Alyssa + Andrew - Clear Lake Wedding Photographer

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Alyssa + Andrew - Clear Lake Wedding Photographer

Fall in Clear Lake is pretty much my favorite. The town is so much quieter, but the scenery is absolutely beautiful, So a fall wedding in Clear Lake is hitting the jack pot for me!

Alyssa and Andrew live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, but are originally from Manitoba. They and some family traveled from all over to meet in the small lake town for their celebrations. 

They had a very small, intimate gathering at The Lake House

 The Lake House is a small boutique type hotel that also has some of the best coffee and ice cream the town has to offer, and a cozy lounge space with a wood burning fireplace.
Everyone sat around one big table, and shared an amazing meal, followed by home made pies.

Caitlin and I showed up to Andrew's cabin first. Got to get to know him a little, and meet his Dad and step mom. We snapped some pics and chatted with him while he got ready, then headed over to see how the Bride was making out.

She was stunning. We did some detail and getting ready shots, and headed out for their first look as Bride and Groom.

Alyssa and Andrew had actually gotten married a few weeks ahead of their celebrations, on a hike, in Yellowknife, with just some of their closest friends as witnesses

This meant that the day of their Clear Lake wedding, the only business they had to attend to was getting their photos taken!

We spent a few hours wandering Clear Lake, finding some gorgeous light, and laughing. A lot of laughing. And shaking trees in the woods to try and make more leaves fall, only to fail, and then have the wind blow and have all the leaves fall perfectly in frame. I'm pretty Sure Caitlin and I screamed from the excitement. 

After dinner, we were able to sneak the newly weds out again for some sun set magic on the beach, only to be side tracked by trying to throw rocks as far as we could into the water, and then trying to run fast enough to catch a peak at a beaver swimming under the boardwalk.

It was a great, laid back, fun day. I'm glad I can re live it again as I sort through some of their photos to share, and write out my thoughts.

Having couples choose us to shoot their weddings is always an honor, but to spend the entire day having fun with them, and then leaving feeling like you've made new friends - is the best, and a driving force to keep us doing what we do, and keep us loving it more and more.

-Amanda

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Cheyenne + Brett - Lac Lu Engagement Session

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Cheyenne + Brett - Lac Lu Engagement Session

Amanda and I managed to get out together for a shoot! (Thanks Mom for watching the kiddos!) We drove out to Lac Lu and met up with Cheyenne and Brett at Lac Lu Landing. Brett brought his boat along (I am always down with that!) oh, and they brought the cutest little puppy along (Jagger).

With the boat in the water we headed out to a few different spots. At one point we pulled up to a cliff, and left Amanda and Jagger in the boat. Brett just so happens to have a remote control for his boat so he sent it out away from the cliff side so Amanda could take some shots of the two of them from out on the lake.

We wrapped up the shoot with some more photo’s at their cabin to add that little special extra touch.

After all was said and done Amanda and I had out own little date night at Lake of the Woods Brew Co. Surprise surprise on the way out we spotted Cheyenne and Brett there too.

Can’t wait for more good times with these two and Jagger.

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Stephanie + Derek - Fort Garry Hotel Wedding Photographer

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Stephanie + Derek - Fort Garry Hotel Wedding Photographer

I always enjoy weddings at the Fort Garry Hotel, and this one was no exception!

It was a perfect fall morning driving out to Stephanie and Dereks house to start the day with Stephanie and her bridesmaids getting ready. There was a lot of good laughs being had that morning, the best was from Dereks letter to Stephanie written on a shoebox lid (Its whats written that counts right!)

We did their first look outside their home in front of all of their family and wedding party. It was a real sweet moment, first looks are some of my fav moments.

We made our way down to the Exchange district, and Waterfront Drive for photo’s. Followed up with their ceremony at St. Lukes Anglican Church. What a fantastic church that is!

We finished up the formal part of the photo’s with a drive down Wellington Crescent. Which may have included a stop at a random mansion for some photos. Don’t worry, a few bridesmaids asked for permission first.

