Pop Rocks Winnipeg

It was so much fun photographing the Pop Rocks Winnipeg Band.  The’re a 4 piece cover band featuring strong vocals and harmonies on all your favourite classic rock, country and top 40 hits.  Pop Rocks was created in 2015 and make up the follow members.

Cardinal Thang – Bass, Vocals

Johny Dangerously – Vocals, Sequencing, Guitar

George Demeduk – Drums, Vocals

Gary Moroz – Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals


They have over 20 years experience playing the local Winnipeg scene, and their number 1 priority is keeping people on the dance floor and having a great time!  Their wide variety of genres can be custom tailored to suit any room.

For more information contact johnnyrocks13@hotmail.com

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Vacations by Design

I’ve known Leanne Muir for a few years though another company I’ve done work for. I had no idea her  passion was travel.  She’s a personal travel advisor, working under the umbrella of  Travel Professionals International. TPI is Canada’s largest and leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies. Leanne focus’s on building valuable relationships by providing a premium travel planning experience and connecting you to your desired destination.  To connect with Leanne, and book your next vacation check contact her via her website 

I love her tag line, “Where do you want to go today?”


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Business Portrait

Meet Amit Bindra, real estate agent with Artista Homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  This is the 3rd time I’ve photographed Mr. Bindra.  He believes in keeping up with the times and changing his business card.  Amit just won his 4th Centurion Award, which puts him into the top 7% agents across the country in Century 21 Canada.  AND also awarded Silver Medallion by the Winnipeg Realtors for his work and achievement in 2017.  Congratulations on your awards Amit, it’s well deserved!


logo-businessportrait-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele-artisahomes-realestateagentportraits-amitbindra.jpgIf you’re in the market looking to buy, sell or  build your dream home, call Amit!  Let him know you are friends with me. There could an amazing surprise for you!

For more information about Amit’s listings check out his website 

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iPhone 7plus + Caribbean Cruising

It’s hard to believe I decided to leave my Camera at home on a recent holiday.  I’m a photographer, it’s what I do!   This is the first time, and won’t be the last.  I loved just being able to enjoy the trip and felt lighter not lugging my equipment.

I recently came back from a 10 day Caribbean cruise with my mom.  We were celebrating her 80th birthday.  Mom has a lot of trouble walking, so I pushed her 99% of the time.  Just carrying a little over the shoulder bag made it easy for me to just GO.  I didn’t want to be weighed down with cameras, lens, tripods,  etc..   I wanted to enjoy the trip and be present for my mom, and have a little fun 🙂

Our 8th cruise is a Southern Caribbean.  Good thing because it really wasn’t that warm in Florida and very windy.  We’re on Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas.   If you’ve never  been on a cruise before I highly recommend a cabin with your own balcony.  This was our view on it for two days as we made our way to our first Island.

IMG_1540.jpgCharlotte Amalie West,  St. Thomas is breath taking, especially after watching the sea for two days! LOL  We normally do bus tour’s of the Island.  You can  hire the locals’s at the third of the price the cruise ships want.  Most of the Island’s were $25. for a 3 hour tour. Which is plenty of time for a little Island viewing.photographybymichele-travelphotographer-royalcaribbean-seranadeoftheseas.jpgPlease keep in mind, I haven’t altered the colour on these images.  The colour of the sea in places really is Turquoise!IMG_1583.jpg

IMG_1573.jpgSt. Thomas is the place to shop, and there’s jewelry stores everywhere in port.IMG_1623.jpgBack on the ship, it was interesting to watch them put this mast on the sail boat.IMG_1626.jpgFrederiksted St. Croix had a massive dock to walk.photographybymichele-royalcaribbean-seranadeoftheseas-travel-iphonephotography.jpgOn our tour over to the town of Christiansted we saw quite a bit damage  from hurricane Hugo.  hurricanedamage-st.croix-photographybymichele .jpg




