Kylie + Shane - Winnipeg Engagement

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Kylie + Shane - Winnipeg Engagement

Kylie and Shane got engaged last year, and needed some fancy engagement photo's before they hit the crazy streets of Las Vegas for their wedding! Had a great evening with these guys chasing light and having some good laughs! 
- Enjoy!

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Milk Bath Maternity - Winnipeg Maternity Photographer

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Milk Bath Maternity - Winnipeg Maternity Photographer

Aren't women's bodies the most amazing thing? We literally create, grow, and birth small humans.
I am all for photographing all stages of life, especially pregnancy, (it's kind of second nature, considering our jobs ... :)  ) So trying to photograph the beautiful pregnant body a little different was something I've always wanted to try. 
Maternity photos are amazing, and highly recommended, we are only pregnant for such a short time, although if you ask anyone near the end of their pregnancy, they will say it feels like a life time. LOL!!! But - regardless of how uncomfortable, swollen and just plain DONE moms-to-be are, we have to take a moment to capture the beauty of our bodies, that baby will be here before you know it, and all you will have left are the memories, and if you're lucky enough - some beautiful pictures!

I am happy to say that I am going to be adding milk baths to my repertoire. If this is something that you would be interested in doing, please head over to the contact us page, and send me an email.

In the mean time, take a scroll below. Check out this momma of soon to be 2! She was an absolute gem to photograph, and check out that perfect baby belly!

-A

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Mikaila + Will - Iceland Elopement

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Mikaila + Will - Iceland Elopement

Day 2 of 3 in Iceland! 

Mikaila and Will were actually the first couple to book us for their elopement in Iceland. 

It was an early morning getting up, to make the drive from Reykjavik to Budir. (I think we were awake around 5am) Once on the road we made our first stop of the day at a gas station to grab breakfast, yes we had those delicious gas station hot dogs for breakfast!

The drive was stunning, as it seems to be every where you go in Iceland. As we got close to Hotel Budir, we stopped to take some of the sites in for a bit. We are talking multiple waterfalls off the side of a mountain, in someones backyard, kinda sights! AMAZING! 

We stepped into Hotel Budir and wow, what a beautiful place. So much character and charm in there.

Mikaila and Will were getting ready in the same room, which was pretty sweet, as Mikaila helped Will get suited up, and all the feels started happening. Once he was ready, he left the room so Mikaila could get her dress on, and we could do a nice first look with them. 

With the first look out of the way, we walked over to the iconic Black Church. We've seen pictures of this place so many times on instagram but actually seeing it in person was something else! 

The ceremony consisted of Amanda and I, Mikaila and Will, and the officiant, as well as a few tourists eyes peering in through the windows. 

We wandered around the grounds nearby, walked down by the ocean, had some laughs at the cute dogs from the hotel and then made our way on our adventure for the day. 

We actually took a wrong turn when we left and ended up at Kirkjufell first, which was supposed to be our last spot for the day. No big deal. We did get to take some crazy roads through the mountains to get there. 

Just like the day before, we'd drive and find spots to shoot, however this time we weren't in the rain, and it was actually quite warm which was a nice little change.

We even made our way up the side of an old volcanic crater for some pretty ridiculously awesome photo's. From there we went to Hellnar and Arnarstapi for some more photo's and ended up back at Hotel Budir to drop them off so they could enjoy the rest of their wedding day with each other. 

We can't thank Mikaila and Will enough for giving us the opportunity to get to Iceland and capture their secret elopement. This was an experience we will remember forever!



Mikaila and Will wrote a little testimonial for us too that we thought we would share.

We are so, so happy we chose Corey and Amanda to be a part of our Icelandic elopement. They did so much more than capture the special day -- they added to the experience with their energy, spontaneity, and talent. Several times we stopped for unique shooting opportunities, including to hike to the top of a volcano! They put as at such ease during the shooting process with their tone in direction, and professionalism. (Professionalism -- which was complimented by a sense of playfulness and attention to even the smallest of details.) Every photo from our day affirms that we couldn't have made a better selection in who should take them! 

