About MJP

ottawa country wedding photographer

Melissa Johnston Photography officially started in 2008 after shooting my first wedding and falling in love with love. I know, I know…it sounds cheesy but it’s completely true. It’s not only the love that I would capture behind my lens that I had a passion for – it was the love I had for photography that drew me in completely. I was working at a job that I absolutely despised (yet I had gone to college for) and after hearing my parents preaching to ‘do what I love’, I decided to take the leap of faith. The leap to do what I loved and it just so happened that what I would be doing was surrounded with love. Whoa – I don’t think I’ve said that 4 letter word so much in one sentence before!!! So I guess it’s safe to say that I love what I do, and I want to capture you in love…drowning in it if you will!!!

Recently, I asked clients to describe my work in 3 words. I was overjoyed to see that those words were very similar to the style I’ve always tried to achieve. Spirited, organic and romantic. They also described my approach and my personality when I interact or work with my clients – fun, engaging and creative. For the past 7 years since I’ve been a wedding photographer, I’ve never ceased to say that one of my favourite things about what I do is the friends that I end up making. Many of my clients become my friends and I truly appreciate that more then anything in the world. So let’s work together shall we? And let’s be friends.

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