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NPAG (Nordale Parents Advisory Group) have been busy working behind the scenes working to gather community support and raise funds to build a nature playground at the Nordale School. The very talented Monica Giesbrecht of HTFC Planning & Design has come up with a beautiful playground that incorporates nature play and structure play while creating a gorgeous park that the entire community can enjoy.

Last night the plans were unveiled to the community and there was a detailed presentation given about the park and it’s different phases. Two levels of government were in attendance, City Councillor for St. Boniface, Matt Allard and MLA Greg Selinger both said a few words and stayed for the presentation.

The community support of the project is evident! The plans look fantastic! NPAG, HTFC and the community are working together to ensure that there is a plan that works for both the school and the community, taking into consideration the needs and wishes of both as they partner together.

We’re happy to help along the way, and look forward to hearing the good news that the project has gotten the go-ahead because it’s fully funded! If you want to take a look at the plans, or lend your support, financial or otherwise, take a look at the website Nordale Playground

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2016 begins and most of us thoughtfully consider the year that was. We think of the victories and the defeats. The celebrations of life and love, and the mourning over loss. The easy decisions and the hard ones.

We’re busy making lists of things we learned, changes that will be put in place, resolutions for healthier living, books we want to read and countless other things that seem important at the moment, but only time will tell if we value the idea enough to put action behind it.

Part of our job is historian. In documenting you and your families during the highs and lows, you invite us in and give us a special place in your world. We see you on some of your best days and occasionally also on your worst. You invite us to be part of your celebrations of love and commitment, to the birthing room as you welcome children, their first birthdays, the special family moments when multiple generations are all gathered together and so many more moments of your lives.

So what has 2015 taught us?

Well, we’ve learned that Coralee LOVES to knit. I mean really, this girl has a new Esty shop up and makes the most glorious chunky knit wear to keep you and your little humans warm. Check her out… it’s easy to remember Red Knit Co.

I (Rebecca) am still up for overseas adventures, and am currently getting to know London! I’ll be back soon, and hopefully the cold part of winter will be over (though I’m pretty sure that is wishful thinking).

Together we, the Red girls, have learned that we’re a little bit crazy about FlashFest, and even though getting the program done for the 2015 festival nearly drove us insane it was well worth it and we are excited about being more involved with the festival going forward.

Loss is hard.

Triumphs should be celebrated. As should birthdays!

Doing something nice for others will always end up making you feel better, which is a really lovely thing!

We also really love smiling! It is our favourite. And we love it when you smile too, and when we somehow impact your lives with our work!

Here are just a few of our 2015 favourites… but what we’re really most excited to show you is coming in 2016!

Happy New Year to all, and thank you for having us tell your stories!

xo Red (Coralee & Rebecca)

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The Nordale Parents Advisory Group approached us wondering “would photos be a good fundraiser”?

Of course we said YES!

So THIS SATURDAY, September 26th, Coralee & Beck will be shooting mini-sessions to help raise funds for a new nature playground for the Nordale School and the community of Norwood Flats!

What is a mini-session? It’s a short and sweet version of the regular un-portrait session that you can book with Red Photo Co. These will be 15 minutes and will be outdoors (weather permitting) at the Nordale School! Bring your dog or cat, or grandma and grandpa, bring your new bike or that stuffy that you can’t live without. And don’t forget to bring BIG SMILES! This a great way to support a good cause AND get a beautiful photo of your family! If holiday cards are what you’re after, we design those too!

We are looking forward to meeting lots of families from the community and seeing all the smiles!

All the info is here on this poster:

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The day began with a change of plans… a downpour happened at exactly the moment that Ian and Melissa were supposed to see each other for the first time. Not even a down pour could dampen the excitement between these two, and the Millennium Library provided a gorgeous alternative for the first look!

Thankfully the sun didn’t stay away too long, and soon we were outdoors and groomsmen were stepping in puddles and we were all warm and dry.

The Manitoba Club has opened a lovely garden over looking the old Upper Fort Garry, it’s beautiful and provided a fantastic spot for an intimate ceremony.

We love it when couples choose to do things a little differently. Ian and Melissa’s first dance was exactly what they wanted… FUN! These two choreographed a dance to clips from some of their current favourite songs, and it was so much fun to watch because you could see how much fun they were having together! This of course completely falls in line with our philosophy, and rule #1…. Always be yourself!

Thanks you two for having us there to capture your wedding day! We had fun with you, your friends and family and wish you so much more fun together!

Vendors:

Makeup: Gianna Minenna
Dress: Vera Wang
Suits: Eph Apparel
Decor: Planned Perfectly
Stationary: Robin Egg Blue Design
Venue: Manitoba Club
Videography: Jordan Michalski Videography
Harpist: Leslie McInnis, Harp Oasis
Flowers: Floral Fixx

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Graduating from high school is a big deal! This spirited bunch of girls certainly started their celebrations in style! 20 graduates, friends, and family gathered together at The Southwood Golf and Country Club to spend a little time together as a smaller group before heading to their evening event. It was a gorgeous backdrop for photos of the girls in their graduation finery. The storms held off, and we had a beautiful sunshine filled afternoon together! All the best with your next endeavours, and we wish you lots of adventure in your lives ahead!

xo red photo co.

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It feels like I (Coralee) have known Richard & Liana forever so it only seems fitting that I’ve seen some of their biggest life’s moments; getting engaged, getting married and now, having not only one but TWO gorgeous baby girls to spoil! Rebecca and I were super excited to hear of the birth of their little darlings and were incredibly happy to share in these precious moments, that seem to pass so quickly. Little E & K, we hope that we are lucky enough to share in a lot more moments with you as you grow up to be delightful little people! Two may be twice as much work, but twice as much fun as well!

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If this little ones mop of hair and bright blue eyes didn’t win us over immediately, then the cutest little double chin and rolls upon rolls of the softest baby skin certainly did!

Little L likes to eat, and nap and is starting to give big smiles now too! He’s a little charmer, and looks a lot like his mama.

We can’t get over the tiny perfect fingers and toes, the eyelashes, and the cute little belly button! Babies are a wonder. These tiny humans that are completely dependent, and require so much energy. Our utmost respect goes to mothers and fathers who raise these little ones!

We are in awe of your tiny humans, and feel privileged every time we are invited into a families home to help welcome the newest members with a photo session.

This is your history. Thank you for letting us preserve it for you.

xo

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