Sarah & Cole

My hubby and I don’t do wedding and portrait photography as a job anymore but occasionally we are honoured to photograph our family and close friends. Our cousin Sarah was married in the snow to Cole this past weekend and I’m excited to share some of my favourites from the wedding here with you. Hope you are all staying dry and warm in this crazy snow fall season!

Congratulations Sarah and Cole it was so lovely to be able to capture these memories for you! ❤
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Rachel & Joel

My hubby and I don’t do photography as a job anymore but occasionally we do it as a gift for family and close friends. Our cousin Rachel and her now husband Joel actually got married on our farm this July 11th. The wedding turned out lovely (despite the rain) and I couldn’t resist sharing some of my favourites with you all. Hope you enjoy! Blog_0008Blog_0005Blog_0003Blog_0002Blog_0001Blog_0013Blog_0004Blog_0010Blog_0009Blog_0006Blog_0011Blog_0012Blog_0023Blog_0018Blog_0019Blog_0031Blog_0020Blog_0021Blog_0022Blog_0016Blog_0032Blog_0030Blog_0017Blog_0026Blog_0025Blog_0029Blog_0024Blog_0028Blog_0015Blog_0014

Joel and Rachel, it was an honour to be a part of your day – Shane & I pray for an abundance of joy, life, goodness and little bit of whimsy into your life together. You are loved.

Pssst… this is only just a little preview of your photos – there are SO many more to come! (As soon as I’m finished editing that is… 😉 ) xo

How Does One Photograph ‘Forgiveness’?

While the dictionary definition of ‘forgiveness’ is rather simple to understand the actual act is very complicated. Even without adding a religious context it evokes multiple emotional responses and strongly associates itself with many other words. In short, this is a complex concept to photograph! I guess that’s why I call this a weekly photo “challenge”. 😉

I decided to try and convey some of the emotional responses and words that can be associated with the word ‘forgiveness’ but I’m leaving it up to you to discover those meanings within the photos themselves. And in the end, if I’ve done a horrible job of relating these images to the challenge then my hope is that you at least find them interesting to scroll through. 🙂
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AN ENORMOUS THANK-YOU to my enchanting model Makaria!!! You are beautiful inside and out!
A big thanks to Lisa for submitting ‘forgiveness’ as a challenge – you pushed me hard with this one (in a good way).

Okay, drawing out the next challenge as I type – (yes, I can do both at once) – ready?

TRUST – submitted by Melody. Check back next Wednesday!

Happy mid-week everyone!

A Tiny Bit of Wonderland

My photo challenge for this week was the word ‘TINY’ submitted by Becky. After I read this challenge I immediately fixated upon the story of Alice in Wonderland. (I LOVE that story!) This challenge reminded me of when Alice drank from the vial and shrunk down so that she could fit through the door into Wonderland. However, directly following that first thought I reprimanded myself with this wisdom, ‘Whoa – slow down! That idea is far too much work to reproduce!’. Taking my own advice I wracked my brain all week and weekend for a simpler idea but, in the end (the VERY end), I gave up and gave in.  So here it is – my ‘tiny’ bit of Wonderland. 🙂

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Big huge thanks to my beautiful little model Jaelynne – you are awesome! And to Hannah (my daughter) for all her help frantically making props at the last minute!!! I love you both!

HEY DON’T LEAVE YET! I figured since I keep forgetting to post the next draw on Thursday mornings I ought to just post it now – NEXT week’s challenge is ‘LOVE’ submitted by Ginny – check back next Wednesday to see what kind of photos I can conjure up. 🙂

Happy day friends!

I Wanna be in Pictures

I have always loved film. Sometimes during movies I’ll miss the plot entirely because I’m too busy focusing on the videography.

The process of capturing moving images fascinates me and so I’ve decided that it is time! I’m on a quest to learn this craft.

I began my interest in still photography in 1991 (my first year of University). I took 4 years of photography while I obtained my Fine Arts degree and have been a professional photographer now for 17 years. While I feel quite confident in my regular photography skills I haven’t the foggiest idea how to do film. This is where Jayli and Hayden come in. I recently photographed their formal wedding portraits in exchange for some lessons in videography. Hayden is a brilliant photographer/director/videographer. Check out this short film that he and Jayli created recently > LISTEN

I’m so excited to maybe one day show you some of my very own films but today I’ll just share their wedding pics. :) Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some eye candy!

~ Micheline