• Welcome to my blog, Melissa Gauthier Photography - I adore shooting weddings, newborns, family and everything in between. With over 10 years experience and a strong background in graphic design - my goal is to provide you with remarkable memories to reflect back on for a lifetime. I love what I do, I love the people I get to meet - I truly have the best job! Would love for you to scoop out my blog and head over to my website to learn more about what I do.

Nicole + Steven | Engagement

Feels like yesterday that I met up with Nicole, Steven and Kian to do some engagement/family photos. Their big day is fast approaching and I thought a blog post would be a great reminder on how excited I am to shoot their wedding!  Their engagement session was shot at the Mer Bleu Bog, in Orleans – and it was so much fun, romantic and laid back. I really enjoyed documenting their first steps as an engaged couple and including Kian was perfection.

They have to be the most sweetest, easiest going, down to earth people – I just know the wedding is going to be just that and more! I am especially excited to see Mr. Kian all done up for his parents wedding, how exciting is that they get to include their son with one of the biggest, exciting days of their lives. I will be camera happy, I cannot tell a lie.

See you guys soon, can’t wait!

Engagement session at Mer Bleu blog


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Baby Hudson | Ottawa Newborn Photographer

I feel like I have said this before and recently, holy boys!! I have photographed many boys this year already as well most of last year. What’s happening? Boys are taking over! ha! Either way I love them all, boys are always so sweet and fun to cuddle. Hudson, was certainly one of them. What a handsome dude with all that luscious hair. Hudson gave me a bunch of great poses, I adored his session so much!

I am booking well into the Summer and Fall months! I promise to give you a session that is relaxed, easy going, safe and comfortable for your baby.

Contact me to secure your session today!

Newborn photos for baby Hudson

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Kelsey & Chris \\ Ottawa Wedding Photographer

I first met Kelsey and Chris at Kelseys family cottage which is located off the Rideau river for their engagement photos. I instantly knew we would have a blast together. They were so sweet, easy going and FUN!

They were recently married in October 2017, at the Codes Mill in Perth, Ontario. It was a warm-Summery Fall day, they really couldn’t have asked for better weather to go with one of the best days of their lives! Together they shared such a fun and exciting  day with loved ones – and looked amazing! Kelseys dress was beautifully made – the soft pink colour were stunning and stood out amongst the colours of Fall. They worked so hard to make their wedding details perfect from the girls flowers, table favours to the lighting in the hall – everything looked so well done.

The night kicked off with some awesome dancing – Anna and I had so much fun photographing their guests that had some great moves!! LOL After the cake was cut and we were on our way. Their day was perfect.

Thank you again Kelsey and Chris for having Anna and I apart of your special day, we enjoyed our interesting table talk with your guests and being with you and your family for such a great time! Everyone was so welcoming and wonderful.

Wedding of Kelsey and Chris

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6-9 month sessions | Ottawa Family Photographer

Did you know the next best age to photograph your baby is 6-9 months? Well to a photographer it’s the greatest – let me tell you why.

  1. Happy, happy, happy babies! They give lots of smiles, giggles and expression.
  2. Their character is growing and at this age it really shows.
  3. At this age, the kids adore the camera – very rare you have a child that doesn’t want their photo taken! Because they are exploring and learning so much – the camera is very interesting for them.
  4. They can sit up, love tummy time and laying on their back – giving me lots of options for poses. They also don’t walk yet so usually sit pretty still and happy!
  5. It’s fun to stylize this session – besides newborns, they don’t mind!
  6. THEY GROW TOO FAST – enough said.

Did I convince you yet?

Sessions Info:

Contact me to secure a time, $25 to secure: [email protected] – limited spots, first come first serve.

Here are some from a 20-minute session, Miss Ellie was so much fun! (props will vary/change each year).

These photos make me happy, I am sure you will feel the same.
Book today!

Baby Ellie 6 months old




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Kelsey and Chad // Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Lots of time is spent with couples as a wedding photographer – time spent emailing, consultations, engagement photos, more emailing – then of course, the wedding. I get to know people pretty well during this process, and so far have met some really amazing couples and families. Kelsey and Chad married in August, it was such a beautiful wedding on the grounds of the Billings Estate Museum in Ottawa. The flowers were beautifully bloomed with bright and bold colours – the setting was perfection for this great day. Kelsey was simply stunning in her dress with her hair and make up done perfectly. Chad was handsome in his suit and tie, ready to see his girl. They decided on a reveal before guests arrived – it was sweet and intimate while a their parents stood by and watched their children start to take a step into their next life journey.

Their day had a feeling of sweetness and graciousness. The details from the table decor to the cake were perfect and were so fitting to the feel of the day – the afternoon photos ended with a burst of rain, but at that perfect timing where it felt like they got their “good luck” shower.

Overall, their wedding was a delight to be apart of – working with Kelsey and Chad was a breeze, they mesh so well together – as you look though some of these photos, you will see their love for each other clearly speaks for itself.

Cheers Kelsey and Chad.

Kelsey and Chad get marriedMelissa Gauthier, ottawa Wedding Photographer

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