Ottawa and area wedding, portrait and food photographer.
One of the most wonderful friends and excellent photographers around. I adore this woman. You will too.
Amazing wedding photography, professional with a personal touch. Such a treat to work with.
Just got back from a wedding where Mélanie was the photographer and I have to say that she is amazing!
Melanie is so easy going ! Me and my fiancée loved our engagement shoot at the Parliament Hill. We would recommend her to everyone !
Melanie Photographed an awesome shoot using a wide range of techniques. She met my requests and exceeded all expectations! Very professional, punctual, charismatic, creative and caring! She will definitely be my go-to Photographer! More...
Thank you for the prompt and professional service, Mel! I will definitely recommend you to colleagues and friends.
Have been with Mel since 2009. She did my wedding, my first born 1st year package and now my second born's 1st year package. Love her work!
Grace Moyer Campbell
Melanie took our engagement and wedding photos back in 2009. Hands down best photos I could have asked for. I love her personality and her attention to detail. Highly recommended!!!!!!
We were lucky to win a contest through Melanie Shields Photography and we are truly blessed to have met such a wonderful and caring woman. Melanie was beyond amazing during the photoshoot (and after as well),made us laugh and feel so comfortable. The pictures are truly beautiful and we will have these to treasure forever along with wonderful memories. Thank you once again to Melanie. More...
Melanie was a pleasure to work with. She helped make my wedding day everything I could want. I highly recommend her services and look forward to working with her in the future.
Melanie was so amazing the day of our wedding! She captured everything, important moments, emotions, and unplanned coincidences that I am so grateful to experience again through her beautiful photos! We will definitely work with her again for future milestones! Thank you!! More...
For the past 6 years Melanie has been an amazing photographer and my friend...I feel so comfortable with her I have used her talents more times than I can remember..from annual family photo shoots..to engagement and wedding pics..to newborn shoots..she has seen us through it all...including chasing my son around to get just the right photos, or having to deal with temper tantrums! I would never trust anyone else with my precious memories...she is the BEST of the best! More...
Melanie is a great photographer and we would recommend her to anyone. My husband and I had her for family, engagement and wedding pictures last year and she was amazing! Our families loved her as well! Please hire her! She is worth every penny! More...
I love Melanie! She’s photographed my wild child twice, once when she was 2 (and crazy), and this year at age 4. She’s patient, creative, and kind. Her work is beautiful, and has a ton of emotion behind it. I would recommend Melanie over and over again. More...
I believe this is my fifth time using Melanie and there’s a reason for that! She’s amazing! Easy to get along with, beautiful photography and always a fun experience!
Melanie is absolutely amazing! She helped me plan a special surprise proposal and honestly she was absolutely essential to the success of the whole thing! The pictures are gorgeous and she really delivered on WAY more than I expected! Being a first time visitor to Ottawa, she found a location that fit my needs and took pictures/videos of the location a few days before to give me confidence in the plan! Thanks again Melanie :) More...
Melanie is just the best! Super professional, funny and just the best at what she does. We’ve worked with her twice and will never go anywhere else. She has crazy patience and determination to get all the perfect shots you want, even if there’s an unruly toddler making things difficult (haha). I would recommend her to anyone for any type of picture � More...
Love her! She did our engagement and wedding pictures. Incredibly talented and professional! Can’t wait to have more sessions with her ❤️
Melanie is one of the sweetest, most generous ladies I know. She is one of the first photographers that I befriended when I started in the industry and has been an important ally in my career since. I highly recommend Mel, not only will you love your photos but you'll love your experience, which is so important. More...
Living Science Wellness Centre
Have used Melanie Shields Photography many times!
Professional, experienced, kind and talented, these are but few of the words I would use to describe Melanie Shields.During a wedding where almost nothing went according to plan, her service stood out, far beyond the rest. Remaining calm, cool and collected as she captured our precious moments in beautiful photos, she made what could have been the hardest experience, into a wonderful and rewarding experience.Pre-wedding, we received a wonderful engagement session, which was a lot of fun. Melanie had quite a bit of knowledge on great spots around the city, which turned into wonderful captured memories for our photo albums. During the wedding, she made the experience very relaxing, and quite possibly my favorite part of the entire event, in which we took some time to take some photos of my beautiful wife and I.Upon receiving the images, in a timely manner I might add, we where more than thrilled to see how amazing the photos turned out. Many of our friends and family loved how well they turned out as well, to the point where they wanted so many photos for Christmas.If you are in the market for a photographer, I would strongly recommend Melanie Shields, regardless of the event, I am certain that she would capture some of the best memories of your life, and you will not be disappointed. More...
heather perez saiz
Melanie Shields is not only an amazing photographer, but also a truly fantastic individual. The combination of her photographic expertise, warm personality, and ability to put others at ease yields photographs that are stunning. I have had a number of shoots with Melanie including trash the dress, maternity, newborn, and several family sessions. My home is filled with Melanie's soulful and gorgeous images from those shoots. (Had my husband and I not already been married when we moved to Ottawa, I'm certain we would have hired Melanie to shoot our wedding.) Melanie always goes above and beyond what is expected of her. Capturing the most unique and beautiful images is her mission. Melanie possesses ample patience and an excellent sense of humour, both of which help one feel quite at ease in front of her lens. Two of the many attributes Melanie possesses are her flexibility and openness. She listens to what her clients are seeking from photoshoots and utilizes her creativity to deliver images that are simply stellar.I feel quite fortunate to have had Melanie document so many important moments in my life with such beauty and care. She is truly a gift to everyone she photographs. More...