Welcome Wagon Bridal Show!

I was asked by Karen Grant of Aylee Consulting to photograph the Welcome Wagon Bridal show on April 6, 2014 at the Radison Hotel in Winnipeg.   I’ve never been to a welcome wagon event, nor have I advertised my services with a booth.  This show was all new to me. I decided to take on the challenge  and promote my wedding photography.   I invited the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to share tablespace as I’ve partnered with them to raise  money.  For every wedding I book I’ll donate $100.  to breast cancer.  CBCF also supplied 3 volunteers to help me with the crowds!

kiss for a cure   is a wonderful program for couples to raise money for breast cancer.

Here’s how my table looked with Adria a volunteer from CBCF

Booth at Welcome Wagon Bridal Show April 6 2014

I was amazed at all the beautiful fashion’s, jewelry, and flowers. Kerri Salki from 102.3 FM  did an amazing job hosting the fashion show.  She kept the program entertaining and was very informative about the products we were seeing.  The models, truly did a fantastic job.  Even the little kids were adorable, especially one little boy who struck a dance pose everytime he stopped

I’ve been photographing weddings since 1990! (I started when I was 5  LOL)  Weddings have really changed over the years.  Even the style of wedding photography. It used to be very formal and somewhat stiff, not a joking matter….very serious!  I look at my parents wedding photographs from 1958 and they look sad…hardly a smile.   Perhaps digital photography has brought a carefree attitude towards capturing that special day.   Now wedding photographs are taken in back alleys with graffiti and garbage, sunflower/wheat fields,   water,  greenery, etc….   of course the blown out highlight from the sun (sun glare) and washed out photo’s are  very popular right now.    When I went to school that was considered “bad lighting”  oh all the photos I threw out because of sunglare. Now it’s considered creative!

One thing is certain, I’ve always tried to bring out personalities in the people I photograph.  I really don’t care where we photograph your wedding, just as long as it has meaning for you!   If you’re quiet and shy and don’t like having your photo taken, I’m not going to make you do something you’re not comfortable with.  You’re  hiring me to create lasting memories to pass on to generations.  There should be photographs that show the person you are, and the love you have for each other.  We can be silly but we should also capture some classic moments.

I really enjoyed meeting all the venders, potential clients and of course the models.I’d like to congratulate all the engaged couples I met at the welcome wagon bridal show!

I uploaded all the images to my web site, if you’d like the passcode please email me…


About Photography by Michele

Freelance Photographer who loves to capture just about anything. "May the light of day make you aware of the passing time"
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