Welcome to Essence Photography & Design, where creativity meets heart and passion. I'm Melissa, the  artist behind the lens and the design table, pouring my heart into every image and creation.

For nearly two decades, I have called Regina home. Over the last 15 years, while nurturing my family, I've had the privilege of pursuing my passion for photography alongside raising my two incredible boys and the sweetest mini doodle.

In 2020, I achieved a milestone I'm immensely proud of – graduating with a diploma in graphic communications, further enriching my skills and artistic vision. Now, as 2024 unfolds, I'm reclaiming my calling with renewed purpose. It's a year for me to reignite my studio's creative flame and wholeheartedly embrace authenticity in every aspect of my work.

At Essence Photography & Design, we embody the essence of a heart-centered business. Every click of the shutter, every stroke of design, is infused with love and purpose. It's not just about capturing moments; it's about creating lasting memories and leaving a positive impact on the world, one frame at a time.

Join me on this journey of artistic exploration, where each image tells a story, and every design reflects the depth of passion within. Let's create something beautiful together.



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 an 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.

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