Corey & Amanda -- Thank you for delivering breathtaking photos that preserve not only the beauty of the places we went, but the emotion we felt and will cherish forever. We are so appreciative of the care and time you took to ensure such an authentic and stunning series of images for us to remember our first moments together as husband and wife.

 And then followed up with this after receiving their photos!

Wow! Wow! Wow! I am speechless. I had high expectations for these to begin with, but you've managed to healthily exceed them! These are phenomenal. So truly representative of the day and as someone who ordinarily hates photos of herself, I haven't found one that I dislike from this lot. I have to underscore my gratitude now. We are already picking out those we'd like to frame. (The one's atop the volcano -- holy crap!) Arnastapi's colouring is seriously beautiful too. I could go on and on about every single one of these! The first look one's in the hotel lobby-- my god!  If anyone I know announces an engagement, I'll be making a speedy recommendation for who should photograph their wedding.

 

 

Sorry for the long read, but now its time to enjoy the photos!

-C&A

 

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Nikolina and Paul - Whiteshell Engagement

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Nikolina and Paul - Whiteshell Engagement

Fall time is pretty darn fantastic, if I had to choose my favorite season Fall would win for sure. 

I met up with Nikolina and Paul at her parents cabin in the Whiteshell. It's always nice to shoot somewhere with special meaning to a couple. They took me to some great locations for photo's and we ended up back at the cabin and down on the dock for what proved to be one hell of an amazing sunset!! 

Enjoy! 

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Melissa + Aaron - Winnipeg Wedding

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Melissa + Aaron - Winnipeg Wedding

Melissa and Aaron had a beautiful ceremony in the Leo Mol gardens in Assiniboine Park. There was a bit of rain scattered through the day but it didn't bother us any. We made the best of it and had a lot of fun, it was also a great excuse to stop in at The Kings Head Pub for a couple drinks. We wrapped the night up at the Victoria Inn for their reception.

-Enjoy 

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Oksana + Tyler - Grand Beach Engagement

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Oksana + Tyler - Grand Beach Engagement

It wasn't the warmest of beach days, but we did have a great time climbing rocks, playing in the sand, and maybe a bit of splashing in the water at the end. I sure miss the fall and all the fun shoots! 

We'll be posting their wedding soon too! 

 

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Dahna + Kris - Whiteshell Engagement

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Dahna + Kris - Whiteshell Engagement

Feeling all kinds of lucky with the amazing places we got to shoot this past year. Dahna and Kris took me out to the Whiteshell and we went to places I've never been before. We shot until it started to get dark and then had to walk back through the trails in the dark (Thankfully I had a flashlight with me) and then we shot some more in the dark! 

We had a great time wandering and chatting, its always nice getting that chance to connect more with the couples we work with. 

Enjoy! 

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Heather + Jeremy - Engagement

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Heather + Jeremy - Engagement

Seeing as Heather and Jeremy met each other while attending the University of Manitoba, it seemed like a great idea to head back to their old stomping grounds.We wandered around, found some pretty light, and even went inside to get some photo's in some familiar spots for them. Oh, and they brought their very cute pup Django! 

Enjoy! 
-C

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Liam - Winnipeg Newborn Photographer

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Liam - Winnipeg Newborn Photographer

It's always so amazing, and heart warming, when we meet a couple when they are newly engaged, and then we get to follow and document all of their biggest life events.

We met Liam's parents just like that, newly engaged. We shot their engagement, wedding, maternity, and now, newborn photos. We love being able to keep in touch with the couples we have been lucky enough to meet. It truly stops feeling like a job, and more like a friendship.

We also love when the parents incorporate their own personal touches with the shoots, like for Liam, Dad is in RCMP, so we got to use his boots and hat for the photos to make it more personal for them.

Congrats to the new parents, hope you're getting some sleep, and we can't wait to see where life takes you next!

-A

 

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Ava - Winnipeg Newborn Photographer

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Ava - Winnipeg Newborn Photographer

I got to meet little Ava just before Christmas. She was an absolute doll. I got to spend the afternoon with Ava's mom and grandma, chatting it up and stealing some baby cuddles every chance I got.

I loved this fresh girly color pallet, I think it is one of my favorites to use. 

As always, I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites, but scroll down and see the cuteness for your self!

