The Blatz Family

Meet Erika and her adorable little family. Erika is my go to second shooter, so for those couples who have opted for a second shooter this wedding season, you will probably be seeing a lot more of her. I absolutely love these three little goofballs, they always make sessions super fun.

Amelia, Justin, Lily + Landon

I couldn’t have been more honoured to do this family session with this incredible family. I first learnt about Amelia from a coworker of mine when I worked as a labour and delivery nurse. I started following her on Instagram as she is one amazing human being. She has managed to take an experience that no parent should ever have to go through, and built a community of support for grieving parents. She has written a book that has helped so many, inspires people daily on how to live a healthier, less waste lifestyle and is the owner and creator of the most comfortable leggings EVER, that of course are ethical and eco friendly. She does all of this and is also such an incredible mama. I really do hope our paths cross again in the future <3

Archer

“Little” Archer is the son of the oh so talented cake maker Kayla. She makes pretty amazing cakes and as you can see, pretty cute babies. I was so thrilled to get to do an at home newborn lifestyle session for this adorable little family. Even doggy-big-brother Bender got snuggled up for some photos. Enjoy :)

Chantal + Chris Married

Chantal + Chris’ late September wedding was my last wedding of 2018. This beautiful intimate ceremony in Henteleff Park, followed by a dinner at 529 Wellington was the perfect way to end off my wedding season. They then generously put on a get together with all their close friends and family at their house, with the most amazing “cheese cake” I’ve ever seen.

Chantal + Chris

Only weeks before their wedding, on a beautiful September evening, Chantal + Chris and I met up for their engagement session. They lucked out with beautiful fall colours, and they turned out to be even luckier, because the leaves decided to also hang around for their wedding day….which coincidently is my next blog post, so stay tuned! Side note, catching up on blogging all these sessions from the summer and fall is making me long for warmer temperatures, anyone else?

Brooklyn + Derek

Brooklyn + Derek were married on a gorgeous Saturday in August. They had their first look at St. Vital park, and from that moment until the end of the day, these two could not keep their eyes or hands off of each other. They are such a cute, fun and in love couple that they are such a joy to photograph! After the ceremony everyone headed out to Quarry Oaks for the reception. During cocktail hour the whole wedding party hopped into golf carts and we drove around taking photos all over the grounds. We had such a blast that we stayed out until we absolutely had to get back in time for their entrance. The rest of the evening was filled with great food, laughs, love and probably the liveliest dance floor I have ever seen!

Fiona + Daulton Married

I believe my last post ended off with asking for more backyard weddings…well conveniently my next wedding was another backyard wedding! This beautiful property was filled with stunning trees and large fields, the perfect place for Fiona + Daulton to tie the knot. From the breathtaking handmade backdrop, the mason jars hanging in trees, the amazing food, cotton candy sunset, great conversation and all the love in the air, it was a fantastic day. Enjoy <3

Katherine + Shay Married

Katherine + Shay were married in the beginning of August at Katherine’s parents’ Charleswood home. The girls started the day getting ready at the home and then the limo picked us up to meet the boys at Assiniboine Forest for the first look and some wedding party pictures. We then went downtown for some pictures before heading back to the Charleswood home for an intimate backyard wedding. Luckily mother nature cooperated for most of the day, and waited until just after speeches to start raining. I loved all the happy vibes, tears and intimate nature of the day. Give me all the backyard weddings please!!!

Fiona + Daulton

Only a couple weeks before their wedding, Fiona + Daulton frolicked in the fields of Birds Hill Park for their engagement session. These two were so much fun and could not keep their hands off each other, but sweet Fiona was sick and would not kiss Daulton the whole session in fear of getting him sick for their wedding. Despite being sick these two had so much fun together exploring the park, and even took me back to the exact tree where Daulton proposed <3

Sam + Tyler Married

Well apparently it’s been about half a year since I’ve blogged a session…So I thought I’d start 2019 off right by blogging this gorgeous July wedding. Sam + Tyler met back in high school (where they took me back to on there wedding day for some pictures) and started their love story shortly after. They had a beautiful ceremony at St Charles Parish and reception at St Charles Country Club. These two were all smiles all day which made for a great time. They are such a lovely, caring and thoughtful couple, I could not be more honoured to have been a part of their day. Also, they probably had some of the most entertaining wedding speeches I’ve heard…especially from the bride’s brother… the bride’s reaction to be seen near the end of the gallery ;) Enjoy

Carla + The Boys

I was so honoured when Carla wrote to me saying she wanted to book a family session with me with visiting from Alberta! It was a first for me to be a part of someone's travel plans to Winnipeg,  and I will have to say I will do it again in a heartbeat! I had such a blast with this family, and it gave me a glimpse into my near future as a mom of two young boys. Carla, next time you are in town lets do this again :)

Jordan

I absolutely love doing newborn sessions! Maybe its the 6 years of being a labour and delivery nurse, but I feel so comfortable and right at home with the little ones. I also just love seeing new parents just so in love with the new addition to their family, and this adorable family is no different. Enjoy!

