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About Me


My name is Melanie Evermore and I have been operating Stay Gold Photography for the last 10 years. Stay Gold is a licensed business (Photography Studio) with the Town of Whitecourt. 


Photography has long been an important part of my life.  I was a film student at Confederation College in 1999 and was a long-time member of the Winnipeg Film Group, helping to write, shoot and produce independent films.  After becoming a mom, photography took a backseat in my life for a while, however, it was during my time as a daycare provider when I started taking creative photos of my kids on the weekends as a stress-relief.  My clients saw the photos on Facebook and asked if I would do the same with their children and Stay Gold was born from there.


Besides being a photographer, I am also a very proud mom of my three beautiful / wonderful / amazing kids (19, 17 & 14 years old!).  I am also a writer / poet and an indie author of five books.  You can find my writing on Instagram My two novels, Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird and Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning, as well as my three poetry collections are available for purchase on Amazon as both paperbacks and e-books.


Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird can also be found at the Whitecourt Public Library.


"Melanie is an amazing photographer.  My kids love her and her pictures always exceed my greatest expectations. We have done 14 sessions with her and I cherish the memories these photos are giving me. I highly recommend her."  ~Carla V.H.

"Melanie is a true artist! Even being a photographer myself I really wanted her to do the fairy pics of my daughter. I love how she sees the world and captures our children in it.  Her photos are full of life and magic! She is very personable and makes you feel right at home. Also she has an amzaing way with her little clients. All around fantastic person and experience."  ~ Billie-Jo H.

"Melanie, of Stay Gold Photography, is excellent in bringing out creativity, fun moments and works so well with children that often a "moment" is captured flawlessly.  You will walk away from the experience feeling content and quality is of utter importance to Stay Gold."

~ Cheryle T.

Contact Me

My Licensed Home Studio:

14 Sandy Drive

Whitecourt, Alberta

(780) 268-5088

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