-A

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Jamie + Chris - Anniversary Shoot

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Jamie + Chris - Anniversary Shoot

A little while back Jamie and Chris contacted us to do a cozy in home anniversary shoot with them. They had a real cute place, lots of personal touches, clearly they love each other, and by the looks of it they love their coffee as well (Bonus points to them for grabbing me a coffee too!) 

Really enjoy doing these in home shoots, they are so personal, and couples are so comfortable being in their own surroundings. 

Enjoy. 

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Holly + Sam - Cielos Garden Wedding

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Holly + Sam - Cielos Garden Wedding

Couldn't really ask for a better day for this one. 

Amazing couple, super fun wedding party, fantastic vendors, and one of the most beautiful venues! 

The day started off at the Fort Garry hotel, and from there we made our way out to Cielo's Garden. The weather was as good as it could possibly be for September. 

The day was full of fun, and the ceremony was sweet. Im pretty sure I shed a tear at the reception during speeches. And wow did the party get going, the dance floor was full of all kinds of fun!

Holly and Sam, thank you guys so much for including us on this amazing journey of yours. Its been one heck of a great time! 

Second Shooter: Michelle Blais


Vendors:
Makeup: Justine Barry Artistry
Florist: Stone House Creative
Venue: Cielo's Garden
Videographer: Prairie Film Co

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Paris + George - Iceland Elopement

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Paris + George - Iceland Elopement

Well... here goes! 

First things first, Paris and George were actually the second couple to book us for an elopement in Iceland, but they managed to be the first that we shot in the 3 days we were there. We had already been booked to shoot another elopement (It will be posted soon) and crazily enough Paris and George were looking to elope in the same time frame that we were going to be there. 

Now with that out of the way, this might be a long post, so grab a snack, maybe a tasty beverage, and enjoy. 

We left Winnipeg Sunday afternoon, after shooting a wedding on Saturday. We flew through the night to get to Iceland, and neither Amanda or myself are much good at sleeping on planes. We arrived at 9am, grabbed our sweet Dacia rental car, and a delicious coffee and sandwich from Joe and the Juice and got on the road. We headed straight to Paris and Georges AirBNB, had a quick change of clothes and quickly freshened up before starting the day of shooting. 
They did their first look pretty much across the street from the AirBNB, and once we did that we hopped into the car and headed East! 

Here's the thing about Iceland, every where you look there's an epic spot to shoot. First stop was off the side of the highway after making our way over a mountain range. Second stop was just a few minutes from there in what appeared to be some kind of mining operation. 

We finally found ourselves at the office of the Wedding Officiant and were back on the road to our first Iceland waterfall Seljalandsfoss (try and say that, good luck!) This is where they had their official ceremony. It was wet, very wet, but 110% amazing in every way. We even got to sign as witnesses! We also had a crowd of people around that of course let out a big cheer for them. 

Next stop was another side of the highway location, we spotted an old grass covered house, or barn, or whatever it was. It was perfect! 

Waterfall number 2 for the day was Skogafoss. You may have seen it before, its pretty much the most amazing waterfall you'll see. Yet again, we got soaked, but let me tell you it was worth it. We took a few photo's of Paris and George there, and then handed one of our cameras to them to take photo's of us! haha. 

With Skogafoss done, we got back on the road and made our way to Vik, home of the famous Black Sand Beach. It was cold, super windy, rainy, and there was a lot of tourists, yet somehow we managed to make some magic there and get some beautiful photo's. 

By this time it was starting to get pretty late in the day, and we had a pretty long trek back to Reykjavik ahead of us. So we started heading back, but not without stopping in a few more of those off the side of the highway spots! Seriously you could just skip all of the super popular locations and just find places off the highway, its amazing out there. 

That pretty much sums up day 1 in Iceland, once we got back to town we had quite the adventure of finding our AirBNB and getting in there (thats another story in itself). Grabbed ourselves some Fish N Chips for supper and got some much needed sleep, as we had to be up at 5am for Day 2's elopement. 

Thank you so much Paris and George for taking us on this adventure with you. You guys were amazing, and we couldn't be more honored to have been part of such a special day for you both. Looking forward to the day we cross paths once again! 

