Keren Taylor-Hughes, M.A., ICD.D

Transformational Leadership Advisor | Former CEO | Board Member | Change Rooted in Purpose, Vision & Impact.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Keren a few times, both professionally for business portraits and personally when her daughter got married a few years ago. Keren required a few portrait options, as she’s often called to provide a head shot.

Reading Keren’s profile on LinkedIn, left me humble. Winnipeg is lucky to have this amazing women!

“Today, I wake up each day with one goal: to make a positive impact on the world by leading change that delivers value rooted in purpose, vision & impact”.

Reach out to Keren for any of the following:

-M&A strategy

-Change & transformation advisory

-Board of Directors membership

-Keynote talks, panel discussion & thought leadership on change, diversity and women in leadership


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Chosen as one of the Top Headshot Photographers in Winnipeg by Best in Winnipeg

With over 30 years in business, many professionals have chosen Photography by Michele to create the most important part of their own business portfolio: their image.

They say, ” You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Potential customers are often visual and thereby are attracted to a great photo. That’s were I come in!

Why hire a professional photographer?

The experience is one reason, the others have to do with posing, lighting, composition and backgrounds. Knowing that Best of Winnipeg selected my work, means you can guarantee a process where I will guide and assist you with your portrait session. All you have to do is show up for your appointment and smile!

I’m honoured to have been chosen as one of the best headshot photographers in Winnipeg. For more information, please contact me. I look forward to photographing you.

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Celebrating Immigration + Graduating

This beautifully family recently immigrated from the Philippines. I never thought they would choose this particular pose as a print. The mom gave me a piece sign, and my quick finger just took the shot. There is peace in Canada and they loved the image!

The newly graduate missed out on her graduation photo. As I have the gowns/sashes at my studio I was able to photograph her. She found a PDF of the medallion from the Philippines. I was able to retouch the image I photographed and add the medallion she provided. She loved the result, and it turned out better than she thought it would.

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Large Families

It was great to meet and photograph this large extended family. The Saint Boniface Cathedral was the perfect location as the steps allow everyone to be seen. Colour coordinating the clothing helps unite everyone and the focus goes directly to the face, rather than the clothing. Nothing say’s summer like White/Beige!

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Real Estate Agents

Congratulations to Birdevinder Singh, Winnipeg’s newest real estate agent!

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I’m alway’s interested where people are from, especially if they are on holiday in Winnipeg and want a family portrait. This adorable family is all the way from Arviat. I must admit I had no idea where it was and had to ask. Arviat is 200 km north of Churchill Manitoba! WOW!

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Business Portraits – crop, necklines + jewelry matters!

I recently photographed this beauty. It occurred to me how important neck lines, and jewelry are as I tried to crop this image for her employer. The company require’s the same lighting with very little lighting in the background. This type of photography creates the focus on the face. I love the sparkle in her eyes with that Mona Lisa smile!

If you want to use your image in a variety of marketing materials, it’s important to have the flexibility to crop a photo. Keep in mind the final image. What will you be using this photo for? Will it be vertical, horizontal, square or round? Here’s a few example’s.

Leaving lots of room around the image gives flexibility for cropping.

close horizontal crop, you’ll probably cut off any hanging jewelry
Close up, who cares about jewelry anyway?
This crop show’s her jewelry!

Sometimes there are to many options, It just depends on what you’d like to portray with your image!

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Business Portraits for Website

Showing potential customer’s what your team looks like on your web site is great idea! You’ll have to consider a few things. Consistency in business portraits is paramount. Using the same lighting, and background keeps the team unified. If a team member leave’s or you have a new hire, it’s easy to re-create this effect when using the same professional photographer. This company wanted front lighting, with very little angle on the shoulders. Normally I prefer different lighting on portraits however, this is what my client wanted. I have to consider their request.

The following four images where taken on different days. If your company is considering employee business portraits for online, keep me in mind. My studio is centrally located in the heart of the exchange district on McDermot Ave. Winnipeg.

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Mom’s the Focus

Traditional family portraits sadly aren’t that common anymore. However, I still receive call’s for special occasions. After a clothing consultation with this family, I decided to made mom the focus. I just love the cultural twist on this modern family portrait.

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Nine Years Later

I was surprised when Sunpreet asked me to photograph her graduation portrait. She graduated from the University of North Dakota better known as UND. The long drive North for her was worth it, as she loved the final image. I’m so happy I was able to meet her expectations, after nine years of education she’s a lawyer!

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