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  • Forbes Magazine Photoshoot

    Forbes Magazine Photoshoot

    Big thanks to the senior photo editor at Forbes magazine in NYC who assigned me to photograph Kik Messenger's founder, Ted Livingston in Waterloo.  Due to quite a few restrictions, I was told to only photograph Ted in a candid and natural way "fly on the wall style" while he was being interviewed by the Forbes writer, Parmy Olson who flew all the way in from the UK just to do the interview during lunch at the Bauer restaurant.  

    Thanks to Parmy for helping me to get Ted to pick up his phone which was what the photo editor wanted for the shot.  Big thanks to Chris for helping to navigate directions and photo assist. Link to online article here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2016/02/10/kik-bots-messaging-facebook-wechat/#8e6e8ca25712

    I seem to remember a few Forbes mags growing up in my childhood home. Dad if you are up there reading another Forbes article, this one is for you and for my uncle Wayne who religiously follows Forbes.

    Some outtakes from our time together are below along with a little iphone pic of Parmy and Ted braving the winter cold.

  • Brodie's newest Tearsheet

    Brodie's newest Tearsheet

    Brodie making his latest debut on the German e-reader, Giga-Maus.  Thanks Brodie for modelling for your mama! 

  • January

    January

    We decided to hit the road for a week at the start 2016 and take in a few off the beaten path excursions and maybe one or two amusement parks in Orlando, Florida.  

  • Positive Side Magazine

    Positive Side Magazine

    Big thanks to Positive Side Magazine, I love photographing people who have overcome major obstacles and who possess incredible positivity.  I recently had a great time photographing Marvelous and Esther for their profile in the magazine, both ladies were diagnosed with HIV and had lost babies to AIDS.  After seeking asylum in Canada, both Marvelous and Esther work to support other women and educate others about HIV.  Full article is here: http://www.catie.ca/en/positiveside/winter-2016/profile-border-crossings and outtakes below, thanks Veronica for amazing energy and for all your assisting help!  xoxo Michelle

  • Happy Birthday to my little trouble maker man Brodie

    Happy Birthday to my little trouble maker man Brodie

    Well it's a good thing that it happens to be your birthday on the day that you decided to go into the fridge to pour yourself a glass of milk we will give you a disciplinary pass today.  Always wanted to know what a bag of milk looked like on the floor. Thanks my little love, you are always keeping me on my toes!  

  • Welcome to the world baby Yfke Lily

    Welcome to the world baby Yfke Lily

    So great seeing my friend and her new baby girl, Yfke Lily and combining a visit with a mini family photo session.  Brodie clearly wants to be apart of the family and photo bombed a few pics.  Congrats to the family on your new addition to your beautiful happy home!  Neeltje, as one mom to another,  I don't know how you do it all and keep it all together!  You are my hero!!

  • Tearsheets from Canadian Living Magazine

    Tearsheets from Canadian Living Magazine

    Big thank you to Canadian Living Magazine for assigning me to photograph a heart warming story of Karen and her daughter Charlie, a one year old who has had to endure a few heart surgeries to repair a misshapen heart.  With the help of a MRI, a 3D heart model was created which helped with the planning and strategy for the surgery.  Thankfully the surgeries were successes and Charlie is doing amazingly well!  It was such a pleasure working with Karen and Charlie, and huge thanks to Chris who assisted on this!  Full story is in the December Canadian Living Holiday Issue on the newstands.  A few outtakes from our shoot is below:

  • Autumn

    Autumn

    Thanks Veronica, (my wonderful fellow photographer, assistant and now model) for playing with me outside in the autumn leaves, just a personal shoot I did inspired by the colours of fall 

  • Fall is for Family

    Fall is for Family

    So I recently have been taking a few family photo shoots this season and photographing them in the narrative story telling style that I naturally enjoy doing.  I had a great morning with Catherine and John in the beach with their two beautiful children. We played on a pier, in the sand and in the fall leaves.   Here are a few photos from our time together.