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46 Cassandra Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

(902) 489-8470

Laleh Images Portrait Design is a full-service photography studio located in Cole Harbour specializing in bumps, babies, kids and families.

We have a passion for creating heirloom art, and providing your family with not only memorable photos, but also wall art, albums and other products that will stand the test of time and be around for generations to come, long after Facebook and the internet as we know it are only a memory.

Meet Melissa | Laleh Images Portrait Design | Maternity, Newborn, Family Photography Halifax NS

Read more about the face behind the camera at Laleh Images Portrait Design, owner and photographer Melissa Morse.


Meet Melissa

Watching Melissa work her magic with our baby in these peaceful poses was a gift. Then we had the pleasure of watching the most beautiful video in the reveal, where Melissa’s pictures of baby Aidan were true works of art! It was an emotional experience to see our sweet new baby captured in such a beautiful and stunning way. We can’t thank you enough Melissa for the experience, and for the gift of these images that we will treasure forever.
— Kelli S.

Hi! I'm Melissa Morse, the studio owner of Laleh Images Portrait Design, a full time boutique maternity, newborn, child and family portrait studio located in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

If you've ever tried photographing your children, you know that it takes a lot of patience, creativity, and a sense of humour. Oh, and did I mention it takes patience? Haha!

Melissa Morse, owner of Laleh Images Portrait Design

Melissa Morse, owner of Laleh Images Portrait Design

I have learned that sometimes it takes a little extra time to make friends with the kiddos and get them to like and trust me. Then they can relax, have fun, and enjoy their time in front of the camera. It also doesn't hurt that I am willing to make a complete fool of myself to get a smile or laugh, and usually not just from the kiddos. :) It also doesn't hurt to have a couple of candies in my back pocket just in case (with your permission of course!)


The word Laleh (pronounced Lah-lay) is a Persian female name, which translates to tulip. The tulip holds a personal connection to my Dutch family heritage. Tulips are a seasonal flower lasting only a short time, and they are a beautiful symbol of the importance of capturing and making the most of those fleeting moments in time while they last.


I've always had a passion for all things creative and beautiful. Studying Digital Media Design at McKenzie College after High School was a natural choice, to develop the skills to transform my passion into a career. I've worked in positions over the years that include web and graphic design, operations, promotional products sales, embroidery, and logo design. The launch of my business came in 2012, originally as a boutique graphic design and wedding stationery design company.

Photography is my newest passion, which began with the birth of three new babies in my immediate family within 3 months. What better reason to pick up a camera than to capture those darling little faces as they grow and change? This hobby quickly became an obsession, and family and friends were taking notice, requesting my services for prom, family photoshoots, and newborn and baby photography. It was soon apparent that I wanted to focus on my biggest passion, and this became official in mid 2014. I haven't looked back since.

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