What our wedding photography clients are saying:
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.
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)
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.
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
Melissa Welsh is a national award-winning wedding photographer who operates a 1600 sqft studio in downtown Victoria, 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 Industrial Photograph in Canada (2016). 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 is currently the chair of the PPOC Island Branch.