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Sara + Travis - Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding Photographer - Wedding Day

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Sara + Travis - Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding Photographer - Wedding Day

Back in March, a few days after getting home from a wedding in Montana, I packed up and made my way to the Royalton Riviera in Mexico with Sara, Travis and a great bunch of their family and friends. I had a couple days to get to know their entourage and they were indeed a good group. Lots of good laughs were had. Their wedding day was perfect, the weather was HOT!!, the staff at the Royalton Riviera had everything taken care of and decorated perfectly for their beach ceremony, and rooftop reception. The resort had so many great spots to take photo’s (I did some location scouting the days before the wedding and had a good game plan for the day) Sara and Travis treated me like a good friend that they’d known for years and I felt like one of their people.

The gallery below is from the wedding day, i’ll be posting another one soon of their day after shoot.

Enjoy.
Corey :)

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Carolynne + Cody - Red Lodge Montana Wedding - Rock Creek Resort

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Carolynne + Cody - Red Lodge Montana Wedding - Rock Creek Resort

Remember that crazy blizzard that ripped through North Dakota back in March, well that almost made things rather difficult for us to get to Montana. Luckily Amanda spotted a sign just as we left Winnipeg that the highway was shut down at the border. We checked the road conditions for an alternate route further west and it was smooth sailing from there for our 13 hour drive to Red Lodge Montana. What an absolute beautiful drive it was, watching the landscape progressively get more and more beautiful kept us going on that long drive. We finally made it to Rock Creek Resort that evening and got settled in.

The next day we did some location scouting and checking out Red Lodge and obviously eating some delicious food at the local restaurants (Seriously Bogarts was amazing! and we highly recommend it)

Day 3 was wedding day for Carolynne and Cody. We spent some time capturing the getting ready part of the day and made our way down to the creek for their first look. From there we took off to the locations we scouted the day before. The weather was amazing and the mountains we’re covered in beautiful white snow. Its always fun being able to work with Amanda at weddings, we’ve got our different ideas and different perspectives on shooting plus she’s way funnier than I am and add’s the good humor to the day.

Back at Rock Creek Resort the room was decorated to perfection! Make sure you scroll down to see the beautiful work by all of the vendors involved.

They had their ceremony outside on the patio overlooking Rock Creek, with a stunning circle archway behind them. With the ceremony over it was back inside to get all the wild fun happening. We even ran into some familiar faces from weddings we’ve shot in the past. The party was great fun and I may have even gotten out on the dance floor, and maybe just maybe had a few sips of the champagne out there too.

Amanda and I had a fantastic time with Carolynne and Cody and all of their family and friends that joined them in Red Lodge for this special day. We would for sure go back out to Montana and check out more of the sights! We even snuck in a day of Skiing at Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort before coming back home.

There’s a lot of photo’s below, its worth scrolling through we promise!

Vendors:

Photography: Amanda and Corey - Cojo Photo.
Venue: Rock Creek Resort, Red Lodge Montana
Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters - Stella’s Bridal Winnipeg
Wedding Planner: Lea Vlaming
Hair and Makeup: Ethereal Hair and Makeup Artistry
Florist: Macs Floral (Billings, MT)
Cake/Desserts: Wild Table (Red Lodge, MT)
Event Design and Decor: Better to Gather | Event Decor (Billings, MT)

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April + Rhys - Hawthorn Estates Wedding Photographer

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April + Rhys - Hawthorn Estates Wedding Photographer

April and Rhys had their ceremony and reception at the absolutely stunning wedding venue Hawthorn Estates! Before the ceremony we spent some time outdoors on a warmer than usual February afternoon at Birdshill Park. To make things even more magical we had a fresh snowfall the day before, and really while were at it, lets bring horses along too! It was like something right out of a fairy tale!

They had their ceremony at Hawthorn Estates after the sun went down, the decor was fantastic, and it look stunning. Not to mention Tammy and Robert from Hawthorn are always so wonderful to work with.

Im going to stop writing and just let you enjoy the photo’s below!

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Jill + Cody - Whitetail Meadow Wedding Winnipeg Wedding Photographers

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Jill + Cody - Whitetail Meadow Wedding Winnipeg Wedding Photographers

Jill and Cody got married this past February out at the beautiful Whitetail Meadow. We braved the cold (I may have gotten a shoe full of snow on more than one occasion) but we had some good fun! They celebrated their big day with a whole lot of their family and friends. The house was packed and everyone was having a great time!

All these winter weddings this year have been so much fun, and beautiful. Take a look at the photo’s below and enjoy!

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Anastasia + Scott - Manitoba Club Wedding

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Anastasia + Scott - Manitoba Club Wedding

It was a pretty darn chilly February day in Winnipeg when Anastasia and Scott got married, we started it off in the warm comforts of Aspire pro studio’s. The guys kept things extra warm with a few sips of some fancy scotch that Scott waited in line for that morning (One of the groomsmen may have regrettably drank it like it was a shot.)