st.croix-travelphotographer-photographybymichele.jpgWelcome to Martinique!  Having the starboard side of the ship worked out pretty good for us, as we were able to watch the ship dock some times. royalcaribbean-seranadeoftheseas-photographybymichele.jpgI thought this island tour was funny, first we went to church, then…. martiniquechurch-photographybymichele-royalcaribbean-travelphotographer.jpgDEPAZ RUM FACTORY!!!  LOL depazrum-photographybymichele.jpgI just love this skinny/fat tree view, might be one of my favourites! depazrum-photographybymichele-palmtrees.jpgFollowed by a Volcano….  someone offered to take my pic.photographybymichele-martinique-volcano.jpgNext Island is the beautiful St. Kitts… waiting to have breakfast on this baloney with a million dollar view.royalcaribbean-balconycabin-seranadeoftheseas-photographybymichele.jpgBatik is something I’m familiar with, as we learnt about it in high school, lot’s of beautiful fabrics to choice from at this local store and factory. Saintkitts-batik-travelphotographer-photographybymichele.jpg

batikinsaintkitts-photographybymichele.jpg Atlantic ocean on one side, Caribbean Sea on the other. aintkitts-caribbeansea-atlanitcocean-photographybymichele-travelphtographer.jpgLast island was Saint Maarten, there was a private ship parked right beside us, not sure who it was.  I decided a panoramic of the port of Phillipsburg was in order.  Phillipsburg-iphonepanoramic-photographybymichele .jpgThe locals selling their wares, you pretty much see the same stuff all over. This one was more of a market.  So many items to choose from. saintmartin-markets-bluesky-photographybymichele.jpg


sintmaarten-photographybymichele .jpgSea on the left, landing strip on the right.  While we were there a small plane landed.  The international jets are apparently awesome to watch land.  You can see some hurricane Hugo damage on the hotel in the distance. sintmaarten-airport-hurricanhugodamage-photographybymichele.jpgI’d highly recommend a Caribbean cruise in January/February it makes the winter in Winnipeg a little more bearable.  I didn’t take as many photos on this trip, and that’s ok.  The iPhone was enough for me this time.

Until next time Happy Trails or Ocean views  🙂  MicheleIMG_2068.jpg














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Creekside Physiotherapy


It’s always fascinating to photograph in the medical field.

This mat measure’s data that Chiropractors, PTs and OTs need to know – In ways that can help you recover faster, smarter and stronger!



Thanks Shayla Moore from Creekside Physiotherapy in Winnipeg, for being such a great model for Vista Medical Ltd.

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Winnipeg Harvest

It was so nice to meet and photograph  Keren Taylor-Hughes.   Keren  is Winnipeg Harvest’s new executive director! Complete story in Winnipeg Sun.


Congratulations Keren!


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Year in review-2017

Goodbye 2017!!!

You’ll be remembered as being one of my most challenging years, both personally and professionally.  This year, the Manitoba Government closed down New’s Media including the photography dept.  For almost 18 years I’ve been free-lancing under this dept.  Incredible opportunity’s to photograph every walk of life, including royalty! It’s been a wonderful journey, beyond my wildest photographic dreams.   I can’t wrap my head around  these photoshoot’s being done  with iPads, smart phones, and point and shoots, by whomever is on hand at the time. I’ve always believed it’s not the equipment it’s the person using it that create’s the image.    It’s hard to believe that the PC government lacks the valve of photography from a trained professional.    Is it just the sign of times? Is professional photography dead?  I HOPE NOT!   I still believe in good quality photography, Good lighting, posting, capuring emotion will NEVER go out of style, no matter what the medium!  Smart phones have made photography fun, and although I don’t like selfie’s, I treasure the images of family and friends.

My  year in review, is a mix of wedding,  business portraits, family portraits and events. In studio and on location.  It’s hard to pick 1 from every month,  capturing love, life, and laughter!


some of my favourites


As we say goodbye to 2017. I plan on ringing in the new year with the  hope 2018 will be a little kinder.   I’d like to thank all of you who still believe in professional photography,

All the best in Love and Laughter,  Happy New Year 2018!


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