Aw Heck Ya! Wedding photographer turned NHL Mascot Photographer.
Let’s start at the beginning. I was minding my own business (probably editing photos) and I got a call from Toronto. The man asked if I shoot cooperate events, in which I replied that I do! He went on to ask if I was free and some other details. I then budded in and asked what this cooperate event was? He said he is with Bud Light and they need someone to take photos of their mascot at the next Winnipeg Jets hockey game. I’m no mascot photographer but of course this sounded interesting so I said I would do it!
I had some emails back and forth between Bud Light and myself and they told me to meet in the stadium about an hour before it was open to the public. I was told to use the side door. I’ve never been to a NHL game before and I was definitely not confident where the side door would be. With no reply to the email I told myself “Screw it” and thought I would find it myself
I won’t bare you with the details about how the power steering in my car suddenly stopped working and how I had to drive the families old farm truck through downtown trying to find a parkade that had room for a tall truck. I managed to get there with some time to spare and I walked over to what I expected to be the side door. It was not… I asked around and managed to find it. It was these two unlabeled metal doors hidden around the corner. I went in and the only thing they checked was my vaccination card. I walked down the stairs and found myself wall to wall with what felt like hundreds of people. I went through security and I was the only person with a giant backpack. So they pulled me aside and searched the backpack but again no one asked why I was there. I simply just walked in…
I found the Bud Light team and we got to work. I met the mascot and got some shots before the fans were let in. After a couple photos we were given a break and so I went into the stadium and sat down for a bit. This was actually one of the biggest highlights. The stadium was empty… So cool!
As guests started to flow through the gates, the mascot Seltzy got busy! Meeting fans, Playing Games, and Dancing. I basically just followed up around for this! This is where I got a little peak into the mascot world. Turns out there’s something called a mascot handler. This persons job is to keep the mascot on track and in the right place. Between reading the schedule and radioing with the cameras and telling Seltzy which way to look and wave, they had their work cut out for them. I went with Seltzy from the Nose Bleeds to the VIP section.
Of course I wasn’t about to go to an NHL game with all my camera equipment without getting some action shots. I made sure during every free moment to get some hockey photos. I thought they turned out pretty good!
Overall it was just a very fun / weird experience. Definitely one I wont be forgetting. I can’t wait for the next memorable shoot to come around!
It’s that time of the year! But maybe for you it’s your only child graduating! That’s so exciting! Big moments like that deserve to be hung up on your wall! I offer Grad Photos Winnipeg and Manitoba for that exact reason!
Some Things to Consider
- Booking in advance! Sometimes Photographers book up all their grad sessions in January! That’s crazy. You don’t want to miss out on the photographer you want. So make sure you book far enough in advance.
- Pick your photographer accordingly to their style. There’s lots of things to consider when booking a photographer, one of the main things to consider is their style. A photographer can’t/wont change their style so your photos look good on your wall. Each photographer has their own style, make sure you book the right one for you!
- Location: Your photographer can totally help you out with this! Your blue dress might look really good with the downtown background! Or a white dress with a forest setting. Your photographer will likely have an answer for you!
- Time of Day: If possible an evening shoot would be best! Lighting will be softer and so much nicer.
Book a Grad Session
I would be honoured to take your grad photos! Want to see if I’m still available? Fill out my contact form on my Contact page!
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Gift Certificate for Photography
Want the perfect gift for the person that has “everything” or doesn’t need anything? Gifting a photo shoot is a great present for your Mom or significant other. Get a well designed Winnipeg gift certificate Photography.
Photos are something they can look back on 2,4, or even 10 years later and still smile.
Get your Gift Certificate or ask your questions.
What kind of photo sessions are available?
There’s a lot of different options for different sessions you can buy your loved ones. The most common is probably a family session for your parents. Ya your mom will appreciate a new pot or pan, but no present will mean more to your mom than family.
Family / Couple / Grad
Another great option is buy your parents or grandparents a couple session. I love asking couples that have been married 30+ years how long it’s been since they have had a photo taken together. For most of them they say years and years. A lot of times it takes a little push to get them to get some photos together.
Frame Those Memories for Years to Come
If you’re considering a Gift Certificate for a photo shoot as a preset than first of all thank you, second of all I your family will love you. It’s a great way to support local and get new photos on the wall.
