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What is a first look? In the past few years, first looks have become incredibly popular, and for good reason! Being able to have an epic cocktail hour you can actually be present at and lots of really pretty, meaningful portraits of you and your spouse on your wedding day is a treat! It’s a […]

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My Favourite Gear to Shoot With I remembered when I was starting out in photography and wanted to know the wedding photography gear all my favourite photographers used! There is so much gear out there so it can be really overwhelming knowing where to start. First off, Nikon and Canon are very similar, it’s just […]

My Favourite Lightroom Tool! Here’s my favourite editing tool in Lightroom that I absolutely can’t live without! The TONE CURVE!  However, use it with grace. Less is definitely more with this baby! I just it very sparingly and I still get such dramatic results with it. Here’s are two examples of my images. On the […]

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Editing to Keep Your Photos Consistent There is nothing more eye catching about a photographer than the first thing you’ll ever see; their photos! Most importantly, their style of editing. One of the questions I’ve been asked on Instagram so many times is how to edit photos consistently, even through different lighting. A few things […]

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Cass & Tony If you’ve ever heard me rave about Grand Beach and how much I love it, this right here is why! This Grand Beach bridal session was extra special to me for many reasons! One being that Tony and Cass are some of my and Valerio’s best friends. Almost two years ago they […]

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Spirit Sands Being around Nikky and Roger is as effortless as it looks. And then put them in nature, their happy place and it’s just good for the soul to be around them! This summer we made the trip out along with my husband to Spirit Sands and the 4 of us did the day-long […]

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Robyn & Braedy Words cannot describe how lovely Robyn and Braedy’s Manitoba spring wedding was. The morning was so relaxing yet upbeat with the anticipation of the day’s events. It was the best May Long Weekend that I have yet to see. Not even a hint of rain in the forecast! Quarry Oaks Golf Course […]

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Styled Winter Wedding Shoot This stunning styled winter wedding shoot was such a dream, despite how terribly cold it was that day! It was early December in Manitoba and it was just downright unpleasant! However everyone involved were all so willing to face the windchill for these photos. Thank goodness! The day involved dozens of […]

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Michael & Tasha It was a complete honour to be a witness to Michael and Tasha’s wedding day. Their Manitoba winter wedding was full of so much joy and laughter. Seeing the church full with smiling faces as everyone waited to see Tasha (and the adorable kids) walk down the aisle was absolutely heartwarming. I […]

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Jaelyn & Shane I had never imagined this shoot to look like this when we planned this snowy styled wedding but it couldn’t have been more perfect! When I planned it for the beginning of October, I pictured orange leaves and chilly weather. Lucky for me, Manitoba always has other plans and it was really […]

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Amy & Adam Amy and Adam’s intimate Kenora wedding was such a joy to be apart of. She put so much of herself into her wedding and it made it all the more beautiful. When I learned that they would be having their wedding in Kenora, I knew we’d have to do photos down one […]

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