Kristine & Brooke's Wedding Photos | St. Norbert Art Centre

SNAC Fall Wedding Ceremony, Winnipeg

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One of the interesting things about the seasons of Manitoba is that they are brutally unpredictable.  Aside from guessing there will be snow in January and mosquitoes in August, not much else can be guessed with any amount of accuracy. 

So when people want to plan an Autumn wedding, its complete luck of the draw whether or not you’ll see any fall colours.  The leaves seem to change at a different time every year, and one windy day and Autumn is over.  So first and foremost, congrats to Kristine and Brooke for getting their day in on some epic fall colours.

Their day was relaxed and intimate, which seemed to embody their only real priorities for the wedding day.  

And as my first time getting to shoot at the St. Norbert Arts Centre, I couldn’t have been happier with the company, the place and the story that unfolded in front of my camera.

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Katrina & Daniel's Wedding Photos

Asessippi Ski Resort Wedding in Manitoba

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I can’t say enough how much I love shooting in Asessippi.  I love getting outside of the city to shoot weddings.  The noise pollution is gone and the stars seem so bright.  I love getting to lose the city’s ambient buzz and witness a wedding where the only sounds outside of the couple saying their vows are the birds chirping, the streams trickling and the leaves rustling from the wind.  It’s also nice to leave the flatness and get on some hills.  Assessippi truly is a Manitoba gem!

A big shout out and thanks to Daniel and Katrina for bringing me, and my wife, out there and having us document their special day.

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Juli and Nils's Wedding Photos

A Destination Wedding in Germany

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Life is a funny thing; and when life offers an adventure, I try to jump on it every time.

In 2002/2003 my wife, Jocelyn, met a longtime friend, Marli, by doing a high school exchange program in a quaint town in the very northern part of Germany.  That in and of itself was an adventure all on its own.

In late 2016 another adventure was planned.  This time in the United Kingdom and this time our two kids and I were allowed to join Marli, and Jocelyn.  By the end of our time spent together there, a domino effect had started that would eventually lead Jocelyn and I to yet another adventure; starting in France and eventually into Northern Germany the following year.

I can’t tell you how fun/exciting/bizarre it is to shoot a wedding with my wife’s secondary childhood family in a country where english is not the primary language.  I pride myself in many things, but knowing a second language is not one of them.

Now I have shot a wedding before where everything was spoken in Mandarin, and I did love it.  It’s so unique documenting a love story where your only clue to what’s going on is the body language, laughter and tears; and it’s AMAZING!  If you ever have the opportunity to witness a wedding that’s in a language you don’t speak, I highly recommend it.

However, despite not being able to speak German, I grew up with an extended family that spoke a different dialect of the language almost exclusively around me.  And I somehow managed to not pick up a single word.

However, with Jocelyn’s history with the family, with how welcoming they were of me and with my childhood memories of family gatherings spoken in a variation of this language, I felt like I was part of this family, and felt like I was at home.  As I sat there surrounded by lovely people who I could barely communicate with, I wondered to myself, is this what my dog feels like when I’m talking to him?  

I can’t thank Juli and Nils enough for allowing me into their day to document such an important piece of their story.  And that “thank-you” extends to Marli as well, who made it all happen.  A secondary big “thank you” to Marli, who didn’t mind me airing out my socks and footwear from her car, while driving, after I had fallen into the Baltic Sea while taking formal portraits of the happy couple.

Congrats to Juli and Nils on starting their own big adventure together.

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Michele & Paul's Wedding Photos

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I’m super excited to share this blog post.  Michele and Paul hit a few speed bumps in their process of planning their perfect wedding.  Their original wedding venue closed it’s doors and left them high and dry.  After looking around for something else that ticked all the boxes for ‘must haves’ they came across The Gates on Roblin

It’s outdoor, elegant charm sitting right next to the Red River and only a short drive to anywhere in Winnipeg.  It was the perfect setting for this group of friends and family.  And with the setting perfect, the rest of them brought their personalities, dance moves, a story about perhaps the most awkward pocket-dial I’ve ever heard of in my life, and their appreciation for one-another, making this day epic.

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