Photographers for Real Estate / Winnipeg Real Estate Photographer
It’s hard finding the right photographers for real estate photography. Hey I’m a Winnipeg (and Manitoba) Real Estate Photographer. If you’re planning on selling or even renting your home, then professional photos can make all the difference. I know what you’re thinking, your iPhone can take some pretty great photos. And to that I say… True. But don’t forget that Real Estate sells %32 faster with professional photos.
Check out my packages to see if we are the right fit. Not in your budget? Or want to get more information? Contact me and we will figure something out!
Pricing starting at $150
High Res Images
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Did you know?
– Home Buyers spend over %60 of their time looking at listing images.
– Properties with good quality images get over 118% more views then other properties.
– With good quality photos you can sell your property %39 closer to it’s original listing.
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Great! I would love to hear more about your vision and expectations. It’s really important to be able to express your vision and so I can replicate it. Finding Photographers for real estate is hard, and finding a good and experienced one is even harder. Hopefully this can be the end of your search. Me and my team of photographers have been doing photography for years.
I’m primarily a wedding photographer based in Winnipeg Manitoba. However each winter I decide to take on some real estate work. If you’re in need of professional photos done to sell your property, I would be happy to help.
When I take photos I normally end up taking more photos then less. Afterwards I go through all the photos I took and pick out the best real estate photos. Then I go through and edit them to look the best! After some final checks and adjustments they are sent your way through an online gallery! Pretty cool eh?
Want to see more photos?
Hopefully this helped you find some photographers for real estate. If you are looking for one in Winnipeg, Manitoba I would be happy to help! Feel Free to reach out!
If you’re reading this you’re probably planning a trip to one of my favourite places on earth. Lucky you! Or maybe you just want to start planning your dream trip. Either way I wanted to share some places to visit in Banff.
Now these spots may not be the best of Banff, but if you’re anything like me then you want a find a way to enjoy Banff without the wall to wall crowds. As a photographer I really prefer not getting people in the photos. So you might want to visit Lake Louise, which is great but I want to share some hidden areas that are stunning!
You’ll be surprised that it’s pretty rare for tourists to leave the paved paths. So if you’re interested in finding your own hidden gems then find a path or road and get lost! Be adventurous and you’ll find your own private spot under the mountains!
Easily one of my favourite places in Banff. Located 5 minutes from Banff. You can find these cute little docks along the lakes. You can often find people bringing their canoes to these lakes. 10/10 would go again!
Mount Norquay Look Out
Okay this is another must! You can drive up to a look out where you can see over the Vermillion Lakes as well as Banff. During sunset this location is stunning. When I went I was able to see a rainbow over Banff as well as a big heard of mountain goats.
This area definitely had some tourists walking around. However we had enough space that we were able to enjoy the area. On Lake Minnewanka you can find the docks. This is another on my list of favourites! The view was so amazing and the rocks on the shore just added so much. It’s hard to describe how much of a wow-factor this area had.
Bow Valley Parkway
On your way to Johnston Canyon you got to stop by this meadow! The photo below might be my favourite from my entire trip. I attached the coordinates from the location below. You can copy and paste those into your map app.
Honestly It was so special to share moments under the mountains with no crowds around holding up their smart phone. I know that isn’t something that bugs everyone but if you’re anything like me then finding your own path is a great way to do it. I encourage you to find a cool road or trail and honestly just get lost. You’ll find the coolest spots!
Each year I try to make it out to Alberta, but more specifically Banff. It’s so special to be able to capture engagements, couples, and even weddings! If you’re interested in booking a session check it out here!
Amazing Family Photography Requires the Best Photographer in Winnipeg
Family portraits are meant to capture that moment in time for your entire family, from candid to classic. A family portrait so amazing you will want to hang it over the fireplace of your Winnipeg home.
Relax and let White Willow Photography handle the posing, kids, and interaction. Our family portrait photography in Winnipeg goes past simply providing beautiful pictures that you will cherish for years to come. White Willow Photography believes that every family deserves to be beautifully seen. Our photography is about capturing the very spirit of your family. Our goal is to tell your own exclusive story through photographs designed to last a lifetime.
Ready to let us work our magic? Call us today. We are looking forward to speaking with you! (204)292-2388
Freezing Moments Through Family Photography – Winnipeg
Does it feel like time is flying by? Do you wish you could freeze that moment in time?
Now you can with White Willow Photography. We can help to freeze an instant and capture it for eternity. Time will continue to move on, but you will have that cherished moment to always remember.
