Freshair | Styled Portraits - Winnipeg, MB.

A while back I paired up with the amazing ladies of FRESHAIR Boutique for a styled shoot out at a client's barn. The results were magical! With Renee & Jill killing it in front of the lens and the always talented Christie and Praise styling the shoot you couldn't really go wrong. It was a nice change of scenery to escape the city and incorporate the horses in the shoot. If you haven't already, these images are up at Freshair, go check them out. While you're at it you might as well get your hair did and nails done. Renee, is pretty fantastic nail artist and you can't go wrong with any member of the hair team. Do it. It's Friday. xoxo. L&A-0093L&A-0094L&A-0095L&A-0096L&A-0097L&A-0098storyboard005L&A-0101storyboard007L&A-0102L&A-0103L&A-0104L&A-0105L&A-0106L&A-0107L&A-0108L&A-0109L&A-0110L&A-0111L&A-0113L&A-0114L&A-0115L&A-0116L&A-0117L&A-0118L&A-0119L&A-0120L&A-0121L&A-0122L&A-0123L&A-0124storyboard008L&A-0125L&A-0127

The Proud Sons Pt. 1 | Portraits - Winnipeg, MB

These past few weeks have been fairly busy, filled with interviews, sessions, branding ideas and potlucks plus much more, so I apologize for the lack of activity here on the blog. A friend of mine asked me to join in on her studio session with the local band, The Proud Sons, who by the way, are playing on July 4th at the West End Cultural Centre if any of you want to check them out. They are pretttty greeaaat! These shots are from our first session in her studio just roaming around and hanging out. I threw in a few fun outtakes for you too!

It's an 'Old Fashioned' Kinda Day | Personal - Winnipeg, MB.

It's been a dream/goal of mine for a while now to branch out into more lifestyle and food photography, and so I'm happy to say that my wish has finally come true. I paired up with two talented ladies, with the intentions of photographing a delicious fig creation in the making, but unfortunately we couldn't track down a few crucial ingredients on that day and so instead we made a tasty "Old Fashioned'. Being a photographer, I have an especially huge appreciation for light and last Sunday's overcast day provided beautiful beautiful light for us to photograph with. Deciding between B&W and Colour final images for this shoot was particularly hard since the lighting created stunning B&W but yet with the colours of the wood and the warm light, oh boy. The light, the wood, the drinks and the company combined made for a great Sunday!

So here's to an 'Old Fashioned' kind of day and hopefully only the beginning of more food photography posts!

Thom Bargen | Winnipeg, MB

Over the past year or so, local coffee shops have been popping up in Winnipeg left and right. Nils Vik, the owner of Parlour on Main St. set something in motion when he opened up shop roughly two years ago. Soon to follow were Cafe Postal in St. Boniface, MAKE on Corydon and now Thom Bargen on Sherbook, all there to bring you a cup of coffee like no other. After following Thom Bargen on Instagram for the past few months I've been anxiously awaiting their opening. Images of coffee, friends, New Years parties, bikes, and an insurmountable amount of wood, the day couldn't come soon enough. The photos tempted and taunted me for months until TODAY. After missing their soft opening on Wednesday, I jumped at the chance to take a trip there this morning. Thom Bargen surpassed all my expectations. Suffice to say, they had me at hello.

The photos speak for themselves at how gorgeous the interior of Thom Bargen is but it doesn't stop there. When you combine a healthy selection of both coffee and tea, scrumptious treats and great staff, you can't go wrong. Nope.

If you have any time of the next few days I HIGHLY suggest you make a quick or long stop at Thom Bargen.

Andrea & Ben | Portraits - Winnipeg, MB.

Last Saturday morning before Christmas, a friend had asked me to photograph her and her boyfriend for their parents. I was absolutely thrilled at the idea and couldn't be happier with the results. They have to be up there with "Most Stunning Couple of the Year" award. This was such a fun shoot! We took a quick trip to Assiniboine Forest early one morning for gorgeous trees and snow, it was perfect!