When Anastasia and her bridesmaids showed up we kicked things off with a sweet first look between her and Scott. From there we had lots of laughs, a few donuts (Thanks to Oh Donuts) and a bunch of good fun!

We made our way to the Manitoba Club for some more indoor photo’s and a few outside in the cold as well. We timed it pretty perfectly with the sun just peeking through the buildings before it was gone for the night. A beautiful ceremony, a fun cocktail hour and a crazy good time at the reception finished off the night. The Manitoba Club and their staff we amazing as always!

These two and all of their friends and family we’re nothing but a great fun time! It was such a blast spending these special moments with them.

You can also check out the slideshow instead of scrolling through if you’d like.

Enjoy!

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Kelsey + Todd - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

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Kelsey + Todd - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

We have no shortage of really fun couples that we get to work with. Kelsey and Todd are no exception. Full of big laughs and even bigger smiles these two made the best out of the -30 weather we had on New Years Eve. They had their first look, ceremony and reception at My Church Winnipeg and we spent some time at the Red River College downtown campus as well as outside at The Forks for photo’s.

Once we were back at My Church we warmed up (I think I briefly lost the sense of touch in a few finger tips) they had their ceremony and made the marriage official!

For the reception they had Thom Bargen on hand with some delightful coffee, and some amazing soups and chili with all the fixins’ to warm up your insides.

Enjoy the photo’s below!

Corey :)

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Shayna + Mark Day After Shoot - Grand Sunset Princess Mexico Destination Wedding

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Shayna + Mark Day After Shoot - Grand Sunset Princess Mexico Destination Wedding

Well, the fun wasn’t over after the wedding day. We headed out with Shayna and Mark for a Day After shoot. We started it off with a few fun photo’s of Shayna and her bridesmaids.

The day after shoot gave us a bit more time with the two of them, no rush, no wedding day stress, etc. and we got to head out around sunset. Knowing we’d be out and about for a bit we packed a few drinks from the bar fridge, and a bottle of cheap tequila (like there wasn’t enough of that consumed already).

This shoot was an absolute dream, the conditions were perfect a bit of wind, an amazing sunset, and heck we were in Mexico after all, it could have rained and it would have been fine!

On our walk down the beach we found an old pier with nobody around, so obviously we walked out on to it and snapped some pics. It wasn’t long until a security guard starting telling us to leave. So ff we went to another one not far away. This time there was already a security guard there waiting to stop us. He was successful in doing so until I happened to slip him a $20 bill… then it seemed to be ok to shoot there. Odd.

After having plenty of fun shooting, getting our shoes soaked, dress wet and full of sand we made our way back, but not before that cheap bottle of tequila made its appearance and was slightly consumed.

This trip was all kinds of fun for us. Amanda and I had a chance to work together (I really do love working with her, she see’s things I don’t or see's them in a different way than I do, which makes for a great mix of photo’s in the end.) We got to meet all kinds of new friends, enjoy some time on the beach and by the poolside. I can’t wait until the next time!

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Shayna + Mark - Grand Sunset Princess Mexico Destination Wedding

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Shayna + Mark - Grand Sunset Princess Mexico Destination Wedding

Back in November we made our way to the airport to hop on a plane with 80+ friends and family of Shayna and Mark and head to Mexico. If the flight was to be indication of what the next 7 days had in store for us, we were in for a fantastic time.

I got to sit next to Mark’s dad on the plane, and we spent some good time chatting and sharing stories and laughs.

Over the week we were out there we shared a lot of stories, and laughs, a bit of tears, and a whole lot of great times with everyone that was there for the wedding. They made Amanda and myself feel like we were family. Clearly Shayna and Mark have a lot of good people surrounding and supporting them.

We spent our first few days at the Grand Sunset Princess resort hanging out at the pool with everyone grabbing some fun photo’s of the group hanging out, enjoyed a few pina colada’s and other tasty beverages together while we were at it.

When the big day for the wedding came around, there was some rain in the forecast and they had to decide whether or not to move the wedding indoors or take the chance and keep it outside on the beach. They went with the beach option, which turned out for the best as it didn’t rain until the beach party was over at the end of the night.

Getting to know everyone over the few days before the wedding made things a bit more intimate and emotional for us on the day of. We found ourselves fighting back some tears a number of times through the day. I was full on crying with a couple of bridesmaids during Shayna’s dance with a few of the very important men in her life.

Shayna and Marks destination wedding is one that we will always remember. We had one heck of a great time, and made a lot of new friends. I know I could keep writing for a long time about our week out there, from the foam party on the beach, to staying out till 5am by the Sports Bar with everyone, to the crazy fun conversations we had, and how amazing it was to be part of such an amazing moment in the lives of these two wonderful human beings. I am going to let the slideshow and photo’s below do the talking though, hopefully they help you feel a bit of the emotions and feelings that were had on this special day.

