Photograph by Chenoa Walker Photography
I'm Melina and I love photographing weddings, families, and everything in between! Currently creating in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the sun blazes hot in the summer and the snow banks, are taller than I am in the winter (I'm a shorty at 5'2 and 1/2", thank you very much). I've loved photography for as long as I can remember. My Mom and my Aunt really fostered that in me. They loved taking pictures and video at family gatherings and I just got so used to being around cameras, it was just second nature to have a camera with me.
Fast forward to today, I have a Professional Photography Diploma from Winnipeg Technical Vocational HS. During that course, I learned I loved photographing people and the relationships they share. It's just so sweet when you can see love in the eyes of the couple in front of you! Or when a 5-year-old has the biggest belly laugh when their dad holds them upside down, it's hard not to laugh with them!
As a photographer, my passion is capturing those moments naturally and without super stiff posing. During a session I will direct a bit, just to get the couple or family relaxed enough to have their photos done (what should you do with your hands? I'll help). I'll be a friend and help you through the whole process to create lasting artwork for your home and for your future.
I get inspired by
beautiful golden light | seeing people in love | mountains | rivers | the tallest trees
amazing music | vibrant colours | bold patterns | the love of my life | soft yarn
when watercolour paints bleed together | baby plants
Things I love
jasmine green tea | gemstones and crystals | learning new things | reese peanut butter cups
twenty one pilots | knitting and crochet | layers of warm blankets | cute notebooks
videogames | green forests | lazy days at home | reading in bed
colourful fall leaves | long jackets