Capture the seemingly instant breath between the newborn and toddler phase, or the way child looks at their parent for guidance. These moments do not last forever, but with the amazing photographic skill, of White Willow Photography, you will get to hold on to them a little longer.
Being Comfortable in Family Photo Sessions – Winnipeg
As your Winnipeg Family Photographer, it is important to us that every member of your family feels comfortable throughout your Winnipeg Family Photography session. We will need to work together to capture happy, relaxed family experiences that occur naturally. Memorable photographs are not made from stiff, posed, awkward moments. We aim to capture the energy and enjoyment of your family while keeping everyone comfortable. There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable in a photography session.
Many clients have chosen White Willow Photography as their Winnipeg Family Photographer to document special family occasions. We have photographed everything from family birthday parties, family holiday photographs, special family outings, family firsts, and everything else in between!
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Many often wonder what makes photographers different. With White Willow Photography, it is how much we invest in each client to make sure their photography session is enjoyable, and the final product is exceptional. Contact us and find out about the White Willow Difference.
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WITH THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, EVERYONE LOOKS GOOD
White Willow Photography believes that everyone deserves to be beautifully seen. Our photography is about capturing the very essence of the person, allowing their inner beauty to shine through. Our goal in every photoshoot is to go beyond just capturing beautiful snapshots. We are artists and trusted business partners obsessed with unique, visual storytelling and capturing unconventional beauty. Our goal is to tell your own exclusive story through photographs designed to last a lifetime.
Ready to let us work our magic? Get in touch with us. We are looking forward to speaking with you!
GOING THE EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHIC MILE – WINNIPEG
Finding a photographer that will go the extra mile is hard, but one that will go the extra photographic mile is even more rare. At White Willow Photography, our goal is to make your photographic experience enjoyable and the photographs beyond exceptional.
The very essence, of White Willow Photography, is to not just be there to take photographs but to enjoy and rejoice in your special occasions. We believe to capture the emotion and elegance of the moment; we need to be emotionally part of it. We laugh, cry, and get excited along with our clients.
Yes, we will go to your destination and that is going the extra mile. However, going the extra photographic mile means experiencing the moment with you. You will truly see the White Willow difference.
PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES – WINNIPEG
White Willow is proud to offer many photographic services to Winnipeg customers. There are many potential photography services that we could offer, but we have decided our specialty resides in a few that bring out the true essence of our clients.
Weddings – That happen moment when two join together as one. We focus on capturing the elegance and happiness of the occasion. It is a once in a lifetime event that you want to remember for a lifetime.
Lifestyle – It is about capturing the life’s moments of pure joy. The fun times we spend together as a family and how we spend it. Yes, we take the traditional family portraits, but we want to go the extra photographic mile. We like to capture special life moments.
Couples/Engagement – The big day before the BIG Day! Your chance to show the world the beauty of two people together. Our goal is to capture the shared joy and excitement while showcasing beauty.
Every occasion is special and capturing its essence and beauty is key to perfect photography.
Many often wonder what makes photographers different. With White Willow Photography, its how much we invest in each client to make sure their photography session is enjoyable, and the final product is exceptional. Contact us and find out about the White Willow Difference.
If you ever wonder what’s the next step to booking your photographer, here’s a guide to help!
Reach out to your photographer! Great! you probably already did this.
Confirm they are available on your wedding date.
Ask to see their packages and if they have any added charges. Does this fit your budget?
Set up a time to chat, it’s important to meet your photographer before putting any money down. Have them look over the contract
Talk it over with your significant other.
Place a deposit and sign the contract! Congrats you did it!
If at any point you decide the photographer you’re talking to isn’t the one for you, please don’t ghost them. It’s important to let a photographer know that you appreciate their time and that you won’t be booking them.
Have you ever wondered what to wear to your outdoor winter photo session?? Great, I put together this guide to hopefully help you in your upcoming photo shoot. Just to be clear these images are not taken by me but taken off trusty Pinterest.
Of course this is just a recommendation on what to wear, you do you. I tend to lean towards clothes without patterns. Another suggestions is that if one of you wears blue jeans, maybe the other should wear a jean jacket. I personally love the beige look. Try black jeans with a white or beige sweater.
If you’re still wondering what to wear try surfing Pinterest a little or ask a friend!
These photos were not taken by me, you can find these photos on Pinterest.