Mom’s and Son’s

I loved being able to use three different area’s  of my studio to photograph this mother and son.   Backdrop’s tend to be more formal while the other backgrounds are more casual and offer natural light with the large windows.  They couldn’t decide what they wanted so I suggested trying them all!  Wearing  black  could go either way for a certain look.   I love the simplicity of the clothing, as it focus’s more on the expression, lighting, and posing, rather than what they are wearing.    I’m always curious why people have a professional portrait taken, their answer…  Just because!


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Strategic Community Consultants

It was great to photograph the team  from Strategic Community Consultants.  They desperately needed a update for their website!  Gavin  wanted a more casual relaxed look.  Check out the images here or at  meet our team  to see how they were cropped.


Gavin van der Linde Chief Executive Officer gavinvanderlinde-businessportraitswinnipeg-photographybymichele-studioportraits-exchanagedistrictphotographybystudio-strategic-businessportraits-winnipegphotographer

Joelle Saltel Chief Communicationsjoellesaltel-chiefcommunicationsstrategic-businessportrait-winnipegphotographer-studioportraits-downtownwinnipeg-photographybymichele-

Dr. Henry Venema Chief Technologydrhenryvenema-businessportraits-downtownwinnipeg-photographybymichele-studioportraits-strategic-consultants-portraitsinwinnipeg-studioinwinnipeg

Who is Strategic Community Consultants Inc.?

They are a team of like-minded professionals serving Manitoba municipalities in the areas of high performance environmental systems.  They look for scalable and cost-effective solutions, while supporting municipalities through innovation, technology and enhancing municipal capacity.    For more information please check out their website

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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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