I♥Chicago ~ Winnipeg Photographer

Last year at just around this same time, I was able to attend the most amazing workshop experience. Michele Anderson with Pinkletoes Photography in Austin Texas has been a favourite of mine since I started photography. When she starting doing workshops I knew there was no way I could miss it.

I blogged about it here and to this day I say it was a life changing experience. Dramatic, I know, but true none the less. It changed my focus, my thoughts about how I shoot and edit and feel about my own work.

Many of us stayed in touch through Facebook and we got to know other people who attended other workshops of Michele’s too. The idea popped up awhile back to have a reunion of past attendees. Again, I knew this was something I could not miss.

This past weekend  11 of us made the trek to Chicago from across the continent to meet up, see the sites, laugh till we cried, eat till we burst and take about 4,500 images (rough estimate, I’m sure it’s way more:))

I’ve been to Chicago before but seeing it through the lenses of these talented women blew me away.

These women are amazing photographers, wonderful mothers, smart business women, and so much fun. I am honoured to call them my friends.

Plans are already in the works for the next reunion…and it’s one I will not miss.

Thank you so much friends xoxo

Check out the work of these amazing photographers.

And of course, Michele’s sweet mom that took care of us all…AKA MeeMaw.
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Nin - June 27, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Looks like such a great time! You guys could have been a Kelly Moore Bag commercial. :)

Lena - June 27, 2012 - 2:14 pm

awww Carol – I love them all!!!!! It is amazing how different all our images are even though we’ve been to the same places:)

Leah Cook - June 29, 2012 - 10:03 am

LOVE!!! and your processing is so fun!! we look like a bunch a photographers or something…taking pictures all the time. gah. :) I love you so much friend, it made my heart so happy to see you and it really felt like no time had passed at all. xo

[...]  We are trying to meet up yearly as we live all over the place (Leah in Dallas, Michele in Austin, Carol my fellow Canuck in Winnipeg, Heidi in St. Louis, Janie in Kansas, Minnette in Houston, Stacy in Preoria (central Illinois), [...]

more picking apples ~ winnipeg child photography

Love everything about this session ~ especially because she’s mine ♥


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Pam Douglas - June 19, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Carol these are absolutely lovely. The processing is perfect.

Carol - June 19, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Thank you so much Pam! I appreciate the comment:)

Nina - June 19, 2012 - 3:49 pm

She and these are so beautiful. She has such an earthy, quiet presence that I love!

Connie - June 19, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Wow these girls of ours are young ladies now. Hard to believe but beautiful at the same time.

Carol - June 19, 2012 - 6:18 pm

I know Connie! It’s exciting and scary:)

Lee-Ann - June 19, 2012 - 7:40 pm

she’s so lovely Carol! :)

Carol - June 20, 2012 - 7:48 am

Thank you Lee-Ann! I totally agree! lol

Michele (Pinkle Toes) - June 20, 2012 - 11:45 am

Dreamlike, Carol. And the image in the post below, too. I just love it all!!!!

Carol - June 20, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Thank you Michele!!! My mom says they remind her of The Wizard of Oz:)

Jennifer Cusimano - June 23, 2012 - 11:42 am

Love this Carol. So beautiful!

picking apples ~ winnipeg child photography


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Nina - June 13, 2012 - 2:38 pm

I hope you are blowing this one up really big! It would make a stunning canvas. Love this so much! <3

Carol - June 13, 2012 - 3:08 pm

I would love to Nina! Hope I can find some wall space for it! I don’t have a lot:(

Jodi Lee - June 14, 2012 - 9:05 am

I absolutely adore this! Beautiful work, as always.

Carol - June 14, 2012 - 11:04 am

Thank you Jodi!!

Nikki Moore - June 14, 2012 - 2:32 pm

I big fat puffy heart this so much! :)

Carol - June 14, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Thank you so much Nikki!!

Kate - July 26, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Love love love it…fantastic. And a bonus for you, you get to hang it in YOUR house!!!

the first ~ winnipeg newborn photographer

Every baby is beautiful and amazing and a miracle, but there is something a teeny tiny bit extra-special about your first.

The one that makes you a mom.


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Nikki Moore - June 14, 2012 - 2:33 pm

omg…those little back/side wrinkles…adorable beyond measure! what beautiful photos.

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