Saki + Edwin - Manoa Falls, Oahu Wedding Part 2

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Saki + Edwin - Manoa Falls, Oahu Wedding Part 2

We met up with Saki and Edwin pretty early in the morning to head out on this hike to do some more wedding photos with them. To start it should be noted that Saki did the entire hike in her wedding dress and flip flops (no big deal). This was some of the hottest, most humid hiking i've ever done, we were all sweating like crazy, except for Saki!

When the trail first starts you get this crazy view of so much lush greenery, this got us all kinds of excited and shooting right away, then you walk like 20 steps further and the view gets even better!! 

There was so many great little spots to stop and shoot on the way up to the falls, and then on the way back down you get to view every thing just a little bit differently and get excited about it all over again.

It was a good thing we got started on the hike early as when we reached the falls there was already a crowd of people starting and by the time we were done shooting at the falls it was packed with people. 

This was really one hell of an amazing shoot, and so much fun. We can't wait to get back out to Hawaii again one of these days. 

There will be one more Oahu blog post coming, but it will be of personal photo's we took of our time out there, so be on the look out for that. 

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Kelsey - Winnipeg Maternity Photographer

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Kelsey - Winnipeg Maternity Photographer

Its always great watching your couples go from being engaged, to getting married, to expanding their family with a baby on the way! Kelsey and Ed are expecting their first child very soon, so we went out to Pinawa Dam with them and captured some super sweet maternity photo’s to remember this special time in their lives.

Hope you all enjoy this one!

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Sara + Troy - Hawthorn Estates Wedding

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Sara + Troy - Hawthorn Estates Wedding

Sara and Troy said their ‘I do’s’ at the beautiful Hawthorne Estates this summer. We got to see a few familiar faces at their wedding, which is always great! Hawthorn Estates was spectacular as always. We even managed to sneak out for a few sunset photo’s with Sara and Troy. Congrats to the two of them on this wonderful day!

C&A

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Angela + Darin - Kenora Engagement

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Angela + Darin - Kenora Engagement

A little while back I spent an absolute gorgeous evening out in Kenora with Angela and Darin. We ventured around close to their home, and took some beautiful photo’s in the back yard, which might I mention was amazing!

Enjoy, and be on the lookout for their wedding post soon!

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Anastasia + Scott - Winnipeg Engagement

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Anastasia + Scott - Winnipeg Engagement

As you’ll see from the first couple shots from this shoot with Anastasia and Scott we started with a couple drinks at the Yellowdog Tavern. I may have enjoyed a tasty Caesar while we were there too.

The two of them both said they were super awkward before we started, but I think you’ll see in the photo’s that they were completely opposite of that. We had so much fun! I had some music going while we wandered the exchange, we danced in the streets, got weird behind some vines, had piggy back rides, shoulder rides, and so many laughs.

Can’t wait to get out in the cold month of February for their wedding and heat up the streets again with these two!

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Kirstie + Michael - The Gates on Roblin Wedding

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Kirstie + Michael - The Gates on Roblin Wedding

Kirstie & Michael were married in Toronto this past winter and wanted the exact opposite for their Winnipeg wedding. Well, they got it. It was at least 35+! We went out to Harte Trail and The Gates on Roblin for some beautiful and intimate portraits, just the 3 of us. Then they had a lovely brunch followed by a BBQ in Michael's parents back yard. Everyone was so welcoming and lovely - thanks for including me in your special day!

Michelle 

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Catherine + Jordan - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

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Catherine + Jordan - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

Holy smokes was this one a hot and windy wedding day!! however it was freakin amazing too! Everything was perfect throughout the day, and a whole lot of fun was had. The wedding was held on Catherine's parents property which was beyond beautiful, florals and decor was taken care of by Floral Fixx (they did a beautiful job!). 

We started the day with the first look at Birds hill park, and then followed it up with the rest of the photo's there too. When it came time for the reception some pretty wild clouds came rolling in and they only lasted a couple minutes but we managed to get some crazy photo's with them. 

Managed to catch a bit of sunset to wrap up the evening, and then the party got started! 

Enjoy! 

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Amanda + Scott - Hawthorn Estates Wedding

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Amanda + Scott - Hawthorn Estates Wedding

Well, Amanda and Scott got married on what I would say was one of the HOTTEST days of the year! So hot that my glasses would fog up when I would walk outside of the building! 

I had a fantastic time with Amanda and Scott, and their family and friends out at Hawthorn Estates. Too many good laughs were had with every one. We snuck outside as the sun was setting to capture some more beautiful shots with the two of them.

