Quite often when I photograph a large family, I also do mom +dad, siblings, the immediate family, grandchildren etc… If wanted. This group was my last family portrait of 2019 and was such a lovely family to photograph. Here’s a few of our favourites.
It was such a pleasure to meet and photograph Sherrie. Sherrie is the director of SHADE, and originally wanted a head and shoulder portrait. After spending some time with her and listening to her story, I felt a head and shoulder portrait just didn’t show her caring nature. Sherrie choose both of these images, but I think the second one really show’s her personality. To me it’s like we are just sitting across the table having a coffee. Professional but casual.
What is Shade?
SHADE is a community of passionate and skilled people working together for and with immigrant women and their children to reclaim the birthright to live free from abuse. It is a community that supports immigrant women and their children as they reshape their destiny through healing work, family bonding, and the re-building of healthy relationships with one another. SHADE became a registered non-profit in January 2014.
For more information on SHADE or to read more about Sherrie check out her website.
I was surprised when a former client contacted me to do a portrait of her teenage son with his fencing gear. Fencing ? People still do this? After a little research I realize there are clubs and even tournaments! Manitoba Fencing Association has more information if you’re interested in the sport. It’s a little intimidating photographing a teenager with a sword but this mild mannered young man put me at ease. I basically had 4 day’s to shoot, retouch, print, and frame! The portraits were for a gift for his grandma, and she just loved them.
Baby Nnamdi was only 7 days old when he came in for his first portrait. I don’t think he liked my studio as he was a little fussy. After 3 hours he settled down and I managed to take a few really nice portraits of him.
I had the pleasure of photographing Cheron Long-Landes once again. I swear this lady looks younger now then she did 10 years ago! Cheron is a holistic practitioner and her ideal client is someone who is tired of hearing “here, try this” and who is ready to make life-changing adjustments for themselves. Typically, she helps people living with pain, auto-immune diseases, digestive disorders, allergies and food sensitivities. It was my pleasure to photograph Cheron in the studio, and I love making recommendations for backgrounds that co-ordinate with her business colour scheme. Having different images for social media was important for Cheron.
I’d love to introduce you to Barbara Remnant & Dave Hall. They are the nicest couple and own this beautiful brick home known as The Castle, which was built over 110 years ago. Half the house is dedicated to airbnb and is located at 663 Langside st. in the heart of Winnipeg Manitoba. Photographing this big old house was fun, and as an interior decorator I made some minor adjustment’s using their items. They were both extremely accommodating for any suggestions I made. I truly believe they are super hosts! As I can see why they are highly rated and committed to providing great stays for guests. They’ll be working on updating the airbnb website .
The main floor has an open concept living room dinning, kitchen, and powder room. All done in neutral colours with a pop of yellow.
The second floor has a large bedroom, with wardrobe, dresser and desk. Known as the Turret Bedroom, which provides great light and a view of the beautiful old tress in front of the house.
Comfortable Third Floor has 3 bedrooms, lounge with coffee/tea bar and full bathroom.
If you’re looking for a clean, comfortable, affordable room in the heart of Winnipeg this is your place!
Oak Hammock Marsh is such a wonderful place for a family portrait session. The boardwalk is a bit of a hike in, but worth it for background! This family is casual, and wanted to wear plaid. Perfect attire for this setting. Photographing the whole group and each family was requested and why not? If you’re going to make an effort to have the whole family there, it only takes a little bit more time for individual portraits of each family. After everything is photographed you pick the best image from each sitting. Then what? What are you going to do with 6 or more photographs, you only have so much wall space …. right? I suggested a college of everything this family wanted. This way they save on wall space, and still have all the images together. What do you think of a college? or just one large one of everyone?