Engagement

Blaire + Tyler Engaged

I was so honoured when Blaire asked me to be her and Tyler’s wedding photographer. Blaire and I were coworkers back when I was a labour and delivery nurse, and she actually was the nurse that helped bring my son Owen into this world. I think it is so incredibly special that we both will be a part of such milestones in each other’s lives.

We decided on Fort Whyte for the engagements session, and due to extremely bad luck we got one of the coldest days of the year. With this couple consisting of two shift workers, we kept the day and I am so happy we did. These two snuggled up (partially due to necessity for warmth) and laughed together the majority of the session. And can we just take a moment please to appreciate the gorgeous vintage coat Blaire is wearing! I am so grateful she shopped in her future mother in law’s closet just before the session because that coat is EVERYTHING!

Phil + Erin Engaged

As I am gearing up for wedding season I am so happy to finally be getting some engagement sessions up on the blog. Phil + Erin are such a warm, funny and easy going couple, I had such a blast at our consult I felt like we had known each other for such a long time, and their engagement session was no different. Now I honestly can say the three of us were in full blown laughter 80% of the time, and then they were kissing the other 20% (my favourite kind of engagement session). I am so excited to photograph their July wedding at the beautiful and historic Lower Fort Garry. Side note, I love when couples do winter engagement sessions for summer weddings. I also love the location of this session; Whittier Park, not just for sentimental reasons (my husband and I got married at Fort Gibraltar), but because it is just incredibly stunning. The wooden fence around the fort is such a beautiful backdrop for any season, but I especially love the warm feel it has for winter shoots. Fun fact, the park was in full blown construction mode, so we stayed in a small corner of the park but there was such variety in the images you can’t even tell.

Hannah + Rob

I can’t believe its finally starting to feel like spring/summer and I am about to start blogging all of my snowy sessions. This sessions takes us all the way back to very cold November. Hannah + Rob have been married for 3 years at the time of the session, but they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other like newlyweds (which didn’t hurt for warming up). Halfway through the session I (who was dressed in full winter gear) even started to get cold, but these two rocked a tux and gown in the winter cold like champs. I had such a blast with these two and hope our paths cross again soon.

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?

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

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.

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!

Annie + Dave

I was lucky enough to get to join an amazing group of photographers for a workshop put on by the super talented Sugar and Soul Photography about a month ago. Workshops are so great as I love to keep learning and improving my skills. Annie + Dave were sweet enough to drive in from Kenora to model for the live shooting portion of the workshop. These two are all about competition, cuddles and lots of laughs.

Katherine + Shay

Well we lucked out with this engagement session at the Conservatory for sure! Katherine and Shay love greenery, however, were wanting images in time to be sent off for invitations for their summer wedding. The Assiniboine Park Conservatory served as a perfect venue for both of the above criteria (because those of you in Winnipeg know that even though it is currently April there is still snow on the ground) and we managed to sneak in during its last few days before it closed its doors forever. 

Katherine and Shay absolutely rocked their session. All the cute cuddles and laughs came so naturally to them that they were such a joy to photograph. I am so excited for their August wedding! So enjoy these images of this gorgeous couple, and maybe it will help get your green fix in for the day as we await spring (it is coming this year, right?).

Brooklyn + Derek

When Brooklyn told me that she and Derek wanted their engagement photos to be taken at the exact spot where they got engaged I was extremely excited! Derek had proposed to Brooklyn on this cute little bridge in St. Vital Park. We lucked out and got one of the warm days this winter, so we got to have lots of fun in the snow without freezing our buns off! I loved working with these two and cannot wait until their August wedding :) Enjoy this session of this absolutely adorable couple!

Ainslee + Ethan

These two were absolutely awesome and braved absolutely frigid temperatures to get these images at the Ice Castles. I love when couples embrace our Winnipeg winters for photos, because the results are absolutely stunning. This gets me excited for another winter session I have coming up tomorrow...yay! More winter sessions please!!!!

Sam + Tyler Engaged!

I have been wanting to do a beach session for awhile, so when Sam told me she and Tyler wanted their engagement session to take place by Winnipeg Beach I was 100% in! Their little doggy Penny really got into the shoot as well...she was basically in heaven when I took pictures of her getting kissed by her owners. Sam and Tyler were so much fun to photograph, I cannot be more excited to capture their wedding memories next July. Enjoy! 

Paige & LaVonne Engaged!

Was so happy to be able to shoot this couple's engagement session! These two have had a long lasting, loving relationship (Paige would put emphasis on the LONG). So when LaVonne popped the question on the way to Jamaica, Paige's response was that it was about time!! These two will be happily tying the knot on the sunny beaches of Jamaica in 2018, but for now let's just look back on the beautiful Winnipeg fall we had this year. Assiniboine Park's colourful trees were the perfect backdrop for this session. Enjoy!