We will have a second blog post with their day after session soon, so be on the look out for that too!

Corey & Amanda

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The 2018 Review! - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

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The 2018 Review! - Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

Well, we’re getting a couple months into 2019, so this is a bit on the late side, my apologies.

I thought it would be fun to look back at some of 2018’s shoots. These are just couples, engagements and weddings. We also did a ton of family, newborns, maternity, and other shoots that aren’t shown here.

As you’ll see we had a pretty crazy busy year, and wow did we get to meet a lot of amazing people. Worked with some of Winnipegs best wedding vendors, got to shoot at venue’s we haven’t been to before, checked out all kinds of different locations around Manitoba and Ontario for engagements and weddings.

2018 was a year of growth, not just with the amount we shot, but with many other parts of this business. Amanda and Michelle both shot weddings and engagements this year. We’ve all grown in the way we shoot and interact with our couples. Amanda set goals for herself with her newborn photography and went way beyond those goals (Super proud of her!!). We worked with a number of talented photographers that second shot with us on a number of occasions. Its been pretty fantastic!

It was also a year of figuring out how to handle this increased workload at home, and we’re still working on having that healthy balance. We’ve got two kids, two dogs, and we still need to make time for each other. We’re learning that we need to make time for ourselves, for our health, to have fun and enjoy as much time together as we can. I think that will also make us better at our craft at the same time. We did manage to get out camping, fishing, hit the beach, go on adventures and have as much fun as we could with family and friends. This year we are going to try and make even more of that happen.

So what kind of stuff did we get up to this year?
We got to shoot a proposal in Vegas. Shot a wedding in Hawaii (we also stayed out there a bit longer to have a little vacay time), shot another wedding in Iceland (will gladly head out there every year!) and we shot a wedding in Mexico (We may have cried the most at that one).

We also shot one heck of a lot of weddings in and around Winnipeg and Lake of the Woods, Clear Lake, etc. We got to see so many familiar faces from previous weddings as guests or in wedding parties, so that is always fun! Each wedding was so special and unique and made for some really great times for us to work at. We can’t thank everyone enough for having us be part of such special times in their lives.

Engagements and couples shoots… holy smokes did we get out and do a lot of these. Did we ever have some good times while doing them too. From all the good laughs (mostly at my expense), the spectacular locations, and getting to know every one just a little bit better along the way.

2018 was something else! and we’re excited to see what we get up to in 2019. Im going to stop rambling away and let you get to scrolling through all of the photo’s. These are just a small sample of some of our favs from 2018, you’d be scrolling for far too long if we posted them all.

You can also check out the slideshows, they are a bit more fun to watch with the added music!

Enjoy!
Corey :)

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Erin + Kyle - Bridges Golf Course Wedding

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Erin + Kyle - Bridges Golf Course Wedding

Erin and Kyle, a couple of super friendly and fun people! I very much enjoyed spending the day with them and their close family and friends out at Bridges Golf Course. We spent some time outside doing their first look, wedding party photo’s and photo’s of just the two of them, some of those photo’s included the two of them showing me their best dance moves (super fun right!!)

The rest of the day was spent inside, with them surrounded by all the people that love them. Great touching speeches, lots of laughs, and donuts… so many delicious donuts. Oh yeah, and then a crazy good time on the dance floor. Im pretty sure I seen a girl catch a random hand in the head, im pretty sure she survived though.

Enough of me chatting about it, scroll down and start looking at the pics or hit play on the slideshow!

Venue: Bridges Golf Course
Makeup: Myuz Artistry

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Emma + Tom - Iceland Wedding Photographer

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Emma + Tom - Iceland Wedding Photographer

Well its no secret that I love Iceland, even Emma and Tom knew I loved it and they live in England!! So happy these two came across our work, and loved it enough to have me cover their amazing wedding day at the Black Church and Hotel Budir. Leading up to the day we’d had skype calls, lots of emails back and forth, and I felt like I knew them already. The day before the wedding my Dad and I spent the day out in the area where i’d be shooting and checked out some great locations. The weather was amazing that day. The next day I headed out bright and early for the nearly 3 hour drive from Reykjavik, the skies were clear and I was excited that the weather was going to be perfect. I should have known better though as Iceland likes to change the weather every 15 minutes. By the time I got out there the clouds were rolling in and it was getting pretty cool.

The ceremony was held in one of the most iconic churches in the world, the Black Church at Budir. Its just a small little place, but its wonderful and had enough room for Emma and Tom and their close family and friends that attended.

After the ceremony I hopped into the car with Will (the videographer) and Emma and Tom followed us in their car.

