Today, I’m featuring Children – little ones and bigger ones too (Newborns will be posted a little bit later).  Children are full of wonder, amazement and excitement.  Sometimes they like photo sessions and sometimes they don’t 🙂 but all of them are beautiful and special little people.  Let’s celebrate children today 🙂  More children to be posted later in a Special Enchanted Post – stay tuned. BlogChildren001 BlogChildren002 BlogChildren003 BlogChildren004 BlogChildren005 BlogChildren006 BlogChildren007 BlogChildren008 BlogChildren009 BlogChildren010 BlogChildren011 BlogChildren012 BlogChildren013 BlogChildren014 BlogChildren015 BlogChildren016 BlogChildren017 BlogChildren018 BlogChildren019 BlogChildren020 BlogChildren021 BlogChildren022 BlogChildren023 BlogChildren024 BlogChildren025 BlogChildren026 BlogChildren027 BlogChildren028 BlogChildren029 BlogChildren030 BlogChildren031 BlogChildren032

Okay, so I’ve been slacking in my blogging a little.  Okay okay, a lot.  To those of you who think I’ve slowly slipped into a coma of unconsciousness, please know that Cheryl Struss Photography is alive and well.  I have too much to post if I tried to blog every session, so instead I have broken them down into groupings.  Today is all about families.

Families are foundational.  It’s the comfortable place we call home.  It’s the memories, both good and bad that bind and strengthen us through the years.

Celebrating Family

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Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

 

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Ainsley & Graham

October 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

It was wonderful having the opportunity to spend the day with Ainsley and Graham.  What a beautiful couple who are always building each other up.  Wonderful tribute to both of their character was evident through the speeches.
The day turned out beautifully even though rain had threatened.
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Beautiful day, beautiful location, beautiful people – can’t get much better than that.  Fears of rain earlier in the morning were dispelled as the clouds parted only a short time before the ceremony began.
Jasmine looked stunning in her gorgeous gown.

Best wishes to you both.

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Rafal and Dorota

September 1, 2014

Wow what a day.  Stunning bride, dapper groom and a wedding party that was all fun and party 🙂  So happy to have been part of Raf and Dorota’s special day.   The atmosphere and mood of the entire day was excitement and fun and it was obvious that they had surrounded themselves with the people they love and who love them.  Dancing – wow – not only did they have a special show of dancers but Raf and Dorota cut up the dance floor themselves in a wonderful show of their dancing ability.
Thanks also to my wonderful 2nd photographer JoEllen Sevcenko for joining me today.
Vendors:  Rings – Golden Hand Jewelry, Dresses – 7th Avenue Fashions, Decorations – Dream Day Decorators, Uplighting – Elite Lighting, Video – Red Moon Media, Flowers – Petals Garden City, Hair – Salon One Eleven, Cake – Cake Studio, DJ – Richard Koltowski

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This was certainly a fun wedding but with kilts and sword and shenanigans how could it not be.  Shannon looked stunning in her wedding gown and Gary rocked that kilt.  Lots of laughter and fun all around – definitely a wedding party that knows how to have fun.  Thanks to my wonderful 2nd shooter Nikki for her contribution to these photos.
Best wishes to you both, Shannon & Gary.  Many more images to come.

 

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Winnipeg Beach Wedding

August 18, 2014

Simple elegance is what this day was all about.  Katherine was stunning in her wedding gown from David’s Bridal and Scott looked so sharp in his suit from Eph Apparel.  The day was beautiful as we roamed around the area taking photos.  The backyard reception catered by Amici Catering was simply amazing.  Platter after platter of beautifully arranged foods seasoned to perfection delighted the guests throughout the evening.

I’m not sure who arranged the fireworks display at the end of the day but it was simply amazing and I mean amazing!

Thanks to my wonderful second shooter Jocelyne – I always enjoy getting to photograph with you.

Thank you both Katherine and Scott, for allowing me to join in your special day and I wish you the best on your journey together.

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Heather and Joel

August 5, 2014

The morning may have started with showers but the weather for the rest of the day was beautiful and clear.  Heather looked stunning and both her and Joel were surrounded by friends who were full of life and fun.  And of course when they mentioned they had a plane to use as a photo prop I was excited.
Heather and Joel, I thoroughly enjoyed your day – best wishes to you both in your future together.
Thanks again to Nikki my wonderful second shooter for all her hard work.

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Bunn’s Creek Wedding

August 4, 2014

Jennifer looked beautiful in her elegant wedding gown. Surrounded by friends and family they said their vows in a beautiful morning ceremony.  Jennifer and Reinhart chose Bunn’s Creek for their photos – a true hidden gem.

Thanks again to my wonderful assistant Nikki for her dedication and hard work – I always look forward to seeing what she has captured and several of her images are included here.
Best wishes to you both in your new life together.
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Michelle & Denis

July 26, 2014

What a beautiful day.  Michelle was stunning and Denis emotional as she made her entrance.  Michelle and Denis are such a wonderful couple to work with – I don’t think Michelle’s smile left her face all day – truly a radiant bride.

And as for Denis…who doesn’t love watching technology get pummelled to death.  I’m not sure of the exact reasoning but those two printers sure took a beating…thanks so much to the family who were there to help clean it up so that we could carry on with photos.

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