I'm Melissa.

I'm the heart-centred creative ( photographer and graphic designer) behind Essence Photography & Design.

I have called Regina home for the last 19 years and have been blessed to have been doing photography as my side hustle for the last 15 while raising my family.

I'm a mom of two amazing boys (22 &14) and the sweetest mini doodle. One of my biggest accomplishments to date, (besides my kids) is graduating with a diploma in graphic communications in 2020.

2023 is my years to to step back into my calling and set my goals; open up my studio again and start showing up; being authentically me.


A heart-centered business involves operating in a way that gives back and positively impacts the world while aligning with their core values.



It wasn't until I had my first son in 2001 that I realized how important photographs were. I believe that capturing life stories and moments are so important, not only for you, but for your children. I love looking back that the memories and milestones.


As entrepreneurs, we all have a story and a branding session help connect you with your tribe! As an entrepreneur myself, I am super passionate about entrepreneurs getting in front of the camera to elevate their brand, connecting with their audience and grow their business.