Shelby + Christien

When you plan your Manitoba wedding, you probably don't assume it's going to be 47 degrees for it...well, that's just what Christien + Shelby got. I was so impressed on how adaptable these two were for the day. They were so concerned about everyone's comfort that they encouraged everyone to ditch their formal wear, hop in the lake and change into something more comfortable. Their adorable son Levi, rocked the diaper only look, while top knots and Hawaiian shirts were worn by the rest of the guests. Everyone had an absolute blast, and the dance floor was packed come sunset. We decided to do a portrait session a week later for these two on a "cool" 33 degree day...and a big shout out to the mother of the bride who kept these florals alive and looking well for a week during a heat wave!!! We had a good run going of almost weekly photo shoots there for a bit, but now that the festivities are all wrapped up I have to say, I'm gonna miss this lovely family.

  • Venue: Groom's family property
  • Bride's Dress: Chantal's Bridal
  • Bridesmaid's Dresses: Lulus
  • Suits: Moore's 
  • Florals: Broadway Florist

 

Christien, Shelby + Levi

Leading up to their wedding day, Christien and Shelby had me out to Christien's family's property (the venue for their wedding day) to check it out. I decided to bring along my camera so I could snap a couple of family pictures while I was there, since I hadn't seen little Levi since he was a newborn (if you look back for their newborn session, Levi is the baby that loved sleeping in a bucket lol). I'm so happy that this family chose me as their wedding photographer and its been so fun seeing little Levi grow up. 

Vitaly, Stef + Leo

I did this family session at The Forks back in June. I absolutely love doing sessions there, whether its for families, couples or for wedding day portraits. There are so many options for backdrops which is fun...as well as many delicious treats for bribing little ones..or for just treating yourself, why not? At first Leo was slightly skeptical about this whole photoshoot thing, but after a few rounds of peek-a-boo with his elephant behind my camera, he decided maybe its not so bad after all.

Emily + Jan Married

Emily and Jan's wedding day started off less than ideal, when somehow their venue forgot about their wedding! Only a few hours before the ceremony was scheduled to start, friends, family, the wedding party, and neighbours put together (which was coined the "pop up wedding" by the end of the day) a beautiful wedding at Emily's brother's house. It must have been fate, as Emily's brother's neighbour is an event planner and used all her available resources to get what was needed for this wedding. As stressful as it was for the couple, it was pretty amazing to see a whole community of people show up for them like that. I knew these two were something special, and this was confirmed by seeing how much love and support came through that day for them. I was so happy and honoured to get to capture this day for Emily + Jan as they start their amazing journey together. Congrats you two!

  • Florals: Janice Berry Florals
  • Hair: Beauty By Fey
  • Makeup: Mesmereyez'd Makeup
  • Event Planner/Best Neighbour: Peachy Green Events

Parker is One

This is probably one of the most adorable cake smashes I have ever been a part of! I'm not going to lie, I get super excited when I get to do sessions for little girls, as I am so used to seeing all the cute boy stuff (mom of boys life) but not all the adorable baby girl stuff. Like seriously, Parker's outfit complete with baby Sugar Blossom Design bracelet?? Does it get any cuter then that? And don't even get me started on the peony (my favourite flower) topped cake made by Kayla Ammeter. Enjoy all this cuteness, if you can even handle it haha

Emily + Jan Engaged

I honestly can say I have never met a couple so eager to start their lives together. After only a few months of knowing each other, these two got engaged and moved in together. Then while planning their wedding and planning to move up north they decided why wait to start their family! As I blog this session, Emily and Jan are already married and expecting their baby boy this fall. I could not be happier for these two and am so excited to meet their little guy.

Hildegard's Bakery Styled Shoot

I was so lucky to get to work with so many talented Winnipeg vendors for this styled wedding shoot at Hildegard's Bakery. The moment I saw that light and airy space with tonnes of greenery, I knew I wanted to shoot there. Now if you have been following me since the beginning of my photography journey, you may recognize this gorgeous couple. I did photos for their engagement session and it was one of the first sessions I ever did. Paige and LaVonne recently got married in Jamaica and volunteered to get all dressed up again and be my newlywed couple for the shoot. Everyone that contributed to this shoot was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend checking them out if you are planning a wedding of your own.

VENDORS:

  • Venue: Hildegard's Bakery
  • Photography: Chopp Photography
  • Florals: Geranium Lake Botanicals
  • Makeup: Mesmereyez'd Makeup
  • Hair:  Tori Navikaa from Prep Hair
  • Hairpiece and Shoes: Pearl and Birch Wedding Consignments
  • Dress: 7th Avenue Bridal
  • Suit: Aldo Formalwear
  • Table settings: CT rentals
  • Cake: Kayla Ammeter
  • Invitations: Boo Bean Design

Thank you once again to all involved, I could not be happier with how everything turned out. We are so lucky to live in a city with so much creative talent! Enjoy!

 

 

Tom + Britt

Tom + Brittany have been together for two years now and they couldn't be any cuter together. These two were laughing with each other approximately 99% of the session. So great to see my buddy has found such a great girl... and now are just days away from moving into the house they built together! Congrats guys!