Marlene and Barry: 50 Years and Counting! (Winnipeg Event Photography)

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I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Marlene and Barry’s lovely family last Saturday on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Marlene and Barry celebrated with their 2 sons and their wives and their 5 grandchildren.

I really enjoyed working with the kids, who were real cuties, but  were also completely cooperative when posing for pictures!

The best part of this day was when Marlene wore her original wedding dress and Barry dressed up in a very dapper looking suit. How many of us would fit into our wedding dresses from 50 years ago? I know I wouldn’t be able to.

What a lovely couple Marlene  and Barry made then and still make now!


And here Marlene and Barry are now.  Barry bought the red and white roses for his bride. Notice the lovely smiles  on both of them.

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Winnipeg Event PhotographyHere are Barry and Marlene with their 5 grandchildren!  Don’t they look like great kids!







Presenting the Kids of 2012! (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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My last blog post was about the newborns of 2012. These are the kids of 2012.

It was time consuming to gather up all these images but also very rewarding.  I love looking at all the beautiful faces of the children that I’ve met in this past year.

It feels monumental to me to have captured these moments and to see them all on one page!

Here are some quotes that ring true for me regarding my photography.

“Time will never stand still and those moments that bring us such joy become memories in an instant. To capture such a moment and record it forever is truly monumental.” – Joshua Atticks


Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Dorothea Lange


“An image is better than one thousand words”



angela 11 12- (1sm)

avery 7 12- (1asm)

avery 7 12- (7sm)

calla 11 12- (11sm)

carla 10 12- (4sm)

carla 10 12- (32sm)

carlee 2 12- (23sm)

carolyn 11 12- (36sm)

cheryl 12 12- (5sm)

cornwell 9 12-5sm

cornwell 10 12-187sm

divya 5 12- (2sm)

donna 10 12- (2sm)

elise 8 12- (62sm)

ella 1 12-117sm

erin 10 12-jpg (3sm)

erin 10 12-jpg (13asm)

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jacob10 12- (15sm)

jacob10 12- (37sm)

jennifer 9 12- (3sm)

joanne 6 12- (6sm8)c

joanne 6 12- (16sm)

karina 9 12- (2sm)

karina 9 12- (3sm)

kathy 10 12 (2sm)

kathy 10 12 (43sm)

kilbrei 7 12- (1asm

leland 7 12- (1sm) leslie 9 12- (1asm)

liz 9 12- (2sm)

liz 9 12- (3sm)

marla 8 12- (9sm)

maureen 12 12 (1sm)

maya11 12-103asm

mazi 7 12- (4sm)

mazi 9 12- (6sm) mel 11 12- (6sm)

mel 11 12- (9sm)

nicole 9 12- (11sm)

rene 9 12- (61sm)

rene 9 12-1asm

stephanie 11 12- (27sm)

sunjay 7 12- (25sm)

susan 10 12- (3sm)

susan 12 12- (1sm)

sydney 10 12- (13asm)

tammy 11 12 (2sm)

tennille 12 12- (43)

valerie 11 12- (73)

whiteney 9 12- (26sm)

whiteney 9 12- (42sm)

Family Sessions on a Sunday (Winnipeg Family Photography)

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What a great day at the Forks today! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people there or as many entertainers. There was music at every corner! I did sessions with 2 families today and got to be silly with some really cute kids! Here’s a sneak peak from  today at the Forks:

Sessions on a Sunday (Winnipeg Family Photography)

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What a great weekend! Taylor, my dog, even got to go to his favorite place; the dog park. Poor guy hasn’t gotten out very much lately because of the bitter cold weather and was so excited to go he started to tremble. Yes, Taylor shakes when he’s excited.

Besides the dog park adventure, I also did 2 great sessions today. The first was another 8.5 month old. I had 2 little girls last weekend that were the same age. What a great age for smiles and this little guy had tons of them!

Have a look!

The Price of Photography or what is the value of a portrait (Winnipeg Photographers)

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One of my Facebook friends shared this blog post written by a photographer and I wanted to pass it on to you. I think that it speaks to why our work as photographers is so valuable and important.

Please read it. And think about the author of the letter is saying. We often hear that people’s most valuable possessions in the event of a fire or other disaster are their photographs. Prints of memories that cannot be replaced. How much are they worth to you? And what is the quality of those photographs?  Good questions to ask yourself. Read what this mother has to say.

A letter on my door step. portraits are more than paper.


There will be no portrait photos in this post.  This letter wasn’t mailed – it was at my doorstep when I got home a couple of months ago.  I read it, I cried, and read it again – probably a hundred times by now.  It wasn’t easy to read – and honestly, as much as it validates what I do for a living – I wasn’t sure I was going to share it either – Until today, when a past client said that my print prices were too expensive.  If you choose to read through the letter, you will know why I’ve finally chosen to share it.

July 2nd, 2011

Jeanine – 

Today I am writing for a couple of reasons.  I have some quiet time at the moment and need to get a couple of things off my mind.  I will leave this for my husband to deliver to you when he is ready.

You photographed my wedding, you photographed my first pregnancy and my first baby.  I contacted you awhile back to photograph my 2nd child and family.  After getting prices and realizing I would want all of the pictures as we love your work – I decided against spending $500+ – which is what I normally spend for portraits and prints with you..  Please know it is not because I don’t value your amazing eye, or how much we love the experience.

That week that I decided to NOT do a session with you, this is how I spent some money.

On Sunday I called and cancelled our session.  Monday I went out and got my hair cut ($39+tip), and colored ($65), Thursday I had my nails done ($24), my family went out to dinner at a somewhat expensive restaurant for no particular reason costing us $79 + tip.  This was just 4 days since canceling our session, already totaling over $200 for un necessary things.  My nails only lasted about 2 weeks, my hair is gone, and seven weeks passed when I got the phone call from our doctor.  It was not something I expected and the cancer has spread very quickly.  I will be leaving my husband, my 6-year-old girl and my now 2-year-old – not by choice.  It is very hard for me to talk about it which is why I need to write you.

I watch your Facebook page and your posts about the value of a photo and if I could give back all of those things that I purchased this few weeks after I cancelled my session with you, knowing what I know now, and have that session, well… I would do it in a heartbeat. 

Now my time is done and there are no more chances for me.  The next time someone cancels a session – my wish is that you forward this letter to them.  Time is fragile, it is gone before you know you had it.  If you charged $200 for one print it wouldn’t be enough for what it is actually worth.  I cringe to think that my priorities were a manicure over a memory to pass onto my babies and husband.

My love and thanks for what you have given us from past photos.  I am so sorry that I did not see it as more than paper until now.

Karen L.

Two Years Old and Very Cute! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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What a beautiful fall day it is today!  It’s a great day for family photos and everywhere I go I see photographers out with families.

My first session today was at Kildonan Park. The witch’s hut and the area around it are wonderful spots for family portraits. There’s a creek, lots of colourful trees, plus a red bridge; all perfect for family photos.

This family of 4 includes one very active 2-year-old.  It’s always a challenge to get 2 year olds to be still for pictures, but jumping and having dad make faces at him, got his attention and voila! Great images!

I love this image!

Fun Family at the Forks (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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If I were giving out a prize for the “Biggest Smiles Ever” the 2 kids I met today would win hands down. Almost 7-year- old E and her brother 9-year-old M, were so much fun and willing to play along with whatever I suggested. What great kids!  Having fun+great kids= some very wonderful photos. Here’s a preview.