First stop was at the Arnarstapi Arch, what a super cool spot, kinda frightening walking over it especially with the wild winds out there.

After that it was back in the car and off to Djúpalónssandur Beach, this place was epic! When we first seen it we were like this place is something from Game of Thrones, turns out it was used in the show! We spent a good amount of time shooting around here. Then it started to get real windy and cold, and then a bit of rain joined the party, then not wanting to be left out the snow joined us too! At that point we called it a day and headed back to Hotel Budir to get the reception started.

If you’ve never seen or been to Hotel Budir, its a pretty fantastic place, so much charm and character. Love it there. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great speeches and some dancing.

All the time while we were in there that storm outside kept getting stronger and stronger. We talked to some staff and they said it was so bad they weren’t going to drive home that night. Well, I jumped in my car, and Will got into his and we followed each other back to Reykjavik. What a white knuckle drive that was. Luckily we both made it back safe and sound.

Emma and Tom, thank you both once again for having me come all the way out there to document this amazing time, and for making me feel like part of the family while with you guys!

Can’t wait for the next chance we get to head out to this magical country!

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Sara + Chris - Andersons Hitch'n Post Wedding

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Sara + Chris - Andersons Hitch'n Post Wedding

Sara and Chris got married out at Anderson’s Hitch’n Post in Grosse Isle Manitoba.

Let me tell ya, it was COLD that day, the wind was freezing! We managed to get all our outdoor photo’s done in well under an hour.

The day with these two and their family and friends was all kinds of fun. Lots and lots of good laughs during speeches, a fantastic meal (always love the food out at the Hitch’n Post), and delicious desserts!

After the formalities of the night we headed out for a few last fun shots outside.

Enjoy!
Corey

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Claire + John - Fort Gibraltar Wedding Photogrpaher

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Claire + John - Fort Gibraltar Wedding Photogrpaher

Im not too sure where to even start with these two… but here goes. Im going to start with knocking on their door at the Inn at the Forks. The room was full of everyone in the wedding party, Claire and her girls in the bedroom getting ready, and John and the guys hanging out in the other half of the hotel room. John was sitting comfortably in his robe watching some obscure movies i’d never heard of, and Claire and the girls were hanging out laughing and having a great time in their room.

Once all the hair and makeup was done, and after John slipped out of the robe and into his wedding suit we headed out to do their first look. They did their first look in the same spot Amanda and I did ours.

After that, we headed outdoors for some fun photo’s with every one, and then off to The Common at the Forks for a quick bite to eat. With tummy’s filled up we made our way over to Fort Gibraltar for a few more photo’s before the ceremony.

Claire and John did things their way for the wedding, and that included entering the ceremony walking down the aisle together. Totally loved that.

The rest of the evening was amazing, like bringing a guy to tears kind of amazing. How’d that happen you ask? Well having the entire room full of guests singing a song to them is what did it.

I left this wedding feeling so refreshed, and happy, and just feeling great about doing what I do and why I do it.

Enjoy the photo’s below, I enjoyed the heck taking them and editing them.

Corey :)

Venue: Fort Gibraltar
Florist: Academy Florist
Hair: Freshair Boutique
Makeup: Two Chicks and a bag of makeup
Dessert Table: Jenna Rae Cakes

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Josee + Bryce - Mariapolis Manitoba Wedding

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Josee + Bryce - Mariapolis Manitoba Wedding

I can’t say enough good things about these two! Josee and Bryce were married in Mariapolis, Manitoba about 2.5 hours away. Everyone knows I don’t go outside the perimeter for just anyone, but I was so excited for this day and it didn’t disappoint.

Rolling hills, hilarious bridal party, a super awesome bus driver who had no fear, cows, cow poop, sing along s and a huge party to top it off!

Josee and Bryce are so sweet and welcomed me into their circle of friends and family for the day. Thanks so much and enjoy! 

- Michelle

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Tiffany + Scott - Fort Garry Hotel Wedding Photographer

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Tiffany + Scott - Fort Garry Hotel Wedding Photographer

Like I’ve mentioned previously Fort Garry Hotel is always fantastic!

Fun Fact: These two were both in different wedding parties for weddings I’d shot in the past.

Tiffany and Scott opted not to see each other until she was walking down the aisle. After their super sweet ceremony we headed over to Upper Fort Garry Park behind the Manitoba Club. Something that you rarely see is a wedding party with more males than females, in this case it was WAY more groomsmen!!

These two spared no expense with their reception decor! They even did a blindfolded reveal of the room before all the guests arrived.

Check it all out below!

Venue: Fort Garry Hotel
Videographer: Haven't decided yet
Hairstylist: Christine Budzak
Makeup Artist: Ashley tiopo
Florist: Lily stone garden
Cake: Sweet impressions
Wedding Planner: Ann+Co

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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