Take a scroll through and enjoy! 

Corey :)

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Saki and Edwin - Paradise Cove Oahu Wedding

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Saki and Edwin - Paradise Cove Oahu Wedding

For as long as I can remember it’s been a dream of mine to visit Hawaii, well it finally happened! I’ve known Edwin for longer than I can remember, him and my brother were always great friends so I’d see Edwin around the house quite a bit. One day I got a message from Edwin telling me he wanted us to shoot his wedding in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. I may have gotten a slight bit excited by this. We got together at their condo, I met Saki for the first time and we had some pizza together and talked about the plans for the big exciting day.

So here we go, Amanda and I hopped on a plane to Vancouver followed up with another to Waikiki!! First thoughts upon landing in Waikiki.. holy smokes it’s hot here and whaaaaaaat!! We’re in Hawaii!!!!!

We stayed in Waikiki a block from the beach, pretty much perfect! If you’ve never been to Waikiki let’s just say it’s kinda like Vegas, minus the casinos and smoking but with an amazing beach and far friendlier people. We soaked up the sun, watched surfers surf, enjoyed great food and maybe a few mai tai’s!

I’ll get back to a few of our adventures in a bit or maybe I’ll do a separate post for those.

Now for Saki and Edwin’s wedding day! Obviously we kicked it off with a power breakfast at McDonald’s! Amanda made her way to the guys hotel while they got ready and I went over to Saki’s hotel while she got ready with her girls. We then met up with all their family and friends on the big tour bus to make our way to Paradise Cove for the ceremony and reception. The heat that day was no joke! It was hot, like crazy hot! That didn’t stop everyone from having a great time though. Their ceremony included some fun Hawaiian traditions (they had to kiss for as long as the officiant could blow into a conch shell). Cocktail hour was fantastic, they even had Hawaiian shave ice available for everyone (seriously good stuff!). We wandered along the beach and took so many photos! Paradise Cove was a spectacular wedding venue. Once the sun started to get close to where the sky meets the ocean we headed back down to the beach for some more photos, and wow the Hawaiian sunset didn’t disappoint! We spent the rest of the night partying with everyone there and having an amazing good time!

No apologies for all the pics below. Also stay tuned for part two of our time with Saki and Edwin where we hike to Manoa Falls for another shoot!

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Michelle + James - Qualico Centre Wedding

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Michelle + James - Qualico Centre Wedding

Back in June I spent the day with Michelle and James. We did their first look outside the front door of their home, and then headed out to Assiniboine Park for photos. Every thing was going great when out of no where a crazy rain storm hit and sent us waiting inside our vehicles for 30 mins. This was the same time that a lot of High School grads were going on and needless to say I think a lot of them got a bit wet while having their photo's done too. 

Once the rain went away the sun was back out for a beautiful day, we shot a bit more and then headed over to the Qualico centre to wrap up the evening with their reception. Lots of fun and good laughs with these two and their wedding party and family. 

 

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Katie and Jeremy - Engagement Shoot

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Katie and Jeremy - Engagement Shoot

Katie, Jeremy and I met up on a warm evening in June. Katie had scoped out a few spots she wanted to have their engagement photos taken and it ended up being one of my favorite spots!

These two are so in love and it shines through in their photos - I can't wait for their wedding day next month.

- Michelle

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Michelle + Ben - McGillavray Falls Engagement

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Michelle + Ben - McGillavray Falls Engagement

I do enjoy the great outdoors, and love it when our couples share that love for it as well. Michelle and Ben were up for a little hike at Mcgillavray falls. We met up out there and made our way around the trail, which may have included swatting away countless black flies! We survived and had a good bit of fun out there. Looking forward to more fun on the upcoming wedding day!

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Cassandra & Troy - The Clarion Winnipeg Wedding

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Cassandra & Troy - The Clarion Winnipeg Wedding

Fun fact!! (I like fun facts, that’s also a fun fact!) Cassandra lived right across from my parents place, we were pretty much neighbours for the longest time! It’s always a great feeling when someone you know has you be the one to capture these amazing life events of theirs! After their beautiful ceremony we headed to Fraser’s Grove park for some photos and then made our way to the kings head pub for some more photos, snacks and a few drinks (fun fact, I love the Kings head, they make great Caesar’s, and I’ll usually have one while there). After a few photos around the kings head we proceeded to The Clarion Hotel to get the party started!! We even managed to get on the rooftop for some photos with them!!