Then it was off to get the party started at The Fort Garry Hotel. Its always such a pleasure shooting there. The decor was beautiful, the flowers were stunning, and the evening was perfect!

Florist - Macyk’s Florist
Cake: Chocolate Zen Bakery
Venue: Fort Garry Hotel
Hair: Gracehill
Makeup: Rachel Tadeuszow
Dress: Martina Liana from Bliss Bridal Boutique
Videographer: Mindscape Studios
Wedding Planner: Soiree Event Planning

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Nicole + Anthony - Winnipeg Engagement Photographer

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Nicole + Anthony - Winnipeg Engagement Photographer

On my way to meet up with Nicole and Anthony the sky was looking pretty dark with rain on the way. As we pulled up to the spot where we were going to start shooting the rain eased up a bit for us, and a couple minutes later it stopped. It worked out perfect!
Sometimes you’ve just gotta go for it, and rain or shine its going to work out. We’re going to have fun and make some good memories while we’re at it. Glad these two were up for it as the colors were just beautiful after the rain!

Enjoy!

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Mackenzie + Brendan - Whitetail Meadow Wedding

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Mackenzie + Brendan - Whitetail Meadow Wedding

Classic Winnipeg. The weather threatened to snow all day, yet we only received a bit of rain on Mackenzie & Brendan's wedding day at Whitetail Meadow. Though it was cold, Mackenzie & Brendan toughed it out and we were able to capture some really beautiful moments! I somehow even convinced them to go out after dark for some night time portraits!

Poutine bar, all night dancing and sparklers completed this perfect day - thank you so much for having me! Special thanks to Caitlin for helping me out by second shooting.

- Michelle


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Keshia + Nicco - Pineridge Hollow Wedding

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Keshia + Nicco - Pineridge Hollow Wedding

September sure got cold on us this year, and Keshia and Nicco’s wedding was no exception from that. It was chilly! We all toughed it out at Pineridge Hollow and still had a great time.
Great thing about Pineridge Hollow is you don’t really have to wander too far for good spots for photos.

The evening was full of great speeches, fun on the dance floor and quite the tug of war for the bouquet toss!

Enjoy!

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Kelsey + Todd - Winnipeg Engagement Photographer

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Kelsey + Todd - Winnipeg Engagement Photographer

These two are just sweethearts, not only too each other but those around them too. We spent an evening walking the trails at Little Mountain Park. Fun fact, I used to ride my bike out to the park when I was younger and search through the bush for all the lost golf balls from the golf course beside it.

It was fun getting out with them, and getting to know them a bit better. Looking forward to their New Years Eve wedding this year!

Corey

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Mitch + Brianna - Winnipeg Engagement Photographer

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Mitch + Brianna - Winnipeg Engagement Photographer

So, what better place to start an engagement shoot than a corn maze! We started out at A Maze In Corn with some fun photo’s in the maze, and somehow managed to not get lost! We checked out the little petting farm while there too!
After that bit of fun we headed out to La Barriere Park for some more fun. We wandered around, found some good cute spots and just had a great time together.

Enjoy!
Corey

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Heather + Jeremy - Cielo's Garden Wedding

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Heather + Jeremy - Cielo's Garden Wedding

Heather and Jeremy did things their way for their wedding. They had an amazing Sunday Brunch wedding out at Cielo’s Garden.

Cielo’s Garden in one of those really spectacular places to start with, but wow did these two ever make it even better. All the beautiful decore they made themselves was perfect!

The day was wonderful, a cute first look, photo’s in the field and in the tree’s, a beautiful ceremony, and lots of fun speeches. This was a perfect sunday wedding, and seriously who doesn’t like brunch!

Florist: Academy Florist
Planner: Melanie Parent Events
Venue: Cielo’s Garden
Catering: Stellas
Coffee Cart: Delucas
Cake/Donuts: Baked Expectations/Bronuts

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Dahna + Kris - Bridgeview Acres Wedding

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Dahna + Kris - Bridgeview Acres Wedding

Fall weddings are just so darn pretty. This one was no exception! This was our first time out at Bridgeview Acres, and wow what a place it is. Lots of charm and character, and great places for photo’s. Dahna and Kris had their first look in the oak tree’s and included their super cute pup as well.

