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Outdoor Adventures

June 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

As some of you know I enjoy getting outdoors and going on adventures in the wilderness.  If its a canoe trip, hiking trip, or hitting the trails with my cross country skis, my spirit is alive in the outdoors.  

In a few weeks I will be embarking on a canoe trip from the northern end of Lake Winnipeg to the shores of the Hudson's Bay along one of Canada's historical Canadian River systems; the Hayes River.  We will be travelling 600km through unspoiled wilderness of the northern boreal forest, remote stretches of white-water, large lake systems, deep valleys, sacred places of worship, pictograph sites and tidal flats.  Heading out into the Canadian wilderness for a 25 day paddle along the historic Hayes river from Norway House to York Factory (Hudson Bay). This is an opportunity to paddle a chronicled historic river that has been left pristine and not been touched with dams or development. 

Here is a collection of some outdoor adventures that I have been on in the last little while.  If you would like to see more, be sure to check out to see the full stories.  


Sibiling Portraits | Kings Park Winnipeg

October 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Photographing children is always a fun time!  I loved spending the morning with these kids at King's Park.  We had lots of fun running around, going for rides in their lovely red wagon, climbing trees and having a little picnic.  It was a fast paced morning with the twins, but their older brothers sure knew how to make them smile! Thank you for letting me join in some family fun.  Here is a few photos from that morning.

Wedding || Clare + Kathleen

August 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago I was able to photograph Clare and Kathleen's beautiful summer wedding.  We began the day with a first look and photos in Kathleen's parent's backyard and ended the day escaping away from the reception for a few moments to take some sunset photos in the same place.It was a beautiful location to start and end the day.   We spent the afternoon exploring the grounds and taking photos at Lower Fort Gary and then headed to the ceremony which was in the church where Kathleen grew up.  Clare and Kathleen had a backyard reception with great food, friends, family (the most out of town guests I've seen at a wedding), music, beautiful lighting by Lights Unlimited, and lots of dancing (they even had a square dance)! Clare and Kathleen are two amazing women and I was honoured that I was able to share and capture their special day with them. Here are a few photos from that day. 

Wedding || Kaily + Darin

August 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This summer I was able to photograph Kaily and Darin's wedding.  It was a beautiful day, the sun shone brightly and so did the love between this gorgeous couple!  Thank-you for having me share this day with you, and lots of love as you continue your journey together.


Kaitlyn + Chris || Engaged

July 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I first met Kaitlyn and Chris at Kaitlyn's sisters wedding last fall.  I was so excited when they called and asked me to photograph their wedding!  The two of them had gone on their first date to The Forks for mini donuts.  This is where we met for their engagement session, and yes, mini donuts were a part of the photo shoot!  We had a beautiful warm and sunny day, and the two of them had lots of smiles and love between them.   I am so excited to capture their wedding this November!

The Church in the Middle of the Road.

March 24, 2015  •  1 Comment

This winter my good friend Darin proposed.  Kristina (another good friend) and I were honored to be able to help with the set up of the day.  The four of us met in the morning for a delicious brunch and then went our separate ways.  Shortly after we "departed" Darin called us and we went to pick him up.  We loaded our car with candles, glass jars, hot chocolate and then headed to drop a letter off for Kaily.    The plan was that Kaily would go into work that evening (Darin had prearranged to have her shift covered without her knowing). When Kaily would arrive at work her manager would hand her the letter from Darin, which included instruction on where to find him.   After dropping off the letter we drove to the church in the middle of the road and began to fill it with the warm glow of candles.  The night fell upon us, and we left Darin stranded in the middle of the road waiting for Kaily.  Shortly after we received a call that they were getting MARRIED!  I am so excited for these two to continue their life together and Kristina and I are looking forward to capturing their special day! 

The following pictures were taken with HP5 film pushed to 800.  The film was developed by hand with love.


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