Avril and Jordan are Married! (Winnipeg Wedding Photographers)

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Avril and Jordan got married today in a beautiful ceremony at Sturgeon Creek United Church. After the ceremony we went to the Leo Mol Gardens to take pictures of the family and the wedding party. This is an extraordinarily good-looking bunch of people as you will agree once you see this preview.

Jordan and Avril; you both looked beautiful and it was my pleasure to have met and photographed your wedding.

Here’s a sneak peek from today:

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.

Karin and Paul (Winnipeg Wedding Photographer)

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The Gates on Roblin was the site for this beautiful wedding. It poured earlier in the day and I was sure that everything would have to be inside, but the rain stopped and it ended up to be a lovely day for a wedding. Guests for this wedding came from New Zealand, England and the Cooke Islands. There were very few guests that actually lived in Winnipeg.  I loved hearing all the foreign accents! I often say that I meet the most wonderful people in this job and today was one of those days.

Karin and Paul are having a second wedding on August 19th in the Cooke Islands.  And I don’t mean a reception. I mean a whole second wedding, with a new gown, a different wedding party and everything else that goes with a wedding.How cool is that!!

Here is a preview of just a few of your images.

A Dream Baby (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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My first newborn of 2010 could not have been more perfect. She slept, she hardly fussed and she is as cute as a button, with tiny features that are doll like and perfect. This little girl made my day and since her parents bought the First Year Club plan, I’ll be seeing this little one grow.

January Photo Contest Entries (Winnipeg Photographers)


I wanted to share my entries for the January Open Competition at the Manitoba Camera Club. Open means that you can submit images pertaining to any subject.

I am going to show you the images that I entered. The judging was last night and I am on the Judging Committee, so I know how I did. I am wondering what you like the best of these 6 images. On Tues. night  the winners will be  announced and I will let you know how these images did.

Have a look.  Let me know which ones are your favorite. I am looking forward to hearing from folks.

Bridge in Canmore, Ab

Church in Morley, AB



Steyr, Austria

Sunset at Delta Marsh, Mb

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Busy, Cold and Sore (Winnipeg Photographer)

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Yes, I am behind in my blogging. The reason is that I’ve been shooting, subbing, editing, socializing and then more shooting, subbing, editing and socializing. I’ve had a blast. I hate winter and I hate the cold and guess what? We have winter here and the cold and has come with all of its hardness and bitterness. And sore, that is my back, from all the shooting. So I am so glad that I had a breather today to rest my back and use heat pacs and Advil and not do the cleaning like I had planned to. Also time I caught up on my sessions. These pics will not be previews but catchups.

First of all, I had a family of 3 boys, one grown up but all really fun to work with and very cooperative. Here are a couple of those. I love the candy cane face pic.

Next was a family with 4 children, 3 boys and a girl. The guys were very cooperative and fun but their little 21 month old sister had other things in mind besides sitting for a picture. By the end of the session she was having fun and I did manage to get some really great shots of her. Here are a few of those:

The kids asked me if they could make faces and I love the result.

Next came this super cute one year old.  I had already done M’s picture 3 times and it’s been so much fun to watch him grow. I love his big brown eyes and his sweet temperment.  He even posed naked with my Santa hat. Too cute!! He could be a baby model! I will be using them for sure on my Christmas poster for next year.

I love the sense of wonder in this one.

Louie came along for this shoot as well. My dogs made a lot of noise but were otherwise okay with it.

And then yesterday, I met a very charming 4 year old.  E was not only charming, but as cute as a button as well. I really enjoyed meeting this little guy and his mom.

This shoot was done in the studio. The snow is a filter in Photoshop. I love the effect. You would really think that he is walking in the snow!

That was the end of a great week of shooting. So many fun, cooperative kids. Tomorrow I have another couple of sweeties coming over. I can’t wait.

Newsletter #One (Winnipeg Family and Wedding Photographer)

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I’ve spent quite a fit of time in the last week trying to get a newsletter done and I am pleased to say, that I was successful! It was fun too. I enjoyed the writing and the creativity. I did have a couple of friends help with the content and would like to thank them for that. If you would like to read my newsletter, click on the link below. Let me know what you think.


november 20, 09

Ashton is 8! (Winnipeg Child Photographer)

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Ashton is my grandson and is a super special, super neat guy in my life.  He loves to play with Lego, play the guitar, swim, play hockey, be silly, and just hang out with his friends.  It’s so hard for me to believe that he will 8, but it’s true. Seeing him grow up, is one reason why I think it’s so important to have photos of your kids as they grow up. It all happens in the blink of an eye.

So for Ashton’s birthday, I am again making him a photo book of his seventh year, but his year, I also made a video. I even added some captions. Have a look!  This video is at a higher resolution than some others.

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Marie and Brent Wedding (Winnipeg Wedding Photographers)

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Yesterday it was my pleasure to photograph Marie and Brent’s wedding. The Basicalla in St. Boniface was the place that they had chosen for their pictures and it was a great location. The weather was amazing and the bride was absolutely stunning. Thank you Marie and Brent for choosing my partner and myself to shoot your wedding.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

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Chinese 100 year Celebration (Winnipeg Event Photographer)

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Yesterday it was my pleasure to photograph the 100 year celebration of  China Town in Winnipeg.  It was a fun filled event with dancing, singing, tai chi performances , music, and many colourful costumes.  And it was a beautiful day on top of it. Here are a few of the images of this event:

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