The ceremony took place in the middle of a bunch of beautiful oak tree’s and the reception was in the big beautiful barn. We managed to get out for a few extra photo’s around sunset too!

Amanda and I were working along side each other again for this one, and as always had a lot of fun. I think there was 4 different couples there that we had shot their weddings as well. Always fun seeing familiar faces.

Dahna and Kris were all kinds of fun and up for pretty much anything. Thanks for having us as part of this big special day!

Corey & Amanda

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Courtney + Andrew - Bridges Golf Course Wedding

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Courtney + Andrew - Bridges Golf Course Wedding

Well, there’s nothing like a bit of rain to start off your wedding day. Courtney and Andrew had planned for an outdoor ceremony and they stuck to their guns and went ahead with it, luckily for them, all of their guests, and myself and Michelle the rain ended before the ceremony!

The wedding took place at the beautiful Bridges golf course. After the ceremony we gathered the wedding party together and took off on some golf carts for some fun photo’s. We even found a little turtle to take part in some of the ring shots!

We stuck around for some reception fun, and had a great time with Courtney and Andrew and their family and friends.

Enjoy

Corey

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Kylee + Trevor - The Rustic Wedding Barn Wedding

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Kylee + Trevor - The Rustic Wedding Barn Wedding

Oh boy,,, where to start with this one!

Might as well start with walking in the door to the guest cabin at the Rustic Wedding Barn. I was greeted by Trevor, in his underwear and a big smile on his face. Meanwhile Amanda was hanging out with Kylee and her fancy ladies. The guys had some good stories to tell of the night before, and im sure the girls had a few stories of their own.

Kylee and Trevor didn’t do a first look, but we did get them into the same room without seeing each other and let them have a few moments holding hands. Super sweet, with a few tears rolling down cheeks.

This was followed up by even more tears when Trevor actually got to see Kylee walk down the aisle. Whether its a first look before the ceremony, or one down the aisle I really do love those moments. It reminds me of my first look with Amanda back when we got married.

Kylee kept things pretty casual in the footwear department with a fresh pair of white converse (I thought that was super rad) and Trevor looked very sharp in his custom fitted suit!

This entire day was so much fun and filled with laughs, drinks, family, friends, smiles and cries. We had such a great time out at The Rustic Wedding Barn capturing this beautiful day for Kylee and Trevor. We continued the fun with an awesome sunset shoot! Be sure to make your way to the bottom of this one.

Enjoy!

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Michelle + Ben - The Delta Winnipeg Wedding

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Michelle + Ben - The Delta Winnipeg Wedding

I kick started September off with Michelle and Ben's wedding at The Delta Winnipeg. They got ready at the Delta, got married at St. Marys Cathedral across the street from the Delta and had the reception at the Delta. haha!

Had some good times with this crew, from shooting photo’s at Aspire Studio’s to having to give 2 limo’s a boost outside of the studio (thankfully I had jumper cables with me), to some more photo’s around St. Boniface. Their reception was beautifully decorated by Janice Berry Florals and Dream Day Decore!

I also got to work along side some other great people for this one.
Dean Rover Films
Dwayne Larson (Second Shooter)
Alexandra Lillian Weddings and Events.

Enjoy!

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Katie + Jeremy - Winnipeg Wedding

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Katie + Jeremy - Winnipeg Wedding

These two lovebirds were married on a lovely September day. I had a blast with Katie and Jeremy on their special day. We took the party to Whittier Park and then over to 7-11 for some classic slurpee treats before heading to their reception. Their whole day was about family - the joining of two, having beautiful music sung by members and simply enjoying being with the people closest to them. Was truly a beautiful day.
- Michelle


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Brittany + Nick - The Gates on Roblin Wedding

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Brittany + Nick - The Gates on Roblin Wedding

What a fun day this was! Brittany & Nick were married on a warm summer day at The Gates on Roblin. They were surrounded by their family and friends, who also made me feel right at home and we laughed the whole day! It was a very special day with memories that will last a lifetime.

