Welsh wins award for engagement photo

award winning engagement photo


At the Annual Awards Banquet of the Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia (PPOC-BC), held at the Anvil Centre in New Westminister, British Columbia, Melissa Welsh, a professional photographer from Victoria, BC, received the Best in Class award for her image ‘A Peaceful Parade’ in the Portrait 1 or 2 Persons class.

Our Peaceful Parade


I saw this image many months before I had the opportunity to create it. That particular evening in Esquimalt, the clouds were just perfect and I knew I was going to be able to create something special. Thank you to my clients Naomi and Patrick for trusting my creative vision!


Melissa had 3 images accepted and exhibited in the Provincial Image Salon, that was judged by a panel of master photographers from across the province. Acceptance into the salon is an indication of the makers’ ability to produce outstanding images for their clientele. It also earns the maker merits toward several designations offered to PPOC-BC members, including the prestigious PPOC-BC Fellowship designation.

The competition features entries from across the province in twenty different classes, including press, portrait, architecture and fashion. Welsh said: “I am honoured that my photograph was selected amongst so many inspiring entries. The entire salon really demonstrates the exceptional skill and quality that professionals bring to the medium of photography.”


Note for Editors:

For more information please call Tanya Thompson, PPOC Executive Director: (519) 537-2555 or email her at: exec.director@ppoc.ca

To arrange an interview with the photographer, please contact:

Melissa Welsh

Victoria, BC,V9A 2C3




The Professional Photographers of Canada is a diversified group of creative artists dedicated to the highest standards in professional

imaging. It seeks to qualify and support photographers to become industry leaders. It was formed by commercial and press photographers

in Ontario in 1946 as the Commercial and Press Photographers Association of Canada (CAPPAC) and was renamed the Professional

Photographers of Canada Inc (PPOC) in 1962 to reflect its nationwide membership.

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