Laura used to be my lady boss at Siloam Mission, so I was excited when she asked me to take a couple of photographs to remember the baby bump stage of her life. We met up at the Assiniboine Forest for a quick photo session. The fun part is that instead of having a baby bump, she now has a beautiful little boy. Congratulations Laura and Garrett!
As promised, here are the rest of the pictures of my recent photo session with my cousin through marriage, Madeline. The other half of the photo session was shot at the forks. You can find that session here. Madeline suggested this place to me, which I am thankful for. I had never explored these cathedral ruins before, and therefore didn’t know how excellent they are for photo-shoots.
It’s funny how easy it is not to take the time to explore one’s own city. When I took my husband to Mexico the first couple of times, I visited some places that I had never seen before. It’s silly how it takes someone else visiting your country to see new things yourself.
It has been fun trying out different locations in Winnipeg for photo shoots. It is encouraging me to explore places that are new to me. However, shooting in new locations also comes with its challenges. Said challenges push me to learn though, so all is good.
The Saint-Boniface Cathedral
I researched some of the history of these cathedral ruins. It appears that there have been six churches built in this location between 1818 and 1971. (The information below is from this website).
- The first church was built in 1818 when Father Provencher arrived. It was used as a chapel, residence, and school.
- The second church was built in 1819 and was bigger than the first one, but was only completed in 1825, due to lack of funds.
- The third church was built some time between 1832 and 1839. However, it was destroyed by a fire in 1860, along with all the mission’s historical records.
- The fourth church was started by Bishop Taché, and opened for worship in 1863. This church was even larger, but was torn down in 1909, because it was no longer big enough.
- The fifth church was built by Archbishop Langevin. Yet again, the church was destroyed by a fire in 1968. However, its outer walls remain standing strong, and a sixth church was added in 1972.
I am so thankful for friends who are willing to be my models so that I can continue to keep practicing my photography. I’m especially thankful for this couple, as they have become such good friends of ours. We started hanging out a lot when Kevin and I started dating, and it has been such a blessing to have walked beside each other through many life changes. Now we get to witness them being amazing parents to the sweetest little girl. Thank you for opening up your home to me, and for the warm tea, cookies, and conversations that followed after the session.
I was SUPER lucky to have one of my best friends from Mexico visit me just over two weeks ago. Let me tell you, this girl is a blast to be around! She can light up the whole room with one of her hearty laughs. She will always lend you a listening ear and has a heart of gold. She is a true gem.
She had the great idea to go to the forks for a hangout, which of course gave us the opportunity for a little photo-shoot. We froze our butts off, and enjoyed some fresh and hot cinnamon mini donuts. This is my beautiful friend Arcelia. 🙂
A couple of weeks ago my friend and I did a photo-shoot, capturing the last bit of summer. Now many trees are almost bare! I’m absolutely loving fall and the rich earthy colours that come with it.
I have really been enjoying taking more pictures of people. I look at the outcome and know that my picture taking/editing skills are far from perfect, but I’m not letting that stop me. I’m just learning. 🙂 Having said that, do any of my lovely readers have any photography advice for me? I would like for my pictures to turn out a little sharper. Any suggestions? How do you avoid getting the subject blurry?
Without further ado, here is my friend Chantelle, who was kind enough to be my photography model (while being eaten alive by mosquitos!). Chantelle has proven to be one of the most aware and caring people that I know, always going the extra mile. She always strives to make everyone feel included, and welcomes people into her home. She deeply cares about social justice, and equality for all. She is brave. She is fierce. She is intelligent. She is beautiful.