Many thanks for having me.
- Michelle

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Stephanie + Romeo - St. Boniface Golf Course Wedding

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Stephanie + Romeo - St. Boniface Golf Course Wedding

I spent a great August day with Stephanie and Romeo along with their family and friends! After hanging out with Romeo and his groomsmen for a bit I ventured over to Stephanie’s parents place to get some getting ready photo’s of her and the bridesmaids. While there I noticed they had some goats on their property, I of course tried to talk her into having some photo’s with those crazy creatures. Unfortunately I couldn’t convince her as she swore they would eat her dress. Can’t blame her right!

Once everyone was all fancied up and ready to go we made our way to the Holy Rosary Church for the big ceremony. If you’ve never been to this church you are missing out. Its home to one of the most interesting and entertaining guys around… Father Sam. He sure knows how to male a ceremony just a bit extra special for his couples.

After wrapping up some family photo’s we went for some photo’s with the wedding party at Upper Fort Garry behind the Manitoba Club, outside the Humans Rights Museum, and The Forks.

A short drive from there and we got started with the reception festivities at St. Boniface Golf Course (They always have some amazing food there!)

The day was fun, the night was a party! Lots of great times had with these guys!

Feel free to check out the slideshow for some extra mood with the music, or just scroll through the photo’s below.

Enjoy!

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Coral + Chad - The Forks Winnipeg Wedding

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Coral + Chad - The Forks Winnipeg Wedding

Coral & Chad were married on a warm night in August at The Forks in Winnipeg.

These two totally rocked their shoot and it was lots of fun exploring The Forks and finding sweet hidden spots with them. They were total naturals in front of the camera! They had a dusk ceremony and reception with mini donuts (seriously who doesn’t love some mini donuts!) it was the perfect end to the night.

Thanks you two, enjoy!

Wedding photographed by Michelle.

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Jess + Chris - Hawthorn Estates Wedding

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Jess + Chris - Hawthorn Estates Wedding

What can we say about this one? It was one heck of a fun time, from drinks, and jokes, people getting ‘iced’, to beers exploding in faces. It was wild. It was also a full of love and emotions.

Jess and Chris started with a beautiful first look at Assiniboine Park, there was a few tears flowing during that. Followed up with some fun with the wedding party. After Assiniboine Park we made our way over to The Kings Head Pub (im never opposed to, the people there are fantastic, not to mention the drinks and food are delicious) after some fun in there we got back outside for a few more photo’s before making our way out to the beautiful Hawthorn Estates for their ceremony and reception. If you haven’t been out to Hawthorn Estates, it is one of the most beautiful wedding venues around Winnipeg.

Amanda and I had a fantastic time with Jess and Chris and all of their family and friends. Couldn’t have really asked for a better day.

Enough of my chit chat, start scrolling and check out some of the photo’s from the day!

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Sara + Travis - Whiteshell Engagement

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Sara + Travis - Whiteshell Engagement

This shoot got off to a fantastic start! Sara and Travis may have brought a couple beverages to help loosen them a bit for the shoot, and they were so kind to share with me as well. Im not about to complain about that. We did this shoot out in Whiteshell Provincial Park at Pine Point Rapids. I really do love this hike its full of beautiful places to shoot, and I think we made the most of it.

The next time we get them in front of the camera will be for their Mexico Wedding!!!

Enjoy!

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Sasha + Branden - Winnipeg Engagement

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Sasha + Branden - Winnipeg Engagement

We met Sasha and Branden a few years back at his sisters wedding, which we also shot!
For their shoot we spent a wonderful evening at La Barrier Park with them and their super adorable pup! We had some great laughs, made them drink a bit too much wine, and captured some really fun moments of them.
Amanda also came out and shot this shoot with me, which I quite enjoyed. Not too often we get to work together these days, but I sure do love it.

Really can’t wait for the summer with Sasha and Branden and all of their family and friends for their big wedding day!

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