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27
Jun
2016

Eight Year's North of 60° and Back to Kamloops

How do you wrap up in a few short words and photos how lives can change in just eight short years. We would have never guessed how many incredible people would come into our lives, and forever change who we are as a family. We remember like it was yesterday when we first stepped off the plane onto the tarmac in Yellowknife, NT at -56 Celsius. You have never felt cold until you are in the Arctic. Here are a few photographs that have shaped our lives up North. You can't ever really say goodbye to the North; you will always have a place for it in your heart. And if you haven't made the trip to the Northwest Territories or Yukon Territory - what are you waiting for- go book a trip up!

Snowking in Yellowkife, NT posing in front of his 2009 snow castle.
‍Tony, aka, "The Snow King." One of our first photo shoots with a borrowed Hasselblad from our photographer friend and mentor, Shannon George. At this time is where Michael fell in love with the Hasselblad. March 2009.
Portrait of young man.
‍William McCreight, Michaels little brother. July 2009.
Behind the scenes showing photo shoot with Mamiya RB67 taking photo of gingerbread man and coffee.
Behind the scenes, Gingerbread shoot. September 2009.
Young woman in a Yoga post in the frozen Great Slave Lake, in Yellowkinfe, NT.
Kim Balsillie, Winter Yoga. April 2010.
Group of survivors walking the first lap at the Yellowknife Relay for Life 2010.
Relay for Life. June 2010.
Young couple posing in front of the Klondike Rib and Salmon in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Our first trip to Whitehorse, Yukon. June 2010.
Young man proposing.
We got engaged! June 2010.
View from the crowd of the Sam Roberts Band performing at the 2010 Folk on the Rocks.
Folk on the Rocks, Sam Roberts Band! July 2010.
Boston Terrier puppy standing in tall green grass.
We welcomed Brutus to our family. August 2010.
 

We stayed up many nights trying to get spectacular aurora time lapse footage. August 2010.

Behind the scenes at a video shoot for a gingerbread village.
We worked long hours to build a gingerbread village.  2010.September.
 
 

Micahel and his two good friends Lindsey and Nigel took a 14 day trip to a small community in Canada's arctic to shoot a short film on the legends of the northern lights. March 2011.

 

We shot a commercial for Iichiko, a Japanese company that produces a very popular shochu. August 2011.

The crash site of Arctic Sunwest's Twin Otter in Old Town Yellowknife.
On Michael's way back from photographing a remote mining camp, he was in a plane crash. September 2011.
Portrait of premier Floyd Roland standing next to polar bear rug at the Legislative Assembly
Michael won photograph - people and portraiture, at the 2012 Western Magazine Awards for his photograph of Premier Floyd Roland. May 2012.best
Alexandra Falls, Northwest Territories.
We captured this one of Alexandra Falls at 4:00 am on our way home from a summer June 2012.tiproad .
Young couple after wedding at the South Thompson Inn, Kamloops, BC.
We got married! May 2013.
Moving boxes, dirty Toyota Landcruiser, Liard Trail.
We moved to Whitehorse and drove the Liard Highway. September 2013.

POV dog sledding photo, Yukon.
Dog sledding in the Yukon. December 2012.
Members of Crossfit Whitehorse.
We spent many hours with this crew at Crossfit Whitehorse. September 2013.
Young man teaching woman how to butcher a pig.
Learning how to butcher a pig. March 2015.
Young couple at the 2015 Reebok Crossfit Games.
Reebok Crossfit Games. July 2015.
Young woman looking at man in ICU at the Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital.
Michaels little brother, William was in a motor vehicle accent, left an incomplete quadriplegic. January 2016.
Young family moving with U-Haul, stopped at gas station in British Columbia.
Moving to Kamloops, BC. February 2016.
Three pairs of weightlifting shoes at our home gym in Kamloops, BC.
‍New family member expected November 2016!

There are thousands of photos and memories from our life we made up North. So many friendships made and holiday’s shared together with good food and laughter all around. We were fortunate enough to see and travel to so many northern communities as well as be part of so many community events such as Relay For Life with the Canadian Cancer Society. We also found the love of Olympic weightlifting and Crossfit. Our lives have been forever changed.

We moved up to Yellowknife, NT as boyfriend and girlfriend and came home to beautiful British Columbia, Kamloops as Husband and Wife and soon to be now Mom and Dad as we get ready to welcome our baby boy!  

We are looking forward to expanding our wedding photography business to the Okanagan and Kamloops area in 2017 and beyond.

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