Three years ago I drove hundreds of kilometers to a beautiful lake-front property in Northwestern Ontario to photograph Joanne & Sam’s wedding. They flew all the way from their hometown in the UK for their gorgeous intimate wedding in the woods and what an honour it was to be their photographer! Having never met them before, we met face to face for the first time minutes before they were to get married, and what a lovely and genuine couple they were! So of course I was very excited when they asked me to do their family photos during their short visit to Winnipeg this summer. The best part: I was going to meet their cute 18-month-old daughter Merryn!

We totally lucked out on the day of the shoot and got a gorgeous sunny evening after a rainy afternoon. We went to a city park that has a bit more of a wild woodsy feel, which I absolutely love. It goes without saying that Merryn is an absolute delight (look at that FACE!) and she totally stole the show – what a cutie! But what I love about Joanne and Sam is that even though they’re head over heels for their daughter, they are still very much so in love with each other. The same spark I saw between them on their wedding day is still very strong & well and it was so awesome to see.