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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





















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:


Get out the confetti and the champagne… Happy NEW YEAR! We know, it’s a little late! It is February, and we’ve had an entire month of 2015 already! Christmas gatherings and New Years celebrations have happened, resolutions have been made, we’ve had some fun January shoots, and I (Rebecca) went to California for a week. February brings with it a couple of winter weddings, and we’ve got our fingers crossed that we’ll be spared the -40 windchills for those days. And since we have a lot of images you haven’t seen yet from the autumn, those will be showing up on the blog over the next few weeks! We’ve done some damn fine work for some very lovely folks over the course of the last few months, and are excited to share some of the images with you.

To start the new year, we’d like to hear from YOU!

What are your resolutions? Are you going to be more mindful of what you’re putting into your body? Are you going to smile more? Is working out going to be given more attention? Will you walk the dog even when it’s -40? Give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what kind of products you’d like to see, how we can make the experience of being photographed better for you. And since February is unofficially the month of LOVE, with Valentines Day falling smack dab in the middle of the month, we’re going to share some sweetness of our own… stay tuned for details!

We’ve got some exciting things planned for 2015! Some personal (we’ll both be be doing a little traveling, and we’ll be sharing a few images with you here), and some professional (we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves that we think you’ll like)!

If you want to follow even more Red Photo Co. goodness you can find us on Google+ just look for Red Photo Co. Or head over to Instagram to view any or all of our three feeds: @redphotoco @red_coralee or @redphotoco_becks


ps. This is Venice Beach. Even on a cloudy day it’s pretty magical.


With a new year comes the promise of so much renewal…new year’s resolutions to blog more, show you more photo goodness sooner and all of that good stuff! A while ago, while daydreaming, I (Coralee) had a wonderful idea. After many years of a what was a very nice logo, which definitely served us well, why not start out a new year with a fresh new look by one of our favourite script artists, Kal Barteski? How amazing would that be?! But will she do it? So many questions ran through my head as I typed that email asking Kal if she’d be interested. And after too much worry and second guessing myself, she said yes and Rebecca and I were overjoyed! And here it is, in all of it’s glory! Two versions, one circular (because my obsession with circles continues) and one more streamlined. Hope that you like it!



Rebecca and I have been very blessed to have shared so many memories with amazing people this entire year! Wishing you the happiest of days ahead with the people that you love…

If you open up the latest copy of Weddingbells magazine, you’ll see not one but TWO weddings by the Red Photo Co. girls! Dan & Laneil’s wedding shot by Rebecca in August of 2012 and Jeff & Jordan photographed by both Rebecca and I this past June. We feel SO LUCKY that our work is so well received by such a fantastic national publication and that our couples have amazing weddings that deserve to be shown to all of Canada!