You can watch the slideshow, or keep scrolling down to see the photo's.

Hope you enjoy!

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Katie & Adam - Pineridge Hollow Wedding

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Katie & Adam - Pineridge Hollow Wedding

We spent a beautiful day at pineridge hollow with Katie and Adam for their wedding. They opted for a first look which left Adam in tears, and maybe a few others too. We headed into the wilds of birdshill park for some photos with the two of them and their wedding party, and then back to Pineridge Hollow to make things official with their wedding ceremony. Lots of good laughs and fun to be had that evening.

Time to start scrolling through the pics below!

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Josee + Bryce - Engagement Shoot

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Josee + Bryce - Engagement Shoot

I met up with these two on a warm summer evening in St. Boniface. Right away we hit it off - they're so sweet, genuine and loving. We laughed the whole time and they were naturals in front of the camera :)

I am so looking forward to their fall wedding - thanks guys & see you soon!

- Michelle

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Sara & Brett - Ashgrove Acres Wedding

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Sara & Brett - Ashgrove Acres Wedding

You may remember from their engagement shoot blog post, that I used to babysit Brett and his brothers. Oh man those three were a wild handful! Not much has changed since then other than they are grown up and I don’t babysit them anymore. It was truly an honour to be able to capture Brett and Sara’s big day, and to see so many familiar faces too!
Their wedding was held at the beautiful Ashgrove Acres. It’s always such a pleasure shooting there, everything is so well taken care of and the owners are fantastic people too.
The weather didn’t really want to cooperate for us that day, moments before the ceremony it poured rain, lots of it! But Sara and Brett kept it together and waited it out for it to stop and then got the ceremony going outside as planned. It was a pretty great day after that, lots of great speeches, good laughs, and just an excellent time had by all that day!

Enough of me yammering away, check the photos out for yourself!

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Sara + Chris - Engagement Shoot - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

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Sara + Chris - Engagement Shoot - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

So here’s a run down of how things went with Sara and Chris on their shoot. We met up at The kings head pub, and headed out for a trek around the exchange. I know the exchange is a very popular area for engagement shoots but I try to just wander around and find different spots with beautiful light and that’s exactly what we did. We eventually made our way to one particular spot, they were gettin all wild and having a kiss while I snapped a few photos when out of no where a large man pops out of a building door and starts giving me a bit of a hard time... turns out he thought I was taking photos of skateboarders on his fancy new deck/patio edging. He soon realized that wasn’t the case and then asked if we wanted to take some photos on the rooftop of his building, ummm let me think about that, of course we do. So he took us up there and then left us to do as we pleased. One of those wrong place at the right time situations I guess. After that we continued our adventure around the exchange finding more great light and having some good laughs and conversation.

So that’s about how it played out, hope you enjoy the photos!

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Jess + Chris - Whiteshell Provincial Park Engagement shoot

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Jess + Chris - Whiteshell Provincial Park Engagement shoot

What an evening this was! We drove out to Whiteshell provincial park, and started hiking out to where we were going to shoot... I took the wrong path! So we had to turn back and start over. We hiked and hiked, and Jess and Chris may have enjoyed a drink or two on that hike, I can't say for sure. We spotted a deer, a fox, lots of frogs, and possible a bear or some other large animal which growled or grunted at us a number of times on the way back in the dark. We did have a ton of fun and they were literally up for anything and everything I tossed their way! I love adventures, and this one was a great one! 

Enough of my chit chat, go check the pics!

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Lia and Lou - Journey to Churchill Wedding

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Lia and Lou - Journey to Churchill Wedding

Well this one was one of the sweetest weddings I ever did get to shoot. These two are just meant to be, you can tell when you first meet them, and then you get into a room full of their family and friends and you really know its true love. Had such a wonderful time with Lia and Lou and everyone at their wedding at the Journey to Churchill Exhibit in Assiniboine Park Zoo. We even had the pleasure of some polar bears joining in to watch the ceremony.  

Enjoy! 

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Michelle + James - Engagement

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Michelle + James - Engagement

Pinawa is a pretty popular spot for engagement photo's and I'm sure you can see why! Michelle and James joined me in exploring around the park and suspension bridge for their shoot. We chased some pretty light, found some neat spots to shoot in and had a pretty 'dam' good time while we were at it. I tried some shots with a prism which you'll see at the end of the post. Not long now before I get to hang out with them again for the big wedding day! 

Enjoy! 

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