photographer in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. She has been creating wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographs for clients across the country for 17 years and recently won the Best Child Photograph in BC (2017).  She is a fun, free-spirited individual with a deep love for adventure. Her wedding photography 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 the chair of the PPOC Island Branch.

Wedding Awards & Honours

Melissa Welsh regularly has photographs accepted and exhibited in the Provincial and National Image Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). These are judged by a panel of Master Photographers from across the country. Acceptance into the salon is an indication of the photographer's ability to produce outstanding images for their clientele. 

Here are a few of Melissa's wedding and engagement photos that have been accepted into the salon. To see her entire list of awards and honours please see those here

About to tie the Knot

Accepted into both the National and Provincial Image Salon

Train Hopping

Accepted into the Provincial Image Salon

1 of 4 images that qualified for 2011 BC Photographer of the Year Finalist

I will follow you

Accepted into both the National and Provincial Image Salon

Rocky Mountain Wedding Album

Accepted into both the National and Provincial Image Salon

Won BEST WEDDING ALBUM in BC - 2013

Local Colour in New England

Accepted into the Provincial Image Salon

Credentials

Please holds a national accreditation from the Professional Photographers of Canada in both Couples Portraits and Environmental Weddings.

From the PPOC website

A PPOC Accredited professional photographer has the proven experience, knowledge, and equipment to provide you with a quality product in their area of expertise. PPOC’s Accreditation process recognizes photographers who have reached a nationally accepted standard of proficiency and knowledge in photographic arts and is able to demonstrate their capability of delivering image excellence in a chosen field and sets them apart as being industry leaders.  Photographers who have earned Accreditations have successfully completed the highest requirements from a panel of qualified judges across Canada.

We would love to hear about your wedding plans!

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