Wedding

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

 

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

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!

 

 

Nicole + Ryan

I was so lucky this October to get to do this styled wedding shoot with such amazing local vendors! Nicole + Ryan are a real life, newlywed couple who were the perfect models for the shoot. When Fort Gibraltar was on board I couldn't be more excited! Not only is it a gorgeous, timeless venue, but it also holds a special place in my heart as my husband and I were married there three years ago.

  • Venue: Fort Gibraltar
  • Photography: Me! Chopp Photography
  • Florals: Geranium Lake Botanicals
  • Make Up: MesmerEyez'd Makeup
  • Hair: Beauty by Fey
  • Hairpiece: GlamHerbands
  • Calligraphy: Little Dove Calligraphy

I had such a great time working with all these local Winnipeg vendors. You must check them all out!! Enjoy :)

Kelly & Dan

Kelly and Dan were nice enough to be my models for a styled wedding shoot. I missed their destination wedding 2 years ago, so I was very glad to finally get to see Kelly in her wedding gown (doesn't she make a stunning bride?!). It was a cold January day so we started off at Aspire Studios then took a couple of photos in St. Vital park (thanks for braving the cold Kelly!). The gorgeous cake was done by Buttercream by Alareen, along with stunning florals by Oak and Lily. Two such amazing local vendors that I highly recommend! Enjoy!