Behind the Lens
I’m Melissa, the owner & principal photographer of Blackbird Photography. I love being able to share in the love of two individuals and feel blessed to get to work with such wonderful people each day! Based out of Norfolk County, I’ve been shooting weddings for over ten years now. It is crazy to think of where I got started and how far I’ve grown! After graduating from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a degree in photography, I started documenting weddings of friends and family members to build up my portfolio. In 2013, I started my own studio and never looked back. It has been a long journey with lots of struggles and bumps along the way, but I couldn’t be more thankful with where I am now with my business. I’ve been published in House & Home and in Hitched: Ontario’s Most Beautiful Weddings. Won in multiple international wedding photography contests in 2015, 2016 & 2017.
In my down time you will find me with my husband, baking, sewing. Or if the weather’s nice, I’ll be outside on my porch with a coffee or in the flower gardens.