Cutie Patooties! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

I love photographing children as they grow up and seeing the same families over the years. I’ve done a few sessions with this lovely family and their 2 sons, who are now 5 and 7 years old. We had a lot of fun doing this session at Kildonan Park.

Here is a preview:

Beautiful Mom and Child!
A walk in the park!
A Horsey Ride!
We ended with a bit of a dancing session!

More Beautiful People! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

I have the best looking people coming for photography sessions. Just look at this family and you will know that it is true! We did this session in my yard, as well as on the railroad tracks that run right beside my house. I realize that we aren’t supposed to go on railroad tracks but these tracks are not used very often and in fact, when a train goes North earlier in the day, it always comes back South that same day. There was no train going North yesterday, so I knew that no train would be coming. As well, there are only 1 or 2 trains in a week.

I like sessions to be relaxed and fun for people. I think you can tell that we had a blast!

Have a look at these beautiful people!

East St Paul, Bird's Hill Family Photographers
Beautiful People!
Love the posing which was this young man’s idea!
Lucky Mom with these 2 sons!

Beautiful Grad and Family! (Winnipeg Photo Studios)

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It was my pleasure to meet and photograph another lovely grad and her family at Kildonan Park. It seems like almost every grad that I’ve met is leaving Winnipeg to go to school and this girl is no exception. She is off to Toronto next week. I wish her the best of luck but I’m sure she’ll be very successful.

Here is a preview of our session yesterday.

Winnipeg Photography Studios
Forest Beauty!
A girl and her dog!
Just me and my Brother!

Beautiful Grad and Family! (Winnipeg Photo Studios)

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It was my pleasure to meet and photograph another lovely grad and her family at Kildonan Park. It seems like almost every grad that I’ve met is leaving Winnipeg to go to school and this girl is no exception. She is off to Toronto next week. I wish her the best of luck but I’m sure she’ll be very successful.

Here is a preview of our session yesterday.

Winnipeg Photography Studios
Forest Beauty!
A girl and her dog!
Just me and my Brother!

What a Beauty (Winnipeg Children’s Photographers)

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I think I get the most beautiful little kids coming to my studio. Look at this little one year old and her big brown eyes! Isn’t she gorgeous!

Winnipeg Children's Photographers
Beautiful Little Girl!

More Miles Mac Grads! (Winnipeg Portrait Photographers)

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These beautiful young ladies posed for me in the Exchange District in Wpg on Sunday evening. It was hot; very, very hot but the good thing was that there were hardly any people around, the girls were absolutely gorgeous and the architecture was exactly what we wanted for this session.

Have a look at these beautiful young ladies!

Three Beautiful Young Ladies on Albert Street!
Winnipeg Portrait Photographers
Winnipeg Photography Studios,
Birds Hill, Narol Mb, East St Paul Photo Studios
Toast to an Adventurous New Year Ahead!

Meet Dr. Sara! (Winnipeg Head Shot Photographers)

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I love meeting new people and talking to them about their lives and what is important to them. Doing headshots (what a strange name for a portrait) is a perfect time to do that and it was my pleasure to meet Dr. Sara a couple of days ago. We had a great time taking some pictures and chatting. Dr. Sara Korsunsky is a naturopathic doctor who works out of the Centre for Natural Medicine. She is easy to talk to and very down to earth.

You can read more about Dr. Sara and the centre at http://www.naturalmedicine.mb.ca/the-centre/our-team-naturopathic-doctors.cfm.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks at the portraits we captured:

A Very Special Graduate! (Winnipeg Photographers)

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A couple of evenings ago I had the pleasure of photographing my great niece with her parents. I’ve been photographing this girl for most of her life and it’s hard for me to believe that she is finished grade 12. Sarah is not only beautiful, kind and smart; she is an amazing writer and will go onto university to become a teacher.

Here is Sarah!

Love this picture with the flowers behind her.

Sarah with her family and their dog Roo!

Sometimes the best images are candids. I love this candid image for the story that it tells. It is a slice of life happening and it makes me ask questions like: why does LC , the guy with the shades, has his knee on the dog! Is this his way of keeping Roo (the dog) under control? Does it work? Or is his leg just tired and he’s using Roo as a post to lean on? I also wonder who Sarah was texting? And why she has such a big smile? Did she get a really nice message from someone or is she just happy that our photography session is over.

Life in a photograph! That’s what this is.

Very Special Candid!

More of Grads 2021! (Winnipeg Grad Photography!)

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Here are more pictures of these stunning young women who graduated from Miles Mac Collegiate this year!

2020: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

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Looking back on it, it may seem that the year 2020 was all bad, but, for me, there have been some silver linings in the clouds. I try to be a positive person and see my glass as half full, so I will start with the good.

The Good

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My brother
  • My step son got engaged. We are very happy that he has found his soul mate and will be getting married in July. We are hoping that they can have a wedding reception with all the bells and whistles but time will tell.
  • Last summer was amazing. We have an acre and a half and I spent countless hours planting and digging; growing vegetables and flowers. I loved every minute of it and look forward to continuing the work next summer.
  • We are so lucky to have a place at Victoria Beach where we can go and get away from the city. We love it best in the winter as there are very few people and the dogs can run free. The roads are plowed and we spend a lot of time walking and exploring the trails.
Our yard
Victoria Beach
  • I have learned to stop trying to please people who don’t want to be a part of my life. I have learned to let go of those people and I have more peace in my life because of it. Trying to please people who don’t appreciate me was sucking the energy out of me and I know that it was affecting my mental and physical health. So in 2020 I have been healthy while many others have not been. For that, I am very grateful.

The Bad

  • My husband has had some health issues for the past few months and needed emergency abdominal surgery at the beginning of Dec. We just found out that he has lymphoma, so the next few months are going to be a tough for us. We will get through it and he will be okay. We have a lot of support and he has a great attitude.
  • Our dog Fergus died in December. It’s always tough to lose a dog and we feel Fergus’s loss every day. He was a gentle, black dog; the sweetest dog I have known. RIP Fergus.

Fergus
  • My mother has Covid and is isolated in her room in a nursing home. She is apparently asymptomatic but she looks terrible. We only see her on Zoom and she has gone downhill in this last month. It is very sad to see.
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My mom with my grandson and daughter-in-law in better days
  • My photography business has dropped off significantly as I have had to be closed for a lot of 2020. It bothers me to turn people down when they contact me for sessions, but I think being safe is the most important thing right now and I will continue to follow the health guidelines.
  • Not seeing my family bothers me and is one of the things that has made 2020 so difficult for me personally. My son lives in Calgary with his family and this is the longest I have gone without seeing them. We weren’t able to have extended family for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. I miss them all and hope that 2021 will be better.

The Ugly

Even though 2020 has been bad for my business and there have been challenges; it hasn’t been all bad. Having said that, I am looking forward to life getting back to what used to be normal. At this point, I am not sure things will ever be like they were before Covid-19. But they will improve.

Stay safe my readers and I hope to see you in 2021!