Head Shots

I recently had the pleasure of updating a few head shot’s for some Winnipeg actors. It was so much fun meeting these women! They have character, and can strike a pose and hold it. Actor’s usually require a few different looks. It usually depends on the role they’re going after, and I was able to capture a few different expressions.

Selam, Erika and Paulette have been taking acting classes from Paul Andrich. Paul is an actor and writer, known for The Stray Bullet (2007), Vampire Season (2016) and The Dark Heart (2021). Paul runs an acting studio Audition Technique Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Over the last few years of the studio being in business, his clients have booked roles in over thirty local productions. Tales From The Loop, Burden Of Truth, Tribal along with numerous Feature Films and Hallmark productions.

I’d like to wish Selam, Erika and Paulette all the best in luck in reaching their acting goals!

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Doctors Manitoba New President

Great to meet and photograph Dr. Kristjan Thompson. Doctors Manitoba 113th President. Dr. Thompson previous roles as Vice-President of the St. Boniface MAC/Medical Staff Executive and past president of PARIM have prepared him well, leading up to his term as President of Doctors Manitoba.

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Serendipity Silk

It was great to meet Jerrie with Serendipity Silk. She’s such an amazing artist and makes these beautiful 100% silk scares. They’re 100% silk, hand dyed and hand painted. They are wonderful around the neck, but also can tied to a purse, hat, in your hair whatever! With so many size’s and colours to choose from you’ll need a few.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you need a special gift for mom contact Jerrie. jerrie_hanchuk@hotmail.com or call 204-793-4441

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What to Wear?

The #1 question almost every time I book a portrait is “What should I wear”?

Business clothing can be formal or casual depending on the company and the image you want to portray. I usually recommend wearing your favourite clothing, or what you feel great in! Solid colours are best, as the focus goes directly to your face instead of your clothes. Try and stay away from repetitive patterns, flowers, and bright bold colours. Classic clothing tends to work best. There isn’t a set rule for what to wear, as long as the clothing reflects your business and your personal style. Just be you!

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It was great to meet and photograph Andrew Pattison. Andrew required new business and personal photographs for his business A to B Publishing Inc.  His company delivers communications solutions through publications which strengthen an organization’s image with its members, vendors and the wider public. Magazines and directories are published in high quality formats integrated across print and digital platforms.

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Product Photography

I love shooting Products! This kind of photography is all about showing the quality and detail. When marketing your product, professional photography elevates your product to a higher standard. These grow bag’s are made with heavy duty felt material and sturdy contrasting stitches. Perfect for greenhouses and outdoor applications. If you’d like more information or would like to purchase this product. Click Here

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30 years later

When James first inquired about a portrait he asked for a quick snap shot. Just typing that out makes the hair’s on the back of the neck stand out! LOL I think of a quick snap shot as iPhone photography. Nothing wrong with it, I actually love the simplicity of aim/shoot. However, there is a timeless perfection of using 5 light’s in a studio setting. Attention to detail and the ability to control lighting creates an image that will stand the test of time.

James sent me a copy of his last photo to prove how long it had been since his last portrait sitting. Once the head/shoulder update was complete, I wanted to re-recreate the same pose…. just for fun! I’m not sure who created the first image, and the name of the photographer escapes James. But I thought it was a pretty cool comparison and James did too!

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Formal, Casual, Contemporary Portraits

It was such a pleasure to meet and photograph Ifeoluwa for a new business portrait. His business attire requires a suit, and with a little direction his personality shone though.

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Finally back in the studio!

My last studio portrait was a graduation portrait on Nov. 4 2020, just before the provincial government locked down non essential business’s. It’s been a long 3 months! Ironically my first shoot this year was also a grad portrait! In my opinion these portraits are essential.  A graduation portrait somehow validates our accomplishment, and our parents are proud to hang them on the walls. Photography reminds us of people, places, and a feeling of past time. They tell stories and are important in everyone’s life. Congratulations to this beauty who waited a very long time for her graduation portrait!

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Proposal at the studio!

Darlene contacted me for a portrait to celebrate her 25th birthday. She wanted something simple, timeless and classic. She inquired about bringing her boyfriend as they were going out for dinner to celebrate her birthday. Little did she know her boyfriend Tristen privately contacted me as he was going to propose during the photoshoot.

I wasn’t sure when Tristen was going to do this, or even how…but it all played out perfectly. As I photographed Darlene full length her boyfriend wanted to try a pose behind her. She had no idea what he was up to, and was laughing. I caught the pose and her expression perfectly. Once she turned around I switched to video… but this image is one of my favourites this year. Just pure joy during this challenging year.

Of course she said yes, he even brought fresh flowers. Just a beautiful, memorable shoot for all of us 🙂 Congratulations again Darlene + Tristen!!

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