Sugar + Soul Photography is based out of Winnipeg, MB and Kenora, ON. Melissa started Sugar + Soul in 2009 and since then has photographed hundreds of weddings, and travels across Canada and beyond for weddings and elopements.  I also offer all inclusive wedding and elopement packages (travel + accommodations included) for Canadian destination weddings, please ask me for more info!



A long time ago, a little girl excelled in drawing portraits of people, with nothing but a pencil and pad of paper. Art was always an intimate process, where in that moment there was nothing but creation, and the anticipation to see the final product at the end. She was a storyteller, capturing the emotion and gaze of her subjects. The same girl discovered she could use a camera to create art, and found she could tell even bigger stories.

That girl is, of course, me.

I appreciate the quiet moments – Curled up with a book at the cabin, sitting on the deck watching the sunset with a glass of wine, playing with our daughter as she explores this beautiful world, the best hugs from my husband when he gets home from work, long car rides listening to acoustic guitar on the radio, a long run through the forest, a hike in the woods. The small moments are the backbone of our lives and I believe this is where love can most easily be seen, and this is what matters most to me. The way that I photograph my clients reflects this quiet contemplation that allows me to really see people and their connection, and I am completely and totally in love with photographing weddings. Every client is important to me and knows they are getting 100% from me on their wedding day.

Love has the ability to transform us all, and what an honour and a gift it is for me to witness such amazing love with each of my couples.

I am excited to hear all about your love story and the wedding photos of your dreams.


My couples are creative with a sense of adventure, approach their wedding with a laid-back vibe, are open-minded and ready to trust their photographer, and are deeply in love :)

-Melissa Johnstone