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 johnnyrocks13@hotmail.com

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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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Business Portrait

Meet Amit Bindra, real estate agent with Artista Homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  This is the 3rd time I’ve photographed Mr. Bindra.  He believes in keeping up with the times and changing his business card.  Amit just won his 4th Centurion Award, which puts him into the top 7% agents across the country in Century 21 Canada.  AND also awarded Silver Medallion by the Winnipeg Realtors for his work and achievement in 2017.  Congratulations on your awards Amit, it’s well deserved!


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For more information about Amit’s listings check out his website 

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iPhone 7plus + Caribbean Cruising

It’s hard to believe I decided to leave my Camera at home on a recent holiday.  I’m a photographer, it’s what I do!   This is the first time, and won’t be the last.  I loved just being able to enjoy the trip and felt lighter not lugging my equipment.

I recently came back from a 10 day Caribbean cruise with my mom.  We were celebrating her 80th birthday.  Mom has a lot of trouble walking, so I pushed her 99% of the time.  Just carrying a little over the shoulder bag made it easy for me to just GO.  I didn’t want to be weighed down with cameras, lens, tripods,  etc..   I wanted to enjoy the trip and be present for my mom, and have a little fun 🙂

Our 8th cruise is a Southern Caribbean.  Good thing because it really wasn’t that warm in Florida and very windy.  We’re on Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas.   If you’ve never  been on a cruise before I highly recommend a cabin with your own balcony.  This was our view on it for two days as we made our way to our first Island.

IMG_1540.jpgCharlotte Amalie West,  St. Thomas is breath taking, especially after watching the sea for two days! LOL  We normally do bus tour’s of the Island.  You can  hire the locals’s at the third of the price the cruise ships want.  Most of the Island’s were $25. for a 3 hour tour. Which is plenty of time for a little Island viewing.photographybymichele-travelphotographer-royalcaribbean-seranadeoftheseas.jpgPlease keep in mind, I haven’t altered the colour on these images.  The colour of the sea in places really is Turquoise!IMG_1583.jpg

IMG_1573.jpgSt. Thomas is the place to shop, and there’s jewelry stores everywhere in port.IMG_1623.jpgBack on the ship, it was interesting to watch them put this mast on the sail boat.IMG_1626.jpgFrederiksted St. Croix had a massive dock to walk.photographybymichele-royalcaribbean-seranadeoftheseas-travel-iphonephotography.jpgOn our tour over to the town of Christiansted we saw quite a bit damage  from hurricane Hugo.  hurricanedamage-st.croix-photographybymichele .jpg




st.croix-travelphotographer-photographybymichele.jpgWelcome to Martinique!  Having the starboard side of the ship worked out pretty good for us, as we were able to watch the ship dock some times. royalcaribbean-seranadeoftheseas-photographybymichele.jpgI thought this island tour was funny, first we went to church, then…. martiniquechurch-photographybymichele-royalcaribbean-travelphotographer.jpgDEPAZ RUM FACTORY!!!  LOL depazrum-photographybymichele.jpgI just love this skinny/fat tree view, might be one of my favourites! depazrum-photographybymichele-palmtrees.jpgFollowed by a Volcano….  someone offered to take my pic.photographybymichele-martinique-volcano.jpgNext Island is the beautiful St. Kitts… waiting to have breakfast on this baloney with a million dollar view.royalcaribbean-balconycabin-seranadeoftheseas-photographybymichele.jpgBatik is something I’m familiar with, as we learnt about it in high school, lot’s of beautiful fabrics to choice from at this local store and factory. Saintkitts-batik-travelphotographer-photographybymichele.jpg

batikinsaintkitts-photographybymichele.jpg Atlantic ocean on one side, Caribbean Sea on the other. aintkitts-caribbeansea-atlanitcocean-photographybymichele-travelphtographer.jpgLast island was Saint Maarten, there was a private ship parked right beside us, not sure who it was.  I decided a panoramic of the port of Phillipsburg was in order.  Phillipsburg-iphonepanoramic-photographybymichele .jpgThe locals selling their wares, you pretty much see the same stuff all over. This one was more of a market.  So many items to choose from. saintmartin-markets-bluesky-photographybymichele.jpg


sintmaarten-photographybymichele .jpgSea on the left, landing strip on the right.  While we were there a small plane landed.  The international jets are apparently awesome to watch land.  You can see some hurricane Hugo damage on the hotel in the distance. sintmaarten-airport-hurricanhugodamage-photographybymichele.jpgI’d highly recommend a Caribbean cruise in January/February it makes the winter in Winnipeg a little more bearable.  I didn’t take as many photos on this trip, and that’s ok.  The iPhone was enough for me this time.

Until next time Happy Trails or Ocean views  🙂  MicheleIMG_2068.jpg














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