Welcome to Melissa Gauthier Photography

Melissa Gauthier is one of Ottawa’s premier professional photographers with over 10 years’ experience in weddings, newborn and family photography. 

With a strong graphic design background and exceptional knowledge and experience with various photography softwares, Melissa is able to professionally process your images of the highest quality - providing you images that will represent who you are, in a timely manner with experience that will last a lifetime.

Offering: Wedding Photography, Newborn Photography, Maternity Photography, Family Photography

Wedding Photography:

It is such an honour to tell your personal love story through photographs! Melissa thrives to deliver innovative techniques and creativity in each shoot, while delivering the utmost professionalism and devotion to each client. Melissa captures every amazing moment that unfolds, even the ones you didn't realize had happened (those are the best!). The end result? Expect your images to be overflowing with emotion, love, and authenticity.  Let me spend the day with you, documenting your wedding day, keeping it unique and true as it will be.

Engagement Photography:

All my wedding packages include an engagement session, a must do in my books. They are typically just a fun way to get to know each other in prep for the wedding day! I love getting to know my bride and groom beforehand, it’s great to hear your love story and get a good feel for how you photograph as a couple. Come wedding day, you know me well and feel completely comfortable with me by your side for one of the most important days of your life. Engagement sessions are fun, easy going and can be a great way to add photos to items such as a sign in book or photo frame for your guests to sign at your wedding!

Newborn Photography:

As a parent, Melissa knows how fast times speeds ahead. Suddenly your newborn is a toddler, then a 10 year old! Our time with our newborns is fast moving, precious and timeless. Melissa is experienced to capture those first moments for you. During your session with her, she will ensure you will have the most relaxed, easy going atmosphere for your littles. With many safely measures, warm heat and soothing sounds, she will pose your baby into those natural, sweet poses. With the use of some simple and neutral props, she turns your images into timeless art for you to cherish always. Why trust Melissa with your newborn?Practice makes perfect. Confidence. Gentle touch. Understanding your newborn and their needs. Years of experience and a large amount of patience!Her goal is to document your session so that it brings you back to relive the time you held your baby for the first time remembering how small those little toes were, with that sweet new baby smell.

Maternity Photography:

A grand adventure is about to begin in your life, whether it is becoming new parents or adding to your growing family! Melissa Gauthier Photography captures your pregnancy moments to preserve the anticipation of a new life, creating you a flawlessly timeless memories of the journey you took to bring a beautiful child into this world. Maternity sessions are laid back and easy going – ensuring every mom-to-be is completely comfortable in front of the camera. Lets capture the incredible miracle of new life with beautiful maternity photography that you and your family will treasure for a lifetime, either to print and display in your home, or to create a keepsake album for your little one and their generations to come.

Family Photography:

Family is everything. It’s our life, our day to day. Melissa Gauthier Photography loves to document the joy and fun of a family session! Melissa will photograph your family as you are, not fake or too posy. Play with your kids, tickle and embrace them. Those photos are what family sessions are all about. What to except from a family session with Melissa? Fun, laughter, patience, silliness and authenticity. Everything you are as a mom, dad or child. Melissa thrives to capture those meaningful moments.

The Studio: Her home studio is located in East of Orleans, Ontario and is equipped with lots of beautiful natural light as well professional grade studio light equipment. The studio can accommodate maternity, family and newborn sessions with lots of neutral prop options to choose from - including a beautiful rustic wood wall to give your photos a creative unique look and feel. 

What sets Melissa Gauthier Photography aside from others? Experience! Attention to detail. Hands down – no matter what type session, every single detail matters. With many return clients, Melissa captures those detailed moments from the wedding day I do’s – that special moment right after the bride and groom sign their name and are officially married, that look is priceless. To the precious first moments in a newborns life – capturing those tiny toes before they grow so. Moments like these deserve to be documented to remember forever. 

Melissa Gauthier Photography is invested in making sure your cherished life moments and events are captured and celebrated for you to remember with love and excitement. Contact her today to secure your spot!