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Three weeks after Painted Rock Estate Winery opened their new tasting room (with quite a view), I was invited back to do some photography of this masterpiece. The building (and the wine) speaks for itself. Brilliant. This place will forever hold a place in my heart, and after this most recent visit I also have an aerial view in my memory. Thanks for allowing me to represent your amazing brand, John and Trish (and for the helicopter ride).



My niece turned two this week. I’d say two going on 31, because I continuously find similarities between her and me. My boyfriend says we have the same facial expressions (particularly when I’m pouting, which is so extremely rare), and we both display somewhat of a similar “attitude”.

Nonetheless, she’s far more photogenic than her aunty (when I can catch her sitting still). She’s my absolute favorite little model, and I plan on taking many more pictures of this beautiful girl. Happy birthday, Elsa. May your heart always shine as bright as your eyes.


I was once a big fan of the jolly jumper, and to this day I get a bit excited when I see any sort of bouncy-thingy. At the risk of sounding kinky, you’re always guaranteed to capture smiles near inflatable objects. This inflatable obstacle course is a good example of that.

But these young adults have lots to smile about as they start a new year at the University of Manitoba. The University’s Student Residence welcomed students with a street party and BBQ a few weeks ago, and it was cool to be around such energy and excitement. Thanks to Heather for inviting me to photograph this event, and best of luck to all of these students.

IKEA Canada requested a series of photo shoots leading up to the grand opening of their first Winnipeg store. The week prior to their opening event, I spent a few days in the nearly 400,000 square-foot store shooting architectural images. I like to shop, so wandering through IKEA for 3 days without being able to purchase anything was a bit agitating. However, the staff at IKEA and Citizen Optimum L.P. were fantastic to work with. These people are happy and cooperative. They either love their jobs or are great at faking it. Thanks for the opportunity to work together.



IKEA opened its first store in Winnipeg on Nov. 28, and the world’s largest furniture retailer asked me to do a series of photo shoots leading up to their opening event. This was a big deal for Winnipeggers (apparently a VERY big deal for some) who started lining up at midnight for the 9 a.m. opening.

Thousands of people waited  in frigid temperatures to be first through the doors. Fortunately, IKEA is built for crowds. At nearly 400,000 square-feet, it is now the largest store in Western Canada. Here’s a peak at the opening event, and some of those ambitious (maybe a bit crazy) Winnipeggers who make events like these a little more exciting and give onlookers something to talk about. Welcome to Winnipeg, IKEA. I’ll be back.


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