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MELISSA
IS YOUR GUIDE

ENCHANTED ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES AND UNCHARTED DESTINATIONS WORLDWIDE

YOUR STORIES

ARE MY MISSION AND MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE THING

Your love is an adventure that knows no bounds. Your elopement should be all-encompassing too.

I help you design an elopement experience that takes you to a whole new level of in-love with your partner and memories that you can cherish for a life time.

CRAFTING YOUR ADVENTURE IS MY DREAM JOB

I’m Melissa and I can’t wait to design your day

As a Canadian Elopement Photographer I’ve been capturing love stories like yours in Banff National Park, all across Canada, and exotic locations around the world since 2015. Driven by the thrill of adventure, honest emotions & wild laughter, I love nothing more than documenting the story of two people who love adventure, each other, and aren’t afraid to show it!

When I am not adventuring in some of the most gorgeous landscapes on the planet and crafting enchanted adventure elopements – you’ll find me chowing down on Thai takeout and editing photos to a deeply thrilling true crime podcast in the background.

If you’re here then it’s likely that you too caught the travel bug and deep passion in sharing your story in a part of the world that captures your personality – perfectly.

INTIMATE MOMENTS CAPTURED AROUND THE WORLD – 8 COUNTRIES AND COUNTING
PROUDLY SERVING COUPLES OF ALL RACES, SEXUALITIES, GENDERS, AND PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES
CRAFTING YOUR ADVENTURE IS MY DREAM JOB

I’m Melissa and I can’t wait to design your day

I’ve been capturing love stories like yours in Banff National Park, all across Canada, and the exotic locations around the world since 2015. Driven by the thrill of adventure, honest emotions & wild laughter, I love nothing more than documenting the story of two people who love adventure, each other, and aren’t afraid to show it!

When I am not adventuring in some of the most gorgeous landscapes on the planet and crafting enchanted adventure elopements – you’ll find me chowing down on Thai takeout and editing photos to a deeply thrilling true crime podcast in the background.

If you’re here then it’s likely that you too caught the travel bug and deep passion in sharing your story in a part of the world that captures your personality – perfectly.

INTIMATE MOMENTS CAPTURED AROUND THE WORLD – 8 COUNTRIES AND COUNTING
PROUDLY SERVING COUPLES OF ALL RACES, SEXUALITIES, GENDERS, AND PHYSICAL/MENTAL ABILITIES
CRAFTING YOUR ADVENTURE IS MY DREAM JOB

Features and Awards

CRAFTING YOUR ADVENTURE IS MY DREAM JOB

Features and Awards

TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY

Adventure should be part of all of our lives

Whenever I’m asked why I photograph couples, I get so excited to share the reason -I believe that adventure is for every person; regardless of nationality, preferences, ethnicity, or anything else! Adventure should be part of all of our lives; it makes the difference between only existing and the extraordinary joys we feel when we embrace our true selves.

I am so passionate to photograph couples and their most intimate moments because I believe that the best times in our existence are when we embrace our passions. When we get our feet dirty and our hair is messy in the wind. So let’s run away together – explore a new country, go on a road trip, camp at a lake, chase the sun and the stars and let nature inspire our beings.

Canadian Elopement Photographer

SEE MY COUPLES FALL MADLY IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN
OFFICIAL LEAVE NO TRACE PHOTOGRAPHER

I am proud to be the first in Canadian Elopement Photographer to work with the Leave No Trace Centre for Outdoor Ethics’ and their official photography course!

It allows us to be stewards and enjoy and protect the outdoors at the same time! We are empowered to not only access to our gorgeous public lands for hiking, camping, weddings, elopements, & other sessions – but take care of them for the future to enjoy as well. I want to be able to take all of my amazing couples back for their 5 & 10+ year vow renewals and for the place they got married to still be gorgeous and accessible.

So, What’s Next?

Regardless of how untraditional your dreams may seem, they are built around both your deepest intentions and dreams. It begins with both of you saying yes to adventure and contacting me to plan the ultimate excursion together.

Let’s start planning your ideal day!

LOVE NOTES

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INTIMATE WEDDING // BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Every time I look at my wedding and engagement photos, I am stunned by how beautiful they are. All I get is compliments when people look at them. Melissa really has an eye for photography and is fantastic at capturing those authentic moments of your day! You won't be disappointed booking Cedar Lane for your special day.

Meredith + Blaine
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ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT // COSTA RICA

Melissa followed my fiancé and I all the way to Costa Rica! Not only is she a super sweet, fun-loving professional but she is an AMAZINGLY talented photographer! She captured EXACTLY what I had envisioned for our engagement session. We had sneak peaks of our images SO QUICKLY and our entire album was sent to us in a super timely manner. We've already booked her for our Elopement in Banff too! Cannot wait to see what amazingness she can capture there!

Kristi + Matt
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SURPRISE PROPOSAL // YOHO NATIONAL PARK

I had my surprise engagement shoot at Emerald Lake in B.C.. HUGE shout out to Melissa at Cedar Lane Adventure Elopements + Weddings for making this day possible and all the hard work you put into planning this with me! Although I currently just have my sneak peek photos, they’re absolutely stunning! I am beyond excited for the rest of our photos to come in! Melissa may come back a little higher cost wise than other photographers in the area, but I’m telling you, she’s worth every penny!

Zach + Alexander
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