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Carmen & Ben - Lower Fort Garry Wedding

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Carmen & Ben - Lower Fort Garry Wedding

Our first wedding of what was probably the craziest month ever for us! Carmen and Ben got married the first weekend of September, the day was absolutely gorgeous! The weather, perfect. The ceremony in Carmens parents back yard was simply beautiful. The reception at the Lower Fort Garry was full of fun, good laughs, and great friends and family. It's been a fun adventure getting to know the two of them, Ben as ginormous and as intimidating as he may be is pretty much the worlds biggest teddy bear and you just want to hug the guy, and Carmen is a total sweetheart full of smiles and laughs! 

A big thank you to our good friend Kurtis Laframboise for spending the day second shooting this one. 

Enough of my chit chat, have a good scroll through the pictures! 
 

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Stephanie + Derek - Engagement

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Stephanie + Derek - Engagement

I don't think i'll ever get tired of adventures! Stephanie and Derek had a great idea of heading out to the Seven Sisters Dam for their engagement shoot. Obviously I was down with this idea. We wandered through bush, climbed rocks and chased tiny waterfalls. Also contemplated walking through some questionable water (we didn't go through with it)

These two were a lot of fun, and we all had a pretty great evening with this adventure! 
 

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Olivia & Maciej - Winnipeg Wedding

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Olivia & Maciej - Winnipeg Wedding

I said it before and i'll say it again, Olivia and Maciej are two of the nicest people you'll come across. You can really tell these two have their hearts in the right places. There was some very kind words said about them throughout their wedding day, and the two of them were nothing short of amazing with us. Its been an absolute pleasure getting to know them over the past couple years, and we wish them all the best! 

Now, go ahead and enjoy some photo's from their day! 
 

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Stephanie + Dan - Sioux Narrows Wedding

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Stephanie + Dan - Sioux Narrows Wedding

Amanda and I drove out to Sioux Narrows for a wedding adventure this summer! The setting was stunning and the weather was perfect. We had an amazing day with Stephanie, Dan and their family and friends. Lots of thought went into the day and you could really tell just how much they love each other. Thank you so much for having us for your big day! 

- Michelle

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Kayla + Jarrod - Winnipeg Wedding

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Kayla + Jarrod - Winnipeg Wedding

Back in August we shot Kayla and Jarrods wedding. We started out with their first look at Aspire Studio's and then made our way out to Birds Hill Park for some more photo's with the two of them and their wedding party. Then back in to the city for the ceremony, and wrapped things up at the Best Western Plus for the big celebration! The day went perfect, the weather treated us well, and we really did have a lot of fun!

Sometimes its actually difficult to put into words how much I enjoy shooting weddings and working with wonderful couples, this is one of those times! Getting to know these two over the past few years has been fantastic, and it's always difficult for me when it comes time to blog a wedding, as in a way its almost a goodbye, and I don't much care for goodbye's. 

Before I get too worked up about this stuff, why don't you all take a scroll through the photo's below and I hope you enjoy them. 

- Corey. :)

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Andrea + Eric - La Lune Wedding

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Andrea + Eric - La Lune Wedding

Andrea and Eric are pretty much neighbors of ours, which made it pretty easy to head over to their place to start shooting her and the girls getting ready. A few quick pics with the guys after and we were all on our way out to La Lune to get the day going. This was my first time out at La Lune, and I was blown away at how beautiful it was there. They certainly made my job a bit easier with such a great venue. 

After a sweet ceremony we shot a few pics around the grounds, and then got the party started. Once the sun dipped down I snuck out for some more photo's with Andrea and Eric and caught one hell of an amazing sunset with them. Sneaking off with the couple around sunset is something I try to do as much as possible, so if you can sneak 15 mins into your wedding day for a few extra photo's please do it! 

Enough of my rambling, scroll on down through the pics and enjoy! 

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Keshia + Nikko - Pinawa Engagement

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Keshia + Nikko - Pinawa Engagement

Keshia and Nikko took me on an adventure out to Pinawa, we got off the beaten path and climbed rock piles, and did what it took to get the shots. It should be mentioned that Keshia did all of this in heels without any hesitation! 

Looking forward to their wedding next September! 

Enjoy!

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