New Ombudsman

The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba has a new acting ombudsman.

Marc Cormier was promoted to the role.  Mr. Cormier comes from a military background, having served 18 years with the Canadian Armed Forces as a commissioned officer. He achieved the rank of Senior Officer working with the director general of the Canadian Forces Grievance Authority.

It was great to have Marc in the studio for his official portrait!


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Future Lawyer

Ambe was visiting Winnipeg from the North West Territories and wanted to have a professional portrait taken.  I alway’s ask what the propose is, as to create a style and match the expression.    Ambe’s response “oh I’ve never had one before, and thought it was a good idea”  After a little more digging, I found out he he’s heading back to school to become a lawyer.  What a great idea to have a professional business portrait   just on social media.  It will surely  open many doors for Ambe!

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Jumping for Wedding Season!

The legislative grounds   make a beautiful backdrop for weddings in Winnipeg.  Great architecture,  water fountains, and beautiful flowers.  I had the pleasure of photographing this  sweet couple.  The whole wedding party was so easy going and tried a few things I requested.   ( Like jumping a few times for that perfect shot)!    All the best in love and laughter Jess +  Riley!


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Safety Day at Lafarge

It was great to photograph Safety Day at Lafarge Canada Inc.  on May 10 2018. The turn out was fantastic! Dave, from International Canadian School of Survival  had so many great tips, even this city girl learnt a few lesson’s.  buildingbettercities-saftetyfirst-winnipegeventphotographer-photographybymichele-lafarge.jpg


The Red Ember treated us to so many different kinds of pizza and salads!   apparently it’s the “BEST PIZZA IN THE CITY – SOME RANDOM GUY”​  and I have to agree, it was EXCELLENT! theredember-foodtruck-saftetyfirst-winnipegeventphotographer-photographybymichele-lafarge.jpg

The Winnipeg Fire Department demonstrated how they chop up a car, using safety gear. Also, safety ropes used on the job to fight fires.  It was mesmerizing to watch, and the clear blue sky made the images pop. winnipegfiredepartment-saftetyfirst-winnipegeventphotographer-photographybymichele-lafarge.jpg


Hilti demonstrated the use of power tools that are dustless on concrete.hilti-saftetyfirst-winnipegeventphotographer-photographybymichele-lafarge.jpg

Last but not least Maples Chiropractic   gave  5 minute neck/back massage.  mapleschiropractic-onlocation-saftetyfirst-winnipegeventphotographer-photographybymichele-lafarge.jpg

Special thanks to Lafarge for making Safety Day a huge success!

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Doctors Manitoba Awards

I was honoured to photograph the 110th Annual General Meeting and 2018 Awards & Presidential installation for Doctors Manitoba on May 4 2018.   Held at the Grand Ballroom in the Hotel Fort Gary.   hotelforgary-winnipegphotographer-eventphotography-interiorphotography-doctorsmanitoba-agm-grandballroom.jpg

Dr. Gigi Osler, President-Elect 2017-2018 for Canadian Medical Association did the installation of Dr. Shannon Prud’homme as Doctors Manitoba President for 2018-2019.doctorgigiosler-canadianmedicalassociationpresident-elect-doctorshannonprudhommedoctorsmanitobapresident-eventphotographer-photographybymichele.jpg

Receiving awards on this spectacular evening were the following.

Canadian Medical Association Honorary Member  Dr. Terry Babickstudioportraitswinnipeg-terrybabick-cmahonorarymember-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Canadian Medical Association Honorary Member  Dr. Kevin Coatesstudioportraitswinnipeg-doctorkevincoates-doctorsmanitoba-cmahonorarymember-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Canadian Medical Association Honorary Member  Dr. Savas Menticogloustudioportraitswinnipeg-doctorsavasmenticoglou-doctorsmanitoba-cmahonorarymember-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Canadian Medical Association Honorary Member  Dr. Sunilkumar Patelstudioportraitswinnipeg-doctorsunilkumarpatel-doctorsmanitoba-cmahonorarymember-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Scholastic Award Dr. John Embil studioportraitswinnipeg-doctorjohnembil-scholasticaward-doctorsmanitoba-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Health Administration Award Dr. Alecs Chochinovstudioportraitswinnipeg-alecschochinov-healthadministrationaward-doctorsmanitoba-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Health or Safety Promotion Dr. James Boltonstudioportraitswinnipeg-jamesbolton-healthorsafetypromotion-doctorsmanitoba-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Resident of the Year Dr. Signy Holmes studioportraitswinnipeg-signyholmes-residentoftheyear-doctorsmaniotba-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Dr.Jack Armstrong Humanitarian Award Dr. Mathen Mathen studioportraitswinnipeg-doctormathenmathen_dr.jackarmstronghumanitarian-doctorsmanitoba-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Distinguished Service Award Dr. Amarjit Arneja studioportraitswinnipeg-amarjitarneja-distinguishedserviceaward-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele-doctorsmanitoba

Physician of the Year Dr. Robert Menzies.  I never had the opportunity to photograph Dr. Menzies as he  sadly passed away last year.

Doctors Manitoba President for 2018-2019. Dr. Shannon Prud’hommestudioportraitswinnipeg-shannonprudhomme-doctorsmanitoba-president-2017-2018-winnipegphotographer-photographybymichele

Congratulations to all the award winners!  It was such a pleasure to meet and photograph each and every one of you.



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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

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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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