About Blackbird Photography


DSC_0819My name is Melissa McLay, a twenty-something who is the lead photographer and owner of Blackbird Photography. I believe in love, the moments that become memories, and fun. I’m not fussy and keep things simple, I’ll find your comfort zone and gently push you out of it; of which you will love.
I’m an art school graduate, I majored in photography and graduated in 2009, but my photography career started before that. With lots of photography & design courses in high school, followed by shooting my first wedding before moving to Toronto for college.
Promise I don’t bite, so don’t hesitate to send me an email with questions, or vent about wedding planning: I’ve been there, I understand.

I try and stay humble, you won’t hear me gloating about being 2014 & 2015 Most Popular Photographer for Norfolk County, being on tv [Four Weddings Canada], getting published in a national magazine [House & Home], having weddings published in Hitched: Ontario’s Most Beautiful Weddings 2015 & 2016 being a featured photographer on the Canadian Women’s Photographers Network, been part of Below 40: an art exhibit for artists under 40, ¬†or even that I’ve gone to conferences as a guest speaker on the importance of product photography [Canadian Lavender Assoc.]

In my down time you will find me with my husband and tiny tot, baking, being crafty, or if the weather’s nice, I’ll be outside on my porch with